A small Go help


A small Go help

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Don Groves    (2006-09-29)
A small Go help

Thibault, How about leaving the last move highlighted (or maybe the last two moves) to serve as a memory jogger for where you were in that game without having to scroll down and read the moves. It would be a big help to us non-experts who are playing lots of games.

Thibault de Vassal    (2006-09-29 03:40:57)
Re: A small Go help

Hi Don.

That's a very good idea but I have to think about that. The program avoids to read all moves in order to display the goban. First priority is to save time processing... This change would add some work. But that's right, it would be better.

To be continued.

Roger Weber    (2006-09-29 23:27:19)
Another one

Hi Thibault,

I don't know if it's included somewhere on the site, but I didn't find it. Perhaps a little notice of the Go rules that you use on your site (i.e. chinese japanese).

A little explanation for those who don't know would be good, as with the prisoners and the endscore counting.

Regards, Roger.

Thibault de Vassal    (2006-09-30 01:35:07)
FICGS Go / Weiqi rules

Hello Roger.

Two ways to reach FICGS Go rules :

1. 'Help', then 'FICGS general rules' or 'Chess & Go playing rules' links.

2. 'Membership' link after you logout. Or this direct link :


Reminder : FICGS Go rules (2006 september 30)

"Go games are played on a 19 x 19 goban. Go moves are given by coordinates a1 to t19 (e.g. : s13), as showed on the go viewer. Please note that i letter doesn't exist on the viewer, so any move with letter i (e.g. : i5) won't be understood by the viewer, consequently the move is false. Please let the graphical interface generate the move. Komi is 7.5 points. Please note that you can pass, just entering 'pass'.

Rules for Go are chinese rules, as defined by the Chinese Weiqi Association. Both players must play until one resign, both players pass (then call referee) or game is adjudicated. It's up to the players to discuss the score at the end of the game, so calling referee should be exceptional. Scoring method is area scoring with chinese counting. Positional superko rule apply, it's impossible to repeat a previous board position."