Happy Birthday Go Game Guru

Well this is our first post. I don’t imagine many people will be reading this just yet, but hopefully that will change, given time.

Photo by Rob Chandler of Sydney, Australia

So what is Go Game Guru?

To put it simply, it’s a site dedicated to teaching and promoting the game of ‘Go’ throughout the world.

It’s a collaborative effort between professional Go player An Younggil 8p and me (David Ormerod). We both have a passion for Go and teaching it, and we recently decided to try something a bit different.

The plan

Younggil and I will both be writing about various Go related topics. We will also be putting a lot of work into material for beginners, because we believe that introducing more people to the magic of Go is the most important thing anyone can do for the Go community, no matter what country they’re in.

There are only two of us, so things might be a bit slow to start with, but stay tuned, we have a whole lot of ideas we’ll be working on over the next year.

Taking baby steps

The site is still being developed, so we’ll continue to add features and iron out wrinkles in the coming months.

If you’d like join us for the journey or tell your friends, just use the buttons above to share, or subscribe to our updates via email or RSS.

We hope you enjoy visiting our site.

Happy birthday Go Game Guru!

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About David Ormerod

David is a Go enthusiast who’s played the game for more than a decade. He likes learning, teaching, playing and writing about the game Go. He's taught thousands of people to play Go, both online and in person at schools, public Go demonstrations and Go clubs. David is a 5 dan amateur Go player who competed in the World Amateur Go Championships prior to starting Go Game Guru. He's also the editor of Go Game Guru.

You can follow Go Game Guru on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Youtube.


  1. Happy Birthday!

    Looking forward to reading your site and blog!
    I hope to be back to more go studying too once the kids go back to school (next Tuesday!). This summer has been insanely busy.

    Karen /Nanny

  2. David Ormerod says:

    Thanks Karen. Will definitely keep the blogging up this time :). Looking forward to reading more from you too after the holidays.

  3. Nice site David!

    Congratulations on getting into WAGC, it has taken me a while to confirm who exactly got in but thanks to your photo all is clear!

    Canberra Go Club! p.s. (back from long break, very long)

  4. Just learning Go; happy to find this resource. Starting at the beginning…

    • Younggil An says:

      Thanks for your kind note Emily. I hope those resource help you to become stronger and enjoy playing Go more. 🙂