TheBovrilMonkey
TheBovrilMonkey

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Location: High Wycombe, England
Member Since: 3rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 2629
Posted:I've just bought myself a new Go board to learn to play on and I started wondering if anyone here plays it.

So, anyone?


But there's no sense crying over every mistake. You just keep on trying till you run out of cake.

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Cassandra
Cassandra

Froggie ... Ribbit !!!
Location: Back in Paris... for now !
Member Since: 8th Jun 2001
Total posts: 4224
Posted:I love that game, it is beautiful and very strategic ... but am not patient enough to play it I am affraid. It is wonderful. Many of my friends from Aikido practice play it

Also, if you have time, do read "the go master" from Kawabata... it is a wonderful short story

shine on
Cassandra


"I want brown bread... no, that is diesel oil..."
"So I was raised in Europe, where History comes from ..."
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Paddy
back from the dead...sort of
Location: 4341'N 7938'W
Member Since: 23rd Feb 2002
Total posts: 884
Posted:Hey BovrilMonkey,
I'd be up for a game if you like. We'd be a good match, because while I do like the game and know how to play, I don't know anyone that plays it so I don't have much experience. Just let me know where I need to go.


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TheBovrilMonkey
TheBovrilMonkey

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Location: High Wycombe, England
Member Since: 3rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 2629
Posted:I'd really want to give you a game Paddy, except for us being on different continents.
If by some bizzare co-incidence you're travelling around near London on the 18th of May, I may well take my board with me to the common.
Until then, I occasionally play on the msm gaming network because it's pretty certain that you'll find someone willing to play.


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Cassandra
Cassandra

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Location: Back in Paris... for now !
Member Since: 8th Jun 2001
Total posts: 4224
Posted:it'd be cool if you brought the board in May. i'd love you to explain it to me again if you have time

"I want brown bread... no, that is diesel oil..."
"So I was raised in Europe, where History comes from ..."
"NON !!! La Plume de mon oncle n est pas Bingibangibungi !!!"

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TheBovrilMonkey
TheBovrilMonkey

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Location: High Wycombe, England
Member Since: 3rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 2629
Posted:No problem Cassandra, I'll bring the board along. Time is a commodity I'll have plenty of since I can't do that much spinning, so I'd be happy to go through the game with you as well as I can

But there's no sense crying over every mistake. You just keep on trying till you run out of cake.

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Paddy
back from the dead...sort of
Location: 4341'N 7938'W
Member Since: 23rd Feb 2002
Total posts: 884
Posted:I thought you meant you were looking for someone to play online. I knew there were online gaming things, but I thought you had to know the IP of who you wanted to play, or something like that...I forgot you could play strangers.

Hmm, maybe I should know what I'm talking about before I post. THat happens to me a lot.


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Paddy
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Location: 4341'N 7938'W
Member Since: 23rd Feb 2002
Total posts: 884
Posted:Also, I don't live around anyone on HoP...I often forget that a lot of you know each other and could get together for a game of Go if you so fancied. (I'll go pracice poi on my own now...sniff. )

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[Nx?]

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Europe,Scotland,Both
Member Since: 5th Nov 2001
Total posts: 3749
Posted:Nix Love Go

This is a post by tom, all spelling is deleberate
-><- Kallisti

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Kyrian
Dreamer
Location: York, England
Member Since: 15th Mar 2002
Total posts: 4308
Posted:quite a fun game, havn't played in a few years tho... don't worry, i don't live near much of anyone either...

Keep your dream alive
Dreamin is still how the strong survive

Shalom VeAhavah

New Hampshire has a point....

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Cantus
Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road
Member Since: 30th Jul 2001
Total posts: 15965
Posted:Where might one find an online version Paddy?

"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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nomad
nomad

retired
Location: Paris, France
Member Since: 15th Jan 2001
Total posts: 356
Posted:I love Go, such a beautiful game. I wish I had more time to play it. If i were stuck on a desert island, i'd probably make a board and play all day. It's very spiritual too.

You can play on Yahoo Games, there are players from all over the world.

Nomad


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Cantus
Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road
Member Since: 30th Jul 2001
Total posts: 15965
Posted:What? Like, foreigners you mean? Ooh, I don't know about that.

"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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Paddy
back from the dead...sort of
Location: 4341'N 7938'W
Member Since: 23rd Feb 2002
Total posts: 884
Posted:Cantus, I think Yahoo has some online games and MSN as well. I've seen my sister play some online games on other sites too but the names escape me now.

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SaBBaS
enthusiast
Location: Madrid, Spain
Member Since: 4th Jan 2002
Total posts: 215
Posted:heyall
i know, i'm going to sound stupid... but what is go?!?!?!
i just hear everybody talk about how nice and fun it is, but i have no clue about it.
could anybody explain something about it or give a URL where i could see it??
thx
SaBBaS


Don't you destroy your enemy by making him your friend?? - Rev Bem (Magog), Andromeda

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TheBovrilMonkey
TheBovrilMonkey

Liquid Cow
Location: High Wycombe, England
Member Since: 3rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 2629
Posted:Go is an oriental game that's played on a board marked with a grid and pieces called stones.
The players take it in turns to place their stones on the board anywhere the gridlines cross, aiming to capture as much territory as possible.
That's basically it, there's a fair few websites that explain it better than I ever could, there's one here, one here and another
here

[ 24 April 2002, 22:30: Message edited by: TheBovrilMonkey ]


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Spiral
Spiral

Oolering Man
Location: Farnborough, Hampshire
Member Since: 12th Jan 2002
Total posts: 729
Posted:AS far as I am aware, its a japanese game that the feudal lords and samurai used to play, to practise battlefield strategey and tactics. Theres a few of us play here bovrilmonkey, so if ever your in sheffield, you'll have to pop in for a game, Just remember to bring the bovril (and the mugs coz someones eaten all mine....)


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vanize
vanize

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Austin, Texas
Member Since: 21st Aug 2001
Total posts: 3899
Posted:I've been playing off and on for about 20 years - my dad used to make me play him weh I was young and he was board. I never really got into it until he died and I ingerited his board and stones. I've benn teaching a few of my friends lately for lack of other opponents.

-v-

Wiederstand ist Zwecklos!

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ShawnF
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Location: Springfield, MA - USA
Member Since: 16th Dec 2000
Total posts: 162
Posted:I swear, I am constantly amazed by how much stuff is connected to each other. I just got into this game after watching fansubs of Hikaru no Go, a Japanese anime show that involves the game...

Then found a place in the mall that was temp. there that was selling the board. Cool stuff. Also, to connect with that Pi Trainer thread earlier, Go is featured in the movie Pi.

Seems like a fun game, even though I have not played it very much yet.

Cool stuff...
Shawn


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Cassandra
Cassandra

Froggie ... Ribbit !!!
Location: Back in Paris... for now !
Member Since: 8th Jun 2001
Total posts: 4224
Posted:
Shawn Fumo is back ????
YAY
Last time I saw you post i guess was on our discussion about online personnalities !!!
Nice to read you

shine on
Cassandra


"I want brown bread... no, that is diesel oil..."
"So I was raised in Europe, where History comes from ..."
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