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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 Go Commentary: Shi Yue vs Park Younghun – 2015 Samsung Cup This game is from the 2015 Samsung Cup, round of 32, group stage. It was played by Shi Yue 9p and Park Younghun 9p on September 8, 2015, in Beijing, China. Shi Yue had been ranked #1 in China for... Kang Dongyun and Park Younghun to meet in 20th LG Cup final Kang Dongyun 9p and Park Younghun 9p proceed to the final of the 2015 LG Cup. The quarter finals and semifinals of the 20th LG Cup took place on November 16 and 18, 2015, in Inje Speedium, Gangwon,...