# Questions tagged [tsumego]

Go problems, typically about life and death situations.

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### How does white win this capturing race?

I'm reading "Sabaki, the art of settling stones" by Richard Bozulich. On page 98, it proposes the following solution for white to settle his stones. The explanation reads "after the ...
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### How does black kill white in this Tsumego?

I'm struggling with "Basic problem #46" from Tsumego Pro. It looks like this, black to play: \$\$ |-------------- \$\$ | . O O . . . . \$\$ | . . O X X . . \$\$ | . O O X . X . \$\$ | X X X O X . . \$\$ | . . . ...
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### How to attack White’s corner in this beginner’s 9x9 game?

I'm playing as Black and wasn't able to prevent White from forming a solid area from here with the following sequence: \$\$Bc \$\$ --------------------- \$\$ - . . 6 . . . . . . - \$\$ - 8 0 . 2 5 . . . . - \$...
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### Tsumego elementary problem 633 - seki?

I'am trying to solve problem 633 of the elementary set (black's move): It seems to me that after black takes the outside liberty, it's a seki. Or is there a better solution?
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### How does White survive in this corner?

This is from a game between two high-ranking professionals I saw on TV. Hopefully I copied it right. There doesn't quite seem to be enough from after W1. Let me show you [1]: \$\$Wc \$\$ . . . . . . . ...
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### Tsumego only solvable under NZ rules?

The most significant difference between the New Zealand rules and the other rules for Go is that suicide is not forbidden. In most cases, the only time this can come in handy is that you can suicide ...
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### Tsumego intermediate problem 11 - possible without winning ko two times?

This tsumego (intermediate problem 11) gave me hard time: I actually only found a solution where black must win the ko two times, which is nasty. Is there a better solution? It actually looks like "...
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### Building a live group on a quarter board where two sides are already black

This exercise is kind of go club folklore: Given a quarter go board where two sides are already occupied by black (and unconditionally alive), white starts playing. White wins when she is able to ...
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### Why is this tsumego solution wrong?

I'm trying to understand why my solution to this tsumego is incorrect. It's "Basic problem #26" from Tsumego Pro and looks like this: \$\$ ---------------------------- \$\$ . . . . . . . . X . O X . . | \$...
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### Tsumego elementary problem 157

I tried to solve this tsumego, black is on the move: it seems to me that white can kill black only if he wins the ko two times. Is that correct? After first ko win he will connect at 1-3 and after ...
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### Why is this the solution?

I'm a very weak go player, playing very occasionally. I however enjoy easy tsumego problems on the train on my phone, as I find it more fun than, say, crosswords or sudoku. However, the app I use (...
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### Tsumego problem 899

I am not able to solve this tsumego problem 899 of the elementary set. Black is to move and perhaps to kill white. But it seems to me that regardless of what black does, white will always make one eye ...
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### Is there a site to solve tsumego online?

I'd like to solve tsumego online, not having to install a program or app locally. Are there any sites that allow this? How about for smartphones?
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Played a game on KGS. We are both 4K. He was good at life and death, and I am rusty. Was B1 sente? \$\$ ------------| \$\$ . X O 2 1 . | \$\$ X . X O . . | \$\$ . . X O . . | \$\$ . . X O O . | \$\$ . . X X ...