Sunday Problem #43

Published 28 Mar 2021 by antti (last edited 4 Apr 2021)

This problem is from Guanzi Pu. Black needs to think of an unconventional response to White’s second-line peep on the right side.

Black to play.

Black’s unlikely jump of 1 is correct, and the only choice for the first move. If White cuts with 5 in response, Black can form life in the corner and capture White that way.
However, our reading should not end after black 1, as White still has a resistance available. White 2–6 manage to create a two-step kō for life that Black cannot prevent.
Instead of 3, Black can also pick the move order of 5-6-3-4.

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antti wrote 1 year, 10 months ago:

Solution added.