Beginner Exercise 60 / Solution

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There are actually two solutions for this problem.

Solution 1

The clamp at is a tesuji for expanding eye space. If at , Black can connect at and the result is still the same.

Solution 2 (6 at 1)

Black can also make a cut at . To save the three stones White has to play at . Subsequently and are a tesuji combination, and Black lives with .

Caution: Do not play at : White can connect at and Black cannot make the eye on the top.

Toey: Regarding solution 2, what will happen if White instead plays at ? Can Black still make two eyes on top?

unkx80: Yes, by capturing three white stones.

White makes trouble

But suppose White pushes up with first? That's suicidal -- Black just captures all the stones with a series of atari moves.. (I put this in for reference; I thought White could escape, until I made up the diagram. -- Scartol)

Failure

does not expand his eye space enough.

Beginner Exercise 60 / Solution last edited by CharlesMatthews on June 13, 2003 - 13:31