Beginner Exercise 37 / Solution

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Black can't push  

Shortage of liberties prevents White from playing W4 at B5. Thus White is left with a false eye.

Black does not play B1 at B5 for a peep because White would play at B3 and live. (B1 and W2 are miai for the second eye.)


W2 captures one stone, but B3 leaves White dead. The points a and b are miai, meaning that the eye is false.



B1 is part of the solution, but if B3 is played as shown in this diagram, we end up with a ko instead of an unconditional kill.

Change the order?  

Black must play B1 and B3 in the order described in the solution diagram.

White says "thank you"  

Black B1 is a thank you move that allows White to connect at W2 and live.

Beginner Exercise 37 / Solution last edited by on November 19, 2008 - 00:21
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