Playing Go IRL pictures


#142

Wow … @nukeu666, could you please offer a few words for those photos? Like, who are those players, what event(s)? I’m curious …

I also notice how Cho Chikun holds on to his smoothie (?) bottle – maybe after he stole that cup of tea from that referee he’s afraid that others could try something similar with him :smiley:

And I took liberty to rotate that last photo, lest others here get a stiff neck like I did :wink:


#143

Top 2 are from the reddit Tokyo go meetup, guy in glasses is a 5d and doesn’t get much of a challenge
Third is from the nihon kiin summer camp, cho chikun is discussing iyama yuutas next possible move in the first meijin match

I write-up is long due but I’m lazy and travelling through Japan right now
I may post a pic of a kyoto go salon soon


#144

Sweetner


Takao something go tournament

Room where the meijin match is taking place, we could go in during the lunch break


#145

A photo from the Belfast Open last weekend - my first tournament since taking the game back up in December. Lots of fun, but completely exhausting!


#146


Kansai kiin


#147

I went here this past summer and it was AWESOME :smiley:


#148

Plan to visit there this December :slight_smile: , are there foreigner friendly? I can speak very limited Japanese.


#149

They are friendly, some will know passable English so everyone will manage


Nihon kiin general playing area
Old old book, selling for 350$


#150

Does a win really count if your opponent threw out his back and was playing to take his mind off the pain? One and a half point win against @calantir. This was taken after the breeze showered us with leaves midgame.


#151

Are those yunzi stones? My wife was wondering if there are any stones that have the same texture for black & white - the grainy faux-slate of our black glass stones is pretty annoying. How are those ones?


#152

They are yunzi. I find them a bit rough. I really prefer our high quality glass stones from go game guru. Nice and smooth.

Edit: The black and white yunzi do have the same texture.


#153

now that ive been here for a few months i am fairly sure that ill stay :slight_smile:, which is why i would like to (ab)use this thread (i hope ill be forgiven) to just say hi to everyone.
well… hi! :blush:

and some pics of a game i played with my brother :grin:


#154

That is quite the scenery, kickaha. :oD


#155

Wow! That place is beautiful!


#156

Where is that¿


#157

@nukeu666 In Austria, near Innsbruck.
@crodgers Yes it is. I am very lucky.


#158

Go camping with friends who play and a game is bound to break out, amiright? @calantir (b) won by 5.5 points.


#160

Playing a little bit of Capture GO with my cousin in Sweden. My cousin is the one taking the photos, she’s not very good at go yet, granted neither am I but I’m learning and so is she.


#161

A long time ago in a galaxy far far away…

Jedi used to manage ultimate moves, now our players try to get it for the International Go Tournament of Grenoble (TIGGRE)


#162

One of those players appears to be in a significantly colder climate than the player across the board from them.