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Post #1 Posted: Sat Apr 30, 2016 9:53 am 
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I've been active on the OGS forum, and I recognize some of the same names here :D . In February, I discovered Go while looking for a new board game to play with the family. I was hooked in a single afternoon of researching it. My goal is to teach three kids, ages 7, 10, and 14.

L19 has some great book recommendations. After checking out those posts, I ordered the Level Up series, which looks like exactly what we need. Now we're waiting not-so-patiently for it to arrive. The kids will be catching up to me in short order, and then we will all be learning together.

Last month I tried and failed to get OGS to add a Beginners category. Since you already have one ready-made here, I will head on over there and start reading. Looking forward to getting to know the L19 community and learning more about this fascinating game.

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Post #2 Posted: Sat Apr 30, 2016 10:02 am 
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Welcome. Nice owl. :)


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Post #3 Posted: Sat Apr 30, 2016 10:20 am 
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way2go wrote:
[..] I tried and failed to get OGS to add a Beginners category. [..]
LOL, you didn’t “fail”, it’s just that some things have the motion dynamics of a supertanker ;-)

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Post #4 Posted: Sat Apr 30, 2016 10:35 am 
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EdLee, it looks like you welcome all the newcomers here. Thank you for the time that takes. Everyone likes to see replies to their first posts.

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LOL, you didn’t “fail”, it’s just that some things have the motion dynamics of a supertanker ;-)

Ah! Good to know. After no response for weeks, I pretty much gave up on the idea, but maybe you are right and it still might happen.

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Hi Way2Go,

Thanks for the FreePik reference.
Does it require special software to 'use' the vector graphics ?
Please just call me Ed. :)


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Post #6 Posted: Sat Apr 30, 2016 12:17 pm 
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EdLee wrote:
Hi Way2Go,

Thanks for the FreePik reference.
Does it require special software to 'use' the vector graphics ?
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Hi, Ed,

Here is the support page with directions for how to edit a vector file: http://support.freepik.com/hc/en-us/art ... m-Freepik-

I've used Adobe Illustrator for editing other vector images (not from FreePik). Inkscape is a free, open source alternative to Illustrator: https://inkscape.org/en/#overview

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Post #7 Posted: Sat Apr 30, 2016 6:05 pm 
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Welcome to the site! I'm always glad to see new folks about. :-) Good luck teaching your kids; I'd love to hear how that goes.


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Post #8 Posted: Sat Apr 30, 2016 6:11 pm 
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Welcome to the site! I'm always glad to see new folks about. :-) Good luck teaching your kids; I'd love to hear how that goes.


I don't think he/she actually said whose kids they were, but welcome regardless of whose kids you are teaching. :)

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Post #9 Posted: Sun May 01, 2016 6:47 am 
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DrStraw wrote:
... welcome regardless of whose kids you are teaching.

The kids are part of our extended family, so I consider them "mine." :)

jeromie wrote:
... Good luck teaching your kids; I'd love to hear how that goes.

Thanks for asking. So far, all three have started on the easy problems at GoChild. The oldest has also done Igowin Tutor. I have explained the bare minimum to play Capture Go, and we had two 9x9 boards going at the same time. I was playing the 14-yr-old, while the younger two were playing each other. Somehow the youngest, as black, managed to build a shape very similar to a ladder (which I haven't explained yet). Black captured most of white's stones all at once. They were so excited! But I wish I had been watching their game to see how they did it.

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Post #10 Posted: Mon May 02, 2016 12:02 am 
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way2go wrote:
EdLee, it looks like you welcome all the newcomers here. Thank you for the time that takes. Everyone likes to see replies to their first posts.

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LOL, you didn’t “fail”, it’s just that some things have the motion dynamics of a supertanker ;-)

Ah! Good to know. After no response for weeks, I pretty much gave up on the idea, but maybe you are right and it still might happen.



Welcome! Like your tag line. And yes I believe Ed does welcome all. And u will find him knowledgeable, and gentlemanly with his conversations here.

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Post #11 Posted: Mon May 02, 2016 12:21 am 
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way2go wrote:
I've been active on the OGS forum, and I recognize some of the same names here :D . In February, I discovered Go while looking for a new board game to play with the family. I was hooked in a single afternoon of researching it. My goal is to teach three kids, ages 7, 10, and 14.



When my boy was three I taught him Go. He was already playing Backgammon. The problem I have with him now he's five is that he would prefer to play anything but Go. He still enjoys it (I had a game with him this morning at 6am), but he was far more keen when he didn't know about the App Store. I'm not going to force him.. when he wants a game we play. Oh he also got a bit lazy. He found the auto-scoring feature of SmartGo Kifu and so uses that instead of counting the territories.

There is a site called Go Child? That might be worth a look though maybe not suitable for the older ones. There is also an App in the iOS store of Go problems for children. Colour and pictures.


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Post #12 Posted: Fri May 06, 2016 6:25 am 
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Bonobo wrote:
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[..] I tried and failed to get OGS to add a Beginners category. [..]
LOL, you didn’t “fail”, it’s just that some things have the motion dynamics of a supertanker ;-)

Well, Tom, you were right. OGS has added a new Beginners category. You may now say, "I told you so." :D

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Post #13 Posted: Fri May 06, 2016 7:40 am 
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way2go wrote:
Well, Tom, you were right. OGS has added a new Beginners category. You may now say, "I told you so." :D
Haha, please just always keep in mind that our devs anoek and matburt are doing all this in their free time, OGS is NOT a company with huge resources, and also please remember that they both have families and children … we’re all happy to have this category now. Your contributions are appreciated.

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