Interesting shortage-of-liberties problem [#474]
: Interesting shortage-of-liberties problem
(2006-06-07 00:11) [#1682]
I ran into the following problem today. My proposed solution is provided. I'd be interested in hearing if there was a way for white to live. ~~~
220.127.116.11: Re: Interesting shortage-of-liberties problem
(2006-06-07 03:50) [#1683]
idigo: I read some problems in your proposed solution:
Post back if the idea is unclear in either diagram; I'm being rather lazy in showing the variations. And don't hesitate to tell me if I've made a mistake!
Black does have a way to kill unconditionally (I'm a ~3k talking here, so take that with whatever grain of salt you find necessary). I'll leave it to you to find the move.
: Re: Interesting shortage-of-liberties problem
(2006-06-07 12:03) [#1684]
I admit that I have not quite read out this problem, but...
Black loses the capturing race by one move. Of course Black can try to create a ko by playing at a, but White will still exchange and before connecting with , and Black can make a throw-in ko at b, but this ko is too heavy for Black.