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Re: [gnugo-devel] Opponent follow-up value and group connection

From: Heikki Levanto
Subject: Re: [gnugo-devel] Opponent follow-up value and group connection
Date: Wed, 14 May 2003 09:31:40 +0200
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On Tue, May 13, 2003 at 01:41:12PM -0700, SP LEE wrote:
> The fix here is like "forget the shape factor if either attacking or
> defending a dragon of more than 20 points is involved." This kind of play
> can be seen even in professional games.

I have mixed feelings about this. I agree that we should play the best
attack/defense move, even when it is ugly. But when there are two possible
attacks, I still believe we should prefer the one that attacks in good

I would recommend reducing the shape bonus for big groups, perhaps
proportionally to their size, but never removing it completely.

Heikki Levanto  LSD - Levanto Software Development   <address@hidden>

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