Sunday Problem #82

Published 26 Dec 2021 by antti (last edited 15 Feb 2022)

Continued from Sunday Problem #81, which tackled one of the main candidate solutions for this problem.

Black to play.

With so much eye space, one would think this white group should surely be alive; but, after Black simply descends with 1, White has a surprising amount of difficulty trying to form eyes. The natural-looking resistance of 2 fails straightforwardly to Black’s prodding with 3–11.

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