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Re: [gnugo-devel] owl goal dragon gets cut

From: Gunnar Farnebäck
Subject: Re: [gnugo-devel] owl goal dragon gets cut
Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2004 03:08:16 +0200
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Arend wrote:
> That seems a little too drastic. Often it will be necessary to secure
> the connection to a part of the dragon that threatens to get cut off.

Yes, indeed. A better heuristic, though still quick and dirty, may be
to give high escape to freshly cut stones but none at all to ones
which have been lying around longer.

> We need to be more intelligent about escape moves anyway. It's not
> different to useless kikashi stones that lie close to the dragon but 
> are not part of it from the very beginning.

This is certainly true and the source of many embarrasing moves.


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