RTG Problem 38 / Solution

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The first move.  

The first move is B1, no disputes here. But how to answer W2?


The hane at B3 is a mistake. After W4 and W6, Black is dead with a bulky five or flowery six nakade.


The tesuji is at the 1-2 point.

Variation 1.  

Probably this is the easiest variation. White tries to kill by nakade, but Black lives by seki.

Variation 2.  

If W4 here, B5 blocks and lives unconditionally too.

Variation 3.  

Perhaps the hardest to see is this variation. To answer W4, B5 occupies the other 1-2 point, and wins the capturing race. In the Chinese book 围棋古谱妙手选, B5 in this diagram is described as an excellent move.

RTG Problem 38 / Solution last edited by Unkx80 on November 29, 2005 - 11:30
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