Weekly Go problems: Week 102

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Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: There are two vital points in the corner, but they’re not exactly the same. Intermediate Go problem: In this case, the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, but that’s not always true in Go. Hard Go problem: Finding a ko is easy. Too easy…

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…

Weekly Go problems: Week 101

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Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: When playing Go, you need to constantly be thinking about how to create miai.. Intermediate Go problem: How can you exploit white’s shortage of liberties? Hard Go problem: It’s not hard to get the first move, but take a moment to consider what you’re going to do next…

Go: Master the game

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The third video from the Play More Go project was released this week. As with the previous two videos, please feel free to share your thoughts and discuss the video with other Go players…

Weekly Go problems: Week 100

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Wow! Where did the last two years go? 100 weeks of Go problems. Thank you all for dropping by each week and sharing your thoughts in the comments from time to time. Have you tried all 300 problems? Let me know!

Don’t miss the 2013 SportAccord-Pandanet Cup Online Go Tournament

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Our friends at the World Pair Go Association would like to remind Go players around the world that registration for the 2013 SportAccord-Pandanet Cup Online Go Tournament closes on August 18, 2013. The tournament is open to amateur Go players worldwide and includes four different divisions…

The Game of Go: What is it?

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The second video from the Play More Go project has just been released. Their previous video, which we posted two weeks ago, turned out to be controversial. That was mainly because of a deliberate strategy to only show Go in a very limited way. So some readers will be relieved to see that this video is different…

Weekly Go problems: Week 99

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Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: Black can capture the cutting stones with a very useful tesuji. Intermediate Go problem: White’s position is very thin. Where’s the vital point? Hard Go problem: If you can picture the kind of result you want, you’re already halfway there…

Weekly Go problems: Week 98

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Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: Seeing an atari doesn’t mean you should stop reading! Intermediate Go problem: This is a special situation where white has played an inappropriate joseki. Hard Go problem: The shape that remains after stones are captured can be just as important as the stones themselves…

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…