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Some common Go terms
  • Komi
    An extra number of points (moku) given to White, which may be used in various ways:
    1. To compensate for the alleged advantage Black has when playing the first stone.
    2. To avoid a draw (jigo) as a game result by using a fractional number (for example 6.5 komi).
    3. To act as a form of compensation between players of different strength.
      For further explanations see: What is the difference between conventional and proper handicap?
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