Equivalence Scoring and Ikeda's Rule
thus we gain:
at the cost of
- requirement to determine the score by counting territory and prisoners.
- use of typical territory komi (1 moku less than area komi)
 I think a clearer procedure would be for White, if passing first, to extend a hand with a white stone--universally signaling a pass--but rather than hand it to Black, place it to White's right side of the board. This would signify that this stone is added to White's area for passing first, and is not a prisoner. Of course, White must also make the last pass per usual as noted above. hzamir