Sacrifice five to kill

  Difficulty: Beginner   Keywords: Life & Death
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Abstract  

This is the technique in its abstract form. It involves a capturing race in which the attacker willingly sacrifices 5 stones ...

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Abstract  

... to next kill with a throw in and a play at the vital point. Incidentally, the throw-in is better style than playing B5 immediately, for reasons of ko threats and ko value.

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Wrong  

The crux is to create potential for throw-in, and not, as here, allow White to capture four stones solidly, after which she is alive.


Reference

This technique is mentioned in the hard section of gogameguru's problem set week 14: [ext] http://gogameguru.com/weekly-go-problems-week-14/.


Sacrifice five to kill last edited by Dieter on December 5, 2011 - 01:49
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