Pro game could be one of the longest thing to watch live in full length.
I am curious, did you try to watch one of these from the beginning to the end? If yes then how long did you stay?
Watching a live record does count, not only a video or to be there.
I’ve watched countless of long pro games, i think the longest were the relays of jubango games between Gu Li and Lee Sedol in 2014, iirc those games lasted like 5-7 hours on average.
I also watched all the LSD - alphago streams live in 2016, those were about 6 hours per stream with all the interviews and such, but since it was such a historic match, i really wanted to see them, even if they were streamed in the middle of the night for me ^___^
I am impressed because even if I could qualify myself as a bit of go addict, I never did that. May I ask, when watching do you search moves on a side board, open some joseki books or do you simply stay watching the game? That’s amazing to stay so long.
Yes, i play out some variations and read my mind off while watching those games xD
Espesially with the games that are played or relayed on ogs, with those i can play out variations easily and explore the possibilities and reasonings of pro moves. Though its most of the times ~impossible to understand why pros are playing the moves they do, they always have at least 2 or 3 good valid reasons behind each move, i’m lucky if i can somewhat understand even one of those xD
I don’t see that big of a difference. I’m not really as much watching the commentators as I am watching the game except having some moves explained and variations expanded on that I might not otherwise understand - even spending hours looking at it.