Living is not so difficult. Can black do better?
wait a minute. why doesn't this live? If white cuts 1 and 3 the snapback works. (black retains miai) Am I being dim?
unkx80: Sure the snapback works, but think further than the snapback itself. As the name "under the stones" imply, please consider what happens after the capture of the stones (in the sense the stones are physically removed from the board).
(Later) I actually forgot that I had this problem set as Snapback Problem 16. That should explain why.
Will this work, find it hard to read out the snapback
forces , and the extra white stone totally changes things. After Black throws in with at and the resulting snapback we get to the following position:
Black lives with a double Ko. So White is unable to avoid fighting a Ko at some point in the sequence to kill.
Bill: Nice analysis, Mike. :-)
In fact, Black is even alive in this position, after . If tries to take away Black's eye, captures because of damezumari.
MikeTerry: DOH! The perils of late night posting :)