Diplomatic Go 🗡 The Second Game

If @Gia would like that, I see no problem with another extension

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Thank you, but I am ready to attend the banquet. :slight_smile:

Let’s see how welcoming everyone was and who moved in for the kill. :stuck_out_tongue:

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Maybe if you had control from the start of the game our nations could have lived peacefully side by side, but unfortunately your predecessor started the aggression from move 1 :stuck_out_tongue:

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… Works in mysterious ways. :wink:

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Perhaps, others are also ready to eat :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

:fork_and_knife:

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End of Round 6

image PiggyStardust and image martin3141 collided on their first choice, but both got to play their second choice. All other players played at their first choice.

Any player with no stones on the board is eliminated at the start of Round 7. Since all players enter round 7 with stones on the board, nobody is eliminated.

Player 1st
move
2nd
move
image @le_4TC M6
image @PiggyStardust C5 B3
image @martin3141 C5 C2
image @Gia J8
image @Sanonius D3
image @Haze_with_a_Z J7
image @yebellz G5
image @Maharani H6

Round 7

In order not to be eliminated at the start of next round, a player needs 1 or more stones on the board.

Round 7 starts with the following position.


Editable demo board

Please submit your next moves before 2020-10-16T20:00:00Z

Current number of stones per player:

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Welcome Gia!!!

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I would like to found a Double Digit Kyute alliance. IIRC, at least two other players also fall into this category, right? Let’s be the underdogs everybody roots for! I’m 13k, 'fess up y’all :slight_smile:

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To quote Artaphernes’ remark to Histiaios: You made that shoe, but Aristagoras had to wear it.

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24k atm.

Ive gone down recently from mostly random losing

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25k, Eternal TPK.

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around 10k, in reality probably less (or more?) because I won against dans in timeout.

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I have mixed feelings about bringing up go ranks here, especially the thought of creating an alliance based on ranks. When discussing the more intricate details of the rules in a diplomatic game, yebellz wrote

Although I cannot completely prevent it, I am trying not to let factors outside the game influence my decisions, and go ranks fall into that category.

On the other hand I don’t want to be a fun killer, and I assume nobody can view the game in a completely isolated way anyway. I would rather not announce it publicly, but if you want to know my go rank, you can check on my OGS profile page.

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I think it’s impossible to completely remove bias, but we should try.

Further, I think that Go skill is only a small part of Diplomatic Go skill. In fact, I think that negotiation and communication skills are far more important than the rest.

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In the absence of a move submission from @Maharani, Round 7 will be extended 24 hours.

The new deadline is 2020-10-17T20:00:00Z.

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Sorry y’all, real life got busy for a hot minute.

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I’ll try to remain peaceful as long as possible. I’m playing at H5. (No rule against announcing my move here, right?)

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Of course not! Depending on the situation, other players may use that information against you… but then you might also be bluffing. So there’s some interesting strategic uses of announcing moves.

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End of Round 7

image @martin3141 collided with their first move at C4 with a preexisting stone, and with their second move at D2 with the first stone placed by image @PiggyStardust, but succeeded in placing their third choice of E2. Other than that, all players succeeded in playing their first choice.

As the only group without liberties, image @Sanonius’ group at D3 is removed from the board.

Any player with no stones on the board is eliminated at the start of Round 8. Since all players enter round 8 with stones on the board, nobody is eliminated.

Player 1st
move
2nd
move
3rd
move
image @le_4TC N10
image @PiggyStardust D2
image @martin3141 C4 D2 E2
image @Gia K8
image @Sanonius L2
image @Haze_with_a_Z K6
image @yebellz G4
image @Maharani H5

Round 8

In order not to be eliminated at the start of next round, a player needs 1 or more stones on the board.

Round 8 starts with the following position.

Editable demo board

Please submit your next moves before 2020-10-18T20:00:00Z

Current number of stones per player:

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Exciting with such an early big capture! If we had gone with the original N/2-rule I proposed, pink would already be eliminated here. I think this is a good argument for N/2 - 3 being better, since pink still has a promising position in the lower right.

Hm, isn’t the requirement for next round still only 1 stone? (8/2 - 3 = 1)

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