I guess I’m just not good enough at math…
The Score Estimator counts using area scoring rules, and this is true regardless of what ruleset is used in the game. If you count by area scoring rules, you will see that Black has 42 points and White has 44.5. There’s your W+2.5.
I’m closing this thread because it’s a well-documented bug. See:
OK, Just kidding, shouldn’t blame the computer. It’s the player’s responsibility. Just want eyeballs.
But still, the score estimate function is not working properly.
OK, I know it is hard to estimate the score in the middle of the game. But for this particular game
up to move #246, 247, 248, that’s right before both parties pass, it still shows white wins by 1.5 but when the final score is out, black wins by 0.5. The board did not change at all for that 3 steps and the final board. And the …
consider this image from one of my last games:
It says I’m winning by 9,5 points, but how? As I understand it, it counts the area, dead stones on the board, captured stones and komi. All of this is marked on the board and only marked spaces are counted.
So the score should be:
Area 14 10
Marked Dead Stones 3 0
Captured Stones 1 0
Komi 5,5 0
I’m fairly new and don’t seem to completely understand how scoring works… A lot of times the estimated points seem to differ slightly from the end result, even if both mark the same stones and I can’t understand why.
For example in this game
the estimate showed black wins by 1.5 points, but the end result was white by 0.5. Why is that?
And if I count the score manually, I get black by 0.5…! What am I missing?