“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 9, 2014
Happy New Year from the Surrounding Game!
We (Will, Richard, and Cole) are all here at our new office in New York and have been editing and assembling scenes for the past few weeks.
Meanwhile, this week the AGA held its second ever Pro Certification Tournament in Los Angeles. Congrats to Calvin Sun, the newest AGA-certified professional! Will is in California today after visiting the tournament and the AGA archives, courtesy of AGA historian/archivist and project backer David Doshay.
In other news, after a few days of...
December 4, 2013
(Adapted from gogameguru.com's article, published Nov. 25)
In 1933, a ten-game match, or jubango in Japanese, was held between the two Go heavyweights of the day, Go Seigen and Kitani Minoru. Tied at 3-3, the series was called off, leaving the Go world in suspense. However, ten years later Japan's Yomiuri newspaper announced they would bring back the junbango by sponsoring a series of matches pitting Go Seigen against a slew of Japan's top players. One opponent after another, Go Seigen prevailed, and his record in these matches...
January 9, 2014
An update from our office in New York, from our January mailing list newsletter.