Kyu Exercise 14 / Solution

Sub-page of KyuExercise14
White First  

SnotNose: W1 essentially makes a Comb Formation, which is alive. I do not think this solution is unique but I haven't explored all branches.

Main line of the solution

Black First  

SnotNose: B1 is the eye stealing tesuji with respect to black+circle. Any move other than W2 cannot work (if White a, Black b and if White plays anything other than W2, a, or b, Black can link up with a himself). If W2 at b, then Black plays at W2, White plays a, Black plays B3.

But W2 does not work since B3 threatens a snapback at b and creates a shortage of liberties for White. White dies.

Alternative - inferior solution

Malcolm If I'm not mistaken, B1 at d12[1] also kills, but this is not as good as the previous diagram. Here are some variations:

Alternative: variation 1  
Alternative: variation 2.1  
Alternative: variation 2.2  

White is dead

Alternative: variation 3  

White is dead

Alternative: variation 4  

This leads to the result in dia. 2.2; White is dead.
[1] Using Audouard coordinates

Kyu Exercise 14 / Solution last edited by togo on November 27, 2012 - 20:13
RecentChanges · StartingPoints · About
Edit page ·Search · Related · Page info · Latest diff
[Welcome to Sensei's Library!]
Search position
Page history
Latest page diff
Partner sites:
Go Teaching Ladder
Login / Prefs
Sensei's Library