Heisen Go

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HeisenGo is a variant in which elements of uncertainty are introduced. It is available on Basilisk Go Server.

    • random squence of turns
      • (turns between zero and 100% random)
    • inaccurate placement of stones
      • (e.g. stone placement between zero and 100% inaccurate)

This has a substantial effect on the value of many moves. Compared to vanilla Go, it is worth considering the odds of gaining additional moves, and the value of a series of uncertain length.

With inaccurate placement, one could calculate the average value of all possible results.

B kills in one of three cases  
B kills in one of two cases  

tderz: Its name seems to stem from Werner Heisenberg's Unschärferelation http://www.steffen-grimm.de/zufallundseele/unschaerfe.gif ([ext] Heisenberg uncertainty principle):

  • (quantum mechanics) The principle that there is an absolute limit on the combined accuracy of certain pairs of simultaneous, related measurements, especially that of the position and momentum of a particle (abbrev.: Go)

Heisenbergsche Unschärferelation: In der Quantenphysik besagt die Heisenberg'sche Unschärferelation oder Unbestimmtheitsrelation,
daß der Ort x und der Impuls p eines Teilchens nicht gleichzeitig beliebig genau bestimmt werden kann.
Sie wurde 1927 von Werner Heisenberg entwickelt. Danach gilt für die Ortsunschärfe x und die Impulsunschärfe p stets
http://www.der-kosmos.de/pics/unschaerfeformel.png wobei
h = 6,6261 · 10 -34 das Plancksche Wirkungsquantum und
pi (π) die Kreiszahl (3.14159265358979323846 ....) ist.:

[ext] Stupedia's explanation of Heisenbergsche Unschärferelation

Heisen Go last edited by axd on November 18, 2009 - 22:38
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