Gokyo Shumyo, Section 1, Problem 5 / Solution

Note: The first problems in the series mainly serve to explore the properties of 1-2 and 2-2 points.


Main line  

The 2-2 point is again the solution. As in Problem 4, a/b, and c/d, are miai for life.


Wrong (i)  

It is very tempting to block at W1 here, because that seems to make more points while living.

However, Black plays at the vital point B2; and after White's strongest resistance with W3, B4 makes miai of a and b to kill White.

Wrong (ii)  

W1 fails to make life. After B2, Black connects out at a. Should White block at a, Black plays b and we reach the same postion as if White had played a to start. Please compare with the preceding digram: wrong (i).

Wrong (iii)  

Once again a and b are miai. Black has killed the White group.

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Gokyo Shumyo, Section 1, Problem 5 / Solution last edited by Unkx80 on January 27, 2010 - 17:59
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