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Very quick adjustment to the list of 10: ready, steady, GO!

Alec Chapman
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I have made a crucial adjustment to my list of 10 games to play 100 times, in honour of the approaching 1st anniversary of its inception.

It's a bit of a cheat, but since I'm only cheating myself I have given myself a pass

I am joining Haggis and Tichu together. There is a very good reason for this, basically I will only every play Haggis if I have less than a full Tichu quorum, and since it is impossible to play Tichu with fewer than four (I know it is strictly possible, but four is the only Tichu I want to play) so it does make an odd sort of sense for the two to be combined.

Also, it makes room for a replacement no 5.

5: Go

I've been putting this off for too long.
There is a saying about Go. Apparently, it's commonly said that "you should lose your first 100 games as quickly as possible." so here goes.

I love the game, in fact it was the subject of a review of mine ages ago, when I still wrote reviews regularly. The fact that I am so godawfully, shockingly dogs**t terrible at it makes me a bit afraid of this decision, but also makes me realise that these plays will make me a better person.

I just wish I could stop shaking with fear...

As usual. Volunteers are required for F2F or PBEM games (due to lack of RL opponents available at my time of day, I am relaxing my rules on F2F games only). I can't play real time over the internet due to work commitments and firewall restrictions (grr!), so patient players would be best, methinks!

Also, anyone who wants to learn along with me, get in touch. I think everyone should try and climb this cliff face at some point (since it is my instinctive belief that Go is pretty much the perfect pure strategy game), and while you won't learn anything from me strategy wise, I am sure you will get some laughs watching me drown.

Thanks for reading!
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