Tag: Go

  • Go!

    I just played few quick games of Go on Kiseido Go Server. It was definitely fun, but also made quite clear I am no good in Go. I played two games against players of approximately my level and lost both (I also lost a lightning game to a much better players — no surprises there). […]

  • Go

    I got myself a new Go opponent: GNU Go with Jago user interface. I have an installation of older GNU Go on one of my Unix shell accounts, but for some reason I hadn’t thought of getting it on my home PC. Well, now I have it so I can play real 19×19 Go against […]

  • Of handicaps and silence

    My blog has been a bit silent, but it’s been a slow start for this game year. First game sessions are coming next week: I’m planning a Tichu session next Tuesday, Friday I’m going to a meeting of the Finnish Diplomacy Association board, there’ll be fun and games, then the Sunday is board game club […]

  • Gaming year 2002 — the statistical review

    I love keeping the statistics for the games I play. I like toying around with the numbers, seeing how they go. Of course, the biggest rewards come when you can make deeper, more complete analysis. Changing of the year is a natural time for that. I can make a fairly complete review of the past […]

  • Another lost game of Go + some escaping from Alcatraz

    Another game of Go, another loss to Janne. This time the numbers were more to my favour, 62-75. It was quite an interesting game, actually — Janne started killing one of my groups right away and actually managed to do it — when he did it, the group was about 20 stones. However, I got […]

  • Second game of Go

    We played another game of Go yesterday. This time the stones weren’t on my side: Janne beat me 76 to 51 (I was black, he gave me again 9 stones handicap). I managed to build a very nice and large territory in the middle of the board, but that was pretty much all I got. […]

  • Go game yesterday

    Well, I did play a game of Go yesterday. We played on a 19×19 board and Janne gave me handicap of nine stones (he’s about 15k, I’m about 25k). It was an interesting and pretty close match, which I eventually won by 4 points. I had more separate batches of territory, but he had about […]

  • Go comics

    This is your brain — This is your brain on Go Ko Fight Club has some of the best Go-related comics I’ve seen. Also, it’s not a bad idea at all to check out the RussCon session reports.

  • Summer of abstract gaming

    If I had to define the theme of this summer, it’s been abstract gaming. I was looking for something to do with my e-mail as I was constantly connected at work. Well, I found PBEM games. I’ve played many games now on Richard’s PBeM Server. The interface is quite nice and the games have been […]