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Mar
23
answered Is one allowed to play Go with a notebook?
Mar
22
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Mar
20
revised Why is this NOT joseki?
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Mar
20
answered Why is this NOT joseki?
Mar
16
comment How far can you safely extend from your own wall?
@naught101 Black stole the edge area from white, so white cannot make eyes there anymore - which sucks, because making eyes in the center is much more difficult (it simply takes more stones to do so). Accordingly, white cannot expect to make many points with this group (because she will probably be busy to keep them alive). I'm not saying the white stones are weak, but they are weaker than they should be, without any gain in exchange - it is simply a poor trade, and white should try to avoid it if possible. In this case, it is relatively simply to avoid without major losses, so why not!
Mar
14
awarded  Popular Question
Feb
28
comment What happens in Go if you “take back” a ko before making a ko threat?
I was not aware of that. I thought the rules we used at the EGC (and other tournaments) are official, and did not cover this - or did they? I may have misremembered.
Feb
7
reviewed Approve world-in-flames tag wiki excerpt
Feb
7
reviewed Edit Does this creature give itself +1/+1?
Feb
7
revised Does this creature give itself +1/+1?
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Feb
7
reviewed Edit clash-of-cultures tag wiki excerpt
Feb
7
revised clash-of-cultures wiki excerpt
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Feb
7
reviewed Approve harry-potter-rah tag wiki excerpt
Feb
7
reviewed Approve city-of-horror tag wiki excerpt
Jan
29
comment Fight - can black stones be killed?
I know there is a book which explains this sort of situation, but I just can't remember which one it was. It also covered why 7 is a mistake (a classic - everyone made it at one point in their Go career, I bet).
Jan
29
comment Fight - can black stones be killed?
In the second to last picture, 7 should be either at 9 or at C3. Once black gets 15, there is absolutely no way to kill it - however, the shown sequence is not correct in several places. For instance, 19 should definitely be at 20, and black can very easily live with 21 at M2, even though he has even better ways.
Jan
28
comment Tsumego intermediate problem 11 - possible without winning ko two times?
Can only agree :)
Jan
25
comment 3-3 invasion into 4-4,6-4
Given your proposed S18, black would just play Q18 and while white is alive, she'd be confined completely and black's outside would have no weaknesses at all (and end in sente, of course). Compare to joseki, in which white gets more points and black gets a weakness (cut) on the outside.
Jan
9
comment CGoban 3 doesn't ask for saving a review!
KGS is not under active development anymore, it seems to have been mostly abandoned. There is a HTML client in the making, which is supposed to replace the Java client, but its progress rate is horrifying, if I may say so.
Jan
4
answered CGoban 3 doesn't ask for saving a review!