# Help in counting

Hi, I don’t understand why if I take one stone ( at J5) in this game : Tournament Game: Correspondence 19x19 RoundRobin 2021-03-13 19:00 (72519) R:1 (döskee vs Fatfinger) , the difference for the score is by 2 points.

can someone help me to understand ?

That game is still not finished, technically.

I assume you are talking about the score estimator. Don’t take that too seriously, it uses Chinese rules regardless of the game settings.

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I just had a quick look at it, but it looks like a ko, moving from being a point for black to no point (because white wins the ko) so…
1- Initially black has B points, white has W points
2- white takes (move 272), now black has one less point of territory (B-1) and white has one more capture + one point of territory (W+1+1)
3- white finishes the ko, so it loses 1 point of territory ((W+1+1)-1=W+1)
Final difference: B+1 - W+1… so 2 point difference??

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Just take Chinese rules. You count all, free spaces and stones. Easy.

If you win the ko and connect you occupy one more point and your opponent one less.

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Ok BUT, the game is with japanese rules…