Playing Go IRL pictures


SunPin(Currently Professor X) v @Nichiren at the Morikami Japanese Gardens in Delray Beach, Florida, United States.

It was a perfect morning and then torrential rains forced us inside. We are very soaked in this picture. Nothing more wet than the board which, weeks later, appears to have survived.


Brooklyn. ~10k cat?


Dang. I began posting here with photos and lost my drafts twice after typing and putting in pics and typing again, prolly cause I accidentally hit ESC or something. Too annoyed now, will try again tomorrow :no_mouth:


I believe in you, @trohde! :wink:

I will look forward to them tomorrow then.

I’ve really enjoyed the contributions so far. Thanks to you all!


It’s a repost, but this is me playing with my wife, half a year ago: :blush:

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OK then. So, last night user @mkei and I sat from around 18:00 pm until around 01:30 am and played two three-hour games.

This is the first, Black to play:

Can you say which colour won the game?

I also tried to convert a photo to an SGF using Baduk Cap on iPad 2, but the SGF seems to be faulty, I’ll have to check that out.

A look to the right side of the board:

And across the table to the shelf, here is only a part of my Go library …

… which, since I am the local Go club :smiley: also is the Go Club Library, therefore there are a few duplicates. For example, all the fine books by Robert Jasiek are missing here because I’m currently reading in them, so they are in the, uhm, bathroom. (You wanted to know, didn’t you?)

Another perspective, looking westward:

Though we played with S&S stones (which BTW I love more with every game) we didn’t use this Katsura goban of about 40–45 years because currently I don’t have appropriate sitting options here, plus the floor is quite cold:

This is me, albeit quite small to save me from too much embarrassment and you from the shock of a grin with many missing teeth:

And, finally, our second game (and I don’t remember whose turn it was here, but quite possibly also Black’s):

Again, can you say which colour won the game?

I hope I will, in the future, play other friendly :yin_yang:GS players here, too :slight_smile: In case you come to the Lüneburg Heath in Northern Germany, contact me, I might be able — and willing :smiley: — to put you up for a few days.

Do you have Go board?

I would say White wins big time :slight_smile:


Heh. White was whining and cursing almost all through the game, though. No idea why they always do that :innocent:


@calantir (left) and @Kuroneko playing on a cheapie magnetic board in a bar.

9 stone handicap. Can you guess for whom? :wink:


I’m VERY jealous of your space, and of that library! How long have you been cultivating your collection, if I may ask?


[quote=“Forensicator, post:13, topic:2653, full:true”]
I’m VERY jealous of your space, and of that library![/quote]You are invited to come and visit me, but I told you already :smile:

[quote]How long have you been cultivating your collection, if I may ask?[/quote]You may ask anything, it’s up to me to answer if I want :slight_smile: I think it’s been seven years now. Or is it ten? Me and time … having spent seven childhood years in South India, my time perception is quite Asian, I think. What’s behind, is gone. A big, diffuse bubble of … behind. The time arrow goes right through my navel, I am here, and I am now.


One of these days @trohde, I am going to take you up on that offer.


Tonight I was very happy again to play with @mkei :slight_smile: this time only for six hours … two 2–2.5-hour games.


My son and I playing a birthday game of go.


This is me at club. We’re playing on my set.

EDIT: Well, one of my sets. :stuck_out_tongue:


Me and @calantir playing our first game on calantir’s new Christmas go set.

Aren’t I a good wife? :wink:



What a lucky man he is :blush: Also, wonderful board. :wink:


@calantir playing some 9x9 on the reverse side (!) of the new board with our 5yo.


Those 2-2 moves are cool. She’s a natural talent!