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Post #1 Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2016 8:39 am 
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Hello everybody,

I'm Revilo, 36 years old, from Frankfurt and I learned the rules of Go six years ago, mostly just out of curiosity.

In my former, and still sort of current life, I'm a lifelong chess player and enjoyed my competitive peak in my mid twenties when I managed to exceed ELO 2300 to snatch the FIDE Master title.

At times chess just bore me out and then I would delve into other games of strategy. Since my early twenties I play backgammon and at times it served me well in supporting my university tuition.

I've always been more fond of deterministic perfect information games, though. I played Xiang Qi and Shogi but when the AlphaGo appeared on the horizon, I got redirected to Go. The fascination was twofold - beside seeking a new challenge while being bored from playing chess for just another time, I was also extremely fascinated by the progress in AI put forth by Deepmind - I had once developed a chess engine myself and was always keeping an eye on new algorithmic developments.

And second I always felt the appeal and elegance of Go. So I gave it a try again, this time with the goal in my mind to become a decent player.

I'm planning to create a study journal to track my progress. Up until now, I've made it to 14 kyu on Pandanet after 150-ish games (79-65), starting from the bottom. I've also begun to attend the local go circle. Results here are like 10-12 kyu.

Anyway, that has been quite a long introduction. Let's see where the journey will lead to :)


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Post #2 Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2016 9:15 am 
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Welcome! I'm always glad to see other people like myself who enjoy both games.

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Post #3 Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2016 10:44 am 
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Revilo wrote:
I managed to exceed ELO 2300 to snatch the FIDE Master title.
Welcome, congrats, and enjoy! :)

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Post #4 Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2016 12:54 pm 
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Glad to have you as part of the forum. I look forward to following your journey into go!

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Post #5 Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2016 1:42 pm 
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(Since people already welcomed in the forum language, I take liberty to reply in German)

Moin Revilo,

und willkommen hier, es wird Dir gefallen, denke ich, dies ist ein nettes Forum (auch wenn’s auch hier mal heiß hergeht … kein Vergleich zum DGoB-Forum :roll: )

Grüße aus der Lüneburger Heide,

Tom

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