# Beginner Exercise 229 / Solution

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### Prelude

Prelude. (2 elsewhere)

Before presenting the solution proper, it is worth repeating that if Black occupies , then if plays elsewhere or at a, then lives. Thus Black has a sente move at .

Prelude.

So the hane at kills with a bulky five dead shape. If Black tries to escape from onwards, he will find that there is no way out. After , if Black a, then White b blocks with a tiger's mouth.

### Failure

Failure.

Therefore Black tries the hane at . Sometimes it is a technique to live, but here, is more like a trick play. Here falls into the trap, allowing to play the sente move described above, aiming to live with a. If tries to kill, then captures the stone and connects outside.

### Solution

Solution.

From all the above discussion, it should be clear that the solution is for White to simply retreat from to , not allowing Black to play a in sente. When crawls further, can block because this is a tiger's mouth. So Black dies as explained in the L-group page.

Beginner Exercise 229 / Solution last edited by P7A77 on February 8, 2005 - 01:29