Equivalence Scoring and Ikeda's Rule

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Ikeda's Rule and Equivalence Scoring can be combined in a very convenient way:

  • If White passes and no one passed before then this pass is free and requires no pass stone.

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)

See also:

[1] To behave exactly as Ikeda's Rule does, it would also be necessary that the first pass does not count as one of the two alternation-ending passes. - Pledger

Equivalence Scoring and Ikeda's Rule last edited by tapir on November 7, 2012 - 20:56
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