So who won the Go books?

I know a lot of readers have been waiting to find out who won the Go books in our recent competitions.

In November 2011, we gave away four Go books to mark the opening of our new Go shop. There was a public competition, and also a second competition that was only open to newsletter subscribers.

Now that we’ve managed to get in contact with all four of the winners, here are the results:

Go book competition winners

1. Devin from the USA, who chose a copy of The Direction of Play.

The Direction of Play

2. Eda from Turkey, who chose Get Strong at Life and Death.

Get Strong at Life and Death

3. Nathan from the USA, who picked up a copy of Get Strong at Tesuji.

Get Strong at Tesuji

4. And finally, Fábio from Brazil, who selected Lessons in the Fundamentals of Go.

Lessons in the Fundamentals of Go

Congratulation to the winners and thanks to everyone who entered!

Photos of the winners

Here are some photos that Devin, Eda and Fabio sent in.

Devin playing out a position from The Direction of Play.

Eda enjoying Get Strong at Life and Death in a cafe.

Fabio's just unpacked Lessons in the Fundamentals of Go.


Are the any Go books that you wanted?

Didn’t win? As much as I’d like to, we simply can’t afford to give Go books to everyone for free, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get the book you wanted! Have a look at our shop to buy Go books.

We do our best to make the prices and shipping costs affordable for you. If you have any questions you can read our frequently asked questions page, or contact us directly.

How to find out about future competitions

If you want to find out about future competitions and news, the best way is to get our free newsletter.

Among other things, newsletter subscribers get weekly updates with all our latest Go news, articles and tips. However, if you prefer to get more frequent updates about Go, you can also follow us on your favorite social network.

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Recently we setup a Go Game Guru page on Google+. Google only enabled pages recently, so you might not have seen us there yet. If you’re a Google+ or Gmail user, stop by and say hello. And don’t forget to click +1 to tell Google that Go is important too!

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.

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  1. good idea 🙂