We develop a geometric approach to the study of plane sextics with a triple singular point. As an application, we give an explicit geometric description of all irreducible maximal sextics with a type singular point and compute their fundamental groups. All groups found are finite; one of them is nonabelian.
"Plane sextics via dessins d'enfants." Geom. Topol. 14 (1) 393 - 433, 2010. https://doi.org/10.2140/gt.2010.14.393