If people like me don't understand the game plz say so

who does not understand go featured_channel

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I’ve been playing for a few years, still don’t understand what I’m doing

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Me neither, this programming language is fucked up… :frowning:

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Programming language?? I thought we were talking about a game?

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lol

Fujisawa Shuko (one of the strongest players of his time) once said:

I can command, at most, 1 percent of the essence of go.

I guess that would put me at around 0.01 percent :wink:

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Sounds about right. Count me in for another 0.0001 percent. Well, not really on top of yours of course.

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Yeah but everyone knows that Shuko was too focused on the essence.

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I will need all 361 roundy thingies between the . and the 1.

It is true that Go is a game with a very steep learning curve. Once you learn the basics of

  • stone placement
  • liberties
  • capturing, etc.

there isn’t a lot of hand-holding to get you from 25kyu (“I have no idea what I’m doing!”) to 15-17kyu (“I have a vague understanding of what I’m doing, but I’m not very good at executing those ideas on the board”).

I’ve been writing this series of 19X19 FOR BEGINNERS articles, specifically trying to fill that gap. If you start at this first one, you should be able to find links to the subsequent articles embedded at the bottom of each article.

Good luck.

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Go wash your mouth with green soap.

Or like Go Seigen said - it’s all about finding the harmony between yin and yang.

I sort of understand but not understand at the same time.

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Ok let’s try be constructive va little bit.
If you can’t get into go, try Atari go.

Just capture stones and win like that. What you ll practice will still be useful for later, no time wasted.

5 in a row has no use later besides that. Well it’s quite disconnected from the go things, not like Atari go.

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when you cant play gotenor

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I still can’t get any legendary pokemon to this day.

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lol