Sunday Problem #2

Published 14 Jun 2020 by antti (last edited 3 Sep 2020)

This Sunday we have a challenging problem.

Problems with lots of open space or big eyes, such as this one, are difficult to read by brute force. Instead, you need to rely on your shape knowledge and, if that doesn’t help, on your shape intuition. The trick is to try to reduce the big and difficult-to-read shape into something smaller and more familiar.

Black to play.

Solution
Black 1 and 3 have to be played in this order. Following, black 5 and 7 reduce the white group to only one big eye.

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antti wrote 4 months ago:

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