Status Question [#2195]
22.214.171.124: Status Question
(2010-02-18 20:45) [#7253]
This is a position from a game. Is this an easy answer? I couldn't tell the status at the time.
: seems dead
(2010-02-18 23:10) [#7260]
Phelan: To me (OGS 15k) it looks dead. There seem to be some tricky moves by White, but I think if Black answers correctly there's no way for white to live.
: Some can be saved.
(2010-02-19 02:37) [#7261]
I think some of the white stones can be saved, and and the right corner that you connect to looks alive to me. I think you only lose the marked stones.
: ((no subject))
(2010-02-19 02:57) [#7263]
Ugh, once again, looked for complicated answers, and missed the obvious one... :(
I stand corrected.
126.96.36.199: ((no subject))
(2010-02-19 08:53) [#7266]
symplicity: White may be able to save more, primarily because of the threat at a.
seems to guarantee saving almost everything. After , if captures the 2 stones, white can retake with :
And white manages to save essentially everything.
If black declines the 2-stone capture to attempt a connect-and-die, then white connects with , and has the this sequence to save the day.
If I read correctly, connecting the 2 stones with immediately seems only to get a ko, because black now has the throw-in. But black does risk in this ko as well, though it appears favorable for black.