Simultaneous Fractional Go Game 1

I thought something like this and has not been convinced yet. My normal Go knowledge tells me white has a broken shape here. Also, we can’t assume other black players won’t intervine in round 7.

The deadline isn’t too far away so I submitted a move anyway.

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Will you reveal which quadrant of the board? You know, I’m just asking for the benefit of your teammates so they can avoid being overconcentrated. :wink:

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It’s not history until someone makes a Sensei’s page :wink:

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Bottom left, believe it or not :smiling_imp:

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I’ll submit a move now, and it’s not C17 :wink:.

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Round 5

Team Blue Green Pink
Black @Maharani: B16 @Jon_Ko: F15 @Vsotvep: E17
White @yebellz: C17 @Feijoa: Q16 @terrific: R3

New Position:

fractional_game2_06

Deadline for Round 6: 2021-11-21T07:00:00Z

Tactical considerations aside, I think it’s quite beautiful how all colours interact with each other.

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I’d like to answer in the lower right corner.

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I support that sentiment

I want to play F17 to connect the Black chain to the outside, but I also want to play S16 to save R16… Both need explicitly stones that are at least pink and black for it to work properly, since a non-pink stone would be in atari on F17, or would capture S16 as well…

Which one do my team mates think is more important?

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Sorry for abandoning you in the corner @yebellz.

All these positions look good for me to foil @Vsotvep’s escape:

I’d prefer the direct capture but would also like to avoid colliding. So if nobody has a better idea I think I’ll literally roll a die to pick one.

@terrific if you’d like to work together to capture something let me know. Though mixing the colors seems like it will make it weaker in the long run, it might help quickly secure that lower-right corner.

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Oh, we could with together and play E18 F17 S16 with the obvious colors, I think guaranteeing at least one capture.

Oops, this is wrong.

No worries, @Feijoa. I think it’s best that we don’t overconcentrate in the top-left, anyways.

Worrying about collisions with simultaneous moves gives this game a particular feel

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I don’t think R16 can be saved easily, but extending once would add nice aji, I guess. Anyway I think F17 is more important.

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Less than two hours left… hope everyone submits a move!

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I apologise for the delay, I slept a bit longer than usual today.

Round 6

Team Blue Green Pink
Black @Maharani: Q10 @Jon_Ko: P3 @Vsotvep: F17
White @yebellz: B17 @Feijoa: Q15 @terrific: R5

New Position:

fractional_game2_07

Deadline for Round 7: 2021-11-23T09:00:00Z

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Looks like team black is not doing so hot in the corners department…

So much fun to look at and ponder though! :slight_smile:

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Glad you are enjoying it!

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I think my next move is obvious.

Well, I’ll capture at S16.

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I’ll try to assist in the lower right.

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