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(No. 93: Feb. 2, 1998)




Elementary level: Answer

Black 1 is the vital point. After White 2,
Black 3 makes a five-point Nakate. White dies.





Elementary level: Wrong Answer

Black 1 fails. It allows White to play
on the vital point 2 and get a Seki.







Intermediate level: Answer

Black 1 is the vital point. After White 2,
Black 3 creates a five-point Nakate.
There is no way for White to live.





Intermediate level: Variation

If White 2, Black kills White with 3 and 5.





Intermediate level: Wrong Answer

Black 1 allows White to get a Ko with 2 to 6.
If Black 3 at 4, White 6 gets a Seki.
If Black 3 at 6, White plays at 4 and lives.






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