# RTG Problem 76 / Solution

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Connect

is the obvious first move, as otherwise Black's group will be cut in two by a white move there. Simply living with part of the group with a Black move at a is not sufficient.

Easy way

If white decides to save the stone with , then lives. But here white is being too easy on black.

Placement

The obvious counter-attack for white is to play the vital point with . If black defends with , then prevents an eye in the center, and Black dies on a large scale.

Threats to make eyes

Therefore, black should make the eye in the center. White then spoils Black's eyeshape with . threatens to make an eye in the corner, which prevents. then guarantees a second eye.

Capture three

If white tries to prevent the eye with , captures three to make an eye.

Life

Instead white can play and to capture three stones and get some points in the corner. In exchange, makes Black's group alive.

RTG Problem 76 / Solution last edited by HermanHiddema on February 16, 2010 - 17:30