This is the third in a series of tsumego walkthroughs for beginners. This problem is rated at 25 kyu. If you’re new to working tsumego (life & death problems) then you might want to watch my video on how to work them effectively. Also, if you’re interested in other tsumego problems, you can visit my Tsumego archive page.
For this problem, see if you can spot the correct opening move and try to read out the possible variations until you find one that works for black. Remember that tunnel vision is something to avoid as a go player. When you think you’ve got it, view the video below to see the solution and hear my comments.
I’d love to hear what you think about this walk through. Please leave a comment. Also, if you have a tsumego problem that you run across in your own study that you think others would enjoy, send it to me and I’ll record a walkthrough.