Can you see how to catch the triangled white stone?

Ladders don't work, because White has a ladder block in place.

But this catches the white stone in a net. There are some gaps, but not enough for the fish to get out.

If White tries to push through the gaps with and , Black blocks him and captures him.

"I shouldn't have bothered!"

Be careful, though! Some nets are too weak.

White pushes into two of the gaps. Then is atari. White is threatening to cut the net.

If Black saves the first stone from atari, White plays a second one ...

... and then a third! In the end, he escapes.




Black to play and capture the triangled stones. In problem 2, you need to plan a few moves ahead.

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