Beginner Exercise 88 / Solution

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Black first to live  

B1 is the key. White has no choice but to connect at W2. Then, B3 gets the second eye because of the cutting point at a.

Objectively, W4 should just play elsewhere, but here we show what happens if White tries to kill.

White can't destroy the eye  

With the sequence up to B9, Black captures White's group.


So, White must connect and Black then ensures life.

Beginner Exercise 88 / Solution last edited by on January 15, 2014 - 17:52
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