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The Chinese Year of Wodden Goat begins… We wish our Go friends in China + Korea a happy new year

In Korea it’s tradition to reunion with the whole family from 18th till 20th February 2015 to celebrate 1024px-Korean.food-Tteok.mandu.guk-01Seollal… and to give tribute on first day of the new year (following the mooncalendar) to the ancestors by practising special rites… and to extend to the elder family members the new year’s greetings (Sebae).

On Seollal it is celebrated to become one year older. Eating Tteokguk (soup with rice cake) celebrates the purety and long living. White is the colour of Tteok and symbolizes purity, the longish form of it represents a long life.

The Chinese New Year, also known as Spring Festival, is a family event and by far the most important date in the course of the year and thus the most important Chinese holiday. The public holidays are laid down for 18th till 24th February 2015. 2015... the year of wooden goat

2015 is the yea of the “wooden goat“. In China the goat stands for gentleness, peace, love, cooperation and helpfulness, and wood for creativity and productivity. Politically 2015 gives hope for peaceful and diplomatic solutions. For private life Chinese expect in 2015 to have more time for love and family. A conciliatory and loving interaction is favored for lonely hearts and the chances of falling in love.

I wish all my Asian friends in Korea and China a happy new year ! – Have more time for playing GO/Weiqi/Baduk… 🙂

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About LinuxGooo

I am a real Go Beginner… but I like to learn and have fun with. And I fell in love with playing for influence (mainly San-RenSei fuseki, Cosmic style) as white and black. … 26th Jan 2014 I started on KGS (as 6-7kyu since Sept), another global GO Server on the web. On 4th March 2014 I registrated on OGS (Online Go Server). In July I began to play on Korean servers, on Tygem (10kyu) and on Wbaduk (11kyu). If possible by time, I like to have reviews and analysis of my games, which helps to progress (beside observing/Kibitzing Dan games). – My special thanks go to different KGS teachers/players for audio lectures and individual reviews: Dsaun (N.Y.), Battusai, TapJoshua (4D), Troll (2D), MXHero (5D), Shygost (3D), Mingjiu Jiang (7P)… not to forget all the other KGS players who offered me their knowledge and shared their personal experiences. My special tks go to Dsaun for his audio lecture “Shape” (on 22nd Febr 2014) which was the first step into a systemtical learning. Currently I study with www.321go.org and with the first GO book: “Graded Go Problems for Beginners” (Vol. 1-4) by Kano Yoshinori. Volume 1: Introductory Problems Volume 2: Elementary Problems VOlume 3: Intermediate Problems Volume 4: Advanced Problems For individual “offline training” I experimented with and use different bot programmes: Aya 6.34 (1k), Oakfoam GNU Go 3.8 and Zenith 4.4. better known as Zen (5k-5D) (Rec.: Running these bots I use as front end (Goban) Drago.) For editing/rediting SGF files the programme MultiGo 4 is suitable. Have fun behind the board…

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