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Problem 2177
by adum
life and death
Stories, Ladder, Pro Game

This surreal game was recently played on Korean TV with a fast time limit. Yi Setol seems to have landed himself in an impossible position by starting a ladder that doesn't work.

Ladder breakers are useful tools: threaten to make the ladder work by playing a stone somewhere along the way. Sure enough, the ladder ends near a sensitive area of the board, and it seems like such a move might be possible. But where's the ladder breaker in this situation?

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