Excerpts from Dutch Go Magazine

This is the more exact link.

On Jan 20, 2016, the number of legal positions on a standard size Go board was determined to be …

2081681993819799846
9947863334486277028
6522453884530548425
6394568209274196127
3801537852564845169
8519643907259916015
6281285460898883144
2712971531931755773
6620397247064840935

I don’t think the exact number of possible games can be computed practically.

It also seems this article only considers possible Go games that are taking 100 to 300 moves. I’m curious what this number is that is displayed.

You are confusing “number of positions” and “number of games”.

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Ah, my mistake.

No, I don’t think anyone has been able to compute the number of games.

But, if it hasn’t been discovered, then where does the quoted number originate? In a respectable publication like the Dutch Go Magazine it must have been sourced from somewhere.

The SL article links into r.g.g.

Winter 2011

5 new go books for the EGCC’s library:


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I was surprised that a word as basic as beginner was loaned from English, but then…

happy Germanic noises

beginnertje reminds me of pichón.

beginnertjes, pichones, beginnerlets? :D

Doesn’t roll off the tongue like danlets.

Beginnen (German) = to begin (English).

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Three covers

An artistic one


50 years Dutch Go Federation


The first Dutch Go magazine


Dutch Champions




Take care of ladders and staircases


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April 2011


Kissinger & go

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I’m surprised you think it would be a loan word :stuck_out_tongue:

Before you think it, there’s many words that are the same in Dutch and English. Like, rat, plank, plant, lamp, hard, hand, water (somehow all examples I can think of contain the a as a main vowel).

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the pieces are not all on the board, and your opponent is always capable of introducing new pieces

Also the case in that other great Oriental game, shogi.

And in gomoku, now that I think about it.

October 2010

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And tic-tac-toe and and many other games, but in itself that does not preclude reading/calculating. So this was not a well thought-out argument by Kissinger IMO.

December 2009

Fan Hui

December 2008


Puzzles

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