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.

Solution
Solution
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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