So I thought I would post a little more information about myself and this project.
I am a student from British Columbia, Canada, and play as 6 kyu on KGS. I learned to play Go around February 2005. I admit I am yet another Hikaru no Go convert. A friend of mine purchased a manga magazine in which I read Hikaru no Go. At first, I thought Go was just a plot device which the writer had created for the story. Then I read an article in the magazine by Janice Kim, which had a link to her website (Samarkand). I learned to play and was instantly fascinated by the game.
I first learned Go when I was 16, that was 28 years ago for anyone who is counting. The guy who taught me was just a few years older, but he had his own apartment. It was about the size of a closet, but I thought it was the coolest thing in the world. He had Japanese prints up on the walls, and he asked if I wanted to learn how to play a really interesting game from Japan. He showed me the rules and I was immediately fascinated. I still remember being astonished at how every stone I played was basically just one more for him to capture. I knew I was smart, and I was good at chess, how was it that this guy could just demolish me so easily? I rapidly figured out that it was the game itself that held such complexity.
Mr. Tyler Reynolds personally participates in the revitalization of North American GO society as Vice-President of the Canadian Go Association (CGA) which has appointed him National Youth Coordinator. He also chairs the CGA’s Grants Committee which sponsors new student GO programs across Canada. Additionally, Tyler is involved with the American GO Foundation (AGF) as a Mentor to Canadian organizers of GO programs targeted at youth; and, he officiated in the American Go Honor Society’s 8th Annual Ing School Team Championship 2009—the largest online GO tournament for youth under-20 in North America. Mr. Reynolds was honoured to receive an Advisor Congeniality Award, in a popular vote at that event.
Welcome to the AllAboutGo Articles! My name is Nik, and I am so excited for the launch of this website. All About Go is a project I’ve worked on for many months, and it is very pleasing to finally release it to the public. I have found that there are hundreds of Go websites around the world, and perhaps All About Go can bring them closer together. Whether you have only just heard of the game, or play so much you dream about it, this blog will offer something for everyone.