Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Five Ways I Fit Go Into My Life

I have been thinking about how to get as much go into my life as possible, while at the same time parenting seven kids, selling a house, buying a house, finding my garden (I think it is somewhere in those weeds over there), and baking bread.

A few ways which work for me:

1. Get up early. Even although I prefer to sleep in till 7, I can get in a lot of go if I get up at 6am instead. (Yawn...)

2. Take go problem books everywhere. Good study material during all those times I have to wait for people.

 


3. Play free games on KGS (use autoplay). This means I don't have to worry if I get interrupted and I can just resign without it having any effect on my rank.

4. Play turn based go on the dragon go server.

5. Do go problems before I check my email. (which I don't always do, but it is a noble goal, right? ^^)

How do you fit go into your life?
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4 comments:

kirkmc said...

You wrote:

"3. Play free games on KGS (use autoplay). This means I don't have to worry if I get interrupted and I can just resign without it having any effect on my rank. "

Wow, that's pretty disrespectful of your opponents. Just because they're free games doesn't mean people don't play seriously. I'll make sure to never play you on KGS: what's your name there?

pmurk said...

Another turn based server which I like a lot is OGS (http://www.online-go.com) because you can a) analyse a board directly and b) you have conditional moves.
Conditional moves are great as you can "store" your brain work, you do not have to re-think a situation all over again. It speeds up games as well.

With respect to resigning unrated games on KGS, I agree with kirkmc. This is why I play more on OGS than on KGS: I can walk away any second and just use some spre minutes in between.

Sighris said...

Hi!
I play Go on KGS.
My KGS name is Sighris which is also my name on MySpace!

mafutrct said...

I usually finish my daily duties until 5pm, then log on to KGS and play or chat while doing various stuff at the same time. If I feel like studying go or watching a movie, I just pay less attention to KGS. (A second monitor is quite helpful in this aspect.)