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November 1 – 4, 2016

 

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A discussion of a midgame position, with Edmund Yiu

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Edmund Yiu and I had a discussion a while back in Google Docs about a position that interested him. I’m lazy but occasionally creative, so I finally realized I could just post a link to the Google Doc, and then you guys can read the discussion-article in Google Docs.

By the way, Google Docs can be an awesome resource for co-writing things, or turning live discussions into articles straightaway, and that kind of thing, and it’s easy to insert pictures.

 

 

 

 

When your subconscious is being mean to you…

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Lololol.

So, last night I dreamt that I lost to Yusuke Takanashi 4 times during the WOC. And I wasn’t very happy about it, too.

And when I woke up I was like “that’s crazy, it isn’t even possible to lose to Takanashi 4 times in the WOC, I can only lose 3 times maximum”.

But then I remembered that I signed up for the 10×10 WOC as well, which Takanashi is also playing in. So I actually can lose to Takanashi 4 times.

So, wow, my subconscious is A) smarter than me, and B) being mean to me :).

As for why I chose the 10×10 WOC instead of Octagon (assuming they won’t let me play in both tournaments), well first of all, the responses I got when asking which tournament I should play in were remarkably 50/50, so overall you guys were no […]

My Self-Assessment for the 2016 World Othello Championship

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In some past years I had projections for other players but this year I think it’s the least I’ve ever known about other players so I’m going in partially blind.

But I know myself pretty well at this point so I figured maybe that’s an interesting topic for some people who want the latest gossip. And since I’ve got some of the best gossip on me- here is some personal gossip!

To start with I think this is the least seriously I am taking any world championship I have played in yet. This is mostly because after last year and a couple of other previous World Championships I realized how much it does ruin a lot of the fun of the world championship to take it super-seriously (duh). It ruined the fun even to the point where, even if I had won […]

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