Category Archives: Weiqi/Go/Baduk

About the game of Weiqi. It also goes by the name of Baduk (Korea), Igo (Japan) and Go (International)

Go Players – Calculative Lot!

Besides the professional players there are many other amateur celebrities present at the World Mind Sports Games in Beijing. Among them, of course, are the regulars, such as Christian Pop, Cornel Burzo, Ondrej Silt, Rob van Zeijst, Benjamin Teuber, Pal … Continue reading

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World Mind Sports Games – More Stories and Pics

During the tournaments, I have learnt in more depth on especially three aspects of the games from the games that I lost. These are: 1. When you reach dan level, you need to know joseki. Memorise them if you have … Continue reading

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World Mind Sports Games – Team Japan the GREATEST!

One week passes really quickly, especially so when one is enjoying the days. We are back from Beijing for the 1st World Mind Sports Games where I participated in the Men Team event. It was an exciting and great tournament! … Continue reading

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Being Kind

As planned, I had a Go lesson with Alexander yesterday night. We started with a game review, a game that I have played and lost, and then he will go over the game with me, pointing out the errors in … Continue reading

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Professional Help

As I have always said when people asks me how is my Go, “My Go is Kindergarten”. This is true especially when I see the numerous mistakes that I make and my utter lack of knowledge and understanding on various … Continue reading

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A Weiqi/Go Syllabus

There seems to be more and more new and young players coming to the Japan Club recently. All of them started playing online on KGS and have been influenced by the manga and anime Hikaru no Go. This is very … Continue reading

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1000 Times Intensity

It is time now to put away all other weiqi/go books and study this book and do all the questions in it with 1,000 times intensity. Hopefully at the end of this, I will understand this more and stop doing … Continue reading

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Chinese 5 Dan

There was once a guy who came from China to KL to study and his weiqi/go strength is 5dan China. 5 dan China is really very, very strong, unlike the Japanese dan. A Chinese 5dan can probably give a Japanese … Continue reading

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Real Baby

This is a real baby, man…. will someone buy this for me as a present??? I can’t afford it ;-) This company really makes quality products. I will seriously consider awarding myself with this set once I reach 5dan in … Continue reading

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Hikaru no GO – Boom in Japan

This is a really good video about Go.

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WeiQi Report

Haha… this is fun :-) So cool huh, this game.

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Weiqi and Surfing

Back from a 5 day trip to Bali which was very enjoyable. It is such a culturally strong place and I thoroughly enjoyed myself basking in the sun surfing the waves and immersed in Balinese culture which is strongly influenced … Continue reading

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Earliest Weiqi Game

This is a diagram from the earliest recorded game of weiqi (from 196 AD): How the game have evolved from there but still some fundamentals are still the same, such as securing the corner, then side then center. Of course, … Continue reading

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Guru Wu Qingyuan, Oscars

The Oscars is this coming Monday. Not that I am overly excited about it. It is only the Oscars, not the Hong Kong Film Awards. But what is going to be fun is that some of my colleagues will be … Continue reading

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Busted the Go Player

Bao Yun decided to stay over the weekend so that he can watch the football Asian Cup. He likes games and football is one of them. He is here to cheer for China and when China beat Malaysia 5-1, he … Continue reading

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