lavalyn: I am thoroughly convinced this is the first move of the killing sequences. While my depth and calculation do start failing at around move 12, this is the one I can't refute.
MattNoonan: I don't see an obvious refutation to this sequence:
..but now Black can't play a without b, so White lives.
So a in "White doesn't die 2" seems like a vital point of the shape. What if Black takes it?
What about this ? --Nando
Yes, this is the answer Nando.
MattNoonan got the correct sequence but was three moves away from the right answer.
Quite difficult to read it in your head, no? :-)
Nando: definitely ! ;) Thanx Lucky for providing it here :)
unkx80: Thanks for such a nice problem!
MattNoonan: So close! Great problem :)
IwaHanako?: How about as a first move?
unkx80: This lives.
This happened in a game I saw someone play someone else who played in the corner on their first turn.