# Beginner Exercise 81 / Solution

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White kills

The clamp at kills.

Shortage of liberties

Although onwards attempt to capture the White stone in a connect-and-die...

Shortage of liberties

... Black finds himself unable to play the final atari at the circled point - it is a self-atari due to shortage of liberties.

Black descends

If descends or plays at a, then connects out and Black is left with only one eye.

White doesn't kill

is a mistake, because retreats and makes an eye at a. Note that must not block at b, otherwise White plays at and reverts backs to the solution diagram!

White doesn't kill

To further demonstrate why Black lives, should attempts to crawl in, then is an atari on . This requires White to connect at , allowing to make his second eye and thus saving the Black group.

thanatos13: I think the point of this is to play in a vital point that connects. This looks a bit like the belly tesuji, that's what I look for first anyways.

Beginner Exercise 81 / Solution last edited by Unkx80 on January 15, 2014 - 11:40