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Author Topic:   EvC Chess Tournament
xongsmith
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Message 67 of 108 (638137)
10-20-2011 5:35 AM
Reply to: Message 63 by Omnivorous
10-19-2011 7:06 PM


Omnivorous notes:
Chess is complex.
Yes it is. But it makes my head hurt, like Catholic Scientist's cartoon of Jackie Chan...
So is Go (Weiqi, Baduk....)
I have spent of bit of time studying this game, but I am so poor at it after all that. I saw that I would have to do a thick collegiate concentration at my study of it. And somehow the result in my case was unsatisfactory. The Ko rule is very nice in practice, but very bad in theory - the opposite of the usual state of affairs. But Go is lightyears ahead of avoiding stupid rules on so many games, like Chess or Shogi. For a while it seemed that Go was so perfect you could almost imagine, when the aliens arrived on Earth, asking them how big their Go board was - so as to get a measure of how smart they were. But....this was quickly squashed by the various different rule sets for what should be a simple rule set - especially when it came to Seki or Super-Ko.
So, for awhile I fell into designing my own abstract games....
Years later I have seen that this is even a much worse trap into obsessive darkness than being a singer/songwriter, which I still am.

- xongsmith, 5.7d

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xongsmith
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Posts: 2603
From: massachusetts US
Joined: 01-01-2009


Message 75 of 108 (638754)
10-25-2011 2:46 PM
Reply to: Message 74 by Jon
10-25-2011 2:30 PM


Re: ChessLife
Jon notes that:
Unless we get a slew of new folk to play, there aren't enough games left to change the first place ranking as far as I can tell.
Thus:
1st Place: Omnivorous
This time. There will be another tournament-like battle later on. This is cool.

- xongsmith, 5.7d

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