Posts filed under ‘Game of Go’

Game Clocks

My recent Go tournament experience highlighted for me the inferior design of the digital clocks used in board game tournaments.  Over the years, I have used six different models, from different manufacturers, and they’ve all got the ‘Blinking Twelve’ problem, and they’ve got it bad. … One of these days, I’m going to see about customizing them with a USB interface to a computer, for easier programming.


Continue Reading 2018-05-08 at 12:30 Leave a comment

SGC Spring Tournament

Yesterday (Sunday), I played in a Go tournament for the first time in six years. I saw a bunch of old friends, and I had so much fun!  There’s just something about the intensity of face-to-face tournament play that is unlike playing online, or even casual face-to-face games. If Baduk is a mental martial art, then tournaments are some kind of cross between a duel and a rank test.  Ratings points are up for grabs, and only one will get them; and competition for scarce resources lights up our most primal pathways.

Continue Reading 2018-05-07 at 09:25 1 comment

MAMA CUP International Go Tournament in Bangkok 2017!

I don’t know exactly what the dialogue is, but I’m absolutely stealing the plot the next time I do a video advertising a tournament! –MMlvx


*Beautiful Commercial*

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2017-08-27 at 08:04 Leave a comment

Watching EGC 2017

I Logo for European Go Congress and sponsor have been watching the 2017 European Go Championship tournament games, on KGS, and the EGF live stream of Board 1 on Twitch. They have been doing a very good job with the broadcasts. Online chatting with other views is almost as much fun as watching the actual games. It’s not the same as watching with a group of friends in person, but it’s close.

Continue Reading 2017-07-28 at 21:31 Leave a comment

The Importance of Yose

Black and White Go stones in the corner of the board.As part of the Baduk Death Pact, I have been working my way through 200 Endgame Problems: Winning Tactics by Shirae Haruhiko 7P. As early as the preface, I am finding a wiser perspective that already has improved my play.

Continue Reading 2017-07-26 at 18:55 Leave a comment

The Community of Go

Surrounding Game movie logo, English words and Chinese ideogramsSeeing the film The Surrounding Game on the big screen with my tribe was emotional for me. Affirming, connecting, and other touchy-feely stuff I usually squirm away from. Glad I didn’t.

Continue Reading 2017-07-18 at 09:58 Leave a comment

Baduk Death Pact

Several Baduk players on Twitch have congregated into a virtual community, and are engaged in the “Death Pact”, which is just an agreement to play and study way more than ordinary life ordinarily allows.

Continue Reading 2017-07-11 at 08:35 Leave a comment

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