Well, I did play a game of Go yesterday. We played on a 19×19 board and Janne gave me handicap of nine stones (he’s about 15k, I’m about 25k). It was an interesting and pretty close match, which I eventually won by 4 points. I had more separate batches of territory, but he had about 40 points in two large areas on the sides of the board.
My cheap (20 or so) Go board proved out to be quite nice. The stones are a bit too small, perhaps, and the board gets slightly crowded sometimes, but when you consider the price of the board, it’s not bad at all.