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Post #1 Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 8:48 pm 
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Hi! I've finally decided to register after lurking for so long. I'm quite new to Go, having only played a few games against a computer, all on boards smaller than 19x19.

Go is a surprisingly interesting game, originally I thought it would be tedious, but actually turned out to be quite fun. I loved learning about its sheer complexity in the number of possible games, yet simplicity in actual gameplay. Unfortunately finding people where I am who even know about the game is difficult enough (in everyday life), let alone finding someone who plays it.


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Post #2 Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 2:30 am 
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Welcome. :)
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originally I thought it would be tedious,...
This part may be "inevitable" -- Go problems -- some people enjoy them tremendously, others are neutral, still others find them incredibly tedious and boring. :)

You'll come to your own conclusions; maybe transitioning from one feeling to another ( or cycling through them :) ).

One person's trash is another's treasure.

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Post #3 Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 3:15 pm 
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Welcome, yasher175,

you may want to check out your country’s Go Association (if there is one), usually they have a page where they list Go clubs and/or individual players who have registered with them.

If you tell us where you live you may even get replies from people near you … anyway, it is real fun to play IRL, and since Go can be quite contagious, maybe you will find that you can even initiate a Go club in your area if there is not already one. Also, Go associations often support local Go clubs with materials — of course there should usually be at least one member of that association.

Enjoy your journey into Go, as painful and gratifying as it can sometimes be :-)

Cordially, Tom

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And what EdLee says: Tsumego! I for one love ’em, always have Tsumego open on the iPhone on my desk in front of my main computer and whenever I need a little braintickle, I go through a few :-) and I believe it has made me somewhat stronger than I “deserve” to be (since my strategy still is quite bad): in the late midgame I often win games that before I had lost in the opening and early mid-game; this I attribute to successful “tsumegofication” of games :-D

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Post #4 Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 8:27 pm 
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Bonobo wrote:
Tsumego! I for one love ’em
Tom, you're sooooo lucky ! :twisted:


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Post #5 Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 9:53 pm 
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EdLee wrote:
Bonobo wrote:
Tsumego! I for one love ’em
Tom, you're sooooo lucky ! :twisted:
Heh … I know … OTOH I also know I paid and will forever have to pay a price … but with that “twisted” emoticon I really would like to know how you mean it here … you know I appreciate your words, but I need to understand them :-D

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Post #6 Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 10:05 pm 
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Hi Tom,

The text is literal. :)
Of almost all the adults I've met locally ( "late" starters to Go ),
most of them don't do Go problems.
So far, in the past 14 years or so,
I've only seen two adult starters who do them.
One was a math major at the university,
and the other one is a newish member to our Go club,
a recent university graduate -- he learned the value of
the problems from his chess background. :)
So you're one of the exceptions (that I've seen, so far). Congrats. :)


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Post #7 Posted: Sat Jun 04, 2016 6:48 am 
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Welcome to the site and to the game of go! Like you, I find go to be an incredibly fun game. It's also very rewarding!

P.S. I like tsumego. :-)


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