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  1. Subscriberlemondrop
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    a lot of chess players are drawn to the oriental game of Go. Emanual Lasker, former world chess champion, became a big fan of Go, and thought the game was much deeper than chess. any opinions from chess players who are also Go players?
  2. Subscribercoquette
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    10 Dec '14 04:05
    Originally posted by lemondrop
    a lot of chess players are drawn to the oriental game of Go. Emanual Lasker, former world chess champion, became a big fan of Go, and thought the game was much deeper than chess. any opinions from chess players who are also Go players?
    i've had great chess playing friends that held Go in that high regard. i just don't get it. no help from me.
  3. Subscriberlemondrop
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    10 Dec '14 17:27
    I've been playing and studying the game for a couple of years now and am still at the shallow end of the pool. Chess will always be my first love but this game of Go is something else!
  4. Standard memberChessPraxis
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    10 Dec '14 19:422 edits
    Originally posted by lemondrop
    a lot of chess players are drawn to the oriental game of Go. Emanual Lasker, former world chess champion, became a big fan of Go, and thought the game was much deeper than chess. any opinions from chess players who are also Go players?
    I'm surprised you like Go. Because you offered to Go from the forum if enough posters, who met your conditions, voted openly by post to do so.

    Thread 161654

    This happened, and you never did Go. So this makes me think you don't know what Go means.

    Oh sorry you didn't ask for opinions... oh yeah, you did. 😛

    BTW Go is a great game, never played it, looks like Crazy Asian Checkers to me. 😕
  5. Standard memberChessPraxis
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    10 Dec '14 20:00
    Originally posted by ChessPraxis
    I'm surprised you like Go. Because you offered to Go from the forum if enough posters, who met your conditions, voted openly by post to do so.

    Thread 161654

    This happened, and you never did Go. So this makes me think you don't know what Go means.

    Oh sorry you didn't ask for opinions... oh yeah, you did. 😛

    BTW Go is a great game, never played it, looks like Crazy Asian Checkers to me. 😕
    36 thumbs down on the OP
    OMG!! WTH? SMH!!
  6. Subscriberlemondrop
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    10 Dec '14 20:11
    getting back on topic, any other opinions?
  7. SubscriberPonderable
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    18 Dec '14 16:42
    Originally posted by lemondrop
    a lot of chess players are drawn to the oriental game of Go. Emanual Lasker, former world chess champion, became a big fan of Go, and thought the game was much deeper than chess. any opinions from chess players who are also Go players?
    The student came to the amster and aksed about the best game man made.
    the master thought long on this and came up with...chess
    "What about Go?" the student asked.
    "Oh Go was already there."
  8. Standard memberredbadger
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    18 Dec '14 17:02
    Originally posted by Ponderable
    The student came to the amster and aksed about the best game man made.
    the master thought long on this and came up with...chess
    "What about Go?" the student asked.
    "Oh Go was already there."
    go is not for me/bit like reversi
  9. Zugzwang
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    18 Dec '14 19:53
    Originally posted by lemondrop
    a lot of chess players are drawn to the oriental game of Go. Emanual Lasker, former world chess champion, became a big fan of Go, and thought the game was much deeper than chess. any opinions from chess players who are also Go players?
    I have played both games. It's much much harder to program a computer to
    excel at Go than at chess, which implies that Go has more strategic depth.

    Consulting with two other amateur players, Lasker once played against a
    Japanese master (who was visiting Berlin) who gave a 9 stone handicap.
    Lasker was completely confident of winning with such a large handicap,
    but the Japanese master made all his moves instantly and won easily.
    Afterward, Lasker remarked that he expected that the Germans eventually
    should become superior to the Japanese at Go because Go's a 'mathematical
    game' and the Germans already had shown their superiority in mathematics.
    (Source: _Chess Secrets I Learned From the Masters_ by Edward Lasker)
  10. Standard memberSchlecter
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    19 Dec '14 00:43
    where do you play Go? I tried itsyourturn.com but chess and go are too much for me ...
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