Here are the weekly Go problems for week 113.
Black plays first in all problems and all solutions are labeled ‘correct’. Have fun!
Easy Go problem
It’s easy to trap stones near the edge of the board, but you need to watch your own liberties too.
Intermediate Go problem
Capturing races play a role in life and death problems too.
Hard Go problem
Once upon a time, I showed this problem to a 7d who was sharing accommodation with me at a Go tournament. He lay awake all night, confounded by it.
The next morning, he burst out of the door jubilantly (still half dressed) announcing “I’ve fixed the problem.” Indeed he had, but he didn’t play as well as usual in the tournament that day…
You can solve this problem too, if you avoid jumping to conclusions.
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Discuss other possible moves
If you have any questions or want to discuss any of these problems, please leave a comment below at any time. You can use the coordinates on the problem images to discuss a move or sequence of moves.
You can also download the solutions as a PDF or SGF file by clicking the links below each problem.