Dragon Killer Series: The Tygem Dragon

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I usually play at Pandanet, but I find ways to play at Tygem sometime. Here is my first game in Tygem that led to the death of another dragon. (Click image captured on Sabaki to view game in GoKifu).

I really found this game really exciting. Have you ever played as or even more exciting than this? Please share your experiences and critics in the comments section below.

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The Seven Homunculi of Go: The Beast of Uncertainty

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In the third volume of the Learn to Play Go Series by Janice Kim and Jeong Soo-hyun, we learn the proper and improper mindset in the game of Go. More than an intellectual game, I think Go is a spiritual and philosophical endeavor too for serious players. I want to be a serious player, amateur I may be, and I look at the game as a battle for my mental, spiritual, and psychological growth (Deep I know, but that is how I see the game).

On the downfall of a player, Kim and Soo-hyun lists seven dangers. These seven dangers remind me of the seven homunculi (named and inspired by the seven deadly sins) in my favorite anime Fullmetal Alchemist by Hiromu Arakawa. Indeed, as scary and menacing as the seven villains Ed and Al have to face, I also struggle against these seven nemesis every time I place or click a stone on the goban. Continue reading

Joseki Talkie with Bamboo and Yunzi

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Joseki Talkie

Joseki Talkie with Bamboo and Yunzi 4: Bamboo approaches Yunzi’s 4-4 stone. Yunzi plays one-space pincer. Bamboo is happy to take corner profit and sente. Yunzi is satisfied with the influence towards the sides and center. Continue reading

Joseki Talkie with Bamboo and Yunzi

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Joseki Talkie

Joseki Talkie with Bamboo and Yunzi 3: Yunzi approaches Bamboo’s 4-4 stone. Bamboo plays one-space pincer. Yunzi takes corner profit. Bamboo is happy to make a wall in sente. Continue reading