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  1. Thread: Dragon Go Server

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    Dragon Go Server

    Hello! from the long lost moderator ...

    Anyone interested in a game or two on the Dragon Go Server? It's a turn based server that a good quality game can be played on.

    I'm about 2dan (Japan)...
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    Thanks Robert, Didn't know Youtube had go...

    Thanks Robert,

    Didn't know Youtube had go stuff on it. Makes sense though.

    Enjoy!

    burp
  3. Thread: Go Faq / Links

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    Sticky: U.S. Go Tournaments

    Matthew,

    There are many tournaments in the U.S. Alot depends on where you are located.

    Here is a current list for the next couple of months by the American Go Association (AGA) (a link at the...
  4. Thread: Go Faq / Links

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    Sticky: SmartGo

    Howdy,

    Allow me to add SmartGo to the list of computer Go programs. The player program is fairly strong (particularly at 9x9). The SmartGo viewer program is an excellent resource for studying,...
  5. Thread: Go Faq / Links

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    Sticky: Blackwood, 30 kyu? Ah, no worries improvement...

    Blackwood,

    30 kyu? Ah, no worries improvement comes fast! There a few sticking spots along the way to shodan, but that is a ways off for you. With all the resources widely available now and...
  6. Thread: Go Congress

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    Go Congress

    Howdy!

    Posted in the Go Faq/Links thread --


    For those in the U.S. or visitors to the U.S., the AGA has posted the planned locations for the next five Go Congress'. Next year (2005) will be...
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    Shaping up to be ...

    Howdy,

    The 28th Kisei is shaping up to be a very interesting match!

    Hane Naoki won the first three games in a row. Yamashita Keigo was definately in a slump and had his back against the wall....
  8. Thread: 28th Kisei

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    28th Kisei

    Howdy,

    What may be of interest to those in the Seattle, WA USA area ... the first game of the 28th Kisei will be played on 01/15-16/04 in Seattle at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel.

    The Kisei is the...
  9. Thread: Japanese sweets

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    Howdy! For this time of year Oshiruko is...

    Howdy!

    For this time of year Oshiruko is wonderful. I prefer it to hot chocolate. Has a richness all its own.

    I occassionally make mizu yokan which I find delicious.

    My wife has a recipe...
  10. Thread: Anyone see ...?

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    BTW

    BTW in the promo they kept referring to the "style" of swordsmanship that Tom Cruise practiced intently in preparation for the role, but they never did say what it was?

    All things aside on whether...
  11. Thread: Anyone see ...?

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    Thanks

    Howdy!

    Thanks for the replies. Pleased it is not Tom Cruise.

    Just questioned, since every movie poster or advertisement shows Tom Cruise's face between the large typeprint of "The Last...
  12. Thread: Anyone see ...?

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    Anyone see ...?

    Howdy,

    Anyone see the 10 minute long "The Last Samurai" promotion on the Independent Film Channel yesterday during the showing of Miyamoto Musashi (Samurai 1,2,3)?

    I finally turned the channel...
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    Trip report - Go in Japan

    Howdy,

    Just returned from a trip to Japan to visit family and to play Go of course.

    It was an eye opening experience!

    Spent part of a day at the Nihonkiin (Japanese Go Association in Tokyo...
  14. Thread: Go Faq / Links

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    Sticky: Sensei's Library

    Howdy,

    Thanks for adding the link to Sensei's library. I'm not sure when it started, but I barely found it recently.

    It's not my favorite Go site on the net (I'm kind'uva Go snob ;) ), but it...
  15. Thread: The Magic of Go

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    Howdy, This week's column is an excellent...

    Howdy,

    This week's column is an excellent introduction to the opening for beginners. I highly recommend reading it. It treats the subject of where to start placing stones on the board. This is...
  16. Thread: The Magic of Go

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    The Magic of Go

    Howdy,

    I've mentioned the weekly Go column by Rob Van Zeist on the online Yomiuri Shinbun site in the past.

    Just an update ... a series of articles has been started specifically geared toward...
  17. Thread: 27th Kisei

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    27th Kisei

    Howdy!

    Hope some of you were able to catch some of the 27th Kisei Title games shown live on IGS.

    Yamashita Keigo became the youngest winner of the Kisei with an impressive win of 4 games to 1...
  18. Thread: Hikaru no Go

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    Howdy! Sorry, Haven't been around for a while....

    Howdy!

    Sorry, Haven't been around for a while.

    Side note ... Hikaru no Go has had quite the impact on the younger generation in Japan.

    My nephew (in Japan) picked up Go about 6 months ago...
  19. Thread: 27th Meijin

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    27th Meijin is History!!

    Howdy!

    The 27th Meijin is over! Yoda Norimoto beat Cho Chikun with an amazing 4-1 game victory.

    Refer to the link above to view each of games played.

    Enjoy!

    mikehansen
  20. Thread: Go Faq / Links

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    Sticky: Computer Go

    Howdy!

    A link for some go playing freeware, GnuGo:

    http://www.fsf.org/software/gnugo/

    Seen GnuGo on the servers, but I can't really give an opinion on the program.

    Feedback would be...
  21. Thread: Go in San Diego

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    Howdy! I found the following info on the...

    Howdy!

    I found the following info on the American Go Association ( AGA ) site:

    San Diego Go Club
    San Diego, CA

    Contact:
    Neal L. Burstein
    619-275-0600
  22. Thread: 27th Meijin

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    27th Meijin

    Howdy!

    The 27th Meijin promises to be a great match-up between Yoda Norimoto and Cho Chikun.

    Game 1 has already been played. Check http://gobase.org/ for a game record.

    Games are shown live...
  23. Thread: Go Faq / Links

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    Sticky: Howdy! Another good intro and some Freeware...

    Howdy!

    Another good intro and some Freeware can be found at:

    http://www.nihonkiin.or.jp/lesson/index-e.htm

    Enjoy!

    mikehansen
  24. Thread: New Go player

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    Greg, To define "joseki", I'll refer to...

    Greg,

    To define "joseki", I'll refer to Toshiro Kageyama's book ...Lessons in the Fundamentals of Go (another kiseido book).

    He says, "... stones played in accordance with a fixed formula in...
  25. Thread: New Go player

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    Howdy Greg! Welcome to the world of Go! Watch...

    Howdy Greg!

    Welcome to the world of Go! Watch out ... once it has you in its grasp you'll never get loose! ;)

    Lots of questions ... . I'll try to answer a few from my perspective.


    ...
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