# Kyu Exercise 4 / Solution

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### Solution 1

Placement on the second line.

The simpler solution would be a placement on the second line. forces , and reduces the eye at the bottom to one in sente.

Placement on the second line.

Why sente? Because if White obstinately makes the other eye with , Black captures White with .

Variation.

If simply captures the two Black stones, then cuts and captures two White stones.

### Solution 2

Placement on the first line.

The placement at the first line also works, but and are probably a blind spot.

Variation.

If simply captures the two Black stones, Black can simply set up a snapback with and .

Failure.

is incorrect. Although is a ploy to reduce the eye in sente, but answers correctly and lives.

Failure.

and are miai.

### Other variations

Atari.

The atari at 1 is a mistake.

Atari.

Black makes a throw-in at , but White occupies the vital point of the bulky five with and lives.

See also:

Kyu Exercise 4 / Solution last edited by togo on November 27, 2012 - 20:08
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