Was this seki or dead?
I need some opinions to check my ability to read ahead and analyze stone positions.
Is this situation in the lower left corner of this screen seki, White dead, or Black Dead? My opponent, mandioca (22k?) opted to pass rather than play it out. He then escaped (yet another) after I disputed his claim that my black groups (centered at d6 and c1) were dead. I won by forfeit after five minutes.
Although it could be played to the death of either if the wrong move was made, my read was that the positions below would be fought to seki with this sequence: B-a4, W-a3, B-b4, W-d2 (or d1), B-d1 (or d2), W-c5 (seki). There's another sequence that I read in the board but it also leads to seki; one eye for both sides and one mutual eye that kills whoever plays there first.
Did I read correctly or was there an absolute kill sequence for either Black or White?