Go weiqi world championship


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Thibault de Vassal    (2006-05-26)
Go (weiqi) world championship

Hello to all.

I've updated the rules for go world championship and go tournaments. Now the results in go tournaments qualify for the wch first stage round-robin tournament. See the rules.

It's more logical, as there's no rating system here for Go, and I think more people will play soon...

Have good games !

Thibault de Vassal    (2006-05-26 12:23:16)
First go tournament started

The first go tournament just started !

If you want to discover this famous game (also called 'Weiqi' in mandarin chinese or 'Baduk' in korean), you may see this article in wikipedia :


Thibault de Vassal    (2006-05-27 23:02:00)
An interesting quote :)

"Go is to Western chess what philosophy is to double entry accounting." from Shibumi, bestseller by Trevanian

Thanks to Vincent from http://www.godiscussions.com

Thibault de Vassal    (2006-05-28 01:06:10)
Other quotes by famous chess players

"I really believe that Go is destined to take the place of Chess as the leading intellectual game of the Occident, just as it has reigned supreme in the Orient for some four thousand years."
- Edward Lasker, Go and Go-Moku, c. 1934

"While the Baroque rules of chess could only have been created by humans, the rules of go are so elegant, organic, and rigorously logical that if intelligent life forms exist elsewhere in the universe, they almost certainly play go."
- Edward Lasker, international chess master

"You don't have to be really good anymore to get good results. What's happening with Chess is that it's gradually losing its place as the par excellence of intellectual activity. Smart people in search of a challenging board game might try a game called Go."
- Hans Berliner, The New York Times, Feb 6, 2003

"... {it is} something unearthly ... If there are sentient beings on other planets, then they play Go."
- Emanuel Lasker, chess world champion