Solution To Ladder Problem (p11)

British Go Journal No. 62. July 1984. Page 27.

The problem to this solution is at the end of the page 8 article, on page 11.

Solution 1

Book fans who have seen the advance copies of Nakayamas The Treasure Chest Enigma (reviewed elsewhere in this issue) will recognise this beautiful problem.

It first appeared on a St. Valentines Day, and it took the composer a week to complete (normally a ladder problem takes him between a quarter of an hour and an hour). Incidentally, the fewer stones at the start of a ladder problem the more elegant it is considered. A masterpiece.

(Incidentally, readers might like to try their hand at composing their own ladder problems.


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