# Beginner Exercise 6 / Solution

### Problem I

The solution is yes, kills.

If here, then connects back.

If tries to capture , then cuts and kills. Now if White captures the stone at *a*...

... then the point is a false eye, and so White actually dies in gote. So White should not have played at *a* in the previous diagram after all.

here is a mistake. connects and lives. Note that at *a* is a common beginner mistake, know why?

### Problem II

The solution is again yes, kills.

If tries to capture , then cuts and we are back to a situation we have just seen. Now what happens when White captures the stone with *a*?

Of course can extend first before going down for the capture at . Again, cuts...

After captures the and stones, makes a throw-in, again reducing this eye to a false eye. We have seen this several times already, haven't we?

The White moves and here does not provide any form of resistance. After , all the Black stones connects out, and now if White plays at *a*, then Black *b* simply captures.