Why are dame filled? [#1179]
126.96.36.199: Why are dame filled?
(2007-10-30 16:58) [#4002]
My father recently came up with the question why dame are filled at the end of a game. The only reason I could think of was "it's easier to count".
Are there further reasons?
: Re: Why are dame filled?
(2007-10-31 22:05) [#4008]
One important reason is that sometimes a protective move is required when a dame is filled.
188.8.131.52: ((no subject))
(2007-10-30 17:03) [#4003]
I don't think so.
But "easier to count" is a fine reason. Not only because a dame point could end up in a players territory during rearangement, but also because some points may look like teritory before dame are filled though they are really not and will have to be filled.
184.108.40.206: ((no subject))
(2007-10-30 18:52) [#4005]
Of course, in area counting systems they are worth something ;)