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A Million Players’ Tesuji–Problem 1

Problems Composed by Kobayashi Koichi, Tengen


Black to Play

Here, Black would like to use the two stones to effectively develop outside influence. In what way can the shape be fixed to accomplish that?


Problem 1 Hint

The knight’s move of Black 1 is one possible line of play, but White will solidly and securely block at 2, putting the outside shape into a precisely settled condition.

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