Blind-Go is to the game of Go what Blind-Chess is to chess: playing just orally, without
any board (or possibly with an empty board as a visual support).
OneColor-Go consists in playing with just one color for stones - you have to remember which stones are yours
and which stones belong to the opponent.
If you want to play blind-go on your computer, the best interface I know is "qgo".Qgo has also a "one-color go" option.
If for some reason, you prefer gogui (like me, because it's more convenient for connecting to a bot),
you have to modify "gogui" because there's no option for this.
You can just download the source,and remove the drawing options; but if you're too lazy for it,
you can download http://www.lri.fr/~teytaud/blindgogui.tgz . It's just a minor modfiication of the sources,
and I will remove it if one day the official gogui includes a "blind go" option.
I've also made a hack for "one-color go": http://www.lri.fr/~teytaud/gogui-1.3.0onecolorgo.tgz
Compilation from the sources:
- install ant, xsltproc, and the Docbook XSL Stylesheets (with e.g. aptitude under Ubuntu)
- get in the directory, type "ant"
Then, you can launch it by
java -jar ./lib/gogui.jar -size 9
(just for launching gogui in blind mode or one-colonr mode)
or if you want to connect directly to our program:
java -jar ./lib/gogui.jar -size 7 -program '/home/olivier/mogoblindgo --9 --nbTotalSimulations 200 --earlyCut 0 --minNumberOfSimulationsOfResign 190 --firstMoveFixed -1'
Info: our program MoGoTW (from LRI laboratory, Inria Saclay, TAO team, UMR Cnrs)
won in blind-go against top players (with the help of Grid5000 and NUTN)