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23rd May 2006, 13:05
"Go uses the most elemental materials and concepts -- line and circle, wood and stone, black and white -- combining them with simple rules to generate subtle strategies and complex tactics that stagger the imagination. "
- Iwamoto Kaoru, 9-dan

24th May 2006, 05:44
White is always trying to kill a bigger group than black is trying to save

30th May 2006, 12:18
Hitting your opponent on the head with a wooden stick is vulgar style.

2nd June 2006, 00:24
One is never aware enough of the violence in go.
Audouard, Pierre

3rd June 2006, 01:18

Here are a few:

"No matter where you are going...there you are!" Buckaroo Banzai

"I still don't understand triangle, circle, square." Terry Dobson

"In a real fight, Aikido is 70 percent atemi and 30 percent throwing’." Morihei Ueshiba, (as remembered by Gozo Shioda)

"Excuses, excuses...its all excuses!" Kyosah

"Even the Losers get lucky sometimes." Tom Petty

"Lets call out his name...TommyK, TommyK!" The Saw Doctors

Just to get it started.

22nd June 2006, 07:54
Tesuji is Japanese for "Damn, why didn't I think of that?!?

22nd June 2006, 09:47
"Go is easy: you just have to play the right move every time."

L.Paatero, local 3-dan.

24th June 2006, 19:54
The board is a mirror of the mind of the players as the moments pass. When a master studies the record of a game he can tell at what point greed overtook the pupil, when he became tired, when he fell into stupidity, and when the maid came by with tea.

24th June 2006, 20:04
When playing go resentments must clear away and thoughts
become like the moon arising at night . . .
They are in the ocean of endless births and deaths,
and the go stones are like the numberless grains of sand upon the beach.
Even though they struggle, their hearts remain gentle . . .
In the game their hands reveal benevolence.
The mantra Aum reverberates in the sound of the pieces striking the board.
Before our eyes the boundaries of life and death become visible,
the pattern of Nirvana itself.
The white and black of the pieces are the colors of day and night.
The star points are the nine lights of heaven
and the three hundred and sixty intersections are the numbers of the days of the year . . .

2nd July 2006, 21:16
Sir, we are surrounded.

Excellent! That means we can attack in any direction.