@S_Alexander brought to my attention this nice video about Go:
I think it’s funny and entertaining and shows a big love for our beloved game, but…
…there’s also a sad part that I find painfully true.
Go needs Go friends to be shared, because you just can’t do it with other people. It’s someway isolating. If you have Go friends you isolate with them in your Go world. If you don’t have them you’re just alone… struggling to find someone…
I feel so and I think I’m not the only one.
How many of us tried in vain to engage their family and their friends with this game?
How did we feel after that?
And it’s even worse!
If you have just few Go friends, they probably don’t fit your level. So you can talk with them and study and whatever, but playing isn’t that much fun, because even games are too… uneven… and handicap games have their cons.
The Go club in my city is very VERY small.
Finding a good match to play is hard both for our strongest and weakest players.
So we feel someway isolated in our city and also a little between us.
Please share your thoughts.