About David Ormerod

David likes teaching, learning, playing and writing about the game Go. He's taught hundreds of people to play Go, including many children at schools in Australia. In 2010 David was the Australian representative at the 31st World Amateur Go Championships. He's a 5 dan amateur Go player and is the editor of Go Game Guru. You can find David on Google+ and follow Go Game Guru on Facebook, Google+ or Twitter.

Gu Li strikes back: Gu Li vs Lee Sedol jubango – Game 3


Gu Li 9p chalked up his first win in the MLily Gu vs Lee jubango, forcing Lee Sedol 9p to resign in game 3, on March 30, 2014. Lee and Gu faced one another in Chengdu – the capital city of Sichuan, China – having traveled straight there after their game at the 10th Chunlan Cup two days earlier…

Don’t miss Lee Sedol vs Gu Li this weekend – Plus, weekly Go wrap up


One more quick update before we send out the weekly newsletter. Don’t forget that game 3 of the Lee Sedol – Gu Li Jubango is on this weekend. Join Go Game Guru’s An Younggil 8p and discuss the game with him while watching Baduk TV Live…

How we just saved a customer $93 on international shipping for this Go board


If you live somewhere other than the US or Western Europe, you know how expensive international shipping can be, right? Especially when you want to buy something as heavy, big and unusual as a Go board. It’s just hard to find them locally in most places…

Weekly Go problems: Week 115


Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: Sometimes when a stone is in atari, it’s even less useful than if it weren’t on the board at all. Intermediate Go problem: The opponent’s vital point is your own. Hard Go problem: Normally Black’s corner group would be dead…

Lee Sedol races ahead 2-0: Gu Li vs Lee Sedol jubango


The second game of the MLily Gu vs Lee Jubango got underway on outskirts of Shanghai on, February 23, 2014. In what can only be described as a very disappointing game for Gu Li, Lee Sedol snatched the game from the jaws of defeat in the late endgame, to win by half a point…

Lee Sedol gets off to a flying start: Gu Li vs Lee Sedol jubango


Go fans around the world gathered to watch as the first game of the long awaited jubango between Lee Sedol 9p and Gu Li 9p commenced in Beijing, on Janurary 26, 2014. Lee Sedol, playing black, started with the micro Chinese formation, and white 6, 8 and 10 were typical of Gu Li’s powerful style…

The showdown of the decade starts this weekend: Gu Li vs Lee Sedol


In less than 48 hours, the most anticipated match of the decade gets underway. Lee Sedol and Gu Li will play the first game of the ‘MLily Gu vs Lee Jubango’, in Beijing, China. A 10 game match to determine the stronger player of the two. Game 1 of 10 will begin at…

Weekly Go problems: Week 113


Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: It’s easy to trap stones near the edge of the board. Intermediate Go problem: Capturing races play a role in life and death problems too. Hard Go problem: Once upon a time, I showed this problem to a 7d who was sharing accommodation with me at a Go tournament…

Weekly Go problems: Week 111


Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: For your first move, you need to find a point that creates miai. Intermediate Go problem: The key to resistance is to first understand what your opponent wants. Hard Go problem: Black’s shape looks dreadfully thin, but there’s still a tesuji for making life.

Happy new year! Here’s to 2014

This is my dog Mac, he's 14, he likes Go and he approves this message.

Happy new year everyone! Thanks for making 2013 another great year at Go Game Guru. Wishing you all the best for 2014! From David, Younggil and Jing.