End of the cosmic game

    Keywords: MiddleGame, EndGame
Move 120  

Move 121-130  

Move 131-140  

Move 141-150  

B9 at W4.

Move 151-157  

White resigned after B7 (move 157)

Final position after move 157  

Dead stones and assumed territory are marked.

According to my counting, White has 82 points/+dead black stones on the board, +6 captured stones and 5.5 Komi, adding up to _93.5 points_

Black has 98 points/+dead white stones on the board, +2 captured stones, adding up to _100 points_

This lead is too big to continue, by professional standards.

captured stones and komi  

W : 11.5, B : 2

Some things about this final position are striking:

This might seem strange, but it is quite frequently seen in the games of Takemiya Masaki.

Do pros seriously end games in positions such as these? There are still some boundaries to fill, each of which is worth at least 1 point to play. ~srn347

Anonymous: Yes they do. Pros read out the endgame and, though there are moves that make points, there are no moves that would allow the difference in score to be made up.

End of the cosmic game last edited by on December 6, 2010 - 03:31
RecentChanges · StartingPoints · About
Edit page ·Search · Related · Page info · Latest diff
[Welcome to Sensei's Library!]
Search position
Page history
Latest page diff
Partner sites:
Go Teaching Ladder
Login / Prefs
Sensei's Library