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“they have a similar ranking system as the chess E.L.O.”

Elo is named after its creator Arpad Elo, a Hungarian-American physics professor.

Panic over, we know that Ryan Li isn’t a secret chess master.

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A surprise Go sighting in an old Japanese movie.

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@FinrodFelagund Sacrilegious but great scene - I only knew the Zatoichi by Takeshi Kitano - thanks a lot for posting this gem. ^^

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(no, I’m not going to watch a 10-hour stream with commentary in a language I don’t understand (not now, maybe later tho))

Is it customary who arrives first to clean the stones and the goban?

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I think you’ll find the answer in Wipe goban: tournament's etiquette?

S_Alexander: Looks like generally it’s challenger’s job and they have to come early to do it, holder usually comes second.

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The new jubango game between Stephanie and Ryan Li is out Epic Battle Game 8: Stephanie vs Ryan - YouTube

I see there is another “top 10 players” video, out this year: Top 10 Best Go Players Ranking (1956 - 2020) - YouTube

An interview with Cho Hun-hyun, in case it wasn’t posted before: An interview with Cho Hunhyun, author of 'Go with the Flow' - YouTube

Hanayeol is making a new Q&A series (?): QnA - endgame - YouTube, QnA - josekies - YouTube

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Redmond has two new reviews out:

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OGS!

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Hot off the press:, from Redmond’s channel

I imagine @tonybe would be interested in comparing didactic techniques~

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Note that Ke Jie plays his move, presses the clock and then removes the stones.

I think I was once told that in the British rules one is meant to remove all the stones before pressing the clock… the distinction, I suppose is whether the act of removing the stones should be considered part of the move.

I wouldn’t have thought so – removing the stones ia rather the consequence of the move. It’s a manual action, whereas the move is the outcome of the period of thought that the time is allotted for.

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Some professional 13x13

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It probably doesn’t matter when it’s like one stone, and you’re not under time pressure.

Now imagine instead 30s byo-yomi, you need a couple of seconds to process/read opponents move and then need to remove ~10-15 stones or something like that. Then it really matters :slight_smile:

I think I was also told one could pause the clock for large captures like that (IGA not BGA), although I don’t really know how to one some of the ing type clocks I’ve used.

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Well someone has to post the actual video!

Also Yeonkaru’s hair is legendary.

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I couldn’t find the actual video :slight_smile: I didn’t think of it being on a separate/new channel :smiley:

Thanks for posting!

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Redmond commentary stream from a few days ago.

Yoonyoung and Nick Sibicky have also made two or three new videos each, but none that really look interesting enough to post.

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Has anyone else found Nick Sibicky’s videos a little too bot-oriented lately?

He seems to have stopped actually explaining his or his opponent’s moves in genuine terms (slow, overconcentrated, wrong direction, passive etc.) and now just says “this was the top AI move, which made me feel warm and fuzzy” and “the bot didn’t like what my opponent played, he hadn’t been keeping up with the latest computer trends”.

I’m not sure he realises that one could watch an SDK give that level of commentary, and that people watch his videos to see him provide insight from his own mind, not from KataGo.

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I think he felt warm and fuzzy because AI validated the move, not because of the move.

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Where’s the Go in this video?