Free Go lesson competition: Game review attached

Earlier this year, I announced a competition to win a free, 90 minute Go lesson with me.

To enter, you just had to help us tell more people about Go.

I’d like to thank everyone who took part and introduced Go to new players!

The competition has ended and the winner was drawn at random from 356 entries a few days ago.

(the image above was created using jGoBoard)

Competition winner

I’m happy to announce that David Bickley from the US was the winner and that David has kindly allowed the lesson to be public, so that you can watch too!

You can visit David Bickley photography to see what David does for a living. 🙂

Watch the lesson

Update: The lesson has now been and gone, but you can still review the game just below:


Download SGF File (Go Game Record)


About Younggil An

Younggil is an 8 dan professional Go player with the Korean Baduk Association. He qualified as a professional in 1997 and won an award for winning 18 consecutive professional matches the following year. After completing compulsory military service, Younggil left Korea in 2008, to teach and promote the game Go overseas. Younggil now lives in Sydney, Australia, and is one of the founders of Go Game Guru. On Friday evenings, Younggil is usually at the Sydney Go Club, where he gives weekly lessons and plays simultaneous games.

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  1. Congratulations David, I hope that you enjoy the lesson! And it is very kind of you to allow your game with Mr. Younggil open to the public. Have fun everyone!

  2. Cool, I’m going to try and be there! Though getting up before 5am is going to be difficult for me ^^;

  3. Will the lesson be recorded so we can watch later?

  4. Anonymous says:

    Ok, but whats Your Nickname on KGS, or how can I find the game otherwise?

  5. Byung Soo Lee says:

    Nice! Thanks for making it open to everyone, David.

  6. Thank you all, I’m very excited.

  7. Byung Soo Lee says:

    I am watching the game now and it is being flooded with the usual English Game Room nonsense from kibitzers who like to make fun of everything and say random things. Maybe another public room (like the KTL) would have been better…

    Still, I appreciate the lesson being open to us.