Answer to problem 1


The semeai is settled. Black is alive and White is dead. They have 2 liberties each, but Black's eye really helps him here!

If he needs to, Black can put White into atari like this, and capture him on the next move.

(Hey! That looks just like Spike!)
But if White tries to put Black in atari, he finds he's in atari himself too, and it's Black's turn! Ouch!


In a semeai, one eye is better than none.

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