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comment Are shell and slate go stones fragile?
I have no sources except personal experience, but from that, it seems there is little practical difference between glass, yunzi and slate/shell. I wish I could justify buying slate and shell stones with their increased durability.
2d
answered What is the actual world ranking of Fan Hui
Jan
17
comment How do I chose invasion or reduction points?
@Christophe I have no idea how exactly black would continue after S14, but to me it looks like he can find some compromise/exchange. Not sure. Requires a lot of reading obviously, which I wanted to avoid doing too much of in this post (I was trying to keep it somewhat generic so the ideas apply to different boards, too). Let's just hope S14 does not completely destroy black :)
Jan
17
comment How do I chose invasion or reduction points?
Nice spotting the 3+5 shape, it reduces quite a lot and has good yose properties. Also surprisingly safe.
Jan
16
comment How do I chose invasion or reduction points?
@Christophe Thank you. Good points, and upon reading the variations again, I agree white 2 is a strong move there even if it's a bit risky. I've edited the question to take that into account. (The diagram your comment referred to is the fifth of "Hybrid approach".)
Jan
16
revised How do I chose invasion or reduction points?
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Jan
15
revised How do I chose invasion or reduction points?
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Jan
15
comment How do I chose invasion or reduction points?
Maybe we should shape this question more towards "How do I chose invasion or reduction points?", as that would be easier to search for by others and also reflect the core problem better.
Jan
15
comment How do I chose invasion or reduction points?
Oh dear, what have I done
Jan
15
answered How do I chose invasion or reduction points?
Dec
10
answered Does a Go variant on an infinite board exist?
Dec
9
comment How to run strong Go (baduk) playing program locally?
The strongest bots often require cluster computing, and are not available to most users. However, dan-level bots can surely be bought, e.g. remi-coulom.fr/CrazyStone
Nov
3
revised How does the example of rule 601.2h work?
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Nov
1
accepted How does the example of rule 601.2h work?
Nov
1
comment How does the example of rule 601.2h work?
@GendoIkari Yes I hallucinated, surely like this :)
Oct
30
asked How does the example of rule 601.2h work?
Oct
19
awarded  Yearling
Oct
8
comment Can black win in this Go situation?
The only conceivable move for black would be to extend his 5 stones downwards (nobi). If white hane, then black hane, and if white cuts, then black closes white in to try and create a seki - but white can make that fail by creating an eye. And even without that, white has numerous ways to resist this, so it is not at all certain if black can survive. In any case, the white group is alive, while the black group is struggling and 99% dead.
Oct
8
comment Can black win in this Go situation?
The move in the picture does not work. White will push down, then atari three times, and then white either captures a stone or connects.
Aug
11
accepted Am I allowed to take a red 5 after reaching?