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.

3 years of 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

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!

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!)

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!

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

A year of Go in photos 2012-13

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…

Get free worldwide shipping on Go boards, stones and bowls

Have you ever wished you could get free worldwide shipping on Go equipment? We did. But since nobody was offering it, we decided to do it ourselves! Starting today, you can buy Go boards, Go stones and Go bowls from our Go Game Shop and get free shipping to anywhere that mail goes to. It doesn’t matter whether it gets there by truck, by plane or by camel…

Get Baduk TV English for just $20 (or try the new day pass)

We’re really excited to announce that we now have enough customers to reduce the price of Baduk TV English to just $20/month (and we’ve already done so). Baduk TV is a 24/7 Go TV channel in Korea. Earlier this year we announced a partnership between Baduk TV and Go Game Guru to bring Baduk TV to Go players worldwide…

How to watch Baduk TV in English

Baduk TV is a television station that broadcasts programs exclusively about Go. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Until very recently Baduk TV was never easily accessible to people outside of Korea… Starting now though, you can watch Baduk TV with English subtitles at Go Game Guru.

Commented Games by Lee Sedol: Now available in English – Worldwide

Thanks to the excellent work of Daniela Trinks from Baduktopia, Volume One of Commented Games by Lee Sedol is ´╗┐´╗┐available in English for the first time. The book contains over 300 pages of some of the most detailed and insightful Go commentary ever seen in English, as well as plenty of background material on Lee’s life and career, and his thoughts about many aspects of Go…