Simultaneous Fractional Go Game 1

Yes I do, so you can go ahead and take another corner. :wink:

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What’s our plan? @Feijoa @yebellz

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I don’t know. I’m playing Q4, I think @Feijoa is going for the top-left. Maybe you can go for another corner or add another stone to one of ours to try for an enclosure. I have no idea about the strategy in a game like this.

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Multicolor enclosures seem hard to secure. You’ll need all the chains of each color to touch both eyes, right? But I don’t know, I wasn’t able to understand the last game at all, and simultaneous moves add another layer of complexity.

I did suggest playing in the upper left. I sure hope the other team doesn’t all decide to preemptively attack me there!

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Sounds good. The opening matters very little anyway, especially when we are still trying to get familiar with the rules.

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Round 1

Team White
Feijoa: R17
yebellz: Q4
terrific: C4

Team Black
Jon_Ko: R4
Maharani: R6
Vsotvep: R16

Board position:

fractional_game2_02

Deadline for Round 2:
2021-11-14T07:00:00Z

I’m already intrigued :laughing:

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Me too! :smiley:

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I do feel like the red and orange look a little similar… Maybe one of you would like to change to green? ;3

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There is supposed to be only red (because @Jon_Ko said they prefer it over orange, and @Feijoa agreed)

You can still change your colour(s) if you want to (it does not affect the gameplay). But all players with this colour should agree.

By the way I have edited the top post so you can see who has which colour pair.

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Red and pink* I meant. The current red looks orange-ish to me :smiley:

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All the individual stones and the possible team combinations (leaving red and cerulean), in case it helps.

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Ok, this is probably the first time I made a mistake with the first move, nice trick @yebellz :sweat_smile:.

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Anyway, good, we got three corners. Like I was saying, I don’t see much point in playing close to each other for now, so I’m thinking of building more in the upper-right, maybe Q17 (anticipating a black play at Q16).

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I think the best choice is obvious

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I don’t understand. How did I trick you?

I thought you were going to play the diagonal corner, didn’t realize that Q4 was not that diagonal corner.

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Yeah, somehow I got very confused as well. I mistakenly thought that @Feijoa was going to play at around D16, but that’s clearly not what they said, looking back.

Oh well, I don’t think these opening moves are super-crucial right now.

My move this turn will be around D16, since that’s a wide-open corner. Black will either further develop their position in the bottom-right, which would lead to over-concentration (I think), of they’ll leave the bottom-right alone for now (making it not urgent for me to follow-up there).

I’m guessing that my White team mates will look to further develop in their current corners.

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So, I don’t think we’ve fully grasped the profound implications that this rule affords…

Just to be clear, this makes it possible for a stone to be both White and Black, right??

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Yes.

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I think I at least understood that rule, but it’s really hard to imagine exactly what the consequences of it will be.

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