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2014 US Go Congress Begins Today

AGA news - Sat, 09/08/2014 - 03:28

Early arrivals for the 2014 US Go Congress found themselves helping set up the main playing room at the famed Hotel Pennsylvania in midtown Manhattan and assembling Congress packets on Friday, but Brady Daniels (right) and Josh Larson found time amid the flurry of activity to play the first game of the Congress late Friday afternoon and Congress Director Matthew Hershberger (standing) stopped by for a few minutes to enjoy the game this annual event is all about.

Registration begins on Saturday, 8/9 at 10a and will continue throughout the day. The opening ceremony will take place on Saturday, 8/9, at 7PM and will include an address by keynote speaker Frank Lantz, Director of the New York University Game Center.For those staying on site, accommodation check-in will largely proceed through the hotel front desk. However, please speak with Congress staff and complete your check in BEFORE speaking with the hotel front desk as you will need proof of check-in to receive your room-key. (Please note that the hotel check in time is 3PM; for early arrivals, the hotel has luggage storage available.) There will be a Congress staff member in the lobby to direct you to the Congress registration area, and as a last resort, the hotel front desk will also know this information.

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- report/photo by Chris Garlock

Categories: World news

Far East Cup of Polimetall, League B 31-2014

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Far East Cup of Polimetall, League A 31-2014

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High School Championship of Crimea 31-2014

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EGC2014 - An outsiders view - part 1

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Kharkiv Region Championship 2014

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European Go Congress 2014 - MAIN - round 2

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European Go Congress 2014 - MAIN - round 1

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19th Folka go-tournament 30-2014

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Michael Chen Wins Samsung Prelim World Division, Advances to Round of 32

AGA news - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 22:00

Michael Chen topped 11 players to win the Samsung Cup world division preliminaries this week, making it through four tough rounds to advance.  “I’ll play in the main tournament in the round of 32 on August 26th,” Chen told the E-Journal. His opponents were Victor Chow (South Africa), Rob Van Zeijst (Netherlands), Eric Lui (USA) and Xiang Zhang (Singapore). “I had a tough draw, with an especially strong first round opponent in Victor,” said Chen. The final round against Xiang was played in the BadukTV studio and was a TV broadcast game. “It was amazing and exciting to play in that environment,” Chen told the EJ. Click here for an interview on WBaduk

Categories: World news

US Go Congress Player Profiles: Wu and Zhou

AGA news - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 01:30

The American Go E-Journal will be broadcasting top-board US Go Congress games live on KGS beginning this Sunday, August 10. This week we’re profiling some of the top players who will be competing at the Congress. The US Go Congress is the largest go activity in the United States. It happens once a year and spans one week. Events include the US Open, the largest annual go tournament in the US, professional lectures and game analysis, continuous self-paired games, and all kinds of go-related activities from morning to midnight. “Come for the go, come for the camaraderie of old friends, come for the thrill of the big city!” say organizers. “Whatever your reason, we are looking forward to seeing you there.” Also, AGA members, please note that voting for 2014 board elections closes on August 8.

Changlong Wu 7D is a 40year-old environmental engineer in Chapel Hill, NC. He’s been playing for 25 years and has won the Triangle Memorial Go Tournament eight times (2004, 2006-2012). His favorite thing about go is its “Competitiveness. I am always excited and thrilled playing a tournament, big or small.” Hobbies include hiking, music, and movies. He’s married, with two children, 6 and 1.

Yuan Zhou 7D is a 39-year-old consultant and go teacher from Germantown. MD who’s been playing since the age of six. He’s won 30 US Go titles from 1990 through 2012 (see for detailed info). His favorite thing about go is that “Go is very similar to life. It combines skills, cultures, knowledge and psychology together.” Hobbies include movies and reading.

Categories: World news

Go Spotting: Kore-eda’s Hana yori mo Naho

AGA news - Thu, 07/08/2014 - 22:00

“In Kore-eda Hirokazu’s 2006 mock- or anti-samurai film Hana yori mo Naho (花よりもなほ, Hana – the Tale of a Reluctant Samurai), go has a small but very important place as the link between the main character and his deceased father,” writes Richard Neer. “The characters are impoverished and play with shabby equipment and although it’s a minor film, Kore-eda is one of the best known and most important Japanese film makers working today.” Click here for a trailer (in Japanese).

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Follow Us on Twitter & Facebook

AGA news - Thu, 07/08/2014 - 16:00

Now you can catch breaking go news by following us on Twitter @theaga and Facebook at American Go Association. This will be especially handy during the upcoming US Go Congress  - which starts this Saturday, August 9 — when we’ll be posting ongoing real-time updates, including latest US Open and other Congress tournament results.

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Andrew wins 3rd Quarter Internet Tournament

South Africa* - Sun, 03/08/2014 - 20:25
The 3rd Quarter Internet Tournament took place today. The 7 players were fairly diverse in terms of strength, with some games being replaced with teaching games. After the three rounds Andrew emerged as the overall winner of the day. Well done to Andrew! Results: 1. Andrew Davies 2-4. John Leuner, Chris Welsh, Gordon Wells 5-7. [...]
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