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Post #1 Posted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:53 pm 
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1: you try to joseki traffic.
2: you try to protect your two eyes in order to live forever.
3: you wonder if the president has end game reading ability.
4: you like Chinese rules, because you doesn't take prisoners.
5: you worry about your home ladder being captured.
6: you no longer play chess because its too easy.
7: you read pro games for entertainment not learn from.
8: you describe your personality as being without aji.
9: you hold everyday items like a go stone. (i'm guilty of this one)
10: you polish your stones once a day.
11: you try to beat a dan level cpu.
12: you try to ko rather than connect just to make the game last longer.
13: you poke the eyes of people you don't like so they won't live.
14: you try to surround the white house with black rocks to remove it.


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Post #2 Posted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:56 pm 
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15: you describe yourself as honinbo.
16: you try to tonuki a question.
17: you challenge a dragon and he resigns.
18: you come up with new go rules that get widely accepted.
19: you climax when you capture a large group of stones.
20: if tengen is your answer to life, the universe, and everything.
21: if you only date women who play go.
22: you consistently play against yourself.
23: you buy land and surround it with rocks to make territory.


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Post #3 Posted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:01 am 
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24: you ask for a go board for christmas.
25: you have more than 2 go boards.
26: you describe yourself as dan level personality.
27: you have people visit you to play go.
28. you wonder if computers will master larger boards.
29: you try to hane a stump.
30: you try to befriend a white man so you have first move advantage.
31: you regularly post on go forums to show off your greatness.
32: you use a random number generator for your first five moves.
33: after winning and shaking hands, you wipe your hands out of fear bad moves are contagious.
34: you deliberately try to win by half a point.


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Post #4 Posted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:43 am 
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35. You reach into your coffee cup for a stone.

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Post #5 Posted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:18 am 
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35. You reach into your coffee cup for a stone.


I can relate to this :oops:

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Post #6 Posted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:29 am 
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36. You walk on intersections.

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Post #7 Posted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:20 am 
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37. You deny that it's possible to play too much go...?

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Post #8 Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:06 am 
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38. In casual, every-day conversation, you use phrases like, "we should do this for the aji."
39. Your spouse and friends understand.
40. Some of those friends don't even play Go.
41. The latter are on the decline.


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Post #9 Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:51 am 
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42. You search a beautiful IGS go client for your raspberry pi (and fail.)

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Post #10 Posted: Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:52 pm 
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43: you try and fail to take a vacation from go.
44: you study go positions in your sleep.
45: you advise to secure boarders so we have more points.
46: you know not to fight a land war in asia because they have mastered go.
47: you play mirror go against yourself.
48: you go to asia to demonstrate your skill.
49: you pray to improve even further.
50: you listen to Chinese music to immerse yourself in the game.

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Post #11 Posted: Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:06 pm 
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46: you know not to fight a land war in asia because they have mastered go.


Wei-Ch'i: The Protracted Game

I never thought much of that book, BTW.

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Post #12 Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:16 am 
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51: you never buy "50% off" items.

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Post #13 Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:38 am 
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51: you never buy "50% off" items.

52: you avoid sales in general.

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Post #14 Posted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:08 am 
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53. Your three year old eats her goldfish crackers with the correct two fingers.

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Post #15 Posted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:47 am 
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I came down with a nasty viral infection yesterday that came on really suddenly and severely, and all I could think about was, "Wow, what a jealous invasion. Seems like a good way to get killed, jumping in that deeply. It invites a severe response."

I was not surprised when my body ran a fever and burned all that little creature's territory away to nothing.

So yeah. Maybe too much Go.

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Post #16 Posted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:33 am 
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54: you think KKK is an acronym for ko ko ko.
56: you vote based on your belief of how strong the representative is at go.
57: you write a program to play go, and it beats Le-Sedol.
58: you're a member of more than two go servers.
59: you piss your pants just so you can play without interruption.
60: you beat a 9 dan, giving him 2 stone handi.


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Post #17 Posted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:37 am 
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61: in a parking lot, you refuse to park your white car in a space bounded by three black ones.
62: you start using go terms and references in ordinary conversations with your go friends
63: you start using go terms and references in conversation with you non go playing friends
64: you have no friends

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Post #18 Posted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:38 pm 
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65: you feel alone and lost on the weekend because there is no tournament you could go to.
66: you close your eyes and black and white stones keep appearing and disappearing and you can do nothing about it.
67: you think of the empty goban whenever you walk down the street and see the lines between the stone slabs which form the pavement.

65 and 66 kinda happen(ed) to me. This weekend I'll play a tournament for the 4th week in a row. It'll be strange not to play one next weekend... And 66 happened after my first tournament. After 6 rounds and various casual games over 2 days my brain was playing strange visual tricks on me when I - totally exhausted - wanted to sleep. Those stones kept me awake for a while.. :blackeye:

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