Snapback Problem 14 / Solution

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Another endgame problem.  

White would like to play W2 if the ko is favorable. Black can set up a very large ko with B3 (White answers with W4).


Another endgame problem.  

This is the reason why the author called it a snapback problem: Black cannot play at B3 without getting caught in a snapback. --Dieter

So, then what?  

So... what now? Does it do something like this? And why? I'm... too.... stupid... I don't even see how White creates ko threats by doing this.

The way to secure the ko  

White doesn't connect the ko, but secures it by taking a stone with W1. Clearly, this is a really big gain for White. --Dansc

Snapback Problem 14 / Solution last edited by CharlesMatthews on March 14, 2003 - 18:57
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