As a lower level (ddk) player I find that the end of game scoring can unfairly influence games. I admit that I’ve been on the bad side of it even if you review my games (sorry opponent X).
In the instance below, my opponent did not restart the game, and because I had won I elected not to play it out either.
The issue as I see it is this. 2 players pass and both approve of the board, but then Kata Go says ‘that group is dead, territory unsettled’. In most cases the player that benefits from this info restarts the game and kills said group and swings the game. This is a bummer I think.
I don’t have an immediate solution, as I think making the scoring tool dumber would negatively impact higher level players but I thought it was an interesting topic.
Maybe during end of game scoring mark groups less aggressively, and leave it up to the players to contest them?