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U.S. GO CONGRESS: Monday Photo Album

Monday August 2, 2010

photo by Chris Garlock


GO PHOTOS: Contemplating the Next Move, Bogdan Zhurakovskyi, Ukraine

Sunday May 30, 2010

- Photo by John Pinkerton

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GO PHOTOS: Player Portraits

Saturday May 29, 2010

- Photos by John Pinkerton

GO PHOTOS: Pictures of Concentration

Friday May 28, 2010

- Photos by John Pinkerton

GO PHOTOS: At The WAGC Opening Ceremony

Wednesday May 26, 2010

TOP LEFT: in the casual playing room after the opening ceremonies & banquet

TOP RIGHT: American Go E-Journal Managing Editor Chris Garlock (r) presents the brand-new American Go Yearbook to new International Go Federation President Zhenming Chang (l)

BOTTOM LEFT: A banquet staffer at the opening ceremonies

BOTTOM RIGHT: total concentration in the casual player’s room

photos by John Pinkerton

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GO PHOTO: “Yes, We Can” Play Go

Monday November 16, 2009

This month’s German Go Journal cover (right) features a photo of President Obama ostensibly playing go with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Board 1 at the U.S. Go Congress; the original photo was taken by Pete Souza and adapted by German Go Journal Editor Tobias Berben.

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GO SPOTTING/GO PHOTO: Go During U.S. Internships in ‘42

Monday November 2, 2009

GO SPOTTING/GO PHOTO: A 1942 Life Magazine photo of Japanese American men playing go at the Heart Mountain Relocation Camp in Wyoming is among the Life go photos* found online by EJ reader Troy Anderson. Another one shows “Japanese go game being played at alien relocation camp,” while a third shows Japanese prisoners of war Kiichiro Hiranuma and Toshio Shiratori playing go and a fourth depicts prisoner of war Akira Muto playing go with rough pebbles on a paper board. Click here for background on the relocation and internment of approximately 110,000 Japanese nationals and Japanese Americans during World War 2. In 1988, Congress passed and President Ronald Reagan signed legislation apologizing for the internment on behalf of the U.S. government.
* the site where these photos were originally posted no longer exists; we’ve included new links for three of the four shots; if you locate the one of Akira Muto, please email us at

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GO PHOTO: Go Masters in Gardena

Monday November 17, 2008

“Attendees at the November 8-9 workshop with Tadashi Sasaki 8p of the Nihon Ki-in got a bit of a surprise when Yoshiaki Nagahara 6p (right) and Masaaki Fukui 8p joined in Saturday morning for a few hours of teaching games,” reports Andy Okun. “Nagahara and Fukui accompanied Sasaki to the United States to do some tourism but were not quite ready to start taking in the sights.” The workshop at the South Bay Ki-in in Gardena, CA, was the second this year presented by the South Bay Ki-in and Santa Monica Go Club, and attracted 26 participants. Photo by Andy Okun

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