“Harm and a Colombian drug lord play a high-stakes game of
go, with the prize being a Marine who was left behind during a covert
mission, as Webb and the JAG team once again butt heads,“ reports Dave
“My recollection of the episode is that several moves were spread out over the unfolding of
plot with closeups of the contested part of the board. It represented
middle game fighting. A little far-fetched for a US Navy lawyer and a
drug kingpin to be such accomplished players but good exposure for the
game nevertheless.“ Note that the moves are played inside the board
squares rather than on the intersections.
“I enjoy the EJ’s ‘Go Spotting’ column as
go has a way of showing up in unexpected places,” says Holland. “I live
in Minneapolis and recently met a young player from northern Minnesota
whose grandfather learned baduk during the Korean War. He also went to
high school with Bob Dylan.“
Freedman (at far right), Hikaru Saito, Glenn Peters, Jessie Jenkins
and Jessie’s friend, Austin, taught at least 50 people to play
go at Portland’s Mochitsuki Festival on Sunday January 25th. Held
at Portland State University from 10 to 4 , thousands came to
celebrate the new year, eat traditional food and experience
traditional Japanese culture. -Photo and story courtesy Peter Freedman
The deadline for young kyu players who want to compete in the North
American Kyu Championships is Feb. 3rd, with the tourney itself held
Feb. 7th, on KGS. Kids and teens (under the age of 18) who are members
of the AGA, CGA, Gimnasio de Go, or MGA, may all enter in the event.
With thousands of dollars in scholarships available, to both the AGA Go
Camp, and US Go Congress, kyu players of any rank should enter. Prizes
will be awarded roughly every five ranks, starting at 25 kyu, and
working up to 1 kyu. The registration form is here, more information is available here
This Sunday is the second round of the Pandanet-AGA City League. Watch
heavyweights from the A League including professionals like Ximeng Yu
and Ryan Li, the AGA’s newest pro. “Don’t discount our B and C Leagues;
they will be duking it out with the other teams,” says Steve Colburn.
Check the schedules for your local team.