moved from Alternating Play
axd: I'm not sure if there is a page that describes the procedure to follow when a group's status is contested? once the game is finished. As far as I know, in such a case, players resume the game and play alternatingly around the contested group; passing is not allowed then, as it would influence the end score. Can anyone confirm this?
- Question About Japanese Scoring
- has lengthy discussions about what to do - I (reluctantly) decide from there that the obligation to play an equal number of moves (i.e. not passing) is not essential. But I also understand that this is a dark area of the rules. A bit disappointing for someone who thought Go was simple :-)
- Japanese Counting
- some procedure exists...
- Japanese Rules/Discussion
- use a separate board to decide on the status of a contested group
- Bill suggests playing out, including pass stones
- Territory and Area Scoring
- There are territory rules that allow disputes to be settled by play, such as the Lasker-Maas rules and Spight rules.
Quite disappointing (yes, welcome to the game, I know :) ... Not quite certain, but I believe I lost a potential (and most probably brilliant) Go player because he might have had problems with such issues.