Murphy's Law Applied to Go

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[ext] Murphy's law - Anything that can go wrong will go wrong, is as universal and generic as go. Therefore it is only natural to apply Murphy to Go:

  • Every atari you make is a thank-you move.
  • If your group is unconditionally alive, it will die in ko.
  • If you reach yose you missed the right time for resignation.
  • The atsumi you are proud of is actually korigatachi.
  • Honte is gote.
  • Solid is heavy.
  • If you play hamete you will lose. If your opponent plays hamete you will lose.
  • Play fast, lose fast. Play slow, lose slow.
  • There is death in just about everything.
  • The opponent will play where you'd like to play next.
  • When you arrive at the club, the number of players becomes odd.
  • If you play greedy, you only reduce your potential territory. If you let your opponent's dead groups lay there, he will suddenly capture your pieces and turn them into living groups.
  • You never have enough moves to make life.
  • As your skills improves, so also improve the creative ways that you will find to lose the game.
  • Play lightly and your opponent will capture your stones. Play solidly and he will take all the territory.

Murphy's Law Applied to Go last edited by VanMorrison on May 17, 2018 - 11:13
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