Difficulty: Beginner   Keywords: Life & Death, Question

(Brent) This position arose in one of my recent games on DGS. (I've already written about it a little bit in my go blog.) I was playing white, and had let my corner get cut off from the rest of my stones -- probably a mistake, but I thought it could still live without much trouble. This is the sequence of moves that was made:

W6: tenuki  

My question is twofold -- first, what is the status of the white group? (My best guess is ko or seki, but I can never be sure I've thought of all possible branches.) And if it is not unconditionally alive, was there a better way to defend against the invasion?

Thanks for your thoughts!

Chris Hayashida: I don't know about the above group, but it seems like W2 was a mistake.


Chris Hayashida: I like this move, as it protects a possible eye at a. However, I think Black played B1 too early, as White has many outside liberties. The capturing races I played out seem to have White winning, but semeai aren't my strong point. I'll leave someone stronger to comment on the life and death of your diagram.

BQM190 last edited by ChrisHayashida on October 22, 2004 - 00:10
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