monkey jump !  

atulab: now black has 2 monkey jumps on both sides: we have created a symmetric position and listened to the proverb. The only question is: does white have a super-extra-cookie-cutting-tesuji-of-absolute-doom to separate black's stones ? we only have 4 points to consider so let's try them all !


atulab: white loses a stone ... he certainly doesn't achieve much by doing so


atulab: W2 can only try to lead to W4 because in itself it does nothing too bad, black has 2 liberties after W4 so it doesn't work ...

c and d  

atulab: W2 and W4 only reinforce black's middle stones.

xela: I will resist the temptation to create a new page called super-extra-cookie-cutting-tesuji-of-absolute-doom! However, it's interesting to have a quick look at why other moves fail...

plausible, but wrong  

atulab(adding W2 to B7): I'm not sure this is best but it creates a ko black can try to connect but then white creates another ko


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GokyoShumyoSection6Problem9/Attempts last edited by xela on August 5, 2007 - 03:36
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