Playing Go IRL pictures


#223

Rennes tournament : https://photos.app.goo.gl/8EmqtyYQloaHHP7M2

New photo by Go Grenoble

Grenoble tournament : https://photos.app.goo.gl/ErkVXSAE6BtBWzm79

New photo by Go Grenoble


#224

European Go Congress EGC 2018, Pisa, Italy

More pictures and videos here:
https://egc2018.it/en/gallery.html


#225

Here’s me when I was a lot younger in Japan. (on the ‘nice’ board)
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and his other board


#226

Go and renju at Igrocon.
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#227

To be honest I prefer the second board: the floral design is really pretty and unique.


#228

Here’s “official” photo archive from igrocon if anyone likes to look at photos: http://mfgo.ru/igrocon-2018-done/


#229

Italian championship 2018, Florence.

Less than 40 participants. :frowning:
Three kids! :slight_smile:
I ended 30th. :see_no_evil:


#230

Wow looks like a really nice experience! What’s the context? You played with the owner of a restaurant or a ryokan? Was it part of their services or something not offered to the public generally?


#231

Man - I feel your pain! Go really sucks eh! :smiley:


#232

It was with my girlfriend at the times grandfather when I was in Japan performing in a gala. He was very surprised a young westerner actually knew how to play. He spoke very little English, but after playing, we got along really well because not only could I play, but I wasn’t terrible… needless to say, there was a lot of sake drinking after. Truly one of my favorite memories, I just wish I could go back and play him now.


#233

It’s great that you give yourself so much time for the games!
I want that.

I am always feeling nervous and pressured about the amount time I spend on reading the board during games, but then I tend to play IRL with stronger players who I’ve only just met.

One great thing about playing with friends is they will be more accepting of deep thinking and slower games.


#234

Official album from Japanese Ambassador Cup 2018:

https://vk.com/album-84673794_256170226


#235

One example from that album:


#236

This album made me think about the mood of Go players: we always look very focused when we play, but we don’t seem to enjoy very much! :slight_smile:

Why are we so serious? :sweat_smile:


#237

I think most people look serious when they are thinking hard, but not when they are hardly thinking.


#238

A go lesson in the bush…

(a friend of mine in the photo, not me :smiley: )


#239

Check this one out!
(honestly stolen from here https://vk.com/go_secrets)


#240

No way… photoshop???


#241

Camille Lévêque, French 3k (reported rank, she performs at 5k level).


#242

How does that even work? Who is tracking the actual stones?

While playing blind simul?