Kyu Exercise 6 / Solution

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If Black plays first, he can make two eyes immediately at W1, so White has to play at W1 to stop Black from living.

Side diagram  

B2 can complete an eye at the bottom. However, W3 is double atari and will destroy the eye at the top, leaving Black dead.

Main line  

Black has to play at B2 or a to prevent the double atari. But W3 kills.

False eye  

Even when Black plays black+circle stones to capture the two white stones, White still can make a throw-in at W1 to turn it into a false eye.


White has to be careful not to play at W3, thinking she can capture black+circle. B4 traps the two white stones including W3 in a snapback, and lives.

Bad timing  

W1 is the correct way to falsify the eye at the bottom, but is too early. B2 lives.

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Kyu Exercise 6 / Solution last edited by togo on November 27, 2012 - 20:09
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