Beginner Exercise 61 / Solution

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Solution (White 6 connects at 1)  

Black's sacrifice at B1 is the key to making an eye at the top edge in sente. Black's four in a row on the second line is good enough for an eye, and he can make the second with B7 in the space in the middle (a and b are miai).

W2 at B3  

If White responds to the cut with W2, she will be captured, solving Black's problems. This is a simple capturing race and Black is ahead three liberties to two.

So close... (W6 at B1)  

Note also that B7 cannot be played as in this diagram, since W8 puts the three black stones in atari.


The clamp at B1 is wrong. White can connect at W2, and to secure the eye on the top, Black must connect at B3, this time in gote. After W4, there is only one eye at the top. See six die but eight live for more information.

Beginner Exercise 61 / Solution last edited by on July 17, 2012 - 08:35
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