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(No. 103: Apr. 13, 1998)




Elementary level: Answer

Black 1 is the vital point of the eye shape.
After White 2, Black 3 makes an eye.
After White 4, Black retakes it under 4 and lives.





Elementary level: Variation

If White 2 , Black plays 3 and lives.





Elementary level: Wrong Answer 1

Black 1 allows White to hit on
the vital point 2. Black dies.





Elementary level: Wrong Answer 2

Black 1 also lets White hit on
the vital point 2. Black is dead.







Intermediate level: Answer

Black 1 is the vital point of the eye shape.
Black lives with the moves to 5.
This is a similar shape to No.99, and I once
saw an amateur Dan-holder missed Black 1.





Intermediate level: Wrong Answer 1

Black 1 allows White to hit on
the vital point 2 and get a Ko.





Intermediate level: Wrong Answer 2

Black 1 is wrong. White plays 2 to 6,
and Black cannot get two eyes.





Intermediate level: Wrong Answer 3

Black 1 also fails. White plays 2 to 6, and Black dies.






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