# RTG Problem 36 / Solution3

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resistance (9)

tderz: White tries to resist with .
How to reply? Black a, immideately b or else?

resistance (10)

tderz: here is met by and Black is lost in the ladder d-e
after , Bc, Wd.

Now, if the ladder in resistance diagram (8) (there a, here t or u) is not working for Black, the the chance is high, that the ladder d is not working here either.
Hence, this ladder question is a very important piece of information here.

resistance (11)

tderz: One simply ends up in middle game.
Ba to e or simply e (perhaps sente for honte?) follow.
Is this a solution?

resistance (12)

tderz: I don't think this is better ...

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resistance (13)

tderz: And the problem goes on ...
... what to reply here? a or b or else?

After Wa the ladder of diagram (10) seems to be broken by ,
but White can chose for variation (11),
which in turn is impossible for Black (because white a took a liberty),

resistance (14)

tderz: impossible for Black
hence Black had to go for s.th. as in dia (12):

resistance (15)
resistance (16)

tderz: This additional strength is in-acceptable,
the leading to it was a mistake.

or cutting at b?

Of course, Black could think of living with c to o (still gote, I think), but Black will remain with the cutting point b.

Diagram (11) looks better for Black than this.

scwizard?: Black can also play like this:

A different variation

RTG Problem 36 / Solution3 last edited by 24.186.212.218 on March 22, 2011 - 22:06