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Still alive, but barely

Having two eyes is not the only way to live! There is another, more dramatic, way.

Stones are only dead if they can eventually be captured

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There are no points for groups in seki.

All said and done; these players are at an impasse. Both players are better off not attacking the other. Therefore, they agree to truce. In scoring, these groups bring no points whatsoever. It can be disappointing to be reduced to seki but it is a hell of a lot better than dying!

Seki comes in many different shapes and sizes.

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