BQM 591


Hi SL,

My last game's opponent was quite creative and raised an seemingly interesting problem.


In the game White first had a rather good result as she created a long L group (Black can create a ten thousand year ko) and Black had a bothersome cutting point. However, she then answered poorly and died anyway.

Long L group  

So the question is, how to avoid this sequence and get a better result ?

Block the other side  

(This other crude play doesn't work either, White lives unconditionally.)

edit: Oh, actually it seems to lead to a ko.

Block the other side  

White gets to take first but Black risks much less than in the usual ko.

Any better suggestions ?

Locally White cannot make two eyes after 1 below. So it depends on the surrounding position. Can White jump to 7 with 6 or attach at 9 with 8, threatening to connect to the outside?


BQM 591 last edited by DaveSigaty on December 6, 2014 - 15:20
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