Hi, my name is Amon and i play Go since 2008 soon after seeing the movie „PI“, in which one can find 2 Go related scenes, i joined the Go club in Hamburg (Germany) and became a enthusiastic player. Also i only make slow progress, Go became a very important part of my life.
If i would have to pick 4 Go players i highly admire i would say: Go Seigen, Honinbo Shuei, O Meien, and maybe also Ma Xiaochun. Mostly this decision comes not out of a deep understanding of their style, it´s a rather personal thing, i just feel sympathy for them, and somehow it came that i read in books about or from them. Personally i like unusual fuseki ideas and to experiment with new moves & stlyes. While i have great respect for the peacefull style of, for example Lee Changho, i do like to play kind of „agressive“ in my own games. But things may change with time.
Sometimes loosing one game after the other frustrates me … than i feel how complex and hard to master this game is and doubt that i can become much stronger one day … but playing, even if you loose, can be so much joy that i will never stop! It fascinats me deeply how Go can be related to Asian philosophy like Taoism (Ying & Yang), Buddhism (Emptyness/dependent arising) and Confucianism (developing of virtue/modesty). Further more i like about Go that this complex game evolves out of simple, clear, rules and i think while learning, playing, Go we can learn a lot about ourselves – Go can teach us beauty and wisdom.
On this blog i share mostly reviews of my own games, things i study at the moment, random thoughts, as well as some found pieces, mostly from the depths of the web, like pictures, quotes, videos etc. I don`t have neither time nor ability to write complex essays and high class reviews on a regular basis, thats why this blog could be called „random stuff about go“… so don`t expect to much.
Why am i writing in English? I love to write in english because it is a nice feeling that by using english one can connect with Go players all over the world … but i`m not a native speaker and my abilities to write in english are not very good yet.
By the way: this is and will allways be a 100% non commercial website.
And why is this called „Truth And Go“? I once read this quote by Go Seigen and did like it a lot: