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bio website kgsbash.org
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I'm a 25 year old EGF 1 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

Known as recorder, I published the first large collection of Go videos in the West a few years ago. I've created a platform for bad Go jokes.


Feb
5
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
2
awarded  Popular Question
Jan
29
answered Mahjong - declaring another player dead
Jan
29
comment Mahjong - declaring another player dead
Which ruleset are you using? Riichi?
Jan
8
awarded  Popular Question
Dec
21
comment At what level should one try to teach go?
Referring specifically to the goproblems.com issue: Indeed, sometimes we (as students) are presented wrong problems/solutions. I believe it is very important to challenge everything that looks suspicious, in a constructive manner: First try to find a counter claim yourself, and try to refute it - if you cannot refute it, ask a stronger player. Either he will explain something you missed in your reasoning, or he'll confirm that in fact the problem is flawed. This process is extremely important in actual games: You should challenge every move your opponent plays in the explained manner.
Dec
21
comment At what level should one try to teach go?
That's a strict view, and I think it has a very true core. However, and also for practical reasons (7 dans to teach dans for free are very limited in number, after all), I would add that a student can also learn a lot from simply listening to the teacher's reasoning. While the move may still be wrong, the student will gain some insight from learning a new perspective, if possible even those of several different teachers. However, the teacher has to be careful to clearly differentiate between (highest certaincy) facts and their personal opinions. Just this also enables same rank study sessions.
Nov
28
reviewed Approve suggested edit on chez-geek tag wiki
Nov
26
comment How can I quickly calculate the shanten number in Mahjong?
@PieterGeerkens Yes, I found a way that works somewhat nicely, luckily. I should have linked the questions. I'll leave this on here, however, because it would be awesome to also have some input from a veteran player's perspective - I have very few experience with mahjong as a player sadly.
Nov
26
comment How can I quickly calculate the shanten number in Mahjong?
The general idea is close to what I'm doing right now though.
Nov
26
comment How can I quickly calculate the shanten number in Mahjong?
Well, try something like 1233445567789m then :)
Nov
8
awarded  Notable Question
Oct
20
comment What is this game similar to Quoridor?
This one? boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/22266/zig-zag
Oct
19
awarded  Yearling
Oct
18
answered Which games are most rewarding to review?
Oct
4
awarded  Critic
Jul
21
revised What happens in Go if you “take back” a ko before making a ko threat?
added 412 characters in body
Jul
21
answered What happens in Go if you “take back” a ko before making a ko threat?
May
2
comment How can I quickly calculate the shanten number in Mahjong?
@gold Yes. Yaku etc are not important.
May
1
asked How can I quickly calculate the shanten number in Mahjong?