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This Just In: Myungwan Kim Comments Lee Changho 9P-Cho Chikun 9P Game on Valentine’s Day

AGA news - Sun, 14/02/2016 - 02:32

This Sunday morning — February 14 — at 3a PST (6a EST), Myungwan Kim 9P and Andrew Jackson will comment a game from the “Legends of Baduk” league between Lee Changho 9p and Cho Chikun 9p. Watch on YouTube or TwitchTV. Start your Valentine’s Day right!

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Applications Being Accepted for INAF-NK Go Teachers’ Workshop 

AGA news - Sat, 13/02/2016 - 18:55

The Iwamoto North American Foundation on February 8 announced jointly with the Nihon Kiin the establishment of a Go Teachers’ Workshop, to be held in Tokyo in October this year.  The workshop is intended for people with interest in facilitating the implementation of go teaching into school or university curriculum.  The sponsors will cover most of the expenses for the attendees.  Content of the weeklong workshop includes training sessions on go instruction and organization; visits to Japanese educational institutions that have go established in the curriculum; lectures on Japanese go history and culture; group discussions on implementing go education; and pro teaching games.  Click here for more details and application procedure.

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Mark Lee Teaches at Seattle Go Center

AGA news - Sat, 13/02/2016 - 16:00

In addition to winning the Jin Chen Memorial Tournament, Mark Lee taught several sessions at the Seattle Go Center during his visit in January of 2016. He did game analysis for the Monday evening Double Digit Kyu Class, including reviewing a top level game.  On January 5, he played simultaneous games during the regular Tuesday weekly gathering.  Go Center members found his post-game analysis of their simultaneous games particularly useful.

This was the sixth teaching visit by a professional or a national tournament winner to the Seattle Go Center in the last six months.  The next workshop is with Yilun Yang 7P on April 9 and 10, 2016.  photo/report by Brian Allen

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2016 International Collegiate Go Tournament to be held in Toronto

AGA news - Sat, 13/02/2016 - 16:00

The Ing Foundation is hosting the 2016 International Collegiate Go Tournament at the University of Toronto, Mississauga, in Canada this summer. The event starts on July 7th and will finish on the 13th. This event is open to any current, future, or recently graduated college(both undergraduate and graduate) student, who will or has attended school in the year 2016. All costs related to room, board, tours, and travel during the event will be covered by the Ing foundation. The student is responsible for getting to and from the tournament site(both international and domestic travel costs), and for any personal expenses such as souvenirs, and entertainment during the course of the trip. Click here for complete details.
- Michael Fodera

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International Collegiate Go Tourney July 7-13

AGA news - Sat, 13/02/2016 - 01:30

The Ing Foundation will be hosting the 2016 International Collegiate Go Tournament, at the University of Toronto, Mississauga, in Canada this summer, reports Michael Fodera of the American Collegiate Go Association. The event starts on July 7th and will finish on the 13th, and is open to any current, future, or recently graduated college student (both undergraduate and graduate) who will or has attended school in 2016. All costs related to room, board, tours, and travel during the event will be covered by the Ing foundation. The student is responsible for getting to and from the tournament site (both international and domestic travel costs), and for any personal expenses such as souvenirs, and entertainment during the course of the trip.

“This is a truly unique experience as the Shanghai Ing Foundation does not spare any expense during the planning of this event,” reports Fodera.  More information, including rules and registration, can be found on the ACGA website here. - Paul Barchilon, E-J Youth Editor

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Holiday of Wei-qi in St.Petersburg

European Go Federation - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 20:27
A great event awaits Go players in the coming weekend. In "Pribaltiyskaya" hotel in Saint-Petersburg two tournaments will take place and each of them is unique in its own way. The 7th Chinese Consul Cup in St.Petersburg promises to attract the largest number of participants over the last decade. More than 200 players from 37 cities and 4 countries applied for participation.
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In the "aftermath" of AlphaGo - Opinions of Professional Go Players + Some Questions Answered by FanHui

European Go Federation - Thu, 11/02/2016 - 19:22
Some people do not want computers to undermine the mystery of Go, others are happy to have a new tool to improve their skills. I guess its impact on Go industry depends on how we publicize the new development.
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Skyping in to the Go Club

AGA news - Mon, 08/02/2016 - 14:00

What do you do when you have the flu and can’t make it to the go club? That’s what Skype was invented for, says Evanston Go Club president Mark Rubenstein. “This was Kiren Polara’s idea,” says Rubenstein. “He was at home with the flu, but didn’t want to miss the club meeting. So he suggested we use Skype and KGS to let him attend virtually. It worked out really well; he got to play and watch all night long. It got me thinking about more ways we can use technology to engage more players.” The Evanston Go club has been meeting every week for nearly 20 years. Their next tournament will be March 5. “Sorry, no virtual games at the tournament, you have to attend in person!” said Rubenstein.
photo by Mark Rubenstein

 

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Your Move/Readers Write: Blind Go Online? Go in Oscar-Nominated Short

AGA news - Mon, 08/02/2016 - 13:30

Blind Go Online? “A friend of mine recently lost his sight, and I helped him get some go equipment,” writes Michael Redmond 9P. “Do you know of any method for the blind to play go on the internet? Since we can expect a blind person to take some extra time, I think a correspondence system for time such as the one OGS has would be good,” Redmond says. “The problem is how to input the moves and check the position, I guess. I know that there are voice- controlled browsers, so I think it should be possible to have the moves voiced as coordinates, but I could be missing something. Surely someone has had this problem before?” Email your suggestions to us at journal@usgo.org

Go in Oscar-Nominated Short: “In the film “Stutterer” (UK/Ireland), one of five films nominated in the Short Films category for the Academy Awards this year, there is an extended scene with the protagonist and his father playing go,” reports Peter Schumer. “BTW the movie is excellent on its own terms as are the other four nominated films.” still from “Stutterer”

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Visting Beijing Delegation for Confucius Cup Announced

Irish Go Association - Fri, 05/02/2016 - 09:53

The following players will be part of a Beijing sporting delegation attending the Confucius Cup event next month:

Ms Yingqin You – Professional Chinese Chess Player, Grandmaster, and World Champion
Ms Shuang Yang – Professional 5 Dan Go Player

Registration is open for the event occurring the weekend of March 4th-6th, full information is available here.

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IGA Newsletter Archive

Irish Go Association - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 16:25

A complete archive of IGA newsletters (except for the very first one from 1989!) is available here:

Please submit any articles you would like published in our newsletters to secretary (at) irish-go.org.

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February 2016 Newsletter

Irish Go Association - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 14:17

John Doyle has written an IGA newsletter which can be viewed here.

Please submit any articles you would like published in our newsletters to secretary (at) irish-go.org.

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Irish Go Online

Irish Go Association - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 02:18

Playing Go online is a great way to learn, improve and generally get more games in!

This week, we’re launching an online club as a fun way to play with other players in (or connected with) Ireland. This is well-suited to those of us who usually play online, or who can’t make it to face-to-face meetings as often as we’d like.

We especially want to teach and encourage new players, and to be a welcoming place to learn how to play, so if you have friends who would like to start, please let them know!

Details here.

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Tibi wins in Belfast

Irish Go Association - Sun, 31/01/2016 - 10:18

Tibi won the Belfast handicap tournament yesterday after winning his opening three games, and then taking a bye in the final round to make the draw nicer for the players.

BelfastHandicap Num Pl Name Rank Co Club NbW R1 R2 R3 R4 CAT NBW EXT EXR 1 1 Gociu Tiberiu 5K IE Belf 3 2+/b7 4+/w6 5+/w1 0- 1 3 7 7 2 2 Calota Lucretiu 4D RO Brsv 3 1-/w7 5+/w7 7+/w2 3+/w9 1 3 0 0 3 3 Aitken James 12K IE Belf 2 5-/b5 6+/w3 4+/w0 2-/b9 1 2 13 2 4 4 Ramsey Graham 12K IE Belf 2 6+/w3 1-/b6 3-/b0 8+/w4 1 2 8 0 5 5 Clarke Roger 6K IE Belf 1 3+/w5 2-/b7 1-/b1 7-/b5 1 1 14 0 6 6 Kirk Michael 16K IE Belf 1 4-/b3 3-/b3 8+/b0 0- 1 1 8 0 7 7 Hutchinson James 1D IE Belf 1 0- 0- 2-/b2 5+/w5 1 1 6 0 8 8 Velpuri Venkata 17K IE Belf 0 0- 0- 6-/w0 4-/b4 1 0 6 0 OpenGotha 3.35
31-01-2016 09:11

 

 

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