Beginner Exercise 298 / Solution

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B lives  

B1 is the only way to live.

Strongest resistance  

White's strongest resistance leads to seki.

Possible continuation  

Another possible continuation. B5 makes a second eye.


B1 at b fails, because white can capture the stones on the left or connect W2 to the outside.


Other continuations are also dead.

More failure  

This B1 doesn't work either.

If B3 at either a or b then white takes the other point, reducing the eyespace to a bulky five.

If B3 at c then W4 at a kills, while B3 at d will be answered by W4 at b.

W10 at B4  

B1 here might look promising, but it's also a mistake which is punished by the clever sequence up to W6.

If black plays B7 at a then W8 at b sets up a snapback.

B7 at b is answered by W8 at a capturing the stones on the left.

Beginner Exercise 298 / Solution last edited by on July 29, 2014 - 16:41
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