Ladder puzzle 2/Solution

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Red 9 makes the connection to the right solid. It also strengthens the connection to the red group below, which will be used for connecting to the top.


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From here on, Red keeps playing on the e-file all the way to e3. If Blue intrudes at 12.g3 instead of 12.g2, Red must respond with 13.f4 but the remaining moves are similar.