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I'm an EGF low dan, playing Go since late 2006. I was active in the community at Sensei's and the former SE-1.0 site shidogo.com, now switched my attention to BCG.SE

I'm involved in the English and German Go community in various way, most prominently I've created a platform for bad Go jokes.


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comment In Settlers of Catan, if you have unrevealed victory point cards that would make you win, are you forced to declare victory?
From my point of view, I guess the remaining concern would only be that, while you showed what the rules do not state, the actual rules or decisions of relevance are missing.
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comment In Settlers of Catan, if you have unrevealed victory point cards that would make you win, are you forced to declare victory?
Hi Gendolkari, could you add links to the cited FAQ entries? That would make this answer really solid and solve the question once and for all.
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comment In Settlers of Catan, if you have unrevealed victory point cards that would make you win, are you forced to declare victory?
Hi Mike, could you add sources, maybe quotes, to your answer? Right now it is not very reliable yet.
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comment In Settlers of Catan, if you have unrevealed victory point cards that would make you win, are you forced to declare victory?
I didn't downvote, but I guess it is unclear why exactly the initial sentence helps to answer the question. Personally, I think I understand your idea now. Formal logic is a bit like taking a sledgehammer to crack a nut, though, I guess that makes it difficult to follow ;)
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comment Small go board history
I'm only aware of the (I think) old Tibetan variant with 17x17 boards. Maybe the 9x9 and 13x13 are even modern inventions?
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comment In Settlers of Catan, if you have unrevealed victory point cards that would make you win, are you forced to declare victory?
I'm a little confused how you arrived at the first quoted sentence (?). The rest of this answer is very logical.
Dec
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comment Dan levels: difference between amateur and professional?
Hi EOL, have you had a look at boardgames.stackexchange.com/questions/5599 ? Does that link answer your question, or is it still unclear? If so, let us try and work out the differences, as right now this question looks like a dupe.
Nov
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comment Do strong Go players play simuls, like in chess? Do they ever play blindfolded?
@OlivierDulac Ah okay, sorry. The amateur I was talking about was someone else, I think around 1 kyu, but I don't remember the name and failed to find the video either. When I heard of the game, at first I thought the player would be Pierre though, too, as he is quite famous. I've seen him play using this special board. He even devised a special coordinate system to make it easier to talk about the moves, if I recall correctly.
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comment Do strong Go players play simuls, like in chess? Do they ever play blindfolded?
@OlivierDulac If you were referring to the Asian 6 dan, I just found that athos' answer contains his name (Bao Yun). He actually plays without any stones.
Nov
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Nov
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comment Go - How does one count territory in these two scenarios? (9x9)
It was not a stupid question, many people initially have trouble with scoring. You're right that the LR group of the first diagram is not alive (it is unsettled, the tsumego is a bit complicated as far as I can tell), but I think the asker was not referring to the L&D status of the groups rather, but to the general principle of scoring, as it seems they misunderstood how it is supposed to work. L&D is more advanced/complicated so I did not even consider it in my answer.
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comment Go - How does one count territory in these two scenarios? (9x9)
Hi Rikku, welcome to this site! I've tried to answer your question, but if you feel like it, also check out playgo.to/iwtg/en, in particular their counting lessons. I learned Go using that tutorial, hope you find it helpful too :)
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answered Go - How does one count territory in these two scenarios? (9x9)
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revised 4-4 high approach joseki question
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Oct
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comment 4-4 high approach joseki question
@Tomas 1) Yep, black "5", fixed. 2) After b D18, white plays atari at D18, black connects at C17, then white F15. 3) Yes, white should capture. It would be really good for white. 4) :)
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comment 4-4 high approach joseki question
Your C17 is probably better than the C18 I suggested, as it does not give black the option to E18 in sente.