# BQM117

Keywords: Question

I a recent game, my opponent (playing white) boldly invaded my seemingly secure corner:

A recent game position

In the game (and even now) I could not find a way for black to get away without damage (see below for my attempt in the game).

So my question is: Can anyone see a better way for black to handle the invasion or is it already too late?

Diagram 1: Failed attempt to kill

I think this is what would happen after your variation... white looks pretty live to me =(

Hikaru79

This kills white (as far as I can tell). -Jesse

failed attempt - continuation from Diagram 1

In the end (after some more mistakes) I lost by 1.5 points...

This maybe?

Hikaru79: I think black playing the 3-3 point is vital (clamp). Because of black's surrounding stones, white can't connect back to her stones on the right. I think this was the way to play. (Eagerly awaiting to be proven wrong)

Another possibility

ChrisSchack: I think this is ko for life. Note, however, that White's right side is seriously damaged by this, whichever way it goes.

Attempt to kill outright

Charles I don't find a very credible invasion. I'd be tempted to play , and to kill White on the largest possible scale.

outright kill continued

Klaus: Charles is surely right. looks like a horrible overplay to me. We "lesser players" should try to find a plausible killing sequence after . (which Charles should not provide yet, we want to have our fun first!)

Outright kill executed

This variation seems reasonable to me.

No ko!

Klaus: Threatens to play at , which would make a a false eye, and reduce the eyespace too much for white to live.

After this sequence, c and b are miami (miai) to kill[1], even if white had already connected the ko.

Another variation

White can get at most a dead LGroup. MK

Klaus: I tried to post the same sequences, some seconds after you, so I just added my unnecessary explanations.

[1] "Miami to kill" is a wonderful typo. ;-) --Bill

I hate that city! --Klaus

Life may not be a beach: perhaps go is. Charles

And typos are a vice Zook

BQM117 last edited by BillSpight on April 17, 2004 - 22:53