Monday, May 7, 2012

Belated Go Puzzle Sunday

My apologies for not having the Go puzzle for Sunday yesterday.  I had such a hectic, awful day at work I spent the rest of the day recuperating and forgot completely about the blog! :P  Without further ado, here it is:

So far the problems we've done have been...really simple.  Let's turn up the difficulty level!

Ah, a good old fashioned capturing race.  Neither opponent can make two eyes, and since they don't share an inner liberty, it looks like someone is going to have to die.  How can Black win the capturing race?

Last Week's Solution:
This problem is easy if you know the throw in tesuji.  Black plays at 1, and White cannot ensure that he has a real eye here because if he plays that way, he'll run out of liberties and be captured.  Black 1 is a basic tesuji that I hope all beginners learn. comments