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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 11, 2016
On Thursday, 7th Jan, we reached the first fine cut of the movie with a run-time of 93 minutes. After over two years of editing work we're ready for test screenings and fine-tuning! In the spring, we'll turn our focus to scoring the film with original music. This means hiring a composer in the next couple months and planning to finish the score and start musical recording by the summer. At the same time we'll continue working with Xiangjun Shi, our animator in Los Angeles, to finish the last graphics work on the...
January 8, 2016
Congrats to Eric Lui, the most recently-crowned AGA-certified pro! On Friday, he topped a field of 8 at the Normandie Hotel in Los Angeles on his fourth attempt to win the AGA pro certification tournament.
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: Lee Sedol vs AlphaGo – Game 1 If there's any recent game that needs no introduction, it's this one. On March 9, 2016, the computer Go program 'AlphaGo' defeated Lee Sedol 9p in the first game of the Google DeepMind Challenge... Worldwide shortage of Go equipment in wake of AlphaGo There has been a surge in interest in Go over the last few weeks, because of the recent match between AlphaGo and Lee Sedol. Like most Go players, we're happy about this, but it's also a very intense...