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…

Go: More than a game

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The team over at Play More Go have just released their first short Go video. As explained in their guest article from earlier this year, the intention is to promote the game by showing people what it feels like to be a Go player, and to be part of the Go community, rather than focusing exclusively on the game itself…

Weekly Go problems: Week 97

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Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: You usually want to enlarge your eyespace as much as you safely can. Intermediate Go problem: Try to make a habit of identifying the vital points and getting to them quickly. Hard Go problem: The move order’s a bit tricky, but if black keeps playing ‘the only move’, white will die.

Weekly Go problems: Week 96

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Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: How can you reduce white’s liberties as quickly as possible? Intermediate Go problem: It sounds mercenary, but it doesn’t matter if stones die. Hard Go problem: The vital point isn’t particularly elusive. The hard part is dealing with white’s resistance…

Weekly Go problems: Week 95

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Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: You should try to consider all possible ways of making life. Intermediate Go problem: Go isn’t just about capturing stones. Hard Go problem: Capturing three stones always makes an eye. Pay close attention to the possible shapes on the board…

Go at the 4th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games

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The 4th Asian Indoor & Martial Arts Games kicked off on June 29, 2013 in Incheon, Korea. The Asian Indoor & Martial Arts Games is an amalgamation of two multi-disciplinary events – the Asian Indoor Games and the Asian Martial Arts Games. It attracts over 2,000 athletes…

Go Seigen: The Go Master

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June 12 is Go Seigen’s birthday. In 2013 he turns 99. Go Seigen is a legend in the Go world. In fact, he’s one of the first professional Go players many people learn about, along with Lee Changho. He’s also well known by the Chinese reading of his name, Wu Qingyuan (吴清源)…