[Pachi] Ethics of passing?

jonathan chetwynd j.chetwynd at btconnect.com
Sat Jan 21 23:57:49 CET 2012


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slightly worrying, 

hard to get a handle on this as Pachi resigned game,
were settings changed in upgrade?

pachi passed so often that it lost the game, badly
against an opponent who may never have played Go,
and I doubt would return after this game...

best

 
Jonathan Chetwynd

~:" jay at peepo.com
http://www.peepo.com

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On 21 Jan 2012, at 22:45, jonathan chetwynd wrote:

> (;SZ[19]KM[6.50];B[qb];W[ic];B[qc];W[fc];B[rb];W[cj];B[cp];W[qk];B[cq];W[qq];B[sb];W[iq];B[ra];W[ke];B[pb];W[bg];B[pa];W[qn];B[dq];W[cm];B[eq];W[ln];B[ep];W[jl];B[eo];W[md];B[co];W[mp];B[do];W[cc];B[cn];W[ni];B[bn];W[hp];B[bm];W[fi];B[dn];W[hl];B[dm];W[ko];B[cl];W[qh];B[bl];W[dd];B[ck];W[dj];B[bk];W[dk];B[bj];W[jg];B[fp];W[bi];B[aj];W[];B[ai];W[mr];B[al];W[ci];B[an];W[];B[gp];W[ho];B[go];W[];B[gn];W[];B[hn];W[io];B[in];W[ah];B[jn];W[km];B[jo];W[jp];B[gq];W[];B[hq];W[jb];B[hr];W[rp];B[ir];W[ml];B[jr];W[rf];B[jq];W[];B[ip];W[];B[ho];W[kp];B[kn];W[lo];B[kq];W[];B[lq];W[mq];B[lp];W[];B[mn];W[om];B[lm];W[];B[mo];W[ll];B[ln];W[np];B[ko];W[hg];B[js];W[no];B[hs];W[nn];B[lr];W[];B[ls]n1)
> 
> half an eye on the server, noted that white kept passing in early middle game...
> 
> seems hard to imagine how passing actual improves the chance of winning during middle game,
> explain please?
> 
> though in fact it is excellent teaching strategy imho
> 
> Jonathan
>  
> Jonathan Chetwynd
> 
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> http://www.peepo.com
> 
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