I have played the game for many years now and find that it is most enjoyable if you totally forget to count during the game and do the scoring at the end.
It is critical also to not make mistakes when you do all the scoring. I have always looked for a mobile app to count my scores with.
Unfortunately there was no app out there that considered the bonus ...
It does not matter if a group is “surrounded” (which is hard to define); all that matters for the score is enclosed vacant points.
Vacant points only connected to stones of one player count as territory for that player; if “area scoring” is in use, points occupied by a player also count for them, but this seldom alters the result(!). Stones ...