September 12th, 2008

ronin

Can someone who knows Go score this position for me?


This is a 7x7 beginner-level Go position, and I can't for the life of me figure out how black loses it:

_ W _ B W B _
W W W W W W B
B B B W B W B
B B B B B W B
_ B B W W W B
W B B W B B B
_ B W W B _ _

White captured 2 pieces, black 1.

By my count there are 18 white pieces to black's 24. Black has 3 territories to white's 1, and there are 3 neutral spaces. I wouldn't call this an overwhelming victory, but black does seem to have the edge here. My iPod Touch Go program is scoring this as +50 white. Can anyone tell me how it came up with that?