Archive for August, 2007

Replay a random professional Go game

Sunday, August 26th, 2007
I added a (small) new feature on 361points.com: the possibility to replay a random professional Go game. While I like the idea of randomness, I am not so sure this is tremendously useful, after all there are many other ways to replay random pro games – honestly I did it more as a programming exercise. The actual pool of game records is composed of relative recent games (year 2000 and newer) that are freely available on the internet – mostly from the great Go Topics website. This feature is hosted on the main entry page for two reasons: 1. I don’t know where else to put it :-) 2. For people new to Go that come to my site, it would be nice to actually see at a glance what a game looks like. Let me know what you think.

New article: “Look for double threats”

Friday, August 24th, 2007
I wrote a new article: “Look for double threats” It’s about what to do against an overplay, and here is the starting position:

Hint: the following diagram shows what not to do:

“How to Enjoy Your Game”

Tuesday, August 14th, 2007
“How to Enjoy Your Game” is the name of lesson 103 by Nam Chi-hyung in the Korea Times online journal. I liked it a lot. Here are a few excerpts:
To win a game is just one of the many joys you can get from Baduk. Don’t let your desire to win take the joy from the game itself.
If you think it is too difficult to understand a certain sequence, then just leave it and play your own move.
the most important thing for fully enjoying the game is to put all your strength and ability into every single game.