|Originally posted by igottaknow |
It's quite a different mindset. I'm use to games like chess where the objective is to capture the opponents pieces where as in Go its about controlling territory. Scoring is odd too, its not how many pieces you have on the board but how many empty areas you control.
Like you said, the game plays out quite differently depending on your skill level. Beginners attack/defend in one area while better players move all over the place.
yeah exactly, its why i'm not great at it at all either...
did you get what i meant about trying to stake out places you'll later want to control?
thats what i always try to do anyway, just start off in one corner, and just place stones so later it will be easy to set up eyes, or at least, hard for the opponent to... gives you a bit of stability (hopefully )