# Beginner Exercise 29 / Solution

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## Solution

Solution

The solution is to make a clamp at , threatening both a snapback at a as well as connecting underneath at b. Note that after , White at c or d would be self-atari.

Solution

If defends the snapback, then captures, easy-peasy.

Solution

may also descend here or play at a or b, but can make a snapback on the six White stones.

Solution

Alternatively, may be answered by making an atari at . As captures two stones, both Black and White has two liberties each...

Solution

wins the capturing race by one move.

## Failure

Failure

The atari at is wrong. When White plays the hane at , Black is stuck and is unable to make an approach move at a, which is a self-atari.

Note that although is wrong, this failure diagram merits additional discussion. See Kyu Exercise 12 for more.

Failure

The hane at is also a mistake, because can make an eye. After , prevents an eye for Black. Just as the previous failure, Black loses by eye versus no eye.

Beginner Exercise 29 / Solution last edited by Unkx80 on July 14, 2009 - 05:11
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