Four die but six live
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Four stones on the third line die
Six stones on the third line: Segoe's sequences
Six stones on the third line another try
Five stones on the third line : B sente
Five stones on the third line variation: 6 at 9
On the third line or in the corner on the second line a string of four stones is dead, and a string of six stones is alive. A string of five stones lives or dies according to sente. Similar proverb is Six Die But Eight Live (on second line)
Black tries to expand his eyespace with and , but White plays and and Black dies. at a or is met with .
Another attempt. Black is still alive. A is correct, B seems inferior. For continuations see Analysis page.
Obviously black needs sente to save her stones. After Analysis it seems that black can unconditionaly live. Diagrams here shows one possible solution.