Go

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Much like the Chess topic. But with Go.

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+ + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +[/code]Since doing a Nigiri would be pointless, I'll move first.

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We're all amazed but not amused
By all the things that you said you'd do.
You're much concerned but not involved by
Decisions that are made by you
But we are sick and tired of hearing your song,
Telling us how you are going to change right from wrong,
'Cause if you really want to hear our views,
You haven't done nothin'.

Posts: 6936 | Registered: Tuesday, September 18 2001 07:00
Fire! Fire! Fire! Fire!
Member # 919
Profile #1
I haven't played this game in years, and I can't say the idea appeals to me all that much still, but hey...

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And though the musicians would die, the music would live on in the imaginations of all who heard it.
-The Last Pendragon

TEH CONSPIRACY IZ ALL

Les forum de la chance.

Incaseofemergency,breakglass.
Posts: 3351 | Registered: Saturday, April 6 2002 08:00
Law Bringer
Member # 2984
Profile Homepage #2
I am intrigued by this game, but I have never heard of it before. Can someone enlighten me as to the rules and the goal? IMAGE(Go_files/confused.gif)

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"And all should cry, Beware, Beware!
His Flashing eyes, his Floating hair!" S. T. Coleridge
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"It is as if everyone had lost their sense
Consigned themselves to downfall and decadence
And a wisp it is they have chosen as their beacon." Reinhard Mey.
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Quote of the Week: "I have a high opinion of myself, which makes up for my total lack of intelligence." Anon.
Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
Agent
Member # 464
Profile #3
Isn't this a Japanese game? I know of Reversi, but Go, only heard of it.

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You go girl!
All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusion is called a philosopher. - Ambrose Bierce
If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried.
Posts: 1158 | Registered: Monday, December 31 2001 08:00
BANNED
Member # 4
Profile Homepage #4
Haha. Sir David opened with a Komoku on the Tengen. IMAGE(Go_files/tongue.gif)

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The rules? I'll try to explain them to you.
Here:

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+ + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +[/code]We'll assume this is what the board looks like at the end of a game. (This is indeed not what a board would look like, but just go along with it for a bit.)

The object of Go is to gain territory, or "Moku". You gain territory when you surround that territory on all of its sides. Not counting Moki (I'll get to that later), Black has 7 moku, and white has 2 moku. At the end of a game, however, you can reduce your opponent's moku by however many of their stones you captured.

How do you capture stones? Simple- when you surround a stone formation on all sides (you don't need corners, just sides), the stone is captured. If Black were to move in the upper-left corner of the game, like so...
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W-0[/code]Then it would take that stone, and gain territory. You cannot move a stone into a space where it would immediately be captured, however, in a situation like this...
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Captued Stones:
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W- 1[/code]White can move in a space where it would otherwise be illegal, if it is capturing stones.

That raises the question... ...who wins? Because it's generally believed that black has the upper hand, it has a 5.5 moku handicap, called a "Moki". (In China, moki is 7.5, and if I'm not mistaken, Korea has it at 8.5) Counting up territory, black has 7, and white has 3. After factoring in stones captured, black has 6, and white has 2. After factoring in the Moki, black has 6, and white has 7.5. White wins by 1.5 Moku.

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We're all amazed but not amused
By all the things that you said you'd do.
You're much concerned but not involved by
Decisions that are made by you
But we are sick and tired of hearing your song,
Telling us how you are going to change right from wrong,
'Cause if you really want to hear our views,
You haven't done nothin'.

Posts: 6936 | Registered: Tuesday, September 18 2001 07:00
Agent
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Profile #5
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I'm tired of the strain and the pain, ohhh, I'm tired of the strain and the pain.

Lair of Blades
Wise Forums
Desperance
Polaris
Bash
Posts: 1112 | Registered: Friday, July 19 2002 07:00
BANNED
Member # 4
Profile Homepage #6
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We're all amazed but not amused
By all the things that you said you'd do.
You're much concerned but not involved by
Decisions that are made by you
But we are sick and tired of hearing your song,
Telling us how you are going to change right from wrong,
'Cause if you really want to hear our views,
You haven't done nothin'.

Posts: 6936 | Registered: Tuesday, September 18 2001 07:00
One Thousand Slimy Things
Member # 66
Profile #7
http://kgs.kiseido.com/en_US/
And find the "learn to play Go" -link.
It is a great way to learn the basics.

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KhothMk2: You don't get 72 virgin camels though
Posts: 995 | Registered: Thursday, October 4 2001 07:00
Lifecrafter
Member # 521
Profile Homepage #8
Moku is 6.5 now.
Black has been winning too much.
I will play net go with anyone who pms me.

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I am not really here.
Posts: 956 | Registered: Wednesday, January 16 2002 08:00