Someone asked me a tutorial about how we count a game in Chinese rule. (He’s going to have to IRL.)
The very first thing is to understand what we want to do.
We are going to count all together, meaning the stones and the emptyness in the middle of the stones.
We count only for one color and then we can see if this color occupies more as half of the board, or not.
Here the game is finished. We remove the prisoners to the stock of stones (bowls), prisoners are of no interest in Chinese rules.
Let’s count black. I marked all black points.
Is black winning ?
I count 86 one by one.
Half the board is 13x13/2 so 84,5
With a komi of 6.5, black need to substract half of it (3.25)
In next post, i will describe how to count more efficiently as one by one.