Does anyone here play? I've recently started playing, and it's really addictive.
I'm always fascinated by the evolution of a game playing out as if some viral swarm breeding and assimilating before itself dying by degrees, only to renew the process once more.
I've used to play it actively for ~2 years. I still play once or twice a month, but I'm not as into it as I used to be.
I spend a couple weeks learning to play it. Too hard for me to become good at it, I should have started young.
A friend of mine, well over 30, used to work at an insurance company. He wouldn't have it however, and decided to become a go professional. He would spend his free time from work in go clubs, learning from people better than him and look up professional games on the internet. Eventually, he made it.
I have made it my goal to learn Japanese just so I can understand 2ch's go board.
I play every now and then online. I brought a board and stones 3-4 years ago. Sadly, no one in my area even knows about the game, so i use the board to plan out moves and study games.
I've been trying to get gud by studing games and playing against GNUGo, I like playing, but I'm at the stage where I am not thinking about my game enough and get beat everytime
what are some good resources and things I might do to up my game.
i used to play online, although i just solve problems once in a while, since i've not been able to get stronger through play in the past. what i really need is a real person to play against, although no one in my area does this either.