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Re: [gnugo-devel] Safety of OWL defense moves

From: Gunnar Farnebäck
Subject: Re: [gnugo-devel] Safety of OWL defense moves
Date: Wed, 05 May 2004 05:13:20 +0200
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Nando wrote:
> A small one. I was looking over the FIXMEs and found that one not too
> complicated to implement. In short, the safety of an owl defense is
> not taken as granted anymore if the move isn't connected to the goal
> dragon. The breakage looks good : 6 PASSes, which all look correct,
> and no FAILs.


> According to the cases solved, the patch addresses 2 situations : 
> one space jumps from a lonely and as good as dead stone, and pointless
> (or wasteful) intermediate threats.

The patch probably also occasionally stops GNU Go from playing good
intermediate threats, but on the whole I'm certain it is an


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