splice: Black has one eye in the corner. threatens to capture and kill the eye there. captures the white stone but White extends to and Black has one false eye and one real one. Dead.
Playing is wrong. It leaves in atari, which is promptly captured by Black. Black makes a second eye and lives. Edit - I don't think fails...
Would this work? You take away one of Black's eyes, and also have a net to run him into?
unkx80: This will work too.
Thurisaz: Does this not assume that B is stupid? 2 at 3 would negate that and absolutely secure the eye too, no?
ProtoDeuteric: If black played at , then white would play at the in the diagram and falsify the other eye, thus killing black. at , although securing the smallest eye possible in the corner, does not guarantee life for the group.
There is a ko threat for Black at 'a', with 'b' being the best reply (capturing the two black stones might permit the cycle to start again.)
Again there is a ko threat at 'a' getting the reply at 'b'. Actually, even if White ignores the ko threat and doesn't play 'b', the best Black can do is capture the two white stones on the edge which, with a throw-in, leads to a false eye.
So the latter diagram isn't even one threat for Black. Thus surely White should prefer this one.
Shaydwyrm: Black can get extra ko threats by playing this way instead of as in the "What About This?" diagram. Now a is a threat (b is the response), and cutting also becomes a threat, maybe a real one rather than just a ko threat depending on the outside situation.
Muadhdib: so, gives black th chance to get 2 ko threats by responding at or , right? I guess at c the best way to go. =)