Sen Ni Sen

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先二先 (sen ni sen) is a Japanese go term describing the handicap in a series of matches between two players - like a jubango, where one player takes Black in two games out of three and a two stone handicap in the other game.

In the older system of pro handicapping, this was considered correct for players three dan levels apart. [1]

Used in jubango and the discontinued Oteai.


[1] On average, sen-ni-sen gives Black a 5/6 move's advantage.


Sen Ni Sen last edited by axd on November 18, 2009 - 22:33
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