# Beginner Exercise 52 / Solution

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unkx80: This problem demonstrates the technique of expanding the eye space for making life.

Solution by lavalyn:

Let's make some space

Making an uncuttable eye extension is a good thing.

If at , then at . They are direct responses to the other.

White wants to cut - like she could
failure

fringd: the simple stretch at is too slow.

W resists

mgelo: A stronger reply by W is 2 and 4, in my opinion. B can still make seki.

Black lives

TimK: Black can live outright, too.

7.62: Do they ? W goes to a.

xela: Do you mean at a? Then black replies with at . Or do you mean at the end of the diagram sequence, at a? Then at b. Either way black is alive.

White kills?

Skylancer (2k): Can't white kill like this if Black just connects at ?

White kills again.

Variation, a and b are miai and Black dies.

Descent

I believe Black must descend with . Black is guaranteed an eye at a and b.

Beginner Exercise 52 / Solution last edited by Gabriel on September 24, 2012 - 14:41