Hikaru Problem 8 / Solution

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Hikaru no Go Problem 8 Solution

Akari Fujisaki (Black) thinks  

With W2 the marked stones are captured but when Black captures back at black+square, White cannot prevent Black from connecting at W2. The W4 and W6 approach moves come too late.

Akari Fujisaki (Black) thinks wrong  

Doesn't work.


Karl Knechtel: (4 at marked stone) Also doesn't work, even though shutting off the corner like this is often a good idea in similar problems. a and b are miai to prevent an eye on that side, so Black only has the one eye in the corner.

Of course, with White first, taking the two stones kills easily in the same way. Starting with W1 at W3 also kills, of course.

Commentary - Akari is fooled because the key is not to save two stones that seem to be important for the group "structure", but to fall back and allow, even invite the capture - a move that to a beginner looks like a slip of the hand. I guess she never did get much stronger; too bad :(

Why it doesn't work  

N0n0sama: The a-b group is dead so black have 2 eyes. So he is alive! I think :)

ProtoDeuteric: You don't know what is happening farther right on the board, so the white stones are not necessarily dead. It is ambiguous. I tend to think that those white stones are "supposed" to be alive.

Hikaru Problem 8 / Solution last edited by Warder05 on November 3, 2006 - 11:00
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