Senket — A Better Solution to Puzzle of the Week #1

Herman Hiddema has come up with a better solution to the first puzzle of the week.

 

Blue is better.

Blue is better.

The best solutions so far gave Blue either 2 units of territory with Blue having the first move elsewhere, or 3 units of territory with Red having the first move. This solution is 3 units for Blue in sente, with the option for 4 more units locally (if that’s the best move available).

Here when Red plays 1, Blue responds by taking 3 units immediately with 2. This also limits Red to only one solution to taking territory, so Red 3 for just 1 unit is required if Red is to live inside.

At that point Blue can play elsewhere if something of more value is available, or play at A for 4 more units, so all around this is a much better solution for Blue.

Thanks, Herman!

Advertisements

One thought on “Senket — A Better Solution to Puzzle of the Week #1

  1. Pingback: Senket — Puzzle of the Week #1 Solution « Geoff Canyon’s Appeal to Authority

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s