#1
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Often referred to as the hardest board game in the world, which got me really interested in picking it up and then I wondered if there were any players here. Discuss.
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I played it once, Was pretty complicated If I remember correctly, Ill give it another try though, Is there a place to play it online?
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#3
I took a Go class in middle school, but I haven't played since. I remember it being pretty fun, though.
#5
Just looking over it makes it seem very long, difficult, and unfun.
And where will you find anyone to play it with?
Seems more of a pain than fun.
#6
I found the game to be extremely fun despite its difficulty.

I dislike playing online, but I know of no one in person that will touch a board game. :
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#9
That looks really fun. Too bad I don't know any body to play with
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It does look like a boy with mans hands.

On topic, i have never played it, and was expecting it to look boring as sin, but i get the general idea and it looks like it could be fun.
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#12
I tried it once when I started reading Hikaru no Go, but I found it to be really boring and really difficult.

Then, I've never seen "proper" players play.
#13
Never heard of it. Sounds cool though.
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It's not as difficult as everyone is saying. The rules are actually extremely simple. It's the strategy involved that can make it difficult to play against someone who knows what they're doing. If you play with someone on your own skill level it's great. It feels a lot like chess except that it's easier to see ahead.
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#15
Maybe you guys could help me out then. I'm having a lot of trouble understanding the territory/area aspect of the game. What does surrounded territory actually look like? Also, is it not counted until the end of the game?
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#16
I'm not very good at it, but I have a cousin who is amazing. He goes to tournaments and everything.

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Maybe you guys could help me out then. I'm having a lot of trouble understanding the territory/area aspect of the game. What does surrounded territory actually look like? Also, is it not counted until the end of the game?


Surrounded territory is basically empty space that is completely surrounded (horizontally and vertically but not diagonally) by your pieces. If a couple of enemy pieces are inside of this space but have no spaces surrounded, the space they are on counts as yours. This is only counted up at the end of the game.
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Surrounded territory is basically empty space that is completely surrounded (horizontally and vertically but not diagonally) by your pieces. If a couple of enemy pieces are inside of this space but have no spaces surrounded, the space they are on counts as yours. This is only counted up at the end of the game.

So, I'd basically have to make a square/rectangle around the empty points? I can't make a "diamond?" (as if I just captured an enemy stone)
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#19
Bumping thread because it's relevant to my interests and my thread about the Meijin Title match was largely ignored.

Anyway, if anyone is still interested I'm going to post links to places you can play and find more information.

http://www.gokgs.com/ <-play online here

http://playgo.to/iwtg/en/ <-learn the rules

http://senseis.xmp.net/? <-wiki about the game

http://lifein19x19.com/forum/ <-discussion forum about the game

http://usgo.org/ <-American Go Association website

http://www.britgo.org/ <-British Go Association website

http://www.emptytriangle.com/archive/show/1 <-Go webcomic

I'm about 1 dan. If you want help learning to play let me know.

Also, hulu has all the episodes of Hikaru no Go if you're interested in watching it (although only 60 of the episodes are in Japanese with subtitles and the English dubbed version is awful).