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Apr
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Apr
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answered What's the longest possible forced repetition in Go?
Apr
22
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Mar
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Mar
24
comment What is this game that's similar to Go?
please note that it is completely different from Go, but : "Go" in Japanese also means "Five", so that is why it is part of the "Go Moku" name, and the board used is also similar to a goban (probably because it allows one to reuse an existing set). The rules (and the gameplay) are completely different though.. And I think you meant "13x13 board" ?
Mar
24
comment Where can I find an opening database of professional games for 9x9 Go?
@user50746 : for the analysis part, several Go program will do that for you when you upload the games in their database. So just go for the databases, like the ones Liam gave you, and the one you found too
Mar
24
answered Recording Go games and importing into software
Aug
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comment Joseki question
and taking 3 stones yields an eye (it s important to add, as if there was only 2 it could be a false eye)
Nov
12
comment Do strong Go players play simuls, like in chess? Do they ever play blindfolded?
no, I was giving out infos about the visually impaired western amateur who was playing the main tournament at that egc (and at most of them).
Nov
11
comment Do strong Go players play simuls, like in chess? Do they ever play blindfolded?
The amateur player was Pierre Audouard 4dan from France. He plays using a special board with raised lines, on which the stones (with their hollow cross underneath) tightly fit on intersections (the black stones have a additional tiny "dot" to differentiate them from the white ones).
Nov
10
comment 4-4 high approach - why is the defensive approach prefered?
I believe it all depends on the other corners! (Yilun Yang 7p made 2 marvellous books (1 for the 4-4, the other for 3-4) showing how, between several possible local joseki, all depends on quite tiny differences in the other 3 corners! I ll add the titles when I get home, but its very recommended to read them both)
Nov
26
comment Where can I watch recorded Go games from Masters?
Lately wbaduk had an English server added. From there you can jump to korean/chinese/japanese servers as well. On each you can find several "recent" pro games, some played on the site, some relayed on it. But I do prefer kgs+ (where pros teach you (usually in groups via lectures) using a nice interface. And they often teach using a Pro game as the material)
Nov
26
comment What are the difference between Chinese and Japanese rules in Go?
I like to teach Go by presenting only the Chinese rules (It focus on the main goal: occupy territory! Everything is played out. Prisonners are not important "per se" [and it's nice to show that you can just hand them over to the opponent]. So the learner knows she/he has to focus on occupying territory instead of capturing stones. Do NOT confuse them with 2 set of rules. Later, I do use Japanese COUNTING, as it's fast: put prisonners back into opponent's territory, arrange empty areas in multiple of 10 [5x2, 10xn, 3x4-minus2stones] so that it's both easy to count AND to re-count if unsure.
Nov
26
comment What are the difference between Chinese and Japanese rules in Go?
In france and america, the AGA rule is very nice: it makes every situation to be played to be resolved (where Japanese rules have many special cases treated according to the rule). the AGA/french/? rules also allow one to use both Japanese or Chinese counting, therefore quite nice to use (as both players play the same amount of stones, the counting will be equivalent in "almost every cases")
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