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(No. 96: Feb. 23, 1998)




Elementary level: Answer

Black 1 is the vital point. After White 2,
Black kills White with 3 and 5.





Elementary level: Variation

If White 4, Black plays 3 and 5 to kill White.





Elementary level: Wrong Answer

Black 1 allows White to play on the vital point 2 and live.







Intermediate level: Answer

Black 1 is crucial. After White 2,
Black 3 captures White's two stones.





Intermediate level: Variation

If White 2, Black 3 wins the race.





Intermediate level: Wrong Answer

Black 1 fails. White wins with 2 to 4.
Instead of White 2, White can also play at 3 and win the race.






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