# RTG Problem 20 / Solution

### Solution

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If White chooses to capture the snapback stones instead...

We see that after , Black lives as White will not be able to play at *a*.

White also has this response.

If White loses the ko, this is better because Black will not have played at *a*.

If White wins the ko, White will connect at , creating a false seki, whith the outside Black stones dead. The result is the Solution 1 diagram.

So in terms of points, this is better for White than the Solution 1 diagram above. However, the other way gives White a local ko threat by capturing the two Black stones as in the Continuation (i) diagram. If that threat is crucial, then the other way is better.

If , then makes and miai.

### Failure

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