Go books

When I thought that this Grand Slam Tournament will happen, I was thinking about what to use this tournament for.

The tournament would be a great opportunity to make Go more popular in media. And once people hear about Go, some part of them will also want to learn how to play. And there aren’t many Go books in Poland.

At that time the “Shapes of mind” were being printed (Polish version, after the crowdfunding action). I thought that someone might read this book and then he won’t be able to see any other books to study Go and he will just stop to study. So, I started to write the next books.Continue reading

Grand Slam in Warsaw

It was, if I remember properly, in November 2016 when I got an information from the Polish Go Association that there is some sponsor from China, who “would like to have” a very big Go tournament in Poland and who asked the Polish Go Association for organization of this tournament.

Of course I was very interested, because there aren’t any big tournaments in Poland, but it would be good to have some. I had also some thoughts in my head that maybe it will be possible to encourage the sponsor, so he would also become a sponsor of the tournament, which I wanted to organize.

So, I asked the Polish Go Association about some more details and I got an e-mail address of the sponsor. I wrote, I received an answer. It turned out that this guy would like to have, in Warsaw at the China Expo, the largest Go tournament in Europe.Continue reading

Polgote.com Go Championship in Rybnik

I was already tired of a couple of years’ Go training in Asia.
On some day in October 2016, after lessons at school, I was wondering about how much time more I will need to spend in China.

Will I have any real chance to get into the world’s top, if I study at the Go school for a few more years?
I came to a conclusion that the best (sacrificing really a lot of time for training) I will be able just to reach the level of average professionals (who keep training) from China or Korea.

And, besides reaching level of the world’s top, what else would I care about (professionally)?
Well… I would like Go to be popular worldwide (especially in Poland).

And how would I be able to make this come true?Continue reading

Comeback

Hi,
Somehow it turned out that I haven’t been writing anything here for more than one year. I’m sorry.
But, well… I was doing other things at that time.
Now I have a little bit more time, so I will try to write a bit, about what was happening, in the next few articles.