OGS proverbs

Sometimes we with other players come up with silly go proverbs but then time passes and we forget them. I want to jot them down.

First of all, lately I noticed a trend, in 4 games I saw with strong-ish players (2k+) people like to pull out the ladder once even if it doesn’t work for them, so let’s make a proverb:

“If the ladder doesn’t work for you, pull out the laddered stone at least once to make sure your opponent also read it out”
or shorter:
“Pull out laddered stone at least once”

And the second one is more of a saying:
“Always ko for everything”

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“Avoid avoiding ko”

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“Learn to ko-pe”

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“The enemy’s key point is also yours.”

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https://senseis.xmp.net/?GoProverbs A helpful link!

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There’s also one called “Don’t follow proverbs blindly.” Makes sense :thinking:

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Ok, I took off my blindfold. What’s the next step? :smile:

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follow proverbs :wink:

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“What to do when you lost half of the board? Capture the other half.”

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How about these ones?

“Don’t play trick moves, play tricky moves.”

“Don’t hope for opponent’s mistake, wait for opponent’s mistake.”

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Old Chinese proverb I just made up says: Go is like a mirror. It can be both comforting and confronting, but hardly ever both at the same time.

… and create opportunities for your opponent to make a mistake.

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“What do you do when your rank goes down into the ground? Blame it on the ranking system.”

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What do you do when your rank goes up sky high?

Answer

Well, for certain you don’t blame it on the ranking system.
Getting better is always a personal successtory.
:grin:

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The other answer is resign. Sometimes that can lead to an increase in rating points :slight_smile:

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If you have 4 corners, resign.
If your opponent has 4 corners, resign.
Never resign.

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In the land of no dans, high kyu is the king.

These are terrible but can’t blame a guy for trying.

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Wait for anoek’s post about the bug.

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Is this one proverb or are these three separate proverbs?
In any case it is a lovely combination :grin:

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“Lose 50 games againt amy-bot as quickly as possible.”

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Every move is gote.

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