Eyes that Lose Liberties - Example 1

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Here are examples of Eyes that lose liberties.

Eyes that lose liberties  

After making an eye with B1, Black has three liberties: two outside liberties and one eye liberty. White too has three liberties: the outside liberties marked x. White to move wins the fight.

Sometimes it is better ...  

If Black takes away the outside liberty first with B1, Black wins the capturing race.

Eyes that lose liberties (2)  

White can make a comparable mistake: the forced W1-W2 sequence leaves a single eye liberty. Although White can count the inside liberty at a, Black has two outside liberties and has the move: Black wins the fight.

Eyes that lose liberties (3)  

If instead White takes away outside liberties first, White wins the fight.


Eyes that Lose Liberties - Example 1 last edited by Nico on September 4, 2003 - 14:45
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