Kyu Exercise 82 / Solution

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Depending on the external circumstances, White can choose to obtain a seki in gote or to hem in Black's stones in sente.

Seki in gote

Seki in gote  

The seki-in-gote option is shown here.

Even though Black has no territory now, there is still the option of playing at a. If the outside is White's territory, this would be 5 miai-points in a typical endgame situation. Black may even play at b to help an invasion.

Hemming in in sente

Hemming in in sente  

The hemming-in-in-sente option is shown here.

Compared to the seki-solution Black has 3 point territory more. On the other hand Black loses the option at a. Whites also captures 1/2 stone.



Black lives by capturing three to make an eye.

Kyu Exercise 82 / Solution last edited by hnishy on May 12, 2018 - 17:54
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