Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Your skill will accomplish
what the force of many cannot

Re: Re: Re: Looking backwards to GO forwards

by dragonchild (Archbishop)
on Sep 06, 2001 at 18:36 UTC ( #110592=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Re: Looking backwards to GO forwards
in thread Looking backwards to GO forwards

It's not a matter of when a player cannot move ... it's when a player should not move. Your list of "winning" positions is calculable in theory, but not in practice. My initial reaction is that you would have to go forwards to find the positions, then go backwards.

One of the bigger issues that that Go, unlike Chess, has a number of identical positions. Not just considering the fact that the board is rotateable (which quadruples the number of "winning positions"), but that you could swap the NE and SW corners and have the same "winning position". Or, rotate a subsection of the board.

The rules and starting position of Chess dictate that a huge majority of the potential board arrangements can never be reached, which is why it's a much simpler game.

We are the carpenters and bricklayers of the Information Age.

Vote paco for President!

  • Comment on Re: Re: Re: Looking backwards to GO forwards

Log In?

What's my password?
Create A New User
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: note [id://110592]
and the web crawler heard nothing...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others musing on the Monastery: (3)
As of 2021-01-23 04:33 GMT
Find Nodes?
    Voting Booth?