The Golden Ratio a is to b as a is to a+b it is not a real number. but a relationship which we approximate as 1.6180399
When I returned to Go after a 10-year hiatus, I faced a problem: how do I get help and improve? I looked at some online training schools. I considered having a teacher. But none of that fit my budget. Somehow I found the Leela software and it helped. But then somehow I found kaTrain and […]
Was the first goal by Spain offside? In reviewing a screenshot from the highlights, it appears to be a question of the Japanese defender’s foot versus the Spain player’s shoulder. Very close. Not blatantly offside for sure. Was the handball call accurate? In reviewing the match thread comments about the penalty call we read: Natural […]
I just lost a game I was winning the whole time. But even so there were many opportunities to play even stronger. Position 1 – You need 3 corners to make that eye… I hate how obvious these L&D problems are after the game. But suffice to say that Black must have both points 1 […]
I tried to ignore this feedback on my last game. I closed the AI and tried to do other things. But it’s been 6 hours since i finished this game and i’m still nagged by the suggested best move in this position. Both alpha go and katago say that “1” is the best move. And […]
In his “Go Dojo” software Bruce Wilcox refers to this shape as an edge-crush: a third-line stone surrounded with the shape White has here is a sure kill however… the crushing stones must have enough liberties during the ensuing fight If the White stones cannot handle Black’s efforts to fight back then the edge-crush does […]
I joined the blitz tournament to get my head beaten in and to maybe learn a thing or two about openings. But before I knew it, was winning this game against someone 4 stones stronger than me and before I knew it, the opponent resigned. All I did was follow the simple protocol that shygost […]
Coming fresh off the heels of the frequently discussed topic of should config files be plain Python and coming fresh off the heels of the announcement of 2 new command-line interface generators, I felt it was time to weigh in on the simple fact that: An industrial strength application may need to be seamlessly configured […]
I was reviewing a game that I lost as part of a huge losing streak I happen to be on at the moment: I have plummeted from 7k to 9k. In the game, I was playing Black and I came to the following position which shows a hane that looked very dubious to me: Several […]
Issue 1 – the inventor said it cant be used to test infection Kary Mullis invented the PCR test and is in the record for saying I will debate Anthony Fauci to his face. The PCR test cannot be used to detect infection Yet, in both HIV/AIDs and the Corona Virus, the lynch pin holding […]
The following quote is very relevant to the game I just lost: In ancient China, people were not scoring territory at all, but instead just the stones on the board. So originally, Go was about “gaining life for as many stones as possible” instead of territory. Building a territory – i.e. an area where no opponent’s stones […]
Black Market had a siren for sale and a ravana and a nightingale. I grabbed a Nightingale just to fool around and I must say it has brought back new fun to the game for me. In FFA, I steal kills. And with the Nightingale, I can get away clean! In FFA, I rarely try […]
I just lost a game by 30 points. Now it’s time to review my mistakes. Mistake 1, Black to Play At this point, I have learned that you can seal off an invading stone by attacking elsewhere instead of attacking directly. So I told myself “dont get upset about this stone and dont chase it […]
I was working on Problem 24 in the excellent Just Go software: And I thought the program was broken because I thought C3 was a good move for Black. But once I loaded the position into Katrain, I saw that C3 did not work and that another move would save Black…. but I’m not going […]
And then this happened in the 88th minute. And then this happened in the 92nd minute… And then with 30 seconds left on the clock… What makes this so bad is you can see this is a Dortmund home game… all the black and yellow going home to a loss.
Gabriel Jesus is another person now that he is playing for Arsenal. Just watch this sick work ethic leading to an Arsenal goal The comments in the related reddit thread are spot-on.
ONE STONE is all that is required for Black to take a commanding lead from this position in this game: All I could say was “oh my god” when I saw the sequence of Black moves.
I made a post on reddit baduk about this position from a recent game of mine: I was really fearful of the framework that Black was building. And the whole game I felt like I was fighting against the wonderful coordination between his stones. After the game, I resolved to learn how to deal with […]
i was reading about a new command-line tool. And here is what I have to say: To be complete, applications should be able to be configured At the command line In a confile file Via OO manipulation of attributes AFAIK, only Traitlets allows me all 3…. and gives me a command-line interface automatically just by […]
It’s weird showering every day but at least I have the heroin to get through it.