If you play online, you can't move your opponents stones when they go to the bathroom.
No, go is simpler because nothing moves … the board just gets fuller and fuller … like reverse sculpture.I don't know what that is called but Go seems more complicated then that.
Go is probably a game best learned playing a real person. One of the main issues I had trying to teach my friends to play the game is that you really need to learn a bit of basic strategy to get started and all they wanted to do was know the rules and jump right in. They figured that since the rules are so simple they should be able to pick up the strategy no problem. The simplicity of the rules belie the complexity and subtlety of the strategy involved however. Even just understanding the concepts of Sente and Gote, active play and responsive play, can be very helpful.I just tried playing it on yahoo and now I hate it. I went from not knowing what it was to hating it in like 10 minutes.
As Tim states it is simpler though only as far as the rules are concerned. Learning to play chess is learning how pieces move. Learning how to play go is learning strategy. You can not play a game of go without some basic understanding of strategy or you will be completely lost.I don't know what that is called but Go seems more complicated then that.
Try KGS Go server. You have to download a light interface (in java if I remember well) and there's always many players playing. You can either play of watch games that are being played. There are also a lot of other features... try it.I have just started.
Anyone have good sites to recommend with frequent players?