Embark on a near impossible journey with a college graduate who started out with no background of Go, who will quest to become a professional Go player before the age of 30. Here you will find all of the steps I take, my mistakes, my successes, reviews of books and equipment, along with any advice I can pass on. Good luck to all my fellow Go players. May we meet across the board someday.
You can find him on KGS, Dragon Go Server, and Nova.gs at bengozen. Feel free to contact him if you have any questions or would like to play a game!
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Longest OGS game
According to the study Statistics from a 27M game sample, he was a participant in the longest game ever "played" on OGS.
Ben began the game on 8 October 2014, against a beginner called Selim or sheers. On October 15, sheers requested to pause the game, saying that he was "totally swamped at work", and Ben paused it on the 17th, at the 44th move. sheers quit his account on the 24th.
The game remained paused until 19 May 2020, when Ben announced that he was "trying to clear up (his) game logs" and resumed it, after which sheers timed out on May 29. It had lasted 2,060 days.