Kyu Exercise 50 / Solution

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Once the reader spots the tsuke-koshi tesuji of B1, reading out the rest is very easy. Of course, for those who never seen such a move before, then B1 would not be very obvious. Note that unlike the usual tsuke-koshi play, this tsuke-koshi of B1 is not followed by a cut.

Variation 1.  

If W2 plays below B1, then B3 connects the B1 stone back and threatens to cut at W4. When W4 connects, B5 destroys the eye on the edge.

Variation 2.  

If W2 plays the clamp, then B3 simply connects. There is still no eye on the top edge.


If B1 makes a hane, then W2 blocks. B3 is forced to connect, and W4 connects too. The edge is a five-in-a-row on the second edge, which gurantees an eye there, so White lives.


B1 is played in the wrong order. W2 descends and lives.

Kyu Exercise 50 / Solution last edited by Unkx80 on May 20, 2005 - 10:52
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