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9 08 November 2009 02:53AM

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Comment author: 11 November 2009 09:59:29AM *  0 points [-]

Auction go defines what "the value of a move" means. It is the smallest number of captures a perfect player would be prepared to accept as a payment for passing.

To calculate the value of a move, you have to compare moving with taking some kind of null action. That typically involves passing. Without passing (or something similar) there seems to be no way to measure the value of a move empirically.

This explains what I mean by "the value of a move". However, I am no longer clear on what you mean by the term. You have some method of calculating move values which does not involve comparing to passing (or similar)? What do you mean by the term?

Comment author: [deleted] 11 November 2009 04:09:27PM 1 point [-]

When I say "the value of a move", I mean the score I'll have if I make that move and everyone plays perfectly from then on.

Comment author: 11 November 2009 06:04:18PM 0 points [-]

That's totally non-standard. Nobody else means that by the term. What if you are winning by 100 points? The value of filling a dame is then 100 points?!? If that is your definition, then no wonder we disagree.

Comment author: [deleted] 11 November 2009 07:53:02PM 0 points [-]

At least it kind of makes sense if you subtract the value of passing, making the value of filling a dame one point.