Weekly Go problems: Week 134

Here are the weekly Go problems for week 134.

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

Easy Go problem

Liberties are important in life and death problems too.

 

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Intermediate Go problem

Once work out why normal moves aren’t good enough, the solution may present itself.

 

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Hard Go problem

Being quick to spot vital points can sometimes cause a kind of blindness.

 

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Comments

  1. jangalf says:

    Hello, David. The easy one caused me a lots of problems!

    • David Ormerod says:

      Oh, maybe the easy problems are getting too hard?

      Thanks for letting me know jangalf 🙂

  2. Michael Brown says:

    Took me a couple to get the hard one, but I got it.

  3. I solved the easy and the medium ones in a few second. The hard one was much more difficult, solving the hard problem of the last week helped me a lot to find the solution.

    • David Ormerod says:

      Yes, the hard problem from week 133 was similar. Glad to hear you solved them all bfm.

  4. Speaking of blind spots, I got the easy one wrong then the other two perfect. Duh! 🙂

  5. Speaking of problems, a really nice one of a kind that appears in games appears in a recent game from the Kisei Sen between Cho Chikun and Cho Riyu (in the A League). Can be seen at igokisen.web.fc2.com/jp/kisei.html and look for the game in the A league. At move 48 white protects his moyo. The problem is: what can black do if he does not?