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9.1 Introduction

GNU Go 3.0 introduced a move generation scheme substantially different from earlier versions. In particular, it was different from the method of move generation in GNU Go 2.6.

In the old scheme, various move generators suggested different moves with attached values. The highest such value then decided the move. There were two important drawbacks with this scheme:

The basic idea of the new move generation scheme is that the various move generators suggest reasons for moves, e.g. that a move captures something or connects two strings, and so on. When all reasons for the different moves have been found, the valuation starts. The primary advantages are

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