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nedhall17

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a wee puzzle
Posted: Jan 16, 2023, 8:17 PM
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Just a fun (hopefully!) little puzzle: what's the best move for white here?


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Re: a wee puzzle
Posted: Jan 18, 2023, 3:08 AM

M10 would be my play

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invictus

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Re: a wee puzzle
Posted: Jan 18, 2023, 3:27 AM

F6 followed by J7 also has possibilities

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Re: a wee puzzle
Posted: Jan 19, 2023, 4:40 PM

More than one way. But, creatively, F7

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Re: a wee puzzle
Posted: Jan 19, 2023, 4:52 PM

Otherwise, F9,F10...

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Re: a wee puzzle
Posted: Jan 19, 2023, 6:07 PM

Yes, I was thinking of F7 as well. Not as quick, but a more interesting move.

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daniel5

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Re: a wee puzzle
Posted: Jan 19, 2023, 6:16 PM

I would go F6, force the block, then challenge the pair on GH

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Re: a wee puzzle
Posted: Jan 19, 2023, 6:41 PM

Yes, F6,F7,F9 double 3 is an option

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Re: a wee puzzle
Posted: Jan 19, 2023, 6:47 PM

Yes watsu, F7 interesting because not a forcing move per say, but has the value of of a open 3, and creates more than one threat. Its a semi passive multi move that maintains tempo. I guess.

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Re: a wee puzzle
Posted: Jan 19, 2023, 7:31 PM

F6,F7,F9 and continued is exactly 8 white moves total.

Alternatively,
F7 if countered by Black to F8, and continued is and ill guesstimate 13 white moves total. Ball park.

And when I say total, im not including original stones in the puzzle.

So yes, F6 is more proficient than F7.

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Re: a wee puzzle
Posted: Jan 19, 2023, 7:40 PM

F9, F10, im guessing is around 9 moves

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Re: a wee puzzle
Posted: Jan 19, 2023, 7:57 PM
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Here is simple one. Black to move. But not allowed to make a 4 extension this move. What is best move for black?

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nedhall17

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Re: a wee puzzle
Posted: Jan 19, 2023, 8:41 PM

My first instinct is G8

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Re: a wee puzzle
Posted: Jan 19, 2023, 9:08 PM

Correct G8. For a second I thought you meant G8 in your puzzle. Which, made me think. Because it might work on yours lol.

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nedhall17

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Re: a wee puzzle
Posted: Jan 19, 2023, 9:48 PM

Hah - that's interesting! My own preference in my puzzle is for F11 fwiw

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