Bulky-4 health check

Here's a bulky-4 group in the centre. It's dead.

White could start in any corner, but then Black plays in the opposite corner, and there's nowhere to make a nose.

If Black needs to capture the group, he just starts filling in the eye. White might as well play elsewhere. After , White can capture the three black stones, but ...

... then Black just plays back in, and White is left with nowhere to make a nose.


UK Go Challenge home 1 November 2003