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Re: [gnugo-devel] regress endgame:603

From: Arend Bayer
Subject: Re: [gnugo-devel] regress endgame:603
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2003 11:04:22 -0400 (EDT)

Dan wrote:
> I think the point of the problem is that it is supposed to
> be policy to prefer a 3 point reverse sente to a 5 point gote.
> The engine does endgame analysis locally without taking into
> account what other local games (in the sense of combinatorial
> game theory) exist on the board. A real combinatorial endgame
> engine would definitely prefer G6 in this position, and the
> problem could be revised by placing another 3 point gote
> position on the board.

Not sure how much sense it makes to have this as a regression test, as
long as we have no machinery whatsoever (as you explained) to see why
a 3 point reverse sente could be worth less than a 5 point gote.


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