# Imagist/Problem1Solution

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Imagist: This is my solution, please let me know if there are any problems. This reminds me in some ways of an under the stones situation.

Black to play
Throw in and squeeze

After this there are two variations.

Variation 1: Capture

Herman Hiddema: Have you considered at a? It's an interesting variation...

Imagist: You're right! I was filling in this solution from memory and I forgot about that variation! I've added it below.

Variation 1 (continued): Nakade, create an eye, and sacrifice

The order of and is unimportant. or at both threaten a followup at which creates a small capturing race that catches the - stones. is the only way to prevent this.

Variation 2: Destroy eye, expand eyespace, capture
Variation 2: Destroy eye, expand eyespace, capture

(or at ) is a tesuji that threatens to make a second eye and also reduces the liberties of the resulting - - group. This allows black to respond to with .

The order of and is not important.

Variation 3: Correct Play? at

Herman Hiddema: White should play (instead of a), then after , , Black lives in gote by playing at . This way Black does not get an endgame capture.

Variation 3: Correct Play (continued)

Imagist: Black to lives with only two points territory and three captured stones, and in gote. This leaves a small endgame play at a for either player.

Better play leading up to this situation.

Imagist: Even better would be for white to connect in sente instead of trying to play nakade. :)

Variation 4

Bill: I kind of like this one. Not that it is correct play. ;-)

Variation 4 (cont.) Seki?

Imagist: Allowing is difficult to justify, but if white is strong in the area the points gained by creating a seki might make up for it.

Imagist/Problem1Solution last edited by 216.164.138.139 on April 24, 2007 - 08:25