On the usual go board, intersections are not equal: when you place a stone, it can have four liberties, three (on the side) or two (in the corner).
Have you ever thought of a go board, on which all the intersections would have four liberties? Nikola Tsarigradski has created such a board - it has a shape of a torus (or simply a donut).
In the August edition of the European Go Journal, we will publish Nikola’s article on his research.
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Nordic Go Dojo ran a toroidal go tournament on the variant Go server before
with some comments on some of the games from players here for example
I feel like I kinda cheated my way through the tournament with simple random luck.
24 participants were split into 6 groups of 4. There were 12 dans, half, so two dans per group. But division was random (which somewhat makes sense since ranks are from different servers and it’s toroidal). I ended up in a division with 6k, 15k and 16k. But that’s not all. 16k didn’t show up because they mixed up timezones. 6k also missed the tournament. So I only needed to win against 15k.
They misread and pull…
and a video
Here are my games with some commentary (5 separate videos, click the playlist icon in the upper right to switch between them):
I accidentally recorded the first round with the wrong mic, so the audio gets a little better from round 2.
just for further interest.
In the August edition of the
European Go Journal, you will find an interview with Tobias Berben - the Editor of the Deutsche Go-Zeitung (German Go Magazine) and Co-founder of the Hebsacker Verlag - one of the biggest Western online go shops.
August 2022 edition of the European Go Journal:
Artwork on the cover by Alizée Chabin.