Sudoku - more challenging than Go ?

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Sudoku - more challenging than Go ?

Postby suudok » Sun Jan 01, 2006 4:45 pm

Before I became hooked on Sudoku, I was a keen player of the oriental board game Go. Similarities between the two, include for example, the requirement to "calculate" ahead, albeit in differing ways, and the advantage gained by developing overall "sight" of the grid / board so as to minimise the necessity for a brute-force approach. A new web site at will include unusual items on Sudoku, and so if anyone has an opinion on whether or not Sudoku is more challenging than Go, I would be interested to hear from you.

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Postby Wolfgang » Sun Jan 01, 2006 9:12 pm

As a quick answer: No. Solving any valid sudoko is easy with a simple program, but the best go programs cannot beat a good amateur player.
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Postby Pappocom » Sun Jan 01, 2006 10:08 pm

It's not a claim I'd make, myself. I think Go has to be the world's "deepest" game (for humans, anyway).

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Postby ihope127 » Mon Jan 02, 2006 11:47 pm

It's tricky to compare difficulties, as Sudoku is a function of puzzle to solutions while Go is one of board to winners.
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