my name is Amon and this is my little go blog / study journal. I`m based in Hamburg, Germany and while i`m still trying to improve my English skills, writing this blog is a nice way to get more comfortable with the english language. And while i`m tracking my go progress here and do some self motivation to become stronger, maybe from time to time, it motivates you as well to study this wonderful game with even more passion than before! 🙂
While tea is another big interest of me besides go, i will, from time to time, post some tea stuff as well!
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 something like a „favorite go player“, i would definitely say: Go Seigen.
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.
“Competition and faith are my life-long vocations. Like water and fire, I depend on both. When I couldn’t outrank the others, it was time for me to leave. There are two things in my life: truth and go.” Go Seigen