RTG Problem 36 / Solution3

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resistance (9)  

tderz: White tries to resist with W2.
How to reply? Black a, immideately b or else?

resistance (10)  

tderz: B3 here is met by W4 and Black is lost in the ladder d-e
after W10, 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 ...


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 B3,
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 black+circle leading to it was a mistake.

W4 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 on March 22, 2011 - 22:06
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