# Beginner Exercise 127 / Solution

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Kaiou I think that the 2-1 point is Black's vital point.

Black first
Black first
White first

kills Black: it's a dead shape.

unkx80: Solution by kaiou is correct. Addendum below:

Black first

has to be answered by . Black a lives too but is smaller.

Mistake

is a mistake, giving a chance to turn the already alive corner into a ko. If at a, white will play at , and black will be totally dead.

demetria: With the above solutions, black looks to have only false eyes. Is there any way to make this a true living shape?

White is insidious

If white takes the next vital point, A, it leaves black with one eye (or 2 small eyes at best, which is better than nothing). If black takes the vital point the eyes are still false. White can follow up with B as well.

White is insidious

Here, white can force black to ruin his own eye. White can at this point threaten a capture if she can manage to seal black off the rest of the way and win a ko at A.

The point here is : How does black prevent all this from happening?

unkx80: My answer to your queries is in the two diagrams below.

Black lives.
Black lives.

Tas: A bit of explanation: The eye at a is not false since is captured. If white b, black to keep the eye real.

Nico3ck?: How about Black at ? I can't see white killing it.

Black first

Herman After , black's eye is false

Throw-in to kill

Anonymous: Black captures and white plays a throw-in with to make it a false eye.

Black failure

Chaz: is too slow. After white takes the vital point, a and b are miai to kill.

Beginner Exercise 127 / Solution last edited by Chaz on November 24, 2010 - 00:03