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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.


Nov
12
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.
Nov
12
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
12
revised Do strong Go players play simuls, like in chess? Do they ever play blindfolded?
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Nov
10
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.
Oct
28
reviewed Approve suggested edit on life-adventures tag wiki excerpt
Oct
19
awarded  Yearling
Oct
18
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 :)
Oct
18
answered Go - How does one count territory in these two scenarios? (9x9)
Oct
18
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Go - How does one count territory in these two scenarios? (9x9)
Oct
15
revised 4-4 high approach joseki question
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Oct
15
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) :)
Oct
10
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.
Oct
10
revised 4-4 high approach joseki question
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Oct
10
answered 4-4 high approach joseki question
Oct
6
comment How to apply the ko rule (Go)
If such a situation arises in your game it would be great if you could put in a photo of it. We could try and analyze it, and I think it might be easier than you expected. It feels (not sure) like you have wrongly interpreted how to treat that situation. Maybe not though, ko tends to be good for surprises :)
Oct
6
comment How to apply the ko rule (Go)
@adam.baker Yes, you are right. However, such a situation is really rare. If you have a situation with multiple ko at the same time, usually one player will simply close one of them and ignore the other (whatever gives him the best result globally). It is extremely unusual that all ko are connected and one player absolutely cannot give in. In such a situation, superko would apply, and you would have to keep track of the previous situations, or whatever your used rule book states (it's not something everyone agrees on...). Hope that clears it up a bit.
Oct
2
comment Translation Software
Hello @Leopold, welcome to this site. I'm afraid this is not the best place to ask this question as we probably don't have the required expertise to give you a really helpful answer.
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
11
revised Are professional ranks representative for how many stones of handicap players can give each other?
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Sep
8
revised 4-4 high approach joseki incomplete?
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