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miagc Invitation Letter I have received an open amature Go tounament invite and have received permission to post it here. The Word document below has detail for the tounament. Please contact the organizers directly if interested. The contents of the document are as follows: MALAYSIA INTERNATIONAL AMATEUR GO CHAMPIONSHIP (MIAGC) Dear Sir / Lady We are pleased to inform you that the Malaysia International Amateur Go Championship (MIAGC) will be held in Syeun Hotel, Ipoh, Malaysia from 11th to 16th March 2017. This event host by Perak Non-Islamic Affairs Department and organize by Ipoh Wei Qi Enterprise. Ipoh Wei Qi Enterprise would like to extend our invitation to you Weiqi (Go) Association (Club) to participate in this coming event. Each Association / Club can send up to unlimit players to join this event. This tournament is only open for Amateur players and also extended to whole worldwide. For your information, […]
I want to run an idea past the group. I know the US Go Congress has just ended, but I want to run an idea related to our next Go tournament. Why don’t we have a limousine service pick us up and take us to the tournament? Arrive in style! I recently had the privilege to meet Mike Collins, the owner of Blacklick Limo Service, and I had a chance to look at some of his vehicles. I’ve never considered a limo outside of a wedding or prom setting before, but Mike offered to give me a discount that could make it more affordable. Mike’s limo website is http://www.blacklicklimoservice.com. Check it out and let me know what you think.
Tim has supplied me with the missing Kerwin videos, so the Kerwin video page is complete. If you would like to download the videos, simply “right click” on the image you want and “save link as…”. I will add an exclusive downloads page if there is enough desire for it, but for now this can suffice. Additional videos reviewed by Kerwin will be uploaded to the site soon. I hope to include game records on the page as well, but it depends on my formatting ability. As always please send any questions or suggestions to my email firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello Columbus Club! I hope things continue to go well. Here is a game I played recently at Sung-So baduk school. The opponent is I Il Lam (“21 Man”), owner and head teacher at the school. We have played many 3-stone games. Hoping for a better result, I tried a different first move. I do not know how to embed sgf files so here’s a link to an OGS upload of my review. Please forgive any mistakes: https://online-go.com/game/5242716 May this be of use! I have learned a lot from the Sung-So team–they are fantastic!
Here I’m posting a new game, but this one was played on KGS. Last week at the Columbus Go Club, I did not play a game, only watched. This week I played a great game with Jeff, but neglected to record it. I don’t recall game well enough to replay them from memory, so today’s game is probably lost forever. This game is a match I played on KGS. My opponent liked to cut instantly. I played OK in the upper left corner, but played poorly on the lower left corner and the upper right corner. As it was, I seemed to come away with a great deal of potential territory before my opponent’s time ran out. I would have loved to see what he might have come up with, but I believe the lag was the end of it. As the game stood I felt like I was ahead. […]
I’m posting two games here today. The first one is a game played between Dylan and myself at the Columbus Go Club on Sunday the April, 17 2016. I won the right to choose color, so I chose white. Dylan played a blitz style game while I thought my moves out slowly. Dylan seemed to read better than I did in a number of places. I think he might have won if he played slower and looked for more options even if the first move he saw looked right. The game below was played between Dajiang and Jeff at the Go club on the same day. This one was a fun game to watch. Dajiang wanted to remind us of the Asian games section of the Asian festival coming up on May 28-29 at Franklin Park on Broad St. Some of the Go club members will be there as […]
Getting better at Go requires that the game is played, and preferably reviewed. But when a match isn’t possible due to time or lack of an opponent, studying life and death problems can very helpful. I recommend starting with the basics, like low level problems. Some joseki and fuseki problems are ok too, but life and death, in my opinion, will serve you better. My first introduction to life and death was a book. That book is: “The Elementary Go Series, Volume 4 Life and Death” This book is a good start, but where to go from here. There are many books on life and death, and some additional ones can be recommended if you ask. As mentioned in the THANK YOU post on the home page, Tim Kington wrote a program called GoGrinder. This program is excellent for life and death problems, and the incorrect buzzer is a good […]
The Columbus Go Club would not be what it is today if Devin did not take control. His constant effort to promote the Go community in the Columbus area has led the Go club to where it is today. Devin saw a need for a new meeting location and made it possible to meet at the current location instead of the former meeting place of North Market. THANK YOU for picking up the reigns of the Columbus Go club and turning it to what it now is. The owners of Tea Zone Bakery & Café get a big THANK YOU for giving us a unique place to meet and play our games. There is such a good menu of drinks and food that there is plenty to choose from while playing our games. The setting inside is a perfect theme for Go games and the club. Tim Kington, a Columbus […]
This was an embarrassing game for me, and I almost didn’t post it, but take the good with the bad. All games have lessons in them. I missed an opportunity at H17, but I was still pleased with my game until I played move 94 at O3 instead of N5, even though. I was too cocky and thought I could get away with playing slow. I didn’t read the situation well at all and was relying on my walls instead of reading the situation out. To further my blundering I played move 104. There was no real reason to push in here. I was greedy to separate stones and again did not read this out very well at all. I later missed the reason behind my opponent’s move at R14 on move 155. This was the point where I wanted to resign but played on. To add to my dismay […]
The first step to getting good at playing Go is to learn the basic rules. One of the easiest ways is to use an interactive learning system. One of my favorites is “The Interactive Way to Go” (click the name for a link directly to the site) I like this one because it goes through the rules and gives playable examples as you proceed. The link takes you to a flash version, but a downloadable java version is available as well. After the moves in the interactive tutorial series is second nature, I suggest playing a Go variant called the capturing game on a 9 X 9 board. This game plays like go, except the winner is the first to make a capture. This game helps to instill the need to keep stones connected as well as helps new players escape from traps designed to capture. Eventually a new player […]