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Go Photo: Go in 1956 Berlin

Saturday July 7, 2012

The Syracuse Go Club’s Anton Ninno sent along this “1956 Press Photo Japanese Game of Go Enjoyed By Berlin Youths” found on eBay on offer by HistoricImages, “one of the largest providers of original photos and negatives on the planet.”

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Go Photo: Top of the World

Friday May 25, 2012

Dr. Frank Krause and Chul Wha Kim, M.D. played go at the North Pole in July 2006. Krause is a 66-year-old 1-dan who lives in Munich, Germany, and Kim is a lawyer in Washington, DC.
- photo courtesy Dr. Krause


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Go Photo: Unwinding at the WAGC

Tuesday May 15, 2012

What do go players do after competing all day at the World Amateur Go Championship? Review their games, of course. Here, U.S. player Yuan Zhou 7d — a longtime go teacher and author — analyzes a game Tuesday night in the Baiyun Hotel’s 30th-floor bar/playing room with Sweden’s Martin Li (center) and Pal Sannes of Norway, while Dragan Paunic of Bosnia-Herzegovina watches.
photo by Chris Garlock

Yang Shuang 2P Visits Princeton Go Club

Saturday May 5, 2012

Yang Shuang 2P from Shenyang, China visited the Princeton Go Club on April 25 where she played simul games against allcomers during the evening. Earlier in the day, Yang Shuang visited her colleague Feng Yun 9P in Bridgewater, New Jersey and discussed her interest in teaching in the United States.
photo: Yang Shuang 2P plays Jim Fredrickson at the simul; photo courtesy Feng Yun

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Go Photo: King of the Goban

Saturday May 5, 2012

Atop Roy Laird’s goban in New York City is flame-point Siamese Kibi’s favorite perch.
photo by Mary Laird

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Go Photo: Brooklyn Botanic Gardens 2012 Sakura Matsuri

Monday April 30, 2012

Brooklyn Go Club members at the April 28 Sakura Matsuri Festival at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens. photo courtesy Felice Simon

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Go Photo: Cool Game

Sunday April 22, 2012

We came across this great photo posted 11/7/2011 on the V = I·R blog. Titled “Playing Go In Russia,” the blogger finds some appropriate ice floe references in James Davies’ Elementary Go Series, Volume 3: Tesuji: “A good player tries to read out [ahead] in his head before he puts the stones on the board. He looks before he leaps. Frequently he does not leap at all; many of the sequences his reading uncovers are stored away for future reference, and in the end never carried out. This is especially true in a professional game, where the two hundred or so moves played are only the visible part of an iceberg of implied threats and possibilities, most of which stays submerged.”
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5/7/2012 Update: “I could be mistaken, but the men in that photograph look like Igor Grishin (left) and Maksim Tikhomirov (right) from the Russian Go Federation,” writes Nikolas. “ Alexandre Dinerchtein sent me more photos of them” on the All About Go blog.

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Go Photo: These are not the stones you are looking for…

Sunday March 18, 2012

E-Journal reader Ramon Mercado sent this along; it’s from a series posted on BoardGameGeek. One commenter was surprised the Storm Trooper is playing white, “since storm troopers are on the ‘dark side’”.
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Go Photo: Hamilton Go Club Takes the Cake

Monday December 5, 2011

Heather Wonder, one of the members of the Mountain Go Club in Hamilton, Ontario, made this go themed cake. “It was made to celebrate the one year anniversary of our growing club,” reports Nick Prince.


Allen Posts ’11 Go Congress Photos

Sunday November 13, 2011

American Go E-Journal photographer Brian Allen has posted photos from this year’s U.S. Congress online. In addition to general photos of the 2011 Go Congress in Santa Barbara, CA, there are albums of the Youth Awards and the Korean Baduk Association awards. There’s also a nice album of Allen’s shots from the 2008 U.S. Go Congress in Portland, Oregon. Allen, who also manages the Seattle Go Center, is a professional photographer, so please be sure to carefully observe his restrictions/permissions on use of his images.
photo by Brian Allen