Why I quit go and started chess

Most people in the western world have never heard of go, or if they have, they only found it later in life after first playing chess. I’ve played go steadily for about 5 years and got into it before I ever played chess online even once. Recently though, I have shifted almost exclusively to chess. …

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Writing: the one thing I’m good at

I was born to do this, and I'm never going to stop. I just watched a movie, called the Surrounding Game. It is a documentary about Go--one of my other hobbies. And it made me realize that I am a writer. I have to write, in the same way those players have to play go. …

Do more than one thing

As some of you may know, my other hobby besides writing is playing Go, or Baduk, and there are several sayings or 'proverbs' that players hear when learning the game. One of them is something like 'a move that only does one thing is a bad move'. I had an epiphany one day, when having extra …

Go Beginnings

As you may or may not know, I've been obsessed with the board game 'go' for the past year or so. Posts about it seem somewhat out of place on this blog, though, so I've started a new blog for all my go thoughts. If you have any interest in complex board games like chess, …