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The Important Thing to Remember

Hey everyone. As I’m sure you’ve noticed, the weekly posts have not gotten to the point where they are coming out weekly just yet. And to be honest, while I found that initially discouraging, I had to remind myself that the important thing to remember is that go is now a part of my regular life. What does this mean exactly? I’m doing tsumego daily. The amount varies from time to...

Monday Go Meditation: Game 77

So what you’ll probably notice first is that my rank in this game is a lot lower than you might expect. This is because my OGS rank is super outdated as I never played many games and lost a few games due to time around the time I took a break.

Weekly Go Progress: Week #15

Overview I have to say that if you asked me two weeks ago whether or not I’d be in the midst of getting the go blog back and running, I would have told you that you were crazy because I was in the middle of five other things. Nonetheless, here we are and I’m very happy to be back in the thick of things. This week has been focused on simply getting reacquainted with everything again...

Monday Go Meditation: Game 76

Introduction To be honest, I didn’t expect to release a Monday Go Meditation so quickly; but it seems that the universe had something else in mind. I happened to run across a tweet from @TheGoMovie regarding the Go World Championship final between Park Jeong-Hwan (9p) and Iyama Yuta (9p) that I couldn’t resist clicking on. Next thing I know, I’m watching the game and deciding I...

Return to Tengen

It’s been well over fifteen months, but it seems it was time for me to come back from the abyss. And I have to say, it feels good to be back.

Back to My Roots

As some of you may have heard, GoGameGuru published a post today that talks about going back to its roots. And while I’d never compare my work to the accomplishments of David and his team, the post resonated with me.

Monday Go Meditation: Game 72

What you have before you is not a game of miraculous play or some game I’m particularly proud of. Instead, this is evidence of someone who has simply taken the first steps to playing once again. One Point Lesson As far as lessons learned, it is this: No matter how much weaker your opponent might be, there is always an opportunity to learn from each of your moves. Just because you dominated...

Off In Development World…

As some of you are aware, I’ve gone off the deep end into the software development world. I’ll be taking a longer sabbatical than anticipated; but you’ll still be able to catch me for a game of go or discussion on things you can do to progress! So feel free to email me whenever and draw me out to a game on KGS whenever, because I could sure use the distraction. Meanwhile, best...

Encountering My First Chess Advocate

Today at work I was talking to my co-worker and was scoffed at when he found out I played go. “Who plays go?!” he exclaimed. I tried to then jump into a mini-speech on its complexity; but he shut me down pretty quickly by dismissing me and saying that chess was much more complex and the only reason why go is as “mysterious” as it seems to be is because it essentially...

Monday Go Meditation: Game 71

For this week’s meditation, we are going to start off nice and easy with a 9×9 game I played on GoQuest a week or so ago. It’s not too crazy in regards to fighting, but is a great example of how powerful influence can be on such a small board. Hope that you enjoy the game and the commentary!