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Definition of "komi" []

  • Compensation points for the white player in the board game go. (noun)

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Use "komi" in a sentence
  • "Thus tournament directors or some go organization set the so-called komi at 5.5 or 6.5 or 7.5 level, which means that the player of the black stones is considered to be the winner if the score of the game is greater than komi; otherwise, when the score is smaller than the komi value then the player of the white stones is considered to be the winner."
  • "About not using komi– I see the point of course, but I do think questions about what komi is “fairest” are interesting."
  • "Excuse me for being thick, but is it necessarily the case that if, say, Black forces a win by 7 points with best play in an even game, best play with a komi of 7 will lead to jigo?"