Sub-page of FiveHundredAndOneTesujiProblems

These errata refer to 'First Printing October 2005'. About half of the typos have been corrected in the second printing (October 2016) but the most serious errors (in the problems) remain. More than 20 of the problems are simply wrong, and in addition two are duplicates and another two so similar as to be practically duplicates. Skip to the positions at the end of the list to see the wrong problems.

- p5, answer 3
- Wrong: If White ataries with 3, Black simply connects with 3.
- Right: If White ataries with
**2**, Black simply connects with 3.

- p6, answer 5
- Wrong: White no longer needs to worry about the exchange of White A for Black B.
- Right:
**Black**no longer needs to worry about the exchange of White A for Black B.

- p22, answer 35
- Wrong: If White now ataries with 4 in Dia.2, White will double atari with 5.
- Right: If
**Black**now ataries with 4 in Dia.2, White will double atari with 5.

- p22, answer 35
- Wrong: After the sequence to White 9, Black loses the capturing race.
- Right: After the sequence to White 7, Black loses the capturing race.

- p34, answer 56.
- Wrong: If Black attacks at A, defending with Black B is sente.
- Right: If Black attacks at A, defending with
**White**B is sente.

- p35, label for problem 62.
- Wrong: Black to play.
- Right:
**White**to play.

- p37, answer 59.
- Wrong: White should limit his loss by playing 4 in Dia. 2.
- Right: White should limit his loss by playing 2 in Dia. 2.

- p40, answer 63.
- Wrong: If White answer Black 1 with 2 in Dia.2, Black blocks with 3.
- Right: If White answer
**s**Black 1 with 2 in Dia.2, Black blocks with 3.

- p64, answer 112.
- Wrong: White has linked up his stones and secured a large corner.
- Right:
**Black**has linked up his stones and secured a large corner.

- p72, last line.
- Wrong: White gets
**m**a ladder with 3 to 7 and captures some black stones. - Right: White gets a ladder with 3 to 7 and captures some black stones.

- Wrong: White gets

- p80, answer 139, label for
*Dia. 2*.- Wrong:
*Failure* - Right:
*Variation*

- Wrong:

- p96.
- Wrong: Answer to Problem 175 (tsuke)
- Right: Answer to Problem 17
**2**(tsuke)

- p97, answer 174.
- Wrong: ...weak groups after he connect with 6 (above 4).
- Right: ...weak groups after he connect
**s**with 6 (above 4).

- p118, answer 214, label for
*Dia. 2*.- Wrong:
*Failure* - Right:
*Variation*

- Wrong:

- p126, answer 233.
- Wrong: The clamp of 1 in
*Dia. 2*enables Black... - Right: The clamp of 1 in
*Dia.*enables Black...**1**

- Wrong: The clamp of 1 in

- p128, answer 235.
- Wrong: ...Black squeezes with 3 and 5, then extend to 7.
- Right: ...Black squeezes with 3 and 5, then extend
**s**to 7.

- p143, problem 269.
- Wrong: How can Black save his stone on the right side?
- Right: How can Black save his stone
**s**on the right side?

- p144, answer 265, label for
*Dia. 2*.- Wrong:
*Failure* - Right:
*Variation*

- Wrong:

- p151, problem 281, label.
- Wrong: How Black save his four stones on the right?
- Right: How
**can**Black save his four stones on the right?

- p161, answer 290.
- Wrong: Answering White 3 with Black 4 in
*Dia. 2*lets White li**i**nk up without any problems. - Right: Answering White 3 with Black 4 in
*Dia. 2*lets White link up without any problems.

- Wrong: Answering White 3 with Black 4 in

- p164, answer 295.
- Wrong: White now has to connect
**s**with 8 - Right: White now has to connect with 8

- Wrong: White now has to connect

- p165, answer 296, label for
*Dia. 2*- Wrong:
*Variation* - Right:
*Failure*

- Wrong:

- p168, answer 301, label for
*Dia. 2*- Wrong:
*Failure* - Right:
*Variation*

- Wrong:

- p168 & p169.
- Swap answer 301 with answer 303.

- p177, answer 315, label for
*Dia. 2*- Wrong:
*Failure* - Right:
*Variation*

- Wrong:

- p180, answer 321.
- Wrong: If White captures with A, Black ataries with B ...
- Right: If
**Black**captures with A,**White**ataries with B ... - Wrong: White blocks with4.
- Right: White blocks with 4.

- p180, answer 322.
- Wrong: The White stones are confined to the corner
- Right: The
**Black**stones are confined to the corner

- p181.
- Swap answer 324 with answer 325.

- p199, problem 360.
- Wrong: ... how can Black capture the five marked black stones?
- Right: ... how can
**White**capture the five marked black stones?

- p201, answer 360, label for
*Dia. 2*- Wrong:
*Continuation* - Right:
*Variation*

- Wrong:

- p204, answer 365, label for
*Dia. 3*- Wrong:
*Failure* - Right:
*Variation*

- Wrong:

- p212, answer 383.
- Wrong: After White ataries with 6, White can't capture the stone
**s**at 2 because his stones will be recaptured in a snapback. - Right: After White ataries with 6,
**Black**can't capture the stone at 2 because his stones will be recaptured in a snapback.

- Wrong: After White ataries with 6, White can't capture the stone

- p213, answer 385.
- Wrong: If Black jumps to 1 in
*Dia. 3*, Black can take profit in the corner with 3. - Right: If Black jumps to 1 in
*Dia. 3*,**White**can take profit in the corner with**2**.

- Wrong: If Black jumps to 1 in

- p215, problem 391, label.
- Wrong: How Black link up his stones?
- Right: How
**can**Black link up his stones?

- p215; problems 392, & 394: labels.
- Wrong: How Black link up all his stones?
- Right: How
**can**Black link up all his stones?

- p226, answer 409.
- Label for 3rd diagram.
- Wrong:
*Dia. 2. Continuation 2* - Right:
*Dia.***3**. Continuation 2

- Wrong:
- Label for 4th diagram.
- Wrong:
*Dia. 3. Failure* - Right:
*Dia.***4**. Failure

- Wrong:
- 4th diagram upside down.

- Label for 3rd diagram.

- p237, problem 426.
- Wrong: If Black captures with 1 in Dia.3, White draws back to 3.
- Right: If Black captures with
**2**in Dia.3, White draws back to 3.

- p239, problem 433.
- There should be an extra White stone at S16 - see answer diagrams p242

- p241, answer 432.
- Wrong: Black 1 in Dia 2 is a mistake.
- Right:
**White**1 in Dia 2 is a mistake.

- p245, answer 438.
- Wrong: If Black hanes with 2, Black jumps to 3
- Right: If Black hanes with 2,
**White**jumps to 3

- p248, answer 445.
- Wrong: If Black defends with 4, Black 5 isolates the Black stone on the left.
- Right: If Black defends with 4,
**White**5 isolates the Black stone on the left.

- p252, answer 450.
- Wrong: Although White has captured two stones, White ends with a solid eye and sente.
- Right: Although
**Black**has captured two stones, White ends with a solid eye and sente.

- p258, answer 461.
- Wrong: ...White can save his stones on the right and kill three of Black's with the hane of 3, but Black captures...
- Right: ...White can save his stones on the right and kill three of Black's with the hane of
**2**, but Black captures...

- p270, answer 479.
- Wrong: If White defends against this move, Black connect at B and White's five stones on the left are in trouble.
- Right: If White defends against this move, Black connect
**s**at B and White's five stones on the left are in trouble.

- p279, problem 494.
- Wrong: One of the White stones is misplaced. Should be a two space jump, instead of the one space jump.
- Right: See position in the answer p281

Actual mistakes in problems:

- Problem 1
- Black links up only conditional on a 2 stage ko in his favour (common tesuji missed in answers).

- Problem 3
- Black requires a small amount of support on the top in order to live. Black will need to cut below 6 or his stones will still die. The book has 7 at 8, which is even more painful (atari at a in this diagram gets Black out with sente, but does work if White has already played atari at b, as in the answers).

- Problem 15
- The answer assumes White must capture, which is simply not true. White has resources underneath and a complicated fight ensues. After 9, the stone at 4 is dead, and Black can reply to a with b, so this seems like a good fight for Black. White can also try the diagonal move (a), but the result is much the same.

- Problem 31
- Black can't save both stones like the question asks,. This rather obvious response from White is omitted.

- Problem 118
- The book only covers one possible way White could connect. The other way, Black can make some shape, and has good aji in the corner. This certainly doesn't seem like the "two eyes" that the question proposes, however.

- Problem 146
- The book claims that B will "easily make two eyes". If White fights, as the problem stands, this is not as trivial as it makes out. It's important for Black to have some support on the outside, or he will be forced to run (see below).

- Problem 149
- The book doesn't cover Black's strongest resistance, which is to stand with the attached stone. White appears to be able to live in the corner, but ruins the outside stones in the process. Given in the book, White strengthens rather than destroys the outside, this seems like a mistake.

- Problem 216
- White either needs the ladder, or an extra stone. If not, the solution line becomes problematic.

- Problem 219
- The solution omits White's moves after 5. In fact, these moves are so problematic that Black has no good response; the corner appears to become ko at best. Black should play 3 at 4, which captures cleanly using a common tesuji.

Black must take all of the corner liberties in order to avoid fighting the ko, but this is impossible.

- Problem 220
- This one is a simple bad play in the solution. White captures at a, letting Black get more points in the corner than deserved.

- Problem 242
- The book does not mention what happens when Black plays at 4 instead of a. In fact, White dies, although black can connect into the corner.

With the extra stones here, White is able to play the standard 2 stone edge squeeze and win.

- Problem 279
- This is a duplicate of problem 49.

- Problem 281
- This problem has many answers; none seems better or worse than the "correct" ones without being told more about the situation. The addition of the marked stones makes the answer unique, although different from the solution given (that solution doesn't seem to offer many advantages).

- Problem 306
- This problem has many, many variations depending on Black's initial response (some of which are marked above). There doesn't seem to be any sensible way to reconcile these possibilities, and most of them remove the sequence which presumably is the point of the problem, so the problem might be modified to have the first two moves of the solution already played.

- Problem 324
- The "correct" solution is shown. The book claims that the three white stones are dead. However...

- Problem 338
- The "correct" solution is shown. The book claims that Black has gotten a good result by connecting. However...

In fact, White cannot even kill Black if Black plays this move!

- Problem 354 is almost identical to Problem 218 (the only difference is that Black has has an extension in the earlier problem).

- Problem 377
- One of the answer diagrams suggests playing as above, aiming to kill the White stones. However, this sequence simply doesn't work. It is unclear to me where 5 should be played.

What a disaster. With some support, Black should be able to recover, but the problem suggests such support is not available.

Perhaps the answer is to play this way. Black can live or run, so eventually White will have to live, too. Is this a good result?

Black is able to live in the corner in sente, but White keeps the outside stones attackable. White can play 2 at a to make an unfightable ko. Likewise, Black can throw in with 1 at 3 to make another ko. However, both kos are 2 stage in the favour of the opponent.

White is able to cut, but Black can sacrifice some stones for an arguably better result: Black has some potential to attack the lower group now.

- Problem 443 is extremely similar to Problem 370 (same tesuji, different surrounding position).

- Problem 445
- The book neglects this important sequence. White must connect above 9 and let Black take the stone.