BQM 405

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Move 239-240  

9th Korean Maxim Cup, final 3
2008-03-09: Mok Jinseok 9p (Black) vs. Park Yeonghun 9p (White) W+3.5

My question is about the status of the white group, white+circle. I read it as undecided, and thus expected W2 to grab a second eye with a. It seems easy to kill. To kill it would yield a sure win for black, yet black did not play to kill and white did not play to live. So both pros seem to agree that white+circle is unconditionally living. Please help me to see this.

Black kills  

Now a and b are miai, keeping white from taking an eye in the center. And B1 prevents white from taking an eye on the edge.

What am I missing? Thanks for any help you can provide!

Black kills?  

Tapir: Black can't connect now.

Jeff: Ha! Now I see it! Thanks very much, Tapir!

BQM 405 last edited by Dieter on July 5, 2008 - 12:49
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