44 episodes

Star Point is a podcast all about the game of Go (aka baduk or weiqi)! When you're away from the board, you can listen to Star Point for weekly discussions about how to improve, personal anecdotes, and general appreciation for the beauty of the game. Hosted and produced by Justin Oh. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/starpoint/support

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Star Point is a podcast all about the game of Go (aka baduk or weiqi)! When you're away from the board, you can listen to Star Point for weekly discussions about how to improve, personal anecdotes, and general appreciation for the beauty of the game. Hosted and produced by Justin Oh. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/starpoint/support

    44: Finding the Story of the Game

    44: Finding the Story of the Game

    Have you ever realized in the middle of a game that you and your opponent had wildly different perceptions of what was going on? You can find truth on the go board, but until then we are lost in our own unique storylines. Also, I propose a new kind of Go problem to assess our story evaluation skills.

    My Sample "Story" Problems on OGS


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    • 32 min
    43: How to Do Tsumego (Life & Death) the Right Way

    43: How to Do Tsumego (Life & Death) the Right Way

    Hate doing life and death problems? Here are some tips and tricks to get the most out of your tsumego problems and perhaps even enjoy them!



    Go Board from "Puzzled" in Albuquerque

    Telegraph Go 101Weiqi Guide

    Takumi Go 101Weiqi Guide


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    • 53 min
    42: Go vs. Chess Listener Mail

    42: Go vs. Chess Listener Mail

    This was a popular topic! It's another listener mail party, let's talk more about Chess and Go! Thank you all for your thoughtful contributions :)



    Silver's "Stones"

    Play More Go IndieGoGo

    Play More Go YouTube


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    • 1 hr 10 min
    41: Evaluating Verb vs. Noun Quality with Telegraph Go

    41: Evaluating Verb vs. Noun Quality with Telegraph Go

    Recently, Telegraph Go (Nate Morse) caught wind of my interest in Rocket League and invited me to play a few games on stream with him. I happily obliged, and our resulting conversations about Go during the stream were quite thought-provoking.

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    40: Otake Hideo's Opening Theory Made Easy

    40: Otake Hideo's Opening Theory Made Easy

    A quick bio of Japanese Go legend Otake Hideo and a book review of his "Opening Theory Made Easy," what I've found to be the quintessential handbook for beginning to intermediate Go players.


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    • 49 min
    39: Go vs. Chess

    39: Go vs. Chess

    Abstract strategy game showdown! Go and Chess are very different games, but I can't help but compare the two. Let's dissect the pros and cons of each game to find the ultimate abstract strategy game.


    13th Annual San Diego Go Championship Info (GoClubs.org)
    AGA Meeting Update

    Ben's Onyx & Agate Stones


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    • 50 min

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