Weekly Go problems: Week 133

Here are the weekly Go problems for week 133.

Black plays first in all problems and all solutions are labeled ‘correct’. Have fun!

Easy Go problem

There are two vital points in the corner. You may have to read a little to see which one is better.


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Intermediate Go problem

Black has two weak groups. These kinds of situations call for subtlety.


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Hard Go problem

The key point is unclear, but if you focus on the fundamentals you’ll get your bearings.


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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.

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  1. For the hard problem, isn’t black alive with seki with m1, r1, q1, o1, s1?

    • David Ormerod says:

      Hi Alan,

      You’re right, that leads to seki. I’ve updated the problem to show how White should kill. Instead of of R1, White should play at O1 immediately.

      Thanks for letting me know 🙂

  2. Anonymous says:

    Alan: White o2, black connects, white p2, black p4, white q2. Black is dead.

    • Anonymous says:

      If White p2 after bm1,wo2,b03, then q2 makes p4 and 01 miai for life. The line after m1 should be as Dave has updated it.

  3. Youhou, I found them all ! The medium and the hard one were both very difficult for me.