Xuanxuan Qijing Problem 53

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申噲斷臂勢 Shen Kuai Cuts Off His Arm

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Black to play  

This problem is Kim In's book version.

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White to play  

A slightly different version is in Go Seigen's book. Although White is to play first, White cannot live because the solution is identical to the above one.

Here is Go Seigen's explanation about the title:
When [ext] Cui Zhu(崔杼) had killed Zhuang Gong(莊公), Shen Kuai(申噲) ran to Cui Zhu. However, Cui Zhu refused to open the gate for fear of revenge. Then, Shen Kuai said "Do you suspect me?" and cut off his own left arm. With relief, Cui Zhu opened the gate. Shen Kuai entered and fought with his remaining right arm.


Xuanxuan Qijing Problem 53 last edited by 2605:6400:0030:f30f on August 18, 2021 - 05:12
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