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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.

 

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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

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GO PHOTO: Chengdu Park, Sichuan Province

Saturday October 29, 2011

Zhiping You sent along this photo, “taken in my hometown, Chengdu, capital city of Sichuan province. I didn’t take it personally, I got it from an article about home trip experience. The picture is a random photo in a park. Interestingly, many people in the picture are playing go (WeiQi). This shows how popular this game is in Chengdu. If go had this kind of popularity in the US, it would be great, wouldn’t it?”

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Traveling Board: Ed Lee & Jennie Shen Drop by the Nihon Kiin

Friday October 28, 2011

Ed Lee and Jennie Shen 2P stopped by the Nihon Kiin in Tokyo during a recent visit to Japan. “Yoda Norimoto 9P was playing in the Yuugen no Ma on the 5th floor, Kobayashi Kouichi 9P was on the 7th floor and we also ran into Michael Redmond 9P in the hallway,” Lee reports. “Jennie and I accidentally found quite a few go clubs,” during the two-week group tour October 2 – 16, with Lee’s karate sensei, “related to the 80th anniversary of Waseda University’s karate club.” Click here to see more of Lee’s photos.

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Go Photo: One Final Game

Saturday October 22, 2011

Two friends play one final game while awaiting internment, in San Francisco, California, in early 1942. From The Atlantic’s August 21 photo essay “World War II: Internment of Japanese Americans,” part of a weekly retrospective of World War II. Thanks to Steve Colburn for passing this along.

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GO PHOTO: Go In Old Japan

Sunday July 17, 2011

Some fascinating photos of go in old Japan have been posted on Flickr, including two geishas playing go, children learning the game, a Shinto priest and an actor playing, a master teaching two geisha and two samurai playing. The photos were posted by Okinawa Soba, a permanent resident of Japan. “I really can’t stand the captions and descriptions on this guy’s Flickr stream (many are insensitive at best, racist at worst, and a lot of sleazy sexual speculation),” notes Xeni Jardin on boingboing “but the images are rare and fantastic.”

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