The Surrounding Game

Two players, black and white, take turns placing stones on the intersections of a 19x19 grid. The game of Go, is the ultimate game of pure strategy and has hailed as mankind’s most complicated board game which has claimed centuries of play.

Today in East Asia, you can find children get trained in special Go academies and reach high levels of mastery at young ages, while in the West, most people have never even heard of the game.

However, now there is a film features this typical Asian game and follows the lives of three young Americans vying to become the first-ever Western professional players. Recently, the film is on screened on the 40th Asian American Film Festival. We met with the directors of “The Surrounding Game”, to get more understandings of the world’s most complicated game, Go.

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