Wednesday, March 03, 2010

NJ Open Round 5

These pictures were all taken by Don DeCourcelle.

This was an incredibly peaceful game. Not a single stone was captured during the game. The final position has one dead stone of each color near the center of the board. This is not unusual for me since I am basically a very peaceful player.

The first image is a picture of the board just before scoring. I played black in this game and the bottom territory is worth 49 points. After confirming that fact, we simply removed the lone stone on the first line and placed it elsewhere, and didn't bother to arrange that area any further.

Here I am with my gray hair pondering the board. Don posted these images to Facebook, and I find it amusing that I had made an appointment to color my hair as a reward for reaching my goal weight about an hour before I saw this photograph on Facebook. Seeing it only confirmed the wisdom of my decision.

This is my worthy opponent Iris Lin, who had won all four of her games in the New Jersey Open before our game.

Here is a graphic representation of the board position that Don made for me.


Adrian Petrescu said...

Wow, that generated image at the end is stunning. Do you happen to know how Don created it? Does he have his own custom raytracing model for it or something?

Terri said...

I have no idea how he did it. Maybe he will read this and respond.

Terri said...

I can tell you that he had access to the sgf file because I mailed it to him, so he probably used the sgf file to generate the image. Aside from that I have no clue.

dondec said...

Adrian, yes I use a professional 3D package & custom software for this. It’s driven by SGF files - placing moves on the board and dropping captures in the lids... an art form with a personal-message! BTW, thank you – so glad you noticed my work. Artists works hard for such comments. – Don

T said...

Don, I have the same appraisal for the graphic presentation !

It looks both real and artistic/created.

Tommie said...

Don, can this software also easily prepare multiple images, from different stages of the game ?

Hence, be used as a replayer for a game?

How much is the software?


Terri said...

Don, That is so cool. And it also explains why there are no stones in the lid.