# Beginner Exercise 112 / Solution

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White wins

Confused: increases the liberties to three for the white group; and after Black needs an additional approach move at before being able to play at a.

Variation: this is not a ko

Variation: black might play trying to start a ko, but white still wins the capturing race ( at , at a).

Variation: Black trying to escape

Variation: black might try to escape to the right. In that case white can stop him with the following sequence. A potential cut at a could be easily fended off by playing at b and putting the black group into atari.

Variation: white falls for a trick

With , black tries to set up a ko. is a mistake.

Variation: no ko

After this , the variations get a little complicated, but white can kill without ko. (Black is trying to set up something like a tombstone squeeze, but it doesn't work in this context.)

### Things that don't work

Seki

A seki isn't a good result, when White can kill instead.

Death for White

If Black is allowed to play at , the white group dies. It doesn't matter whether White played at or at a, b, c or d.

Beginner Exercise 112 / Solution last edited by 203.214.153.228 on October 13, 2022 - 14:33