Deja-vu about certain shape-aggregates

I was playing a move in my game against Mimei and kept swearing that I had a shape similar to the circled shape in another game: Then a few days later in my game against Valgaav I struck by having a similar large-shape consisting of of many common shape patterns (bamboo, table, etc): It’s odd how as White and as […]

What would you play in this #goposition

Gelato has an interesting corner-oriented style of play, where he often opens with a 3-3 and 3-4 stone… in this game, he chose a 4-4 stone, but played the joseki where he keeps the corner. We pick up the action at move 35 My analysis:

After a 4-month drop from 5k, I have now returned to 5k

4 months ago, I made 5k on OGS primarily by playing live games based on what Clossius teaches: “just dont lose… play defense”… then I started playing all sorts of blitz games and a whole lot of blitz games and I dropped to as low as 8k. In my return to 5k I have only played 4 or 5 live […]

“5 Simple Questions for a Virologist” by Dr. Tom Cowan

reprinted from Truth Comes to Light (who reprinted it from Dr. Tom Cowan’s blog). Hello, everyone. Almost three years into the “great virus debate,” we’re still awaiting answers to questions we have for virologists. I thought this would be a good time to put forward in one place the five most basic unanswered questions, with the hope that any virologist […]