Tsumego From Games 21
This happened to me in a 9x9 game on KGS today. I thought my corner is safe, but then Black played the marked stone. How can White defend the lower left corner?
- Bill: Play there before Black does.
White is helpless.
- Bill: Therefore White has nothing better than to pass at move 5, accepting seki.
- Bill: White can keep doing this, but it costs one point each time. Eventually Black can sacrifice his stones and still win.
- Bill: Depending on the variant of the superko rule, it would prevent .
- Dave: Although it does not work, that is quite a clever idea that I did not notice. Black can also play or a instead of to achieve seki. I just thought looked nicer, which is a careless approach to tsumego :-) Well done exswoo!
- exswoo: Why, thank you :) It would've been even better if it did work but oh well. I wonder if there are any tsumego problems out there where this strategy is the correct answer?