Big Eye liberties example 2

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A capturing race with a 5 spaces big eye.


An internal eye of five points is worth eight liberties in a semeai. However, in a five-point big eye which is dead, Black has already got a stone in it, so this reduces the actual liberties to 7.

5=8 continued  

It may look as if White cannot win since Black has seven outside liberties, but the five-point big eye gives White seven liberties as well. So if White has sente...

5=8 continued again  
5=8 yet more  

And Black is captured.

Big Eye liberties example 2 last edited by CharlesMatthews on January 20, 2003 - 10:01
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