# The game of go as a complex network

@article{Georgeot2011TheGO, title={The game of go as a complex network}, author={Bertrand Georgeot and Olivier Giraud}, journal={EPL (Europhysics Letters)}, year={2011}, volume={97}, pages={68002} }

We study the game of go from a complex network perspective. We construct a directed network using a suitable definition of tactical moves including local patterns, and study this network for different datasets of professional and amateur games. The move distribution follows Zipf's law and the network is scale free, with statistical peculiarities different from other real directed networks, such as, e.g., the World Wide Web. These specificities reflect in the outcome of ranking algorithms…

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