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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.


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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.
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Oct
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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
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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.
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Sep
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comment Where can I find a good Joseki database?
The Gendai is one of many sources for both senseis/joseki and josekipedia, but I would be very surprised if anyone actually input all of Gendai's content into either database. Further, those databases contain (tons of) information from elsewhere. So they are certainly not equivalent, but rather supplementary.
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revised Does the cooperative Lord of the Rings game require a decent amount of experience with the books to be playable?
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Aug
7
comment What are good ways to learn to “read” a sequence of moves mentally?
I count tesuji problems to tsumego (I think tsumego translates to (generic) "go problems"), and yes, they are very useful. TimK mentioned Davies' Tesuji book, which I found terrific, particularly for beginners. I actually started learning about tesuji from that book. Some of them are also often seen in games, or (subtly) they are the reason a seemingly obvious move was not played, and it's fun to try and find them. -- I have few experience with Go apps, I only tried a few Android ones and found them so-so at best. I don't have an iOS device, but it's nice to hear there are good apps for that.
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