Instructors Andrew Jackson (left) and Nick Sibicky (right) will be playing a friendly but intense game during Nick’s DDK class on Monday, June 27, starting at 6:30 p.m. This will be Nick’s last Double Digit Kyu Player class for the summer, but he will probably be teaching again in the fall. During July, we will have guest instructors Brian Kirby, Jonathan (Chin Jung) Chen and Maeda Ryo 6P. There will be no classes on July 4, and in August. Nick’s lectures are recorded and posted on YouTube. Many of Andrew’s Single Digit Kyu Player classes are posted here.
Beginner Lesson with Frank
We are ready to teach complete beginners informally on Tuesdays from 3 – 9 PM, and on Saturdays from 1 – 5 PM. This Thursday evening, April 7, we will have a one night introduction to Go by Frank Lam, from 7 – 9:30 pm.
Beginners on Tuesdays and Saturdays don’t need an appointment, and we arrange individual or small group lessons with volunteers who are ready to teach when you walk in. This spring, we have about 25 – 40 players coming sometime on Tuesdays, including about 4 children. Saturdays are smaller, about 20 players, but we have volunteers available to teach then as well. The day manager, usually Dennis Wheeler 7K, is also available to teach beginners from 1-5 PM.
If you prefer to learn in a class setting, we recommend the Thursday evening class for those who are starting out. Complete beginners can start at any time. This is also a good night for more advanced beginners, so if Thursdays are good for you, come on by.
Our instructor Nick Sibicky did a fine overview of the first four games of the Lee Sedol – Google AlphaGo Match (Human vs. Machine) on March 14. Here is the link to his lecture. (Don’t worry, the image quality gets better after 2.5 minutes.) [ Read more… ]