Beginner Exercise 109 / Solution

Sub-page of BeginnerExercise109
Correct connection  

In this situation the correct connection is B1. A play at a also connects but everything can happen yet. Black can choose to exchange the cut for an urgent move elsewhere. Playing B1 is safer. Notice that both B1 and a have a MonkeyJump relationship to the stones to be connected. See Beginner Exercise 108 for why the supposed small knight's move connection at b fails.


Dieter: If you don't mind, I'd rephrase your statement as A play at a also connects but represents a greater loss if later in the game Black decides to give up the two stones, for example ignoring a ko threat.

(unkx80 added the two diagrams below as illustration.)

The sacrifice is less  
The sacrifice is more  

Beginner Exercise 109 / Solution last edited by P7A77 on February 1, 2005 - 22:41
RecentChanges · StartingPoints · About
Edit page ·Search · Related · Page info · Latest diff
[Welcome to Sensei's Library!]
Search position
Page history
Latest page diff
Partner sites:
Go Teaching Ladder
Login / Prefs
Sensei's Library