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Black to play -- Can this white group be killed ?
The answer starts like this
The answer continues
More of the book answer
This looks better to me for black
Eric Osman: I believe I've found an error in the Yutopian book called, on the front, "The Art of Go Series Volume 2 -- Capturing Stones" and on the spine, "Art of Capturing Stones" .
The error is in the answer to this problem which appears as number 41 in the first edition (ISBN 1 - 889554 - 17 - 0)
Before I reveal both the book answer and my own answer, which I believe shows the book answer to be wrong, I'll give you a few minutes to think about the problem yourself.
When you're ready to read the answer, don't click here. Just keep reading.
The only purpose of this sentence is to use up some space so you won't inadvertantly see the answer in case you want to try to solve the problem yourself.
This sentence is the second of two with the same purpose.
Here comes the answer !
Black de-eyes with , white eyes with , black atari's with , white counter ataris with , black captures with .
White atari's back at , black atari's at , white captures at .
The next (black) move is where the book and I differ.
The book shows black throwing in and saying atari with , and white forming a ko with .
But I see a better move for that looks to me like unconditional death to white.
It looks to me like throwing in this way with kills white completely.
Is this a Yutopian error ?
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