# Xuanxuan Qijing Problem 288 / Attempts

### Classic timing question

if White playes here...

tderz: just arrived here via the thumbnails!
Which are great.
This problem comprises a timing aspect.
If White ever wanted to play here, she has to play now,
i.e. before an A-B exchange.
Not claiming that this is the start of a correct solution.

if White playes here...

and then played , Black's natural answer would ensure life for Black and kill White's marked stones.

the theme-idea is...

tderz: the idea would be that after , if Black A, then b-c-damezumari.
However, this is flawed, as Black will never reply to by A, rather live directly with D.

### Inside hane

exchange - inside hane

tderz: Let's investigate this exchange.
What's possible frome here on?

exchange

tderz: - will not harm and suddenly looks like a vital point
which only has to be verified for liberties.

exchange

tderz: White has stunning 7 liberties, which is a lot! One can do a lot in the meantime ...

exchange

tderz: if , then surprisingly works and Black has only 4 liberties.
This path seems OK.

exchange

tderz: if here, White cuts at , Black cannot atari at B,
and the two corner stones provide the 2nd eye ..

### Other, stronger resistances

exchange

kb: If ...

exchange

kb: ...W has a beautiful tesuji at to capture the corner stones.

Resistance and tesuji.

unkx80: For a while, I was trying to figure out what happens when Black resists with and . But is a tesuji that works for this problem despite the cutting point at .

tderz: whow! and are really strong moves, as is kb's above.

### Outside hane

exchange - outside hane

tderz: For completeness: the outside hane is the weakest line of response.
White can now play A or B and win by 7 to 3+sente liberties.

Xuanxuan Qijing Problem 288 / Attempts last edited by tderz on May 25, 2008 - 01:10
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