We meet every Tuesday to play, discuss and teach Go.
Our club has existed for many decades, we persue Go for :
Playing Go in real life is more fun because of the social element of meeting and greeting the people who play the game.
If you haven't been introduced to Go, Go is a board game, created in China thousands of years ago. Go gained popularity mainly in the far east, probably because it was difficult to obtain Go boards outside of Asia.
Go has many names, in China it is called Weichi, Korea it's called Baduk, Japan it's called Go(which is where it has gained most it's fame).
Go is a traditional game based around strategical placement war units in order to obtain territory. Go has a history of being taught to the great leaders of asia from royalty to the generals of great armies, there are stories of games deciding a dispute which stopped war from occurring. Japanese Geisha were also trained in the playing of Go, as time went by, it became a past time of more people.
Like most great games, Go is a simple to learn, but difficult to master.
Mastery of the game, requires the learning of many mental skills including analytical, intuition and psychology.
Each player can impose their own style into their strategy and due to each person's style, mood, learning and personality each game is different from each other, making it fresh and interesting.
Due to the great number of combinations of moves in a game of go, it is currently not possible to calculate the game. Thus far computer AI has not been able to compete against top professional Go players of the Far East