Home Up


(No. 97: Mar. 2, 1998)

Elementary level: Answer

Black 1 first, and then 3
is the correct order of moves.
White is dead.

Elementary level: Variation

If White plays 2, Black plays 3.
Black in the corner is alive, and White is dead.

Elementary level: Wrong Answer

Black 1 fails. Black stones are captured with White 2 to 6.

Intermediate level: Answer

Black 1 is the vital point, and then Black 3 is crucial.
There is no way for White to live.

Intermediate level: Variation 1

If White 4, Black kills White with 5 to 11.
If White 4 at 7, Black 4 kills White.

Intermediate level: Variation 2

If White 4, Black plays 5 to 11. White is dead.

Intermediate level: Wrong Answer

Black 3 allows White to live with 4 and 6.

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