General News

At Go Game Guru, we like to keep the Go news separate from other news. Here you'll find the latest news about what's been happening on our website, as well as articles that don't quite fit anywhere else.

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

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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…

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.

Buy a Go board for just $5 (plus, new Go game sets now available)

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Since we announced our new Go equipment last month, we’ve received a lot of requests to sell the Go boards in the Featherweight Go Set individually, without the stones. Today we’re pleased to announce the Featherweight Go Board – a lightweight, portable Go board which you can buy for just $5, including free worldwide shipping…

Introducing new, affordable Go equipment (plus, why we’ve changed our pricing)

The Featherweight Go Set, among the lightest full size Go sets you can find anywhere, saves you money on shipping.

You may have noticed that we’ve recently added some new equipment to our store and adjusted some of our prices. We’ve received quite a lot questions about this, so I thought I should write a quick post to explain these changes…

3 years of Go Game Guru

Happy 3rd birthday Go Game Guru!

Today we celebrated the third birthday of Go Game Guru by eating noodles (a Chinese tradition which Jing reminded us of). Likewise, in the short time we’ve been doing this, it’s become our annual tradition here at Go Game Guru to pause to reflect on the experiment and ask readers how they think things are going…

Now in store: Commented Games by Lee Sedol – Volume 2

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Commented Games by Lee Sedol Volume 2 – Dream to be the Best is now in stock and ready to ship worldwide! Daniela Trinks from Baduktopia has worked incredibly hard on the translation and, in my opinion, the quality of the finished product is even better than that of Volume 1…

Commented Games by Lee Sedol (Volume 2) hits the press!

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Great news everyone – the wait for the eagerly anticipated Commented Games by Lee Sedol: Volume 2 is almost over! We’re excited to announce that the book is now available for pre-order, exclusively from Go Game Guru. For a limited time only, we’re pleased to offer you FREE Worldwide Shipping on pre-orders…

6 new Go books (and a few others too!)

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Today we added six new Go books from Hinoki Press to the Go Game Shop and also updated a couple of older books. The highlights of the current and upcoming titles are the four new books from Valery Shikshin’s Theory and Practice of Go series and two books from the Best of Kido series…

Congratulations Younggil and Jisun!

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Congratulations Younggil and Jisun! Married on Saturday March 23, 2013.

A year of Go in photos 2012-13

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Throughout the year, we see a lot of Go photos. And sometimes, when we see something funny, clever or interesting, we save a copy to share with you! Here are some of our favorite photos from the last year or so. We hope you’ll enjoy them…