georgenan wrote:
S14 is the best move by designer Prof. Berlekamp and Chang Hao gave the right answer in news report.
David Wolfe may be the composer of that problem, as it is based upon his theorem.
Anyway, you can show that White S-14 is the best firs move, but four other first moves produce a White win with correct play.
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But the mathematical analysis method hadn't accepted by go players.
This problem may be analyzed using difference games, which Berlekamp and Wolfe explain in their book, and by the method of multiples, which I deveolped to illustrate the mean value theorem. I have written about both methods online for many years. Instead of the method of multiples it may be analyzed by thermography, which also appears in the book, or by other methods which I discovered on my own, and I am sure other people have, as well. See Robert Jasiek's books.
But, yes, sadly, the methods in the book have not been adopted by pros, even though the book came out in 1994, and other papers on these topics have been published since. I ran into unexpected opposition a few years ago in getting my article about getting the last play published in the magazine
Myosu. The opposition came not from a pro, but from a strong amateur on their editorial staff. {shrug}