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)