Submitted by macelee on 2013-03-06 21:52; Last upda
ted on: 2013-03-07 11:08
All serious Go players practice life & death problems. The question is: should we study textbooks or real games. I personally prefer the latter as real games often contain additional factors that influence our decisions on local life & death situations.
Submitted by macelee on 2013-01-24 13:07; Last upda
ted on: 2013-01-27 14:51
Diagram 12.1: White to play
As will be shown, the missing stone at the hoshi point is a major defect for black.
Submitted by macelee on 2013-01-24 06:40; Last upda
ted on: 2013-01-26 06:44
Diagram 11.1: White to play
How does the extra bend at affect the outcome?
Submitted by macelee on 2013-01-22 20:47; Last upda
ted on: 2013-01-26 06:45
Diagram 10.1: White to play
Black has no external liberties but hanes at both sides. Can white do anything?
Submitted by macelee on 2013-01-20 21:35; Last upda
ted on: 2013-01-26 06:46
Diagram 9.1: White to play
We will now consider the Carpenter's corner with one extra liberty as well as one first-line stone.
Submitted by macelee on 2013-01-19 21:29; Last upda
ted on: 2013-01-26 06:49
Diagram 8.1: White to play
Submitted by macelee on 2013-01-19 06:47; Last upda
ted on: 2013-01-26 06:50
Diagram 7.1: White to play
Black has one extra stone at *bs*. Does it help?
Submitted by macelee on 2013-01-18 21:19; Last upda
ted on: 2013-01-26 06:51
Diagram 6.1: Alternative attack
Submitted by macelee on 2013-01-17 21:39; Last upda
ted on: 2014-05-08 14:01
Diagram 5.1: Another tricky move
Submitted by macelee on 2013-01-16 20:12; Last upda
ted on: 2014-05-08 13:56
Diagram 4.1: Tricky move
White has the option to hane from the 1st line. Black needs to be very careful not to get tricked.