Underground Go Salon

  • March 24, 2010 · 5:00 PM

The Indy Anime Underground, in conjunction with Sega GameWorks and now the Indy Gaming Group, are hosting our second Go Salon (also called iGo, Baduk, and Weiqi in other countries). For those who don't know, Go is a strategy board game using a 19x19 plain grid-lined wooden board and stones, where each of the two players must try and surround more territory than the other to win. It's about a dozen times more complex than chess with two masters playing, but a hundred times more fun for the casual players. We will have about seven boards and sets of stones available at the event, will have teaching and tsumego (Go problems) to solve for those not confident enough to play a game themselves yet, and will also be airing parts of 'Hikaru no Go' anime episodes in the theatre there for people taking a break from the game. We'd like to offer our thanks to the American Go Foundation and American Go Association (AGA). We have enough boards and stones for at least fourteen players at a time. First time players are welcome. This is a game that takes only a little bit of time to learn to play but can take decades to master. Lets start the fun journey together and join us for the second iteration of our Underground Go Salon. --- Remember, beginners and people who know nothing at all about the game are entirely welcome! Here are a few websites that may help prepare for the meetup if you're not well-versed in the game.
The Interactive Way to Go (Instructions for beginners)
IgoWin (Easy 9x9 practice program, free download)
Sensei's Library (Instructions / Strategy past the beginner level)
Yahoo! Go (Online Go Server)
KGS (Online Go Server)

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  • Ben

    I need some practice, but it's a fun game.

    March 24, 2010

  • Gabriel C.

    Had a good talk from Lys, and a good game with Ben. Couldn't believe I was capable of answering at least two tsumego, though not the ones reading four moves ahead XD

    March 24, 2010

  • Ben

    No worries, all 3G and wifi data is free. We can play stuff on pandora as well.

    March 23, 2010

  • Lysander

    As long as it doesn't cost you anything to stream it that way- I would hate to drive up someone's phone bill for music, lol. I love their station though, back when I worked with AAR (Anime Academy Radio) there weren't many other anime radio stations on the net like us (and none as large), but once Keiichi Net came around they easily topped us in popularity. They play some really good music.

    No worries about coming late, I'm happy just having so many people interested in Go ^_^

    March 23, 2010

  • Ben

    This what you were talking about streaming? http://radio.keiichi.net/index2.php It streams well on my phone if that's the case. I hoping to be there on time, but work may make me late.

    March 23, 2010

  • Lysander

    Was thinking about using a laptop with a wireless network card to play Keiichi Net radio while we're there, but Gabe's is broken so if anyone else has a laptop they're willing to bring let me know. As a backup, any anime OSTs or Japanese music cds will work as well. We can use burned music cds too probably.

    March 23, 2010

  • Vicki

    It starts at 5? I won't be able to get there that soon, but should be able to make it before 6 p.m. Too bad we can't show Hikaru no Go, but them's the breaks.

    March 18, 2010

  • Lysander

    With the bulb for the projector being blown, we likely won't be able to show Hikaru no Go after all, but everything else is still proceeding as planned. I'll see if we can get some Japanese music playing in the background for our Go games (anime openings and endings, and other things) and of course there will be plenty of discussion as well ^_^

    March 18, 2010

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