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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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comment Why are the boards not square?
@vertigo Which go programs have non square boards? KGS for example is square. As an online player, my problems with real boards were mainly imperfect stones placement and the perspective, not seeing stones from the top.
Nov
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answered What is the formula of rank difference to handicap stones?
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comment What is the formula of rank difference to handicap stones?
@balpha No that's no duplicate. The other question is about how pro ranks are defined. This one is about linearity of handicap stones.
Nov
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comment Is there an equivalent of Deep Blue in the Go world?
1 handicap stone = 1 rank only applies to amateur ranks. Professional ranks are much closer. Perhaps 2 stones from top pro to weak pro. And pro-dans aren't a direct reflection of strength. I'd see them more as achievements which get awarded for good tournament results. "BillSpight: The traditional pro handicapping made a difference of three ranks per stone. However, with the new (post-WWII) pro rankings, there seems to be a two-stone difference between 9-dans and shodans, which translates to about 1/4 stone per rank."
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comment Is there an equivalent of Deep Blue in the Go world?
Not sure how you got 1p-2p from being 7 stones below 9p. This would put them in the middle amateur dans, with is consistent with their results on KGS.