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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

Get the latest go events information.

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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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Website Updates: 2 New Books & 2014 Summer Camp

AGA news - Sun, 06/04/2014 - 14:00

Two new books have just been added to our “New and Noteworthy” page: “Games of Wonder” is an English translation by Ruoshi Sun of Yi Miao, a collection of 40 famous games by some of the best players in the Qing Dynasty, and “Whole Board Opening Problems” by Yuan Zhou draws problem situations from actual games played by amateurs and pros.

The Summer Go Camp page has been updated for 2014, when the camp will be held August 3-9 at YMCA Camp Kresge in White Haven, PA.
- Greg Smith, AGA website team
Update (4/10/14): The title of one of the books has been corrected to “”Games of Wonder” . 

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Yama no Kaze 5 13-2014

Euro Go TV - Sun, 06/04/2014 - 05:17
Author: Newsbot on 23:21 Mon 24 March 2014

Yen and Zhou Win WYGC Qualifiers

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

Albert Yen 6d and Brandon Zhou 4d both won 2-0 in the final rounds of the Ing Foundation’s World Youth Goe Qualifier, held in Menlo Park CA on March 29th.  Yen, who is 14 and lives in Illinois, squared off against Aaron Ye 6d, who is competing in the Senior Division for the first time – after having dominated the Jr. Division for several years.  Meanwhile, Zhou, age 10, defeated Ary Alden Cheng, to win the Jr. Division. Zhou hails from Atlanta GA, and is one of the most promising youngsters on the national scene. He only recently began professional lessons, as there are no pros in Atlanta, and has been studying with Alexander Dinerchtein online.  Both boys will travel to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, for the World Youth Go Championships, August 13-17. -Paul Barchilon, E-J Youth Editor.  Photos by Ernest Brown: Albert Yen 6d (l) and Brandon Zhou 4d (r).

 

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