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bio website kgsbash.org
location Germany
age 27
visits member for 3 years, 10 months
seen Aug 22 at 16:23

I'm a 27 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

I've created a platform for bad Go jokes.


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
comment What is the difference between thickness and heavy stones?
todo: add diagrams
Nov
11
comment Why are Chinese stones half-convex?
Nice explanation. Lead me to a followup question: go.stackexchange.com/questions/160
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
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
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
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
comment Where can I find a good Joseki database?
(1 item per answer preferably)
Nov
10
comment Where to play Go online?
please split it up ;)
Nov
10
comment Is there a site to solve tsumego online?
maybe better split it in 2 answers?
Nov
15
comment What is a “dead hand”?
Yes, by now I understand it just like @kchau does.
Nov
3
comment Are there any English servers where I can play Mahjong online?
I tried Mahjong Express, it's a nice program with a limited but reasonable set of features. Few players (only around 5-10 players online usually).
Oct
28
comment In Mahjong , what is the chance to get a hand that allows a player to finish on their first turn?
I didn't know that the term "made hand" was unclear, I'm not a native speaker and know (and misused, on second thought) the term from poker. This question is asking for the chances to get a hand that allows a player to finish on their first turn.
Oct
28
comment In Mahjong , what is the chance to get a hand that allows a player to finish on their first turn?
Just to clarify: The 5000:1 ratio described in your interesting link is not the chance to get Nine Gates but the ration between Nine Gates and 13 orphans. Both of them are, as far as I can tell, a lot rarer than 0.02%. I heard that even regular players often get them only once in their life.
Oct
27
comment What manners are specific to mahjong?
Why was this flagged as spam?
Oct
21
comment Are there any English servers where I can play Mahjong online?
As per the question on meta, I believe this question should NOT be closed.
Oct
20
comment Are there any English servers where I can play Mahjong online?
@C. Ross: This is a question that may be interesting to many people, so it should be asked on the site and be visible. Imo, Chat is definitely the wrong place for this kind of question.