You know those funny puzzles where ladders snake round the board. Amusing but artificial, nothing to do with real go. Right?
Wrong! T Mark Hall has just discovered a beautiful counter-example in GoGoD's current trawl of old Kansai Ki-in games. For the Kansai people this had the added relish of being a win for one of their crew against the auld enemy from Tokyo, and winner Takiguchi Masaki was proudly showing off his game the next day to anyone who came within a country mile. But who could blame him when you see what happened.
The position below is when Takiguchi, in the 7-dan Section of the Kisei in 1995, played White 58. Shirae Haruhiko resigned. Can you see why?