Xuanxuan Qijing Problem 233 / Solution
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Either way, black will win the capturing race.
A Basic Shape
It takes 3 moves before black needs to respond with 1 move, so there are 2 liberties here.
After black captures, there are still 3 liberties. Therefore, there are 5 liberties total.
White can try to capture the one black stone. However, there are 2 liberties left, so black still ends with 5 liberties total.
Starting the race directly result in ko.
This is similar to the previous diagram.