When we play Go with the real board and Clock. When taking the opponent’s stone, do we take the stone first then press the clock, or do we have to press the clock first and then take the opponent’s stone?
What are the rules?
Because it might have an effect on the condition when we take a lot of opponent stones while we only have a few seconds left on our clock.
Very good question. Go doesn’t have a single ruleset worldwide like the FIDE chess rules.
Instead, there are several closely-related sets of rules that differ in minor details but ultimately play similarly.
Ing (used mainly in Taiwan)
AGA (American Go Association)
EGF (European Go Federation)
All these rulesets are considered to govern the same game.
In contrast, there are also proper variants like Tibetan Go and Sunjang Baduk.
If I get the chance I’ll check but I’m pretty sure that having consulted the EGF official tournament rules it is the case that you take prisoners before you press the clock with the exception that for more than three stones (maybe three or more) you can pause the clock. I have a feeling that this might have been only in overtime, i.e. if you are capturing a big group in main time then you just have to use your time doing it but if it’s in overtime you can pause.
Great example from the Pro Match, Thanks to you. LOL, you’re right. I always enjoying the moment when Ke Jie Angry about something. Mostly of course when he made a mistake or he realised he was lose in Score.
The rules of the Nihon-Kiin is that, you should take all your stones before stopping the clock (i.e. the “move” is defined as an action which is completed by taking the stones off the board (Nihon-Kiin rule article 5). Also, in Amateur tournaments that I attended, the referee reminds us of that rule, among other thing such as undo are not allowed, playing meaning less moves to force the opponent to time-out is not allowed, do not forget to pause the clock when calling for a referee to solve a problem, etc.etc.
Found the EGF rules. Remove the stones first, then press the clock except if removing three or more stones during overtime when the clock is paused while stones are removed. (I looked this up as TD for IRL tourney with fischer time. In that case there is not a clear distinction between main time and overtime so it’s not clear when the clock might be allowed to be paused to remove prisoners)