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Post #1 Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 10:59 pm 
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I've been playing a bit more recently (all online) and am interested in finding somewhere to play in person. I'm just west of Chicago, so pretty much anywhere around downtown ( or to the west) would be fine. I know there is ( or was ) a group in Evanston, but that's too far north. Ideally there'd be something at UIC or in the Oak Park area, but the club info I've found for those seem to be out of date. Does anyone know the current state of things?

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Post #2 Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 6:10 am 
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I tried to get to the AGA web site to check and it was not loading for me. But last I heard there was an active club in Schaumberg, which is fairly close to Oak Park.

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Post #3 Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:46 am 
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Yeah, check out the Schaumburg Go Club, which I ran until I moved away about 6 months ago.

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Post #4 Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 11:10 am 
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When I was a graduate student at the University of Chicago, not so long ago, there was a quite active Go club that met on Fridays. Not sure if it's still active though.

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Post #5 Posted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 12:52 pm 
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I'm going to a convention in Chicago soon, and will have a Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday evening free to play go. I'll be staying just south of the loop.
My plans look like this:

Sunday and/or Monday evening
Yong Yu Go Center Arlington Heights
UP-NW Metra train to Cumberland and then get a bus westward on Golf Rd

Tuesday evening
Lakeview Go club
Red line to Belmont, then walk or take a local bus eastward.

Any advice or suggestions are appreciated.

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Post #6 Posted: Sun Dec 29, 2013 1:51 am 
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Check out the Chicago Go Club:

www.chicagogoclub.com

Formerly the Lakeview Go Club, we meet in Lakeview on Tuesday evenings. See the website for more details - we'd love to have you!

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Post #7 Posted: Sun Dec 29, 2013 2:50 am 
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I had hoped to someday do a "Chicago Go Tour" of sorts where I'd hit up Lakeview (now Chicago) on Tuesday, Evanston on Wednesday, and then Schaumburg on Thursday. Is this still possible?

I was thinking of doing that over spring break this year, hopefully bring one or two other guys from my college club with me. Why would I want to spend my last spring break in Chicago playing go you ask? Because I'm just that awesome. :cool:

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Post #8 Posted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 12:58 am 
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moyoaji wrote:
I had hoped to someday do a "Chicago Go Tour" of sorts where I'd hit up Lakeview (now Chicago) on Tuesday, Evanston on Wednesday, and then Schaumburg on Thursday. Is this still possible?


Certainly. Definitely going to be a lot easier if you have a car, otherwise you're talking the use of multiple separate mass transit systems, especially to reach Schaumberg.

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I was thinking of doing that over spring break this year, hopefully bring one or two other guys from my college club with me.


Well, we'd love to have you.

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Why would I want to spend my last spring break in Chicago playing go you ask? Because I'm just that awesome. :cool:


Haha, spend your last spring break in Chicago doing other stuff, and just use Go as the evening relaxation activity. Icing on the cake, not the main event ;)

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Post #9 Posted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 10:19 am 
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Joaz Banbeck wrote:
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Yong Yu Go Center Arlington Heights...


This appeared to be closed when I was there two months ago. Does anyone have updates on it?

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Post #10 Posted: Tue Dec 31, 2013 12:47 pm 
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Joaz Banbeck wrote:
Joaz Banbeck wrote:
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Yong Yu Go Center Arlington Heights...


This appeared to be closed when I was there two months ago. Does anyone have updates on it?


The Center is closed. It's my understanding that the club there still meets a few doors down, in a place with no signage - but I'm not sure when.

Yeah, they don't seem to be making themselves easy to find... :roll:

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Post #11 Posted: Wed Oct 05, 2016 12:46 pm 
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Attention all Go players!

Announcing a new Go club for the city of Chicago!

Yu Go Club: Chicago!
"The Friendliest Go Club in Chicago"

Come to the South Side.
Yu Go Club: Chicago meets at Bridgeport Coffeehouse on Tuesdays from 6-9pm
Located at 3101 S Morgan St in beautiful, historic, artsy, hip Bridgeport.

We welcome players of all strengths.
New to the game? No problem!
We have instructors certified by the AGA who enjoy teaching beginners.

Our first meeting will be on Tuesday, October 18th from 6-9pm.
We will have Go themed candy (Mentos, Junior Mints)
Please join us!!!!!!!!!!

Address:
Bridgeport Coffeehouse
3101 S Morgan St
Chicago, IL

Contact:
Greg Kulevich
gkulevich@gmail.com
661-557-5650

Directions:

By public transportation-
Take the #8 Halsted bus to 31st Street and walk west two blocks to Morgan Street
or take the CTA Red Line to Sox-35th and take the #35 35th Street bus to Morgan Street and walk north four blocks to 31st Street.

The #8 and #35 busses run until 11pm. The Red and Orange Line run all night.

By car-
There is ample street parking on Morgan Street.

Please join us!!!
Feel free to contact Greg Kulevich
or just simply show up from 6-9pm on Tuesday.

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