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Stephen Tavener
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Only just turned two, and she's playing go.
Well, almost.

Clementine was playing white. She likes the white pieces; they're nice and crunchy. She got off to a fast start, so I quickly put a few pieces down as black.

http://rainbot.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/images/go1.jpg

Tricky, but Clementine was one step ahead of me:

http://rainbot.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/images/go2.jpg

And what a finish; black didn't stand a chance. Or white for that matter!

http://rainbot.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/images/go3.jpg

I'm so proud...
 
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I didn't know they made little standing Go boards that small...

Looks good for a "nice quick game", though I've never played on a board that small before.
 
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Go board from:
http://www.rittel-verlag.de/100590/1/1001/924.htm

I thought beginning players should play their first 100 or so games on a 9x9 board to get the hang of life and death, then move up to a 13x13, then finally the 19x19.
 
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Gorgeous!

Sometimes playing WITH games is as much fun as playing them.

My almost-2-year-old can't be left alone near chess pieces (she's the mighty giant who eats - or at least slobbers all over - their puny armies) or any other games, particularly Uno cards. We've even played a little "Tummy Ache" as a jigsaw puzzle rather than turn-taking activity - and her sister's old "Junior Uno" has been sacrificed to the Appeasement Fairies.
 
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Wow, it travels! (Though not as well as a magnetic set ) Neat! And it's such an awesome set! Nice bowls!

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I thought beginning players should play their first 100 or so games on a 9x9 board to get the hang of life and death, then move up to a 13x13, then finally the 19x19.


I just started out brutally on 13x13. Sensei says I haven't lost my first 100 games yet, so cannot yet reach the next level of enlightenment.

Perhaps I shall tag along a 9x9 on the daily ferry commute and see if I can find some people who are willing to play...
 
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My almost-2-year-old can't be left alone near chess pieces (she's the mighty giant who eats - or at least slobbers all over - their puny armies) or any other games, particularly Uno cards. We've even played a little "Tummy Ache" as a jigsaw puzzle rather than turn-taking activity - and her sister's old "Junior Uno" has been sacrificed to the Appeasement Fairies.



Oh, yes; we know all about the appeasement fairies; we've lost a couple of packs of playing cards. Clementine has to be watched very carefully around the go stones though - I wouldn't mind her swallowing the odd one or two, since it's apparently normal for professional go players to go through that stage, but the crunching noises are very alarming.
 
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Of course in Japan children reach the professional go ranks at age 18 months .

She's adorable. I seem to remember when she was a new concept and I know I haven't gotten any older since then...
 
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