Monday, 31 August 2015

Photography

Just a little something I shot a while back: photo of a goban I once saw being made.


You can click the picture and visit my Flickr album to see all my other photos. Not much more to report this time. I've been a bit busy with my kids having started their fall semester and all those other activities that go with it. I'll probably need to start planning for Miro's 5 year birthday parties too.

Oh, and I'm now established as 7 kyu EGF. Cool. It took a while, but I guess I can do better. Next step 6 kyu.

(Embedding images from Flickr is a pain, anyone know how to easily add them?)

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Friday, 24 July 2015

Big day tomorrow.

Hi again.

I haven't been writing for a couple of days, because I've been trying to get over a summer flu or heyfever or something that's been clogging up my sinuses lately, and also trying to prepare myself for the tournament we are hosting tomorrow. It's going to be an early wake up so I'll be hitting the bed quite soon now. It wouldn't do to play tired, after all.

Just sayin' I'm so going to get beaten this time, being a mere 7 kyu or whatever, going up against some 1 to 3 dan players.

Wish me luck! :)



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Sunday, 19 July 2015

"For the Meijin, there is no such thing as Joseki."

So I watched this wonderful game tonight, between Takemiya Masaki 9p and Goto Shungo 9p.

I have very little time now before going to bed, but I just had to link to the video. The game was very exciting, and while I am dead tired, I just couldn't take my eyes off the screen. If you were wondering, Takemiya is the one who plays the "cosmic style". The video is subtitled in English, not sure if they work in embedded videos or not, but if not, you can always go directly to YouTube and watch it there.



I hope you liked it as much as I did. These guys really make the game look simple, and by listening the commentators you can learn a good deal of new tricks.

Good night, and have good games, as always!

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Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Kylmä kivi – Cold stone (tournament)


25th July, is the name day of Jaakko (Jaakonpäivä, illustration from Google doodles). (From Wikipedia:) According to an old Finnish legend, Jaakko throws a cold stone in the waters on 25th of July, on his name day, symbolically freeing himself of the burden of sins. (Which in turn refers to the religious myths of St. James' Road to Santiago.)

The myth of Jaakko and the cold stone was believed to be the reason for the cooling of waters, and generally marked the end of mid-Summer and nearing of Autumn.

Cold stones, indeed... We actually think they need warming up. So...


Sunday, 12 July 2015

Interesting review

Just watched this excellent video stream review made by xhu98 (of the Nova League) and theduddha2 yesterday. Here they talk about the last public game of the Meijin, Honinbo Shuhei 9p which he played against Kitani Minoru 7p. A fine example of true dedication in the game. A must watch for anyone who likes Go. Go ahead and watch it if you have the time!