Beginner Exercise 38 / Solution

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White kills.  

Atari against the group of marked stones. Black has to reply at B2 or a, and White connects at W3. The eye becomes false and Black cannot live.


Pushing at W1 allows the black group to live.

Black Lives.  

Jacob4Jesus: I think B2 in the first diagram is a mistake. If B2 is played here then W3 can only be here and B4 secures three eyes.

symplicity: Count how many liberties each of black's groups have after W1 B2. Because W3 can do something different.

stoned: W3 would be at a, removing the upper group of stones, so all of black dies.

splice, unkx80.

Another solution?  

Wind What about this?

No, Black would live  

ajisubarashii Black would reply at B1, capturing two white stones. Then the only way White can make progress is to play at W2, as otherwise Black plays at W2 himself and makes two eyes. After White's W2, Black captures with B3. Then a and b are miai for Black to live.

Beginner Exercise 38 / Solution last edited by on May 29, 2016 - 13:53
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