# First Game Help Scoring

My GF and I just finished our first game. White played last. We think that there are no meaningful moves left. Who won black or white? Why? Thank you!

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There are a few moves that need to be played:

• White could force Black to play in the upper left.
• Black could capture the single white stone near the center.

We donâ€™t know enough to be sure of the final score, but I think the winner is clear. White wins.

Allowing the center white and the upper blacks stones to connect, leaves the following:
I get 26 territory for Black and 52 territory for White. I didnâ€™t count the difference in the remaining stones, but I donâ€™t think there are enough to make up the 26 stone deficit. From the shown position, Black could get at most 3 more points of territory (29 total), but that would still not be close to White (still 52).

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So, first off, 14x14 is a bit non-standard for board sizes. Go tends to be on odd-numbered dimensions so that thereâ€™s a â€ścenterâ€ť point. (13x13 and 19x19, for instance.)

Second, Traveller makes a good point that itâ€™s not done yet. To elaborate a bit more, if white plays at the top, one space from the left, it puts black in atari and black must connect those three stones, filling in a point. Alternatively, black can capture that white stone in the top left if itâ€™s blackâ€™s turn. In the middle, thereâ€™s that one white stone almost surrounded by black. If black plays above it, sealing it in, then itâ€™s dead and a point for black in addition to the extra few points of territory. If white connects it to the rest of the white group, it lives and that territory stays neutral.

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I think I see what you are saying now that it is pointed out to me. Thanks!

Oops, I thought I was playing on a 13x13!