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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
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?
Nov
10
comment Is playing on a 9x9 board a solved problem?
This is not an answer to the question at all though. Chess bots beat pros all the time yet chess is still far from being solved.
Nov
10
asked How do ranks work in Go?
Nov
10
comment Why is the 19x19 board so much more common than other sizes?
An intersting answer, but a little too much guessing for my taste. Could you state more about the evolution and history? Afaik 17x17 is not certain to be the predecessor to 19x19. Also I'm also not sure if the 4 initial stones were the dominant fashion on early 19x19 boards. As a bonus, would be nice to see a few notes on the 21x21 research that is going on, too.
Nov
10
comment How can I create that sharp, intense sound when placing a stone?
Don't agree since I've seen (heard, rather) this on normal wooden boards, too.
Nov
10
answered Where can I find a good Joseki database?
Nov
10
comment Where can I find a good Joseki database?
(Disclaimer: I'm a top contributor at JP) The sourced variations are accurate, though their description is sometimes off. Nonsourced variations tend to be "reasonable", but not as reliable as, for instance, KJD. Recent variations show up almost instantly, though many of them as "question".
Nov
10
answered Where can I find a good Joseki database?
Nov
10
comment Where can I find a good Joseki database?
(1 item per answer preferably)