RTG Problem 36 / Attempts

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Here is the problem:

What is the status of the Black stones?  

If it's Black's turn, it is possible that Black can save them.

What is the status of the Black stones?  

The trick is the laddering system on the White circle stone. B1 theatens to connect out by making a ladder, while reducing the aji of a White cut at square.

The stones are alive?  


The stones are alive?  

Even if Black manages to save the stones, what is the overall strategy of White? The cut at square (earlier) in place of 2 could potentially be utilized to make a wall.... and if Black connects out, is where is the certainty of territory for Black? -Mystery Go Player

What if white decides to take one of the lower black stones liberties like so?

This seems like a harder way to answer for white here.  

RTG Problem 36 / Attempts last edited by on October 26, 2011 - 18:26
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