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DestinyFate
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Go(pro) vs. Chess(con) which one is better

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DestinyFate
Voting Style: Judge Point System: 7 Point
Started: 6/14/2014 Category: Games
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 566 times Debate No: 56619
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henry2833

Pro

I think that go is better than chess when teaching war strategy, anyone who opposes me may accept this debate.

Debate rules:
1. No random words ( everything should be related to topic)
2. no forfeiting
DestinyFate

Con

In Go, once a stone is placed it cannot move, it is static. In Chess, the pieces are in constant movement, maneuvering to and fro as they attempt to complete objectives. Conceptually, Chess combines the spatial and temporal, whereas Go is only spatial. The constantly shifting style of Chess is more rewarding, and carries greater aesthetic possibilities. What's more, each piece carries a different function, giving the game an inherent sense of complexity: the potential choreography of differently functioning pieces generates, in and of itself, artistic possibilities lacking in Go.
Debate Round No. 1
henry2833

Pro

henry2833 forfeited this round.
DestinyFate

Con

Lol, your specifications said NO FORFEITING. However, you forfeited, anyways, here are other reasons for why Chess is better than Go.

Some examples include: interplay of minor pieces (bishop vs knight), pressure on the queen-side as opposed to the king-side, superior mobility and space (Chess includes the same concept of territory that the entire game of Go is based on as just one strategic inequality among others), control of a key file or square, a lead in development, the initiative (similar to the concept of sente in Go), differences in pawn structure such as doubled pawns, isolated pawns, pawn chains, etc. The list goes on, but the point is always the same: chess play is about creating, locating, and taking advantage of, imbalances in a position.

Contrast the dynamism and strategic complexity of Chess play with Go, where play focuses solely around annexing territories from your opponent.

Chess is more tactical, exciting, and fun
Debate Round No. 2
henry2833

Pro

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DestinyFate

Con

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Debate Round No. 3
henry2833

Pro

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DestinyFate

Con

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Debate Round No. 4
henry2833

Pro

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DestinyFate

Con

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Debate Round No. 5
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Vote Placed by whiteflame 2 years ago
whiteflame
henry2833DestinyFateTied
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Reasons for voting decision: Well, as the only one with arguments, Con wins those points. No one had a leg up on any of the two other areas, since both of you forfeited multiple times, and neither of you used sources.
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Reasons for voting decision: Before both forfeited, Con at least provided arguments in R2 (and provided decent ones in favor of his position, like strategic contrast). Those arguments stand without being refuted, so argument points to Con.