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So earlier today I played a game of Go with a girl who had never played before, and I've gotta say, it was far and away the most bizare(sp) game of Go I've ever run across. We exchanged passes in like the mid-game, becuase all the territory was already completely defined. Throughout the entire game, there had been 1 conflict. Everywhere else we just kind of agreed on lines of demarcation by trading one-point jumps.

I can't help but wonder how this is representative of the way we've been interacting in general. I guess that's the beauty of Go: the entire course of the game is dependant on the slightest nuances of peice placment. So how can the board be anything but the manifestation of the interaction of the two personalities?

I'm assuming this community has a number of Go players... Any experiences which extend Comparable?
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bizarre
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... expecting a post from Bert any minute now...
 
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So you're mostly scared of each other..
 
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This game was born in China around 4000 years ago, and Chinese people still rules (together with Koreans and Japanese though) on this game in the world, why people call it Japanese way... Here's the Chinese word for it: Wei2 Qi2, Nick remember it first!

Must visit if you like Wei2 Qi: http://www.weiqi.net
The language's a problem? Hmmm, let's see, go to here:
http://weiqi.sports.tom.com/home.php

Click

this image, a java applet will load and you can exercise.
 
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Ellen, what 2 means in "Wei2 Qi2"? Is it some system to classify hieroglyphs?
 
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You can find out how people are when they play other board games too. Like reversi or checkers or even chess. Different people have different openings and different ways of setting you up.

When I programmed reversi, I really sat down and watched how people attacked the opponent. You can see people that are aggressive and you see other people that are very protective. The protective people had a tendency to not fall into traps.

I never really gotten into GO, people here wanted me to program it, but I got a real job and ran out of time to do it.

Eric
 
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I never heard of the game before I started reading a book called " The way to GO" yetsreday. Book tries to draw parallels between life and the game and how strategies used in the game can be applied in career and life in general.

It is quite interesting. Any experienced players here? can it be played online like chess can be played?


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Attacking is not really neccessary in GO, because when you play defense, you are playing offense at the same time. I think there are 3 different types of players when it comes to GO, and the japanese style is known for having a more defensive approach to the game. I'm not an expert, but I've played enough to know that when a person plays defensively, you have to restrict their coverage of the board to break down their "houses" as much as possible.
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GO is a pretty facinating game. I first ran into it when I was looking for a n AI project. To bad I didn't realize how far over my head I got until I was serveral weeks into it.

GO is one of the great proving grounds for different AI techniques.

Where in chess people generally don't play a computer because it is overly challenging, people generally don't play GO against a computer because the computer simply can't play to the level of a competent beginner person.

There are some tournaments that put AI against AI though.
 
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Originally posted by Mapraputa Is:
Ellen, what 2 means in "Wei2 Qi2"? Is it some system to classify hieroglyphs?



Hi Map, I gotta sleep so I have to explain in an oversimplified way. The numbers here are just the label of tones, and you know there are four tones in standard Mandarin. I said it in Fred's daughter thread, you didn't parse my message, truth hurts. Well if you are so curious I'll send you wave file illustrating the pronunciation of Wei2 Qi2 in standard Mandarin _later_.

Me not a Weiqi expert, playing this game really needs something spiritual, say, at least patience and tenacity. And, people do need _time_ to play it. Well maybe I can drag people who are really Weiqi experts (and Chinese!!!) here if you want to play online...but later, after Feb.
 
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Originally posted by Michael Ernest:
So you're mostly scared of each other..



heh... I suppose that's more or less right
 
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vasu maj:

can it be played online like chess can be played?

Yes. A google search for "weiqi server" returns more than 9,000 hits. I'm sure "go server" would return even more (try it and see!).
 
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Originally posted by Warren Dew:
vasu maj:
I'm sure "go server" would return even more (try it and see!).



If anyone wants to play with me in some weeks:
Going to have dsl flat internet in my new home. 2 weeks, 3 weeks, 4 weeks (latency might be result of my greedyness to get the "most cheapest provider with a good name").
Around 15 years ago I used to play quite a lot, but after that none.
I liked it a lot. Much better game than chess.

Don't forget to give me those 1 to 9 extra-stones at the beginning if you are a regular player.

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