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Yes, this is possible. It requires the living group to circle back on itself like this: $$Bcm0 $$ ............ $$ ...OOOOOO... $$ ..OOXXXXOO.. $$ .OOX.XX.XOO. $$ .OX.XOOX.XO. $$ .OXXO.OOXXO. $$ .OXXOO.OXXO. $$ .OX.XOOX.XO. $$ .OOX.XX.XOO. $$ ..OOXXXXOO.. $$ ...OOOOOO... $$ ............ Here, each of the eight black eyes is locally a false eye, but because ...


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Just think about what happens when your stones get fully surrounded, as will eventually happen: The stone(s) at E9 will only retain a single liberty, the false eye, and you will need to fill that single liberty with a stone to connect E9 to the rest of the black group. And after that, only a single eye remains. That is the point of false eyes: They are ...


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Edits: corrected my miscount of Black area, possible White gain If my calculations are right, you seem to have lost or won depending on the rules in force, but you had a chance in any case! Your score In your position, using area scoring, I count your central group as 40 points as follows: Counting in vertical pairs left to right two horizontal lines at a ...


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I cannot tell you, what move is best, but here is how I (around 7k) think about it: $$Bcm4 $$ +---------+ $$ |.........| $$ |.........| $$ |..X...X..| $$ |.........| $$ |....,.2..| $$ |...c1Xa..| $$ |..X3OOX..| $$ |.....de..| $$ |.........| $$ +---------+ The white move at G5 is obviously a threat to cut at G4. I guess, that won't surprise you. The threat ...


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Disclaimer I am about 7 kyu, and seldom play 9×9, so I defer to those with higher ranks or more experience. How would KataGo play? I asked KataGo, running as an engine for Sabaki, and this is what it thinks: The first image shows that it rates the connection at G4 as best, expecting you to win by ~60 points if you play there; the second shows how it ...


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