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(No. 233: Oct. 9, 2000)



Elementary level: Answer

Wedging in with Black 1 is the vital point.
After White 8, Black 9 is also crucial
to win the capturing race.

Elementary level: Answer

White6 : connects at Black1



Elementary level: Wrong Answer

Black 1 allows White to connect
at the vital point 2
and loses the capturing race.

Elementary level: Wrong Answer



Intermediate level: Answer

The combination of Black's moves 1 and 3 is crucial.
By sacrificing the two stones,
Black wins the capturing race with the moves to 7.

Intermediate level: Answer



Intermediate level: Wrong Answer 1

Black 1 allows White to connect
at the vital point 2
and Black loses the race.

Intermediate level: Wrong Answer 1



Intermediate level: Wrong Answer 2

Black 3 is wrong. After White 4,
Black gets no more than a Ko with the moves to 9.

Intermediate level: Wrong Answer 2




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