We’ve reached the end of another year and what a busy one it’s been!
Younggil, Jing and I would like to wish you all a merry Christmas and a happy new year.
We’ll all be taking a bit of a break for what’s left of the year and spending time with our families, so we won’t be around to talk to you about Go or answer questions for a week or so.
However, we’ve prepared some articles and scheduled them to publish automatically, just in case you need a bit of a break from the festivities or start having Go withdrawal symptoms :).
During the break, if you’re browsing the site and see someone asking a question which you can answer, please help us out and share your knowledge with your fellow Go players. It’s in the spirit of giving after all.
In addition, our Go shop will still be open and functioning normally. If you find yourself in a position to buy those new Go books you’ve been thinking about, you don’t need to wait until next year. Just expect delays of 1-2 days for postage around public holiday periods.
We’d like to thank you for visiting Go Game Guru and reading our articles throughout this year. Thanks especially to those of you who’ve encouraged us, supported our growing efforts to promote Go by buying Go books, helped maintain the pro Go calendar, shared your knowledge of Go, sent us helpful suggestions for improvement, told friends about us and everything else. You know who you are!
To round out the year we’ve added a collection of some of the more interesting or amusing Go photos we’ve come across throughout the year. Some readers may enjoy coming up with alternative captions to ours and feel free to leave your suggestions below.
We’ll be back in the new year to finish off some things that we couldn’t squeeze into this one and get started on some of our other plans.
Have a safe and happy holiday with your family and friends. And, especially if you’re traveling long distances or doing a lot of celebrating, take extra care to avoid self ataris.
Younggil, Jing, David, Kuro and Shiro
Go photos from 2011
1. Team Korea and Team China
2. Park Junghwan and Qiu Jun
(Unfortunately this was the final of the last ever Fujitsu Cup :()
3. Park Junghwan and Lee Sedol
4. Lee Sedol (and Gu Li)
5. Gu Li and Won Seongjin
6. Storm trooper plays Go
(We saw this one doing the rounds on Facebook, we don’t know the story behind it, but if you do, let us know)
7. Choi Cheolhan
8. Cho Hunhyun and Seo Bongsu
9. Chang Hao, Gu Li and Kong Jie
See you next year!