Small Avalanche Exercise 1 / Solution

The small nadare  

After B2, White can't save all her stones.

White cuts  

White can cut with W1. Now if Black a (either one), White can save the corner by sacrifice with b (in gote). If Black c, White can move out with d.

long ladder  

Less stylishly, B2 may also work. If the ladder shown here going the the bottom right works, Black could play this way. The variation shown above is still better for Black because it depends on a shorter ladder that goes toward the top edge, as shown int he next diagram.

short ladder  

This is the short ladder. White would be foolish to play it out though.

Small Avalanche Exercise 1 / Solution last edited by Gronk on October 20, 2005 - 16:06
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