# Blind Spot / Problem 2 Solution

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### Analysis

Analysis

There is an eye at a. If Black can connect the stone back, then White will be dead.

### Solution

Solution

The blind spot is . Now White cannot capture the stone.

Variation 1

If blocks, then captures the White group including .

Variation 2

When clamps at the stone, connects the stone to the outside stones. Due to shortage of liberties, White cannot play at a.

Variation 3

The diagonal move at is an interesting one. But makes a and b miai.

### Failure

Failure 1

The crawling in at is too simple, since can atari.

Failure 2

The cut at is too early. is the only correct reply (see Beginner Exercise 205). After , the three Black stones including is caught in a connect-and-die.

Failure 3

is a failure.

Failure 3

After , Black is caught in a double shortage of liberties.

Failure 4

here is also wrong.

Failure 4

After , Black cannot set up a snapback since playing at a places Black in self-atari.

Failure at Variation 2

here allows to block.

Failure at Variation 3

This cut at Black 3 does not work.

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Blind Spot / Problem 2 Solution last edited by Unkx80 on June 26, 2004 - 17:15