Tuesday, February 20, 2007
I finally broke down and bought this. It's a strong player, but I'm not sure if it's stronger than, say, WinHonte 2 or Go++ 7. Maybe all about comparable. But it comes with a raftload of tutorial software, such as move hints, joseki futzabouts and elementary problems — and, thanks to that, I've finally learned what "capture with a net" means. Beginners make a ton of stupid mistakes with unfortified diagonals and sudden death on the edge, so maybe I'll get past some of the idiocy and on to the Go.