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Two ways have been proposed for the study of temperature in go, from a systematic point of view integrated into combinatorial game theory. They can be thought of as

  1. tax;
  2. opportunity cost.

Of these, the first is traditional in CGT; while the second accords much better with normal go-playing thinking. That's because tenuki is a basic strategic concept in go.

Elwyn Berlekamp has been proposing to use models of the second kind, with a stack of cards (tokens of definite numerical value) by the board. At every turn a player has the choice: play on the goban or take a card. A stack of cards properly tailored to this purpose is called an environment. Environmental go is a viable form of the game, with interest for the way it may show up decision-making processes.

Charles Matthews

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Environment last edited by CharlesMatthews on July 25, 2003 - 12:40
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