# BeginnersEndgameExercise11/Solution

Solution
White first

elsewhere.

is honte. Later, is an ambiguous move. Both and gain 1 pt., so the count remains the same. The final local score is +1 (for Black).

Black first

Black plays on the same point.

To evaluate this position we look at the follow-ups.

White follow-up

White can follow up with - . The final local score is +3.

Black follow-up

Black can follow up with . Black has 4 pts. of territory, and threatens to capture in ko. We count 1/3 point for Black in the ko, since he is 1/3 of the way towards capturing the stone. So the count is 4 1/3.

Black first

Since this is a gote position, we evaluate it as the average of its follow-ups, (3 + 4 1/3)/2 = 3 2/3. Each play from here gains 2/3 point.

Original position

The original position is also a gote, and we evaluate it as (1 + 3 2/3)/2 = 2 1/3. Each play from it gains 1 1/3 pt.

BeginnersEndgameExercise11/Solution last edited by PJTraill on February 10, 2019 - 17:58
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