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comment GoKGS: why are 1st and 2nd dan playing 9-stone handicap game?
If you're in a chat room you can click the "custom game" button in the top right to create a game offer. Players can then respond to that request, and you can play with whatever settings you like. | You can switch the language in the in the "File" menu (leftmost). Pick "Set Preferences" (third item).
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comment GoKGS: why are 1st and 2nd dan playing 9-stone handicap game?
Yes, players can change the handicap (except for automatch).
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comment GoKGS: why are 1st and 2nd dan playing 9-stone handicap game?
From the history of games it looks like the rank is accurate. So no idea why they played such a handicap. Perhaps it's their kind of fun...
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comment What makes a cooperative game require multiple players?
In my experience a strong player can easily keep track of several times the state as a weak player and think of moves much faster.
Oct
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comment What makes a cooperative game require multiple players?
As I read the question it's all about preventing/discouraging one player from controlling multiple characters/seats. So the only part of your answer that addresses the intent of the question is "would feel really weird".
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comment Is there a site to play go online against a computer?
@Tomas KGS has guest access.
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comment 4-4 high approach joseki incomplete?
Monkey jumping and blocking at 4-2 are big endgame moves (a monkey jump is approximately 9 points in sente), but in the opening there are generally bigger/more urgent moves.
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comment What happens in Go if you “take back” a ko before making a ko threat?
@Djaian At least on KGS the point(s) blocked by ko are marked with a rectangle.
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comment What happens in Go if you “take back” a ko before making a ko threat?
One of the situations where online go is nice. Can't make that mistake :)
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revised Is Go played for money?
Added link to sensei's
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