RTG Problem 36 / Attempts

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Here is the problem:

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What is the status of the Black stones?  

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

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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.

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The stones are alive?  


or

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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?

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

RTG Problem 36 / Attempts last edited by 87.144.214.7 on October 26, 2011 - 18:26
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