Sunday Problem #25

Published 22 Nov 2020 by antti (last edited 29 Nov 2020)

To complete the set, this sample problem is from the advanced section of Maeda’s Tsumego Collection.

Black to play.

Solution
Solution
The eye-stealing placement of 1 looks like the natural starting point, but after White connects with 2, the next move is key. Only Black’s non-obvious sacrificing move of 3 will then manage to capture. After White resists with 4, black 5 connects under and the white group only has one eye.
If White instead responds to black 1 with 4, then black 3 again kills.

Comments (1)


antti wrote 2 months ago:

Solution added.