That's a nice way to describe it.

What I've seen is that mid-fight it will just play elsewhere. Like hard mid
fight. Middle of the fight just walk away

On Wed, Jan 30, 2019, 2:25 PM Igor Polyakov <

> I saw a game where it decided connecting its group wasn't important since
> it could still make the cut off side sabaki later
> Approaches corner, decides it's ahead, lives later
> It doesn't care about keeping groups strong as much
> On Wed, Jan 30, 2019, 13:24 uurtamo < wrote:
>> They will abandon a fight to take bigger sente. It's super scary to watch.
>> s.
>> On Tue, Jan 29, 2019, 8:06 PM Robert Jasiek < wrote:
>>> On 29.01.2019 18:53, uurtamo wrote:
>>> > it's [...] about an insane need to keep sente. my only
>>> > takeaway other than reading out fights way way way in advance.
>>> I can confirm the necessity for keeping sente with respect for the
>>> endgame but would not be surprised it to also apply during opening and
>>> middle game. One of the greatest weaknesses of my pupils in the kyus is
>>> not to play all their sentes (other than privileges preserved for ko
>>> threats or liberties) before gotes. From my study, research of and book
>>> writing on the endgame during the previous 2.5 years, I have realised
>>> the importance of distinguishing gote from sente even if their
>>> difference is only a fraction of a point (but it can be up to ca. 5
>>> points per local decision) and of exceptionally playing gote instead of
>>> sente or vice versa depending on the global context. Every small mistake
>>> in evaluation about playing too long locally etc. amounts to a large
>>> total amount when all mistakes accumulate. Programs would notice such
>>> implicitly due to their smaller winning chances when making too many
>>> such mistakes.
>>> Reading out fights in advance very deeply I have only noticed a few
>>> times during programs' play but, of course, you are right. I simply have
>>> not studied their deep reading carefully enough to witness more
>>> incidents.
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