Italics denote subjective opinions that are unfit to serve as premise or argument :)
- allows for more concise and (GASP!)conclusive rulesets
- valuable dame prevent the bad habit of 'not filling the dame'
- easy and foolproof resolution of 'Life and Death' disputes
- scoring stones on the board focuses on 'life' and is as such splendidly life-affirming
- I perceive Area Scoring to be more elegant than Territory scoring.
Use of Ikeda A3 Scoring Rule
End of Alternation denoted by agreement instead of two passes
Natural Situational Superko
- I like that it only applies to board plays
- One could reword them by saying: "One may not play in such a way that the opponent is presented with the same position twice."
Not Forbidden Suicide
- 'no suicide' requires an additional rule thus reducing conciseness of the ruleset
- 'suicide' allows more options and in rare positions even more skillfull play
- I know no drawbacks connected with not forbidding suicide. (without reason nothing should be forbidden)
- I dislike the idea of sending my own stones into death.
- fast and easy counting
- easy integration of Ikeda's Rule