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These include pages I like, pages I don't understand, pages I'm observing and pages I'm planning to edit.

Lobbies and Reference


Eye Shape



  • Variants
  • Alak - propose variant of variant with "life stones"
  • Might be worth a try: Simultaneous Capture, Goof, Impartial Go, Balanced Go, Paper and Pencil Go, Alak, Go Life Game, Tenuki Go.[4]
  • Maybe good for teaching: Onboard Go[4], Forced Takeback Go
  • Goal Go (with secret goals, being allowed to write one's own goals. Each goal gets assessed by a neutral third player.) - these could be great handicaps!
  • Life stones: A number of (clear glass) stones are distributed around the board, e.g. one on every corner. These count as one liberty and can not be taken from the board.
  • Neurotic Go
  • Treasure Go[4] - with harder to gain treasures, such as single eyes.
  • ... and of course Euclidean Go

Ongoing Games

[4] from [ext]

Other stuff and other sites

Recommended in The Book of Go:

Stuff I'd enjoy playing with

  • [ext] Go gems. From the picture, my favorite is the red jasper. But I probably shouldn't pick such a martian color if I want to keep a cool head.


I still have trouble getting caught up in moves that give me gote. Here are some articles that might help me:

My proverbs

"Proverb" is probably a bit presumptuous for these. But these are observations that seem to work for me at the time. So, "you" means really "me". (I could say, tongue in cheek: Following these proverbs will probably get you to 20k soon, whatever level you're at currently.)

  • You can't monkey jump when you have only 2 liberties. (11.04.11)
  • When your house is on fire, you can only go hunting when the house you're attacking is bigger, or at least when your opponent thinks so and you can leave in sente. (11.04.11)
  • Your opponent's move is not your best move if it makes you heavy. Then, play next to it to be able to catch your opponent if he plays there. (11.04.12)

Sebastian last edited by Dieter on June 18, 2014 - 14:00
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