Middle-Game Solution

British Go Journal No. 65. July 1985. Page 29.

Francis Roads

This is the answer to the problem on page 12.


Black proceeds with the ladder anyway.
White's ladder breaker doesn't work - it only suceeds in turning the ladder in a different direction!

I am ashamed to say that I was white in this game, and that my opponent, Sam Perlo-Freeman, spotted what was going on before I did.

There is a proverb that says, "if you can't read ladders, give up Go"; you can see why.


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