[Computer-go] Narrow wins

Stefan Kaitschick stefan.kaitschick at hamburg.de
Sat Jun 8 11:21:32 PDT 2013

Humans may be predisposed to the fallacy of greed.
But bots have there own fallacies. Happily winning by 0.5, when a
higher win at almost the same perceived risk is available, is a kind
of full knowledge fallacy. A bot can lose an easily won game by
merrily giving away everything but the last half point, then have the
last point stolen from him by a single bot misread. So if you feel
that the bot you're playing against is misjudging a particular
situation, don't spring in on him unless that will put you in the
lead. Otherwise, it's better to let him hand over other points that
you need first. The bot might fix his problem, but that risk is
preferable to having the bot go into business again when it is still


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