BGJ 134 Summer 2004
Reviewer: Nick Wedd
In the previous issue of this Journal, I reviewed Go Dojo: Contact Fights. Go Dojo: Sector Fights is another module of the same training program by Bruce Wilcox.
The structure of the program
The structure of Go Dojo: Sector Fights is identical to that of Go Dojo: Contact Fights. Like that module, it is easy to install and run, and uses hypertext links in a non- standard way that takes some getting used to. If you already have a copy of the Contact Fights module, you will find it easy to use. It is larger than the Contact Fights module, with 1905 pages. It only runs on Windows.
Sector lines and Sector fights
The concept of "sector lines" was invented by Wilcox in the 1970s when he began working on computer Go, and described in his 1993 book "Instant Go Volume 1".
To quote from the program: "A sector line is an imaginary line running between two stones of the same color, anywhere on the board.