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“The Surrounding Game” is the first feature documentary to tell the incredible story of Go, from ancient China to 21st century America.
Born from the simplest rules, the ancient game of Go is the most complex and elegant game ever discovered. The rules are remarkably simple, yet even the best computer programs are easily crushed by professional players. This unique game has inspired centuries of tradition and millions of fans, but despite its depth, Go remains little-known outside East Asia – until now.
January 15, 2015
After a winter hiatus from the editing process to focus on getting other things lined up, fund-raise, and clear our minds, we're back on the grind! Operating out of our brand new editing space in Bushwick, Brooklyn, director Will Lockhart and editor Richard Miron are picking up where we left off in October. Our animator has returned as well to begin drafting the latest style frames as we embark on the final stretch towards picture lock. Our goal as of now is to lock picture in June, then do the finishing processes (like sound...
October 22, 2014
Director Will Lockhart was recently interviewed on University of Southern California's TrojanVision. Will talks about the film, explains the basics of how to play Go, and discusses why the game has lasted so long. Check it out!
September 7, 2013
Stephanie Yin 1p explains her life as a student in one of China's elite Go schools.
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GoGameGuru Iyama wins 40th Meijin, three years in a row Iyama Yuta 9p defended his Meijin title on October 6, 2015, defeating Takao Shinji 9p with a straight 4-0 score in the 40th Meijin title match. Game 4 of the final was played on October 5 and 6 in... Weekly Go problems: Week 140 Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: One of the Golden Rules of Go is "take care of yourself when attacking." Intermediate Go problem: There are two basic tactics in capturing races;...