# Xuanxuan Qijing Problem 230 / Attempts

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AVAVT: I think is the solution here. The best Black can do is a seki in gote by playing a:

Seki

Other answers will let White kill.

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Herman: My instincts are screaming at me that must be the solution :-D

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Dave: Maybe I am blind but I do not see how White follows up here. eliminates one of the key defects in Black's position.

B lives with either a or b. Note that also eliminates the threat of a White atari at c.

Again B lives with either a or b

Again B lives with either a or b

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unkx80: I think this should be right.

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AVAVT: Hm.. yeah that looks like the solution.

This problem is pretty cool. At the first glance, there're so many defects in Black's shape that you think these stone are so dead already no matter where you play. But when you actually try to kill, it's not that easy :D

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a and b are vital points in this kind of shape, I should've checked both >.<

Xuanxuan Qijing Problem 230 / Attempts last edited by AVAVT on July 6, 2009 - 06:12
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