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Question: Is AQ accounting for the number of handicap stones for score calculation? #84
I am asking specifically when playing for Chinese rule. There is not 100% consensus regarding area scoring and handicap games, but it is usual to add the number of handicap stones to the points made by white. So that White score, after removing all dead stones, will be the sum of :
For instance, Leela Zero accounts for it:
From what I can read in the code; AQ does not account for it:
Could you confirm?
I crafted the enclosed SGF file (9 handicap stones, komi 11.5) and asked AQ to evaluate final_score. Result for AQ: B+132.5
In the same time, Leela, Leela Zero and GnuGo give B+112.5
If I count myself (Chinese rule):
Now, even without accounting for the handicap stone, it should be B+121.5 and not B+132.5 which seems to indicate that AQ does not accound neither for handicap (<- this might be ok, depending on rule set) neither for komi.