Jonathan is creating Online Go Video Lessons
13

patrons

$57
per month

My name is Jonathan Hop.  I've been playing Go going on 12 years.  I am an author of several books on the game of Go, known as the "So You Want to Play Go?" series.  I translate for the AGA E-Journal.  I currently live in Qingdao, China, teaching English among many other subjects.  I'm going on Patreon to ask for support from the Go community in continuing to produce better and higher quality English language Go Videos, as well as subtitles in other languages (first up German and Spanish).  With the buzz surrounding the Lee Sedol vs. Alpha Go match, now is the time for  the Go community to push to try and popularize the game.


I've create over 30 videos thus far all on my own, and learning more and more about film, video, and adding production value.  My videos are all available for free.  My goal is to create exciting, personable, accessible videos that will gently introduce Go to people.  Already my Youtube channel "Sunday Go Lessons" is approaching 4,000 subscribers, and "10 Minute Go" series is becoming a hit.  People are using it to teach their students.  I think I've found the right tone and approach to reach a Western audience.  You can help.  My plan is to come out with at least 3-4 videos per month, if not more!  I'm developing new formats, and hopefully, will be able to invest in equipment to really put out some nice stuff.



For pledging, I offer rewards such as free copies of my "So You Want to Play Go?" series, as well as online lessons and game reviews.  I'm also always willing to receive suggestions for possible video topics!  I will of course continue to create videos and do more.  Please consider being a patron and helping to make more videos for the whole of the Go community.  
Tiers
Undying Gratitude
$1 or more per month 4 patrons
For $1 a month you will receive my undying, devoted, unwavering gratitude which will outlast the lifetime of a thousand burning suns.
Game Reviews!
$3 or more per month 6 patrons
Free game reviews!  If you are 1d or below I will be happy to review your Go game.  Provide me with an sgf copy of your game and I will return it with brief comments on how to improve.

 Game Reviews will be for patron only.

Go Book
$5 or more per month 1 patron
Free PDF copy of "So You Want to Play Go?" my primer on the game of Go.  You can select one book from levels 1-4.
Go Book and 5 game reviews!
$10 or more per month 4 patrons
You will receive the full So You Want to Play Go series in PDF format, as well as reviews of up to 5 games that briefly cover where I think you should improve..
Game Reviews will be for patron only.
Goals
$57 of $100 per month
Once I reach the $100 mark I will release 10 more Alpha Go vs. Alpha Go.  Hopefully we can build up to all 50 games!  If you liked the first few videos, you'll like the rest.
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My name is Jonathan Hop.  I've been playing Go going on 12 years.  I am an author of several books on the game of Go, known as the "So You Want to Play Go?" series.  I translate for the AGA E-Journal.  I currently live in Qingdao, China, teaching English among many other subjects.  I'm going on Patreon to ask for support from the Go community in continuing to produce better and higher quality English language Go Videos, as well as subtitles in other languages (first up German and Spanish).  With the buzz surrounding the Lee Sedol vs. Alpha Go match, now is the time for  the Go community to push to try and popularize the game.


I've create over 30 videos thus far all on my own, and learning more and more about film, video, and adding production value.  My videos are all available for free.  My goal is to create exciting, personable, accessible videos that will gently introduce Go to people.  Already my Youtube channel "Sunday Go Lessons" is approaching 4,000 subscribers, and "10 Minute Go" series is becoming a hit.  People are using it to teach their students.  I think I've found the right tone and approach to reach a Western audience.  You can help.  My plan is to come out with at least 3-4 videos per month, if not more!  I'm developing new formats, and hopefully, will be able to invest in equipment to really put out some nice stuff.



For pledging, I offer rewards such as free copies of my "So You Want to Play Go?" series, as well as online lessons and game reviews.  I'm also always willing to receive suggestions for possible video topics!  I will of course continue to create videos and do more.  Please consider being a patron and helping to make more videos for the whole of the Go community.  

Recent posts by Jonathan

Tiers
Undying Gratitude
$1 or more per month 4 patrons
For $1 a month you will receive my undying, devoted, unwavering gratitude which will outlast the lifetime of a thousand burning suns.
Game Reviews!
$3 or more per month 6 patrons
Free game reviews!  If you are 1d or below I will be happy to review your Go game.  Provide me with an sgf copy of your game and I will return it with brief comments on how to improve.

 Game Reviews will be for patron only.

Go Book
$5 or more per month 1 patron
Free PDF copy of "So You Want to Play Go?" my primer on the game of Go.  You can select one book from levels 1-4.
Go Book and 5 game reviews!
$10 or more per month 4 patrons
You will receive the full So You Want to Play Go series in PDF format, as well as reviews of up to 5 games that briefly cover where I think you should improve..
Game Reviews will be for patron only.