Interesting article on Go and Buddhism

Article says “Spring 1999”, so the OGs in here probably read it back then in print, but for the rest of us, here

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Not read yet but I guess it’s similar to this:
https://www.abebooks.com/Reflections-Game-Go-Empty-Board-1994-2004/22636037218/bd

Which I really enjoyed.

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125$?!

I picked it up for $1 in the shell and slate closing down sale…

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The only forumgoer who I’m aware was playing go in 1999 is @gennan . If there really were more “OGs” around then the I remember… game would’ve made it before 2015.

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I played go earlier than that but entirely “non-scene”

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I thought you were on hiatus from Go in that year. Were you actually playing in '99?

You’re right, probably not in 99. I misread

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I suddenly feel really old… (I’m 51 and I started in 1988)

A slight comfort: I know players who started before I was born.

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@trohde: thanks for reminding me.
Did plan to give some more info than a book cover with some blurry letters on it.
Well here it is.

https://www.usgo.org/news/2019/08/the-win-or-the-way-finding-meaning-in-the-game-of-go/

https://senseis.xmp.net/?WilliamCobb

https://senseis.xmp.net/?ReflectionsOnTheGameOfGo

https://www.usgo.org/news/category/columns/the-empty-board/

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Ah, this is a great article! :slight_smile:

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I would also suspect that @trohde was playing in 1999.

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Very nice article IMO, someone pointed me to it a few years ago :slight_smile:

It’s the same author, William S. Cobb :slight_smile: (I have that book also, got it when it was a lot cheaper.)

Heh :smiley: what shall I say—I arrived at 2⁶ a few days ago, and had my first encounter with Go around 1963 or ’64 (but many long pauses in between), and I’m just around ~6k …

How would you come to that? :slight_smile: But yeah, you’re right :slight_smile: I also played some from the late ’80s to early 90’s, and from early to mid-70s also, but didn’t understand any of it really—for example, we used to multiply the Komi with the number of Handicap stones :sweat_smile:

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I kinda expected a new thread in Go variants by now…

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