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This Week’s Go Calendar: Arlington, Minneapolis, Monterey Park, Princeton

AGA news - Mon, 23/02/2015 - 15:04

February 28: Arlington, VA
NOVA Chinese New Year Tournament
Gary Smith gary@novagoclub.org 703-254-6429

February 28: Minneapolis, MN
Twin Cities Go Club Winter Open Tournament
Aaron Broege aaron.broege@gmail.com 612-384-8789

February 28 to March 1: Monterey Park, CA
Southern California Go Championship
Kevin Chao ocgoclub@aaace.us 949-616-4423
Jay Zheng jayzheng@aaace.us

February 28 to March 1: Princeton, NJ
New Jersey Open
Rick Mott rickmott@alumni.princeton.edu 609-466-3306
Paul Matthews paul@accelrat.com

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Categories: World news

Hinoki Press Founder Chris Greene Dies

AGA news - Mon, 23/02/2015 - 03:40

Hinoki Press founder Chris Greene died last Friday. Greene, who had cancer, died at home in Libertyville, Illinois. He is survived by his wife, Vicky, and his daughters, Melissa and Elizabeth. “I was lucky enough to work with Chris doing a little copy editing on some of Hinoki’s books, and found him to be a gentleman and a friend to the go community,” said AGA president Andy Okun. “The books he published represent a lasting contribution to the game and its enjoyment.”

A long-time go player, Greene started the go book publishing company in 2006 after retiring from his career as a programmer and published 18 go books before selling it late last year to Go Game Guru (Go Game Guru Buys Hinoki Press, Will Keep Titles in Print 11/12/2014 EJ). “Chris made an immense contribution to the body of English language go literature in a relatively short time,” said Go Game Guru’s David Ormerod. “He was incredibly modest about his achievements and stoic about his illness. When I last spoke to him, on Thursday, he was primarily concerned that the material that he’d worked hard to have translated and published in English remain available to future generations of go players. His motto for Hinoki Press was, ‘always carry a go book in your hand.’ We will miss our friend and fellow go player and will do everything we can to honor his wishes.”

Categories: World news

Announcement of the International Iwamoto Awards 2015

Euro Go TV - Mon, 23/02/2015 - 02:17
Author: egcc on 22:37 Sun 22 February 2015

Istanbul City Tournament 2015/03

Euro Go TV - Mon, 23/02/2015 - 02:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:22 Tue 17 February 2015

2. Lilly rapid open 08-2015

Euro Go TV - Mon, 23/02/2015 - 02:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:22 Tue 17 February 2015

496th Velika Gorica weekend go-tournament 08-2015

Euro Go TV - Mon, 23/02/2015 - 02:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:22 Tue 17 February 2015

Evanston Go Club Bounces Back

AGA news - Sun, 22/02/2015 - 19:42

After a long period of low attendance, things are looking up for the Evanston Go Club. “The new location has sparked a lot of interest” says clubpresident Mark Rubenstein. “We started meeting at the new Starbucks in downtown Evanston (IL), and the response has been fantastic. Customers are showing an interest in the game, and we’re teaching more beginners than ever! This week I was setting up a board and stones at an empty table. I went to get my opponent, and when I returned I saw that two college students had sat down at the board and started playing Go Moku. They didn’t even know about the club!” Check out the club’s website for more information.
photo by Mark Rubenstein

Categories: World news

European Go News Editor Wanted

AGA news - Sun, 22/02/2015 - 19:42

The E-Journal is seeking a new European go news editor. Current European go news editor Annalia Linnan is taking a well-deserved break after two years of consistently excellent work. The volunteer position is responsible for editing reports from EuroGoTV and other sources; editing experience is helpful but not required. Those interested may email journal@usgo.org.

Categories: World news

¥5000 Off for Osaka Go Camp Pre-Registrants

AGA news - Sun, 22/02/2015 - 19:41

Register by February 28 and you’ll save 5000 yen (about $40) on Maeda Ryo 6P’s 3-week  intensive go camp in Osaka, which runs June 28 through July 18.  Osaka Go Camp activities include intensive training by Kansai Kiin professionals, the opportunity to play go at the Kiin with professionals, play against top amateurs and former inseis, as well as sightseeing, cultural trips and making new go friends. The camp is sponsored by Kansai Kiin and the Osaka University of Commerce. Email Osaka.go.2015@gmail.com for more info or to reserve your space.

Categories: World news

Go and Artificial Intelligence Tech Talk

AGA news - Sun, 22/02/2015 - 19:41

Tim Kington, a software engineer at Fog Creek Software and 2-dan amateur go player, talks about go, Artificial Intelligence and attempts to create computer programs that can beat human players in “Go and Artificial Intelligence – Tech Talk,” produced for his Fog Creek colleagues. Kington gives an overview of go, explains how to play it and why go AI is hard. He finishes by describing the progress so far with go AI programs and what the future is likely to hold. The post includes a handy guide to the talk’s content and timing so viewers can jump to the area of interest, as well as a written transcript.

Categories: World news

Your Move/Readers Write: Borges, Go & Math

AGA news - Sun, 22/02/2015 - 19:40

“On your site, you’ve posted a poem about go by Jorge Luis Borges, and asked about his connection to the game (Go Spotting: Jorge Luis Borges on “the astrological game of Go” 10/1/2012 EJ),” writes Scott Enderle. “I am not currently aware of any direct connection, but I think it’s worth mentioning that Borges’ writings explored the idea of combinatorial explosion more deeply than perhaps any literary writer before or since. His story The Library of Babel is a particularly notable example — there’s a fairly recent book about the mathematics behind it, William Goldbloom Bloch’s The Unimaginable Mathematics of Borges’ Library of Babel (click here for a review). So the connection as I see it is more conceptual than historical. I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that Borges never actually played the game, but I imagine that he was immediately able to intuit some vague sense of its beauty because of his fascination with other sources of combinatorial complexity.”

Categories: World news

Go Spotting: “Go Stone” Tweet

AGA news - Sun, 22/02/2015 - 19:39

The Go Blog @thegoblognet recently tweeted some stills from the Korean go film “The Stone” (Go Spotting: New Korean Movie “The Stone” 11/28/2013 EJ). #baduk #weiqi #igo #囲碁 #바둑 #围棋 #gogame #moviestills ift.tt/1C98g3g .

Categories: World news

Ben Gale wins 2015 First Quarter Internet Tournament

South Africa* - Sun, 22/02/2015 - 17:21
Ben Gale, playing from Korea, won the first quarterly tournament of 2015. The event was held very successfully on the new OGS platform, which allows players to use a web browser to play, instead of requiring a proprietary Java client (KGS). Full results: 1. Ben Gale 2. Andrew Davies 3. Chris Welsh 4. Peet Brits [...]

Dutch Championship 2015 Playoff

Euro Go TV - Sun, 22/02/2015 - 13:17
Author: HW9x9 on 22:52 Fri 20 February 2015

Antony Tournament 08-2015

Euro Go TV - Sun, 22/02/2015 - 13:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:22 Tue 17 February 2015

Rhone Alpes Challenge - 2nd stage 08-2015

Euro Go TV - Sun, 22/02/2015 - 13:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:22 Tue 17 February 2015

French Championship 1st Stage 08-2015

Euro Go TV - Sun, 22/02/2015 - 13:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:22 Tue 17 February 2015

Dutch Championship 2015 Playoff

Euro Go TV - Sat, 21/02/2015 - 11:17
Author: HW9x9 on 22:52 Fri 20 February 2015

Chiness Consulate General Cup, Beginners Group 08-2015

Euro Go TV - Fri, 20/02/2015 - 22:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:21 Tue 17 February 2015

Male Championship of Khabarovsk Under 12 08-2015

Euro Go TV - Fri, 20/02/2015 - 09:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:21 Tue 17 February 2015
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