Segoe Tesuji Problem 2

As an example of the tesuji problems in this book not always doing what you would expect (this is an A-difficulty problem), consider the following problem from volume 3 (2 in the old one), from the section on getas:

Segoe Geta Problem #3: Black to play  

It appears that black can capture the four white stones in a net, as follows or with a similar loose move.

Black Captures  

That is not the given answer, however. This is:

Answer Part 1  
Answer Part 2  
Answer Part 3  

Even though black can capture the four white stones with a looser net, he opts for a tigher net knowing that he can squeeze for an even *better* result if white tries to get out. Remember, these are half-board problems. To get a good result, it is not always a simple "capture the stones" problem.

Interesting, there is much to learn from this kind of problems, I'm sure..But in this case, it seems like a trick play. If w reads it out, he will not try to escape, but will play on the right side instead. Then b still needs another move to capture?

Segoe Tesuji Problem 2 last edited by xela on February 20, 2010 - 08:21
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