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Re: [gnugo-devel] CGF games

From: Gunnar Farneback
Subject: Re: [gnugo-devel] CGF games
Date: Wed, 28 Aug 2002 19:58:43 +0200
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Heikki wrote:
> Yes, playing black against a mirroring white is easy - just take the tengen
> early enough. Playing white against a mirroring black (who started at
> tengen) is the more complex one. It is possible to set up a winning semeai
> around tengen, but there are interesting questions: When to do it? What is
> the most effective way to do it? What if black stops mirroring in the middle
> of this operation - can we still get a better result?

Another interesting question is *why* white would want to break the
mirroring. Unless the komi is negative, black has to stop mirroring at
some point to avoid a certain loss.


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