Mistake In Scartol's Flash

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A mistake I found in [ext] Scartol's Flash introduction, in the 9x9 game played there.

How it went in the flash  
White's best move  

White 4 makes black's upper eye false, so Black 1 wasn't a vital point after all. ^^


There are actually more.

Best of both worlds?  

In the flash, it was mentioned that if Black plays 1, then White plays 2 and he gets the "best of both worlds". Why not play at a to capture the stone instead?

Another mistake.  

When finishing up the game, Black played 1. This is another mistake which went unchecked, and I leave it to the reader as an exercise to find out how White can kill. Black should play at a instead.


There's also a problem with the nigiri demonstration (and a spelling mistake - it's not "ngiri"). In the flash program, one player takes a handful of black stones and the other guesses with one or two white stones. Black and white should be reversed.

Thank you for catching this stuff, folks. Alas, I made the program when I was all-fired up about Go, but not careful or wise enough to check it before releasing it (and deleting the source, alas).

Because the program is designed for beginners, I still don't think these are things that urgently need to be addressed for most who view the app, but nevertheless I agree they are important.

I've been meaning to make a page like this for a while, but insofar as it already exists, I shall merely add a link here from the origin. Thanks again. -- Scartol

Kuolema Also, its "Kami no itte" not "Kame no itte"


And in the following situation black has no points at all instead of 21 as said in the flash.

Mistake In Scartol's Flash last edited by on June 26, 2005 - 20:04
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