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Learn to play the ancient Asian game of Go, also known as Wei Chi and Baduk. Go is the oldest board game in the world, estimated to be 4,000 years old. It is a game of pure skill. The rules are simple, and can be learned in a few minutes, but mastering the game can take a lifetime. The Evanston Go Club is the oldest Go club in the Chicagoland area, having met continuously every week for the past 20 years. We have a wide range of players, from novices to strong amateurs. We are a free club, we welcome everyone, and we love to teach beginners! We are an official chapter of the American Go Association, and we hold two AGA-rated tournaments a year. We meet every Wednesday from 6 to 10 PM at Starbucks, 1734 Sherman Ave in Evanston and every Sunday from 12:30 to 3:30 PM at Evanston Games & Cafe, 1640 Maple Ave in Evanston. Please come join us! Stay for as long or as short as you like. We look forward to introducing you to what many consider to be the most challenging game of skill ever devised. Nolan Bushnell, the founder of Atari, has called go his "favorite game of all time". And chess master Emanuel Lasker said, "The rules of Go are so elegant, organic, and rigorously logical that if intelligent life forms exist elsewhere in the universe, they almost certainly play Go." To learn more about Go, visit www.usgo.org and www.evanstongoclug.org. Contact Mark Rubenstein at mark@evanstongoclub.org or 847-869-6020.

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Regular weekly meeting

Online event

Beginners welcome! Just bring your brain. :) Of course, due to Covid 19 we are meeting online, not in person. You can join us in the Evanston Club room on the Kiseido Go Server (KGS), where we also have a Zoom session taking place. You can download the KGS client program at http://www.gokgs.com or log in from any browser at https://shin.gokgs.com. Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions or need help.

Regular weekly meeting

Online event

Beginners welcome! Just bring your brain. :) Of course, due to Covid 19 we are meeting online, not in person. You can join us in the Evanston Club room on the Kiseido Go Server (KGS), where we also have a Zoom session taking place. You can download the KGS client program at http://www.gokgs.com or log in from any browser at https://shin.gokgs.com. Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions or need help.

Regular weekly meeting

Online event

Beginners welcome! Just bring your brain. :) Of course, due to Covid 19 we are meeting online, not in person. You can join us in the Evanston Club room on the Kiseido Go Server (KGS), where we also have a Zoom session taking place. You can download the KGS client program at http://www.gokgs.com or log in from any browser at https://shin.gokgs.com. Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions or need help.

Regular weekly meeting

Online event

Beginners welcome! Just bring your brain. :) Of course, due to Covid 19 we are meeting online, not in person. You can join us in the Evanston Club room on the Kiseido Go Server (KGS), where we also have a Zoom session taking place. You can download the KGS client program at http://www.gokgs.com or log in from any browser at https://shin.gokgs.com. Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions or need help.

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