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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 Why did black avoid the straightforward capture here?
Regarding the counter attack (I think you means after the last diagram in my post), certainly, black has to be careful, but the fight is at least even so it's better than, well, not being able to start a fight at all.
Nov
12
comment Why did black avoid the straightforward capture here?
I don't think this is an issue. To make it a ko, white whould have to play bad shape, making her group more heavy. And even if black simply defends, the exchange does not really help white.
Nov
12
comment Understanding influence and using it properly
I used a modified example from Sensei's and a few examples and text passages given in Strategic Concepts of Go by Yoshiaki Nagahara 5d, chapter 4 and 5.
Nov
12
comment Understanding influence and using it properly
consulting a few books right now, not satisfied with this answer at all yet
Nov
12
answered Understanding influence and using it properly
Nov
11
answered How to protect a large piece of side territory
Nov
11
comment How to protect a large piece of side territory
@Paul, what is your level in Go? So I know how to direct the answer
Nov
11
comment Where can I find a good Joseki database?
Nice idea, but seems to offer little practical value
Nov
11
comment Why did black avoid the straightforward capture here?
@Adrian Have you got a SGF of the game at hand?
Nov
11
answered Why did black avoid the straightforward capture here?
Nov
11
comment Why did black avoid the straightforward capture here?
Whoa, nice one. I got a slight idea, but I'm only 1d so probably wrong.
Nov
11
answered How far can you safely extend from your own wall?
Nov
11
asked Why are the boards not square?
Nov
11
comment What is the difference between thickness and heavy stones?
todo: add diagrams
Nov
11
answered What is the difference between thickness and heavy stones?
Nov
11
comment Why are Chinese stones half-convex?
Nice explanation. Lead me to a followup question: go.stackexchange.com/questions/160
Nov
11
asked Why are Chinese stones half-convex?
Nov
10
comment Where to play Go online?
It's fine to add this as a separate answer. DGS is a major Go server and deserves it's own place in the list.
Nov
10
answered How to play teaching game and give a useful review
Nov
10
answered How do ranks work in Go?