[Wvgc-go] Fwd: AGA rules question
drake at lclark.edu
Mon Aug 30 10:42:38 PDT 2010
Yes, this one works out, no problem. I had made a silly mistake; of
course, black loses E1 as territory, but gains H1. I was probably
Also note that this has been waiting for administrator approval for
over a month. For some reason my address fell off the list.
On Jul 19, 2010, at 11:24 AM, Peter Drake wrote:
> Here's one for you tournament directors and rules experts out there.
> I'm probably missing something obvious (and will realize it just
> after I send out this post), but here goes:
> In the attached diagram, the white stones are obviously dead. The
> question is: does white profit by playing G1, forcing black to
> connect at E1? (There is no current ko.)
> It seems that, under AGA rules, the answer depends on whether we use
> area (Chinese) or territory (Japanese) counting. I thought that
> wasn't supposed to happen.
> Under area counting, all of this area belongs to black and prisoners
> don't count, so clearly white's struggling is irrelevant.
> Under territory counting, the G1-E1 exchange gains one prisoner for
> each player and costs black a point of territory. (Both players play
> one move, so the pass stones aren't relevant.) Isn't this a gain of
> one point for white? Is it the same under Japanese rules?
> Peter Drake
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