BQM 420

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Now that I've gotten a handle (sort of) on the whole reading thing, I find myself doing poorly on keeping track of the score in my games (and the ones I watch).

I know keeping score is important; if I'm losing, then I need to invade. So I'm able to get a sense of how moyos work and whatnot; it's the beginning middle game that throws me.

I've been studying the professional games on Jan van der Steen's site [ext] , but when the comments start in at move 100 with "looks like White's ahead by five points," I'm baffled.

I'm sure -- like everything -- this will make more sense with practice. But in the meantime, are there any tips available?

-- Scartol

You've already looked at EstimatingTheScore? If not, it's a good place to start. -- TakeNGive

Read Positional Judgment High-Speed Game Analysis, a book by Cho Chikun. --Dieter

Also, if you read back issues of Go Winds, published by Yutopian press, there are frequently game reviews by Kobayashi Koichi, where there are one or more sections in the review where he stops to present "Positional Judgement Kobayashi Style". It's interesting to see what territory he thinks is and is not secure, and which endgame sequences he assumes when making a count.

BQM 420 last edited by Dieter on July 5, 2008 - 12:49
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