Dieters Mistakes In 2022 / Problem 31 Just Ignore It

bugcat: I didn't see the solution, but I think it's better style to ignore the ko entirely than to play b in the diagram. If Black wins the ko, b becomes a useless stone.

I'd make a base for the top side stones with W2. That makes Black taking the ko with B3 gote. Now we can exchange two ordinary moves for Black's capture of the ko, as shown in moves W4 to B6. Suppose Black manages this situation through the moves up to B9. Sure, White's position isn't good, but he can rally over the course of the midgame.

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Dieters Mistakes In 2022 / Problem 31 Just Ignore It last edited by bugcat on June 12, 2022 - 04:47
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