Go is really difficult, and it’s not really difficult because of the size of the state space and the complexity of the mathematics. The difficulty lies in the steep learning curve. Many people have said that the rules of Go are very few and not difficult to understand. An abstract mathematical description is nothing more than a few sentences. It needs to be described visually. Someone who understands will give you two explanations in front of the chessboard. Normal people should be able to master all the rules of Go within half an hour. Okay, now comes the problem. You know the rules of chess, the concept of qi, the raise, and even the different types and its most common manifestation: the concept of robbery. You have a good grasp of the concept of robbery with good mathematical thinking. Then give you a 19-way chess board, let’s play chess. confused. This is the most intuitive experience for thousands of novices, facing an empty chessboard. It’s the same as that famous math textbook. 1+1=2, have you learned it? Very good, the next interview is to use the learned knowledge to practice: and then make a fool of yourself. This feeling is really exactly the same, that is, does this topic have anything to do with what I just learned? I am facing an empty chessboard, how can I play? You said the first step is to set the star position? Why? Where is the connection with the rules? This is the problem. Compared with other games, the consequence of the contrast between the simple rules of Go and the complicated strategy is that the strategy itself becomes very unintuitive, and the purpose (in the eyes of the novice) is very unclear. The benefit of an action, for a novice, unless you put each change map to the end, you can understand from the rule “Oh, according to the rules, here is the advantage”, but it is impossible to put all the change pictures to the end. Things. Most people who have learned Go from an early age have gone through such a stage (in fact, it may not be different for adults to learn Go), that is, rote memorization of the jigsaw, and cannot and does not seek to understand the reasons for the establishment of the jigsaw. This is actually not much different from letting kindergarten children recite poems. In contrast, the breadth and depth of other games are not necessarily obvious, but newcomers cannot see the fifth layer, but can still understand the first layer. A novice may not understand why he should be the gunner, why mine at this time, why this combination of arms, why buy this equipment, and why go to gank at this time, but the direct benefit of doing so is visible and threatens the opponent’s squadron. , Developed the economy, became stronger, and hit the enemy. We can see how these behaviors lead to the final victory. Although only the surface is seen, it is much better than the incomprehensible in the cloud and mist on the surface. As the saying goes, the insider looks at the doorway, the outsider sees the excitement. Go is a game where there is a huge gap between knowing the rules and being able to see a little bit of the doorway. Before that, the outsider could not even see the excitement. Holy book. This makes countless people who have been stopped outside the ‘doorway’ deeply feel that this game is really difficult.