This time I’m presenting (likely) the last 30-minute tsumego test I’ll do at the Mimura go dojo. I’m still going there one more time, on next week’s Wednesday, but it’s not sure if we’ll have a test then or not. This time around the tsumego were fairly easy, relatively speaking, and kyu players should have a fair chance at getting them right as well. Some five-six students (myself included) got a perfect result, and even the rest got something in the range of 15-22 correct (23 was maximum).

As usual, expect the answers to the tsumego later on in the comments section. All problems are black first, but remember to look for the best result for both sides.

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Am I wrong or does the level of the problem fluctuate a lot this time? Even I (1 dan) could solve some of them in seconds – or did I miss a strong resistance (which is entirely possible…)? I’d thought you’d get only high dan problems to solve

It was definitely an easier test than usual — I took on average less than one minute per problem, and that included absolutely making sure that there was no better way that white could fight back. The dojo varies the level of tsumego a bit; sometimes there’s more and easier problems, sometimes fewer and harder.

Even I (5k) solved this one in few minutes unless I missed a really strong resistance.

Something about the structure of your sentence hints that you only did the first problem, and missed the 22 that are remaining. Or is it just me?

oops, just the first problem. lol

Solutions, including my own usual weak kyu player blunders, just to see if anyone is paying attention:

1: C15 D14 A15

2: B16 C16 C15 D16 C14

3: E17 (E18 and D16 are miai)

4: C17 C18 D19 C19 G19 D19 B18 C16 B19

5: D19 C19 E17

*: D19 E16 D17 C19 E18

6: D16 D15 E17 B15 E15

7: D17 C17 E18 B17 C19 B19 D19 C18 E17

*: D17 E18 C18 C19 C17

8: D18 D17 F19 E19 G19

*: D18 F17 D17 D19 C16

*: D18 G19 D17 D19 C16

9: B18 C18 B17 B19 D16 A14 C16

10: E16 F16 D16 C16 C19 E15 E19

11: A18 A17 D18

12: D19 C19 E19 F19 E17

13: B18 B19 (ko)

14: B17 B16 C17 D17 D16 B18 C15

15: D18 C19 E18 F18 D17

16: C17 D17 B18 C16 D19

**: C17 B18 B16 C16 D18

**: C17 C16 B18

17: F18 G18 E18 E17 G17 E19 F18

18: F18 G18 C19 D19 E18

19: D17 C17 C16 E17 B19 A15 D19

20: A18 B18 B19 A17 A15 (ko)

21: C16 C15 C17

**: C16 C17 B17 C15 E15

**: C16 B17 D17 C17 D15

22: D16 D17 D15 C17 E14 C14 E15

**: D16 D15 D17 D14 E15

23: G19 F19 F18 H19 H18 E18 G19 (unfavorable 2 stage ko)

Thank you so much again for the fun problems.

We’ll be looking forward to watching you take over European go!

Thanks! Time to go with the answers, then!

1: correct

2: correct

3: correct

4: correct

5: correct

6: correct

7: correct

8: correct

9: correct

10: correct

11: correct

12: correct

13: correct

14: correct

15: correct

16: correct

17: correct

18: correct

19: correct

20: correct

21: correct

22: correct

23: correct

You got full marks, good job!