# Beginner Exercise 16 / Solution

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Black lives

Black should make life as long as it's possible, even if it means losing the marked stones.

Black dies in a snapback ( at 1)

Should White play at , the snapback will destroy Black's chance to make two eyes and the whole group dies.[1]

Black dies outright

If Black plays atari at , White captures three stones with , which also destroys any chance of a second eye.

black lives?

shouldnt black be able to live if he plays at ? if white plays at "a" black plays at "b" and if white plays at "b" black plays at "a"

Tapir: Yes, this is the solution. It's essentially the same as the first diagram.

[1]

Anonymous: Question, given that you cannot take a stone that has just captured one of yours is not move 5 possible since 4 has just taken?

Answer: The rule is that if a single stone captures a single stone, that stone may not be taken back immediately. In the diagram 3 stones take a single stone at move 4, so those three stones may be captured on the next turn.

Beginner Exercise 16 / Solution last edited by tapir on January 26, 2009 - 23:26