# Endgame Problem 2 / Solution

## "Zero points sente" vs "Two points sente"

### "Zero points sente"

### "Two points sente"

The quotes have been taken from the source of this problem.^{[1]}

Hope you have gotten it correct!

--unkx80

[1]

Bill: Yes. Probably neither one is sente.

# Miai value analysis

Compared to the solution diagram, here makes 7 points in reverse sente. The core on the 3 lower lines is 18. In the solution diagram it's 11. The question is, is a Black move sente?

If White allows here and Black employs the same tesuji at then 7 more points go to waste. Assuming at , A and C might end up split between them, which grows White loss by a small margin. The score here would be 3-ish.

This makes for a game tree

12.5 (5.5)
/ \
7 (4) 18
/ \
3 11

and the move is not sente.