Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Last iwamoto game 4-4

Last week, I played my last iwamoto game. I yet again didn't feel very focused during the game and overplayed too much, ended up losing by a few points. Oh well. Sendol reviewed the game. I learned a lot of interesting things during the review, so happy about the game anyway ^^. If only that I made too many greedy moves :p

This was the last game in the tournament. I can't say that I played very well, but I guess 4-4 is a reasonable result. Next year, I'll have to enter again and do better.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Go in the Gorge

Last week, our go club took the gobans to a local gorge to play. There is something wonderful about playing on the rocks, in between water and nature.

We had a gorgeous day, sun, water, friends, and go. What more can one ask for in life?

I uploaded many more pictures to flickr.

Monday, July 09, 2007


Last week at go club, J brought those home baked 'goban cookies'

Everyone tremendously enjoyed them.

And no, those are not ing stones, those are black and white M&M's.

Thank you, j!

Friday, July 06, 2007

Iwamoto tourney 4-3

Last weekend, I played my seventh iwamoto game. It was 11pm, so my handicap stones were mostly asleep, which is always good. I won the game, but do not feel particularly good about it. I managed to pull ahead, but then made too many stupid mistakes. Still won by a few points, but I have many things I need to work on.

One more iwamoto game to go. I don't know yet when I will play.

Due to some family stress, I haven't played and studied as much as I would like. I hope things will calm down soon, and I can go back to studying more.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Kids Go

For months, I had been telling myself 'I really should take Kate to Kids Go at the MGA, it would be good for her to see other go playing kids.' Our own go club only has teenagers and adults, and it is not always easy to relate to those when you are eight years old.

Life kept getting in the way, but last week, we finally managed to drive down. Kate prepared herself by putting tattoos all over her body... Those were the temporary ones, in case anyone is wondering about us now.

It was the start of summer vacation, so there were only a few kids. Still, it was nice for her to play one of them. She also did a bunch of problems and had a good time. It didn't hurt at all that there were cupcakes and chocolate chip cookies ^^

After Kids Go, we went to a friend's house and had a great time. Such a great time, that Kate kept asking 'Can we go back tomorrow? Can we? Can we????' Although frankly I think this was more thanks to the video game she played at my friend's house, and not as much because of the kids go. But I'll pretend that it was the go drawing her back to the MGA ^^

We will definitely have to do this again.