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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.
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! http://trojanvision.usc.edu/ep-9-1022014-will-lockhart-with-burt-chaikin/
June 15, 2014
Go Seigen was born in China on June 12, 1914, where his name is Wu Qingyuan. He is regarded by many to be the greatest Go player who ever lived. Along with Kitani Minoru, Go Seigen was responsible for a major revolution in playing style in the early 20th century. At a time when many players adhered to standard opening patterns, Go experimented with new opening moves, placing greater value on center-facing influence and fast, flexible openings. The insights gained through this experimentation ultimately laid the foundation for much...
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: Fujisawa Rina vs Mukai Chiaki – 33rd Women’s Honinbo This is game 3 from the 33rd Japanese Women's Honinbo final. The game was played between Mukai Chiaki 5p and Fujisawa Rina 2p on November 7, 2014, in Tokyo, Japan... Go Commentary: Kim Jiseok vs Tang Weixing – 2014 Samsung Cup This is game 2 from the 2014 Samsung Cup final. The game was played between Kim Jiseok and Tang Weixing on December 10, 2014, in Xian, China...