CB Go Playing

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CB Go Playing

CB Go Playing platform!

This is a thread to play Go! If you have a board, you can set up the current position, make your move, photograph it, and put it on your thread! I will pair you at random. Here is the form:



1. Be kind and respectful. If someone makes an illegal move, gently remind them and ask them to resubmit their move. And don't criticize for low level moves. 

2. Do not play on this thread. Instead, make a thread for playing once you get paired and get the ok from your opponent to make the thread. 

3. In in-person Go, there is a process for determining who goes first. Instead, I will randomize who goes first. 

4. When the game is over, don't try to top it. Unless you want to analyse the game, let the thread sink to the back pages. 


Now, let's Go! (pun intended)

submitted by Sinusoidal
(May 24, 2023 - 4:11 pm)

Rules of Go:

1: On their turn, each player places one stone on any empty intersection. Black plays first. These stones are not moved unless they are captured. (If you're wondering what capturing is, be patient already! I'll explain it in the next section)

2: A stone's Liberty is an empty intersection directly connected to a stone via a line. Diagonals do not count as liberties. When all the liberties are occupied, the stone is dead and is removed from the board. Each captured stone gives one point at the end of the game. If multiple stones are connected by lines, they are a group and instead of the individual stones' liberties, the group's liberties are thought of.

3: You may not place a stone so that it or its group immediately has no liberties, unless that action captures a enemy stone or group of stones.

4: Upon mutual agreement, players tally the score by adding the amount of empty intersections that they have made a fence around, with or without the help of the sides, to the amount of enemy stones captured. Since white plays second, white gets an extra 6.5 points. Whoever gets the most points wins. Remember: diagonals count as fences.

submitted by Sinusoidal
(May 25, 2023 - 12:24 pm)
submitted by Top
(May 25, 2023 - 4:03 pm)
submitted by top
(May 25, 2023 - 12:25 pm)

I'll join! I still have my Go board out!

submitted by Reuby Moonnight
(May 25, 2023 - 5:57 pm)
submitted by Top
(May 28, 2023 - 4:21 pm)