# Chinese counting

There was an explanation in the Nie Weiping Go Academy textbook on Chinese counting:

So basically if I understood it correct, you first remove the dead stones, then order the territories into tens and see how much it is, then you count the remaining black stones (preferable into group of tens), and add it to the territory count, then you will have to subtract komi, and compare the result with 180,5 to see with how many point black has won or lost.

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Although I use a much more lazy version for Chinese counting. Fill out blackâ€™s area using the left stones (and white stones if there are not enough black stones), remove whiteâ€™s stones from the board and put all black stones on one side, subtract komi, and see how many stone to or from tengen blackâ€™s side is.

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After removing the dead stones, inside blackâ€™s area (=territory+black boundary) you are free to add or remove black stones, so thatâ€™s easier to make multiples of 10 for territories.

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Where this book come from? Is it possible to buy in the states? Looks fun!

It is a set of four books (25kyu-1kyu). I bought mine from https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005004623372598.html

I think you can find individual volumes on amazon but then they are more expensive.

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FTFY

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Even easier than adding or subtracting komi at the end is to remember the magic number needed for a win (with normal komi). I.e. with 7.5 komi, 177 for white, 185 for black. This is one reason why this way of counting is really no harder than the Japanese one.

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