Always been a bit curious of what others think about the games Go and Chess. Im nowhere near pro in Chess or Go so dont take these speculations to serious plz. Just want to know what some much better players think bout the 2 games and as to why the game Go never really made it into the Western side of the world and chess to eastern.(They might be bigger then i think maybe idk. But from what i know, Go is definitely more associated to the eastern side as Chess is to the western side of the world.)
As i said, im no where near pro in Chess and im even worse in Go. In my opinion, i feel as Go is a much more difficult game. Some reasons as i why i think so:
1. Officialy, Go is played on a 19x19 size board compared to Chess's 8x8 size board. This feels as the game gets much more complicated during the end of play considering you have much more pieces put on the table while in chess, you will usually have less pieces during the end of game.
2. The pieces and gameplay. In Go there are no special individual pieces, however you can place a piece anywhere on the board and they can never move(unless captured). As taking this into account, gameplay feels much more strategic and insight is much more needed.
3. Scoring. In chess there isnt any scoring. The objective is to check-mate the opponent's king. As in Go, you score points by collecting territories, areas you control. The winner is whomever controls the most territory by the end of game or by resigning from the match. As a result, the game feels a bit more complicated towards the end. Your trying to save as much territories as possible as well as trying to prevent your opponent to do the same.
Anyways, i think both games are great and i love playing them both. Id have to say ive played both games just as much as the other and Chess has always been the easiest for me.
So, what do you guys think? Take it ez, im fragile
I think your analysis of endgame for go isn't really right... then again I'm not that good at either game. I enjoy both of them but am a skilled player of neither.
I feel like go offers a lot more freedom and creativity which is daunting for beginners (harder game to play decently at a low level?) but more interesting. Advanced study of chess seems more dry to me.
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Yeh i couldnt really find the right words to describe how i feel when i play Go end game. I guess there's just so many damn pieces on the board it feels a bit tiring and complicated trying to find ways to squeeze out some more territory need for win. Tis how i personally feel about it anyways.
I would say Chess is more fun but Go is more challenging, maybe?
scyper United States. April 04 2010 08:33. Posts 779
On April 04 2010 08:07 kefkalives wrote: The whole debate is extremely retarded. The case has been made for fans of both games countlessly on why their game is the superior one. Pointless.
I play go, 5k on kgs ;;.
LET'S PLAY. i was 4k 2 years ago. i quit since then.. and i got back recently. what a coincidence this blog came up. im around 7k now? lol
and Go is definitely harder because Computer Chess can beat pros easily. Go has infinite possibilities with ko situations. Also.. there is Shougi which is the Japanese chess. That is more popular in Japan.
love1another United States. April 04 2010 08:36. Posts 1844
On April 04 2010 08:07 Picture wrote: Does chess have a Hikaru no go counterpart? )
It has a disney movie called Searching for Bobby Fischer
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[B]On April 04 2010 08:11 Klockan3 wrote: You can't make a computer tell the difference between pictures of cats and dogs.
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Anyway it's worth to note that Chess is vastly more popular than Go, which means a larger pool of people willing to build AIs for it. Technically there are more possible positions in Go, but I don't know... weirder stuff has happened.
I don't really know anything about the Go scene, but has there been a large company like the big blue that has tried their hand at AI building for Go?
bellweather United States. April 04 2010 08:46. Posts 388
Please stop citing chess computers as evidence for go being a harder game. The reason computers have a difficult time playing go is because it's a combinatorics nightmare of a game. Chess has significantly less moves available per turn than go does and hence computers cannot compute "good moves" in a timely/efficient manner. Humans do not think like computer algorithms and hence this analogy is just inapplicable.
Replying to the OP, I'd say go is harder, but its clearly subjective.
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