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Go Spotting: Parsing Go

AGA news - Tue, 08/04/2014 - 21:30

EJ reader Simon Guo found this description of how to use Perl to parse a go game record file in Simon Cozens computer language book, Advanced Perl Programming.

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Teacher of the Year Nominations Sought

AGA news - Tue, 08/04/2014 - 18:27

Nominations for the American Go Foundation’s  Teacher of the Year award are now open. The award is presented each year at the U.S. Go Congress and recognizes an outstanding American teacher. The winner  will receive an all expenses paid trip to the congress.  To be eligible, a teacher must be a member of the AGA, have been teaching go to children for at least two hours a week (during the school year) for two years, have started a go club or organization for youth, and have helped their students enter appropriate tournaments, if possible.  If you would like to nominate someone for this award, including yourself, e-mail mail@agfgo.org.  Nominations are due by May 5th and should include a description of the teacher’s activities,  how long they have been teaching, and how many students attend their program. - Paul Barchilon, E-J Youth Editor.  Photo: Last year’s winner Richard Moseson from New York.  To read more about Richard’s work, click here.

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AGA City League Round 3 Results

AGA news - Tue, 08/04/2014 - 01:46

In the A League, Seattle 1 defeated Los Angeles (2-1), Canwa Vancouver 1 def Toronto (3-0) and Greater Washington def

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 Boston (2-1). In the B League, San Francisco 1 def Washington DC 1 (3-0), New York City def NC Raleigh (3-0) and Chicago def Washington DC (3-0). In the C League, West Tennessee/Memphis def Lincoln (2-1), Katy, TX 1 def Canwa Vancouver 2 (2-1), Syracuse def Seattle 2 (3-0), and Katy TX 2 def Brentwood/Nashville (2-1).

The included game this month comes from Katy TX 2 (Bao Doan/missuhcl) vs Brentwood/Nashville(Seth Cardew/sleazypnut). This was a close game with both players fighting for territory throughout.
- Steve Colburn, TD

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Your Move/Readers Write: More Responses to The Popular Go Quiz Question

AGA news - Tue, 08/04/2014 - 01:41

“Thanks for asking this great question about popular go references, (Go Quiz: Who Pulled Off the “Miraculous Upset”? 4/4 EJ)” writes Stuart French from Melbourne, Australia. “A few years ago I saw an Australian newspaper article about how the Japanese generals used the game of go to strategize the war in the Pacific. It included a map of SE Asia, from Japan down to Darwin with a Go board super-imposed over the top. I assume ~c.1943. Did anyone submit this to you as one of the options, or have you seen a copy of it? I am chasing it down to use in my Go and Complexity presentation and would really appreciate an electronic copy.” If anyone’s come across this, let us know at journal@usgo.org.

“Love the Camel ad,” writes Bob Barber in Chicago, Il, also in response to last week’s quiz. “David Matson has it, and a photo of the same situation, with David playing Black. I see that the new paperback edition of Shibumi has a go board on the cover, and a few stones. The central stones make an empty triangle. This may be intentional, and not just a stupid mistake. Years ago, Alan Mishlove showed me a video of Richard Boone, as Paladin, playing go. Far out.”

And in response to quizmaster Keith Arnold’s comment that he was expecting “A Beautiful Mind” to be the winner, noting that “the go scenes are less than convincing…” Rick Mott in Princeton, NJ responded “…Meaning the position in the overhead board shot was utterly ridiculous, doubtless set up by some random prop guy who didn’t play. Yet somebody taught the actors to hold the stones the proper way.” Mott goes on to say that “Hollywood is very, very good at faking things if you don’t know what you’re looking at. Years ago, I had a chance to visit a special effects house on a technical project, the short version is that the effects for the ‘planet at the end of the universe’ in Star Trek V were done with an electron microscope using a digital imaging system made by the company I worked for at the time.”

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Ukrainian Female Championship 2014

Euro Go TV - Mon, 07/04/2014 - 20:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:21 Thu 03 April 2014

Guo Juan Internet Go School Online Classes 2nd term 2014

Euro Go TV - Mon, 07/04/2014 - 20:17
Author: Guo Juan 5p on 23:08 Wed 02 April 2014

This Week’s Go Calendar: Orlando and Somerville

AGA news - Mon, 07/04/2014 - 14:10

April 12-13: Orlando, FL
2014 Orlando Go Tournament
Paul Wiegand paul@tesseract.org 407-446-7204

April 13: Somerville, MA
Massachusetts Go Association Spring Tournament
Eva W. Casey eva@theworld.com 617-666-8934
Wanda Metcalf wcm@oat.com 978-686-4763

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Berliner Fruehlingsturnier 15-2014

Euro Go TV - Mon, 07/04/2014 - 07:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:21 Mon 07 April 2014

Romanian Female Championship 15-2014

Euro Go TV - Mon, 07/04/2014 - 07:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:21 Mon 07 April 2014

Birmingham 14-2014

Euro Go TV - Mon, 07/04/2014 - 07:17
Author: Newsbot on 07:53 Tue 01 April 2014

3.Memorial Milos Vucicevic 14-2014

Euro Go TV - Mon, 07/04/2014 - 07:17
Author: Newsbot on 07:53 Tue 01 April 2014

8th Rabbity Six handicap 14-2014

Euro Go TV - Mon, 07/04/2014 - 07:17
Author: Newsbot on 07:53 Tue 01 April 2014

4. Recklinghaeuser Guzumi 14-2014

Euro Go TV - Sun, 06/04/2014 - 18:17
Author: Newsbot on 07:52 Tue 01 April 2014

Belgian Championship 14-2014

Euro Go TV - Sun, 06/04/2014 - 18:17
Author: Newsbot on 07:51 Tue 01 April 2014

5. China-Cup Berlin 13-2014

Euro Go TV - Sun, 06/04/2014 - 18:17
Author: Newsbot on 23:21 Thu 27 March 2014

La Carboneria 13-2014

Euro Go TV - Sun, 06/04/2014 - 18:17
Author: Newsbot on 23:21 Thu 27 March 2014

Kani6 2014

Euro Go TV - Sun, 06/04/2014 - 18:17
Author: Newsbot on 14:14 Wed 26 March 2014

Schoolkids Championship Final 13-2014

Euro Go TV - Sun, 06/04/2014 - 18:17
Author: Newsbot on 14:14 Wed 26 March 2014

Linz Go-Turnier 2014

Euro Go TV - Sun, 06/04/2014 - 18:17
Author: Newsbot on 14:13 Wed 26 March 2014

Why Bill Gates Wants to Be a Better Go Player

AGA news - Sun, 06/04/2014 - 15:00

In “Why does Bill Gates want to be a better Go player?”, David de Ugarte says that “The birth of videogames and Apple’s first steps, free software’s first steps, and even the platforms that allowed for the organization of tens of thousands of volunteers for the earthquake in Haiti, all have something in common: their creators cited Go as a source of personal inspiration and related it to their form of innovating and thinking.” de Ugarte’s fascinating March 14 post on the Las Indias blog asks “What good is Go to those who change the world?” and takes a look at the go lessons learned and applied by Atari founder Nolan Bushnell, Nintendo’s Hiroshi Yamauchi (right), Tron’s Ken Sakamura, Richard Stallman of GNU (/Linux), Microsoft’s Bill Gates and young extrepreneur Luke Biewald (left), the creator of Crowdflower. de Ugarte has published two other posts on go, Reason Against Force and How Go Became The Favorite Game Of Anarchist And Libertarians. He’s an economist, technologist “and entrepreneur committed to new models of economic democracy.”
Thanks to Mark Gilston & Bart Jacob for passing this along.

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