# RTG Problem 66 / Solution

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## Preamble

Observation

The first observation to make is that threatens to connect outside with . After , Black may not play at a due to shortage of liberties.

Observation ( at )

The second observation to make is the throw-in tesuji at . If insists on cutting off the connection, then can start a ko in the corner.

## Black first

Black first ( at , at , at )

is the key to prevent the aforementioned ko. Although and can capture the Black corner, and is a standard tesuji to destroy the outside eye. As it turns out, the corner becomes a flower six dead shape after .

## White first

Observation ( at )

It is sufficient to connect at . If denies the connection, then captures the corner. When prevents White from making the outside eye, to starts a ko. It is almost impossible for Black to win this ko. (If at , then White can make an eye at a for unconditional life.)

RTG Problem 66 / Solution last edited by Unkx80 on November 10, 2009 - 10:05