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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
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
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
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).