Keywords: Go term

Sofu (総譜) is the Japanese go term for a kifu that contains all the moves in one diagram. Printable game records at Go4Go are examples of sofu.

Apparently, one can get an indication of a player's strength by the length of time it takes a player to play out a completed game of around 200-250 moves from an unknown sofu onto a board. Based on the comments of a 7-dan Japanese amateur, a 5-dan or better amateur will reliably be able to play out a game from a sofu in under 30 minutes. I observed him doing this and he took around 15 minutes. He mentioned that a 10 kyu might take as long as 3 to 4 hours.

総譜 is not unique to go. The term is used for a full musical score.

Sofu last edited by tapir on April 1, 2013 - 18:37
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