mark5000's Guide to the Opening


#1

Howdy OGS’ers. Having discussed the idea to create some resources for novice players with mlopezviedma and xhu98, I’ve spent a few hours putting together a guide to the opening in OGS demo format. Now, I don’t claim to have any special knowledge about the opening. However, I have spent a good bit of time studying it, and basically every move comes from a pro game. There is nothing in it I have invented. (It’s so uncreative!) I hope one day I can invent my own opening ideas, but until then, here’s a guide for beginners as to what top pros tend to do in their own openings:

I will incorporate any useful modifications into the demo. Helpful criticism, snide remarks, and threats against the creator are also welcome. Enjoy!

Edit: this sgf preserves the markups in the original for offline-viewing.

review-28876.sgf (22.5 KB)


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Mark5000's Guide to the Opening (v2)
#2

Great stuff!


#3

This is really comprehensive and well-written! Good job @mark5000 :smile:

A little suggestion: Maybe uploading the SGF file will be great! That way people can download and view the original work as well :sunny:


#4

Really well done! Thanks!

@xhu98, there is a button on the right-hand side to download the SGF. It seems like the comments are properly preserved (althought I haven’t check in detail).

Edit: Unfortunately, it looks like only the comments are preserved, but other annotations (letters, marks, numbers) are not there in the SGF.


#5

yep @yebellz :smiley: I mean the demo could be edited by viewers so it’s good to preserve the original SGF. Last time in my “Fridays” I got heart diagrams in the demo :sunny:


#6

Oh, I didn’t even realize that others can edit it. Hopefully no one decides to be a troll.

I’ll make another post about the “annotations missing from the SGF” bug.


#7

They cannot edit the existing variations but they could share new ones that add to the tree :smiley:


#8

Some of variations are bugged maybe. In the comment it’s writen : “Black may play at A, B, or C next.” while there is no A, B or C on the goban. I’ve seen it few times.

Anyway, Great Job and well-writen !


#9

This is a display bug with eidogo, I think. Check the demo or download the sgf and see that the markings are intact!


#10

Hi. I am aware this is probably from some external app or site (I think I saw it somewhere before), but nevertheless it would be nice if it could be able to change to a bigger size. I mean the board and of course the font itself. It is real small and hard to read. Besides that - good job and thanks.

And yes, I just figured it can be changed with Ctrl+ (basically browser zoom). That is if someone also has this problem. But still some visible option or info on that would be cool and useful.


#11

thank you man
tis helps me so mutch


#12

thanks mark5000!
anyway, someone put your SGF to their wordpress website.


#13

Bumping this since it is an excellent old thread that deserves more attention.


#14