Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Interesting Summer.

So. I started the summer as a 12k. I ended the summer as an AGA 6k, and being able to occasionally beat a KGS 5k. But I still have trouble at the 8-9k level, so that's what, 4 stones improvement over 3 months? Still far from KGS 1d. Whatever. I'll get there one day. Soon. Hopefully.

I tend to not play go when I have excessive amounts of free time. I tend to knit and draw in that time. I tend to play go when I really dont have the time for it. -___- figures.

But this summer was awesome for go. I met so many strong people. Wah. Lots and lots of cool people, esp James Wu. ;D

Friday, August 25, 2006

Last thing you'd expect

at Go Congress


Yeah. Note the audio.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Guo Juan

While at Go Congress, I was lucky to watch Guo Juan review one of Calvins games. I think this was the main thing I learned from Go Congress. It's easier to attack two groups than just one. Attacks should not be direct. When attacking groups, know which of your stones can die, and which should not die.

I haven't applied this much though. I'll try, I guess.

Monday, August 21, 2006


Go Congress was amazingly fun. I feel that I didn't take full advantage of all the lectures, etc there though.

Pair Go was fun. Frustrating, but fun.

Meeting all the strong players was also just so cool.


Friday, August 11, 2006


I just totally gave up on 1d. I havent played, with the exception of a blitz game, in like, a week. Whee... :( Instead I've been doing totally useless things because I have the attention span of a goldfish.

Oh well. Congress tomorrow.. I'm dreading it. Ah well.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Uh. Wtf.

My parents think I'm going to get either
a) kidnapped
b) killed by an axe murderer
c) die in a plane crash

at Go Congress. They also believe that all go players I met online are secretly online predators out to kill me/bad stuff.

yeah. Someone convince them you're not axe murderers.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006


Forgot to post this on Sunday.

Happy 20th, Wayne. Sorry, couldn't make it to shodan.

I fail :(

Ah well. Before this summer ends then.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

I'm bored.

This was the first thing that came to mind after seeing INVINCIBLE posters.

.. Yeah.

I should be playing go.


I'm home. And home is wonderful.

7 days left. Guh.