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EuroGoTV Update: Spain, United Kingdom, Austria

AGA news - Tue, 07/10/2014 - 02:00

Spain: Juan Sampedro 3k bested Antonio-Eloy Martin 6k at the VI Open Cadiz on September 27 while Juan-Domingo Martin 10k placed third. United Kingdom: Jitka Bartova 1d (left) took The Swindon on September 28. Behind her were Richard Hunter 2d in second and Toby Manning 2d in third. Austria: Also on September 28, The Seewinkel Go tournament finished in Apetlon with Ondrej Kruml 5d in first, Dominik Boviz 4d in second, and Michael Forstenlehner 1k in third.
– Annalia Linnan, based on reports from EuroGoTV, which include complete result tables and all the latest European go news; photo courtesy of EuroGoTV

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Helsinki Casual 2014

Euro Go TV - Mon, 06/10/2014 - 16:17
Author: Newsbot on 15:14 Mon 06 October 2014

Deskohrani 2014 - Czech Championship Qualification Tournament

Euro Go TV - Mon, 06/10/2014 - 16:17
Author: Newsbot on 15:14 Mon 06 October 2014

This Week’s Go Calendar: Rochester and San Diego

AGA news - Mon, 06/10/2014 - 14:22

October 11: Rochester, NY
The Tenth Annual Greg Lefler Memorial Tournament
Steve Colburn tournaments@emptysky.org 585-703-3977

October 11: San Diego, CA
San Diego Go Club Fall Soiree
Ted Terpstra ted.terpstra@gmail.com 619-384-3454

Get the latest go events information.

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2. Jenaer Kreuzschnitt 41-2014

Euro Go TV - Mon, 06/10/2014 - 03:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:22 Mon 06 October 2014

Korean Council Cup 41-2014

Euro Go TV - Mon, 06/10/2014 - 03:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:22 Mon 06 October 2014

Youth Moscow Grand Prix, League Masters, 4th Stage 41-2014

Euro Go TV - Mon, 06/10/2014 - 03:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:21 Mon 06 October 2014

Youth Moscow Grand Prix, 4th Stage 40-2014

Euro Go TV - Mon, 06/10/2014 - 03:17
Author: Newsbot on 15:14 Wed 01 October 2014

Seewinkel Go tournament 2014

Euro Go TV - Mon, 06/10/2014 - 03:17
Author: Newsbot on 15:14 Wed 01 October 2014

Cup of Rivne 2014

Euro Go TV - Mon, 06/10/2014 - 03:17
Author: Newsbot on 15:14 Wed 01 October 2014

Interview with Jimmy Cheng

IGF - Sun, 05/10/2014 - 21:15

Malaysia was represented at the 2014 Korea Prime Minister Cup by the secretary of its weiqi association, Jimmy Cheng (Cheng Khai-yong in Chinese), who also works as a weiqi (baduk, go) teacher. Ranka interviewed Jimmy after his first-round victory over an opponent from Sweden.

Ranka: How did you learn to play go?
Jimmy: I learned because I watched the Hikaru no Go animations. I started when I was fifteen years old, about eleven years ago. At the time, there were hardly any go players in Malaysia, so at first I was just playing by myself, but afterward I managed to find the Malaysian Go Association, which we now call the Malaysia Weiqi Association, so I joined them and started playing competitively.

Ranka: And when did you start teaching?
Jimmy: Teaching? I started teaching in 2010, only four years ago. Before 2010 there was no weiqi teaching in Malaysia. All of the weiqi players were playing on their own. Actually, there was no institute teaching any game like chess or weiqi in Malaysia. Then, suddenly, a chess academy where they taught Chinese chess and international chess appeared, so I approached them and told them I was good at weiqi, and started teaching there. After that, I started recruiting students, and it all grew to the point where now we have three or four weiqi institutes promoting the game, and I'm also going into primary and secondary schools to teach.

Ranka: Are you based in Kuala Lampur?
Jimmy: Yes, I'm based in Kuala Lampur, and most of our main events are held in Kuala Lampur, but the game has started growing in other places too. One place is a chess academy in Ipoh, which is up north of Kuala Lampur. There's someone trying to promote weiqi in every part of Malaysia.

Ranka: How old are your students?
Jimmy: The yougest I've taught is about six years old, but I've also taught a lot of adults. Normally I teach groups of students, mostly in primary and secondary schools. When adults come, often they want to learn so that they can get their sons or daughters to learn. About half the population of Malaysia is Chinese. They migrated into the country from China a long time ago, but they still relate to Chinese culture, so I'm sure they are potentially interested in weiqi. There is just a lack of information about the game, and how to learn it. So to promote our game to them, what I am doing now is to create places for them where they can learn to play.

Ranka: Do you make a good living at this?
Jimmy: For me, it's actually quite good. I don't belong to any one institute. If there's any place where they need someone to teach, I go there. I've been sort of a pioneer. It was quite hard in the beginning, but now, after these few years, I think I earn about the same as a university graduate. I still don't own my own institute, however. I think that if I had my own institute I could do even better. But I just hope I can spread weiqi all around Malaysia, so wherever they need help, I'll go there and provide them with material assistance, with the teaching materials and equipment that they need.

Ranka: And now, can you tell us about the game you just finished in round one?
Jimmy: Well, first of all, my objective here is to beat the players who are ranked at the same strength as me or below. When I play someone above my strength, it may be kind of hard to win. Before the game I checked my opponent's rank and saw that it was 3 dan, the same as me, so I hoped to win and fortunately, I did. I can't say it was a hard game. I'd call it a comfortable win, although he fought a lot.

Ranka: Thank you very much.

Postscript: In his next game Jimmy outdid himself: he upset Thai 5-dan Vorawat Tanapatsopol. Then after losing to two 6-dans and a 4-dan, he won his last game against another 3-dan opponent, Portugal's Daniel Tome. This earned him a well-deserved award as one of the top four players in the Asian zone excluding China, Chinese Taipei, Korea, and Japan.

- Photo: Ito Toshiko

 

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Chapter News: Picturing Your Chapter

AGA news - Sun, 05/10/2014 - 18:00

“An idea for the E-Journal,” writes Eric Osman. “Encourage AGA regular chapter go club meetings to send in pictures from their meetings, and then link to them in the E-Journal. For example, here’s a team game played last night at Western Mass Go’s weekly Rao’s coffee house meeting in Amherst, Massachusetts. They beat us by 14 points despite the 7.0 komi. Yes, it was 7.0, so we could maybe have a tie!”
Great idea! Send chapter meeting photos to us at journal@usgo.org and you could be featured in our next report!

 

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Memorial E.V.Permjakova 40-2014

Euro Go TV - Sun, 05/10/2014 - 15:17
Author: Newsbot on 15:14 Wed 01 October 2014

Championship of Krasnodar, League C 40-2014

Euro Go TV - Sun, 05/10/2014 - 15:17
Author: Newsbot on 15:13 Wed 01 October 2014

Championship of Krasnodar, League B 40-2014

Euro Go TV - Sun, 05/10/2014 - 15:17
Author: Newsbot on 15:13 Wed 01 October 2014

Championship of Krasnodar, League A 40-2014

Euro Go TV - Sun, 05/10/2014 - 15:17
Author: Newsbot on 15:13 Wed 01 October 2014

Zurich Tournament 2014

Euro Go TV - Sun, 05/10/2014 - 15:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:21 Mon 29 September 2014

Torneo di Pisa 2014

Euro Go TV - Sun, 05/10/2014 - 15:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:21 Mon 29 September 2014

Istanbul City Tournament 2014/8

Euro Go TV - Sun, 05/10/2014 - 15:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:21 Mon 29 September 2014

2014 KPMC Results

Irish Go Association - Sat, 04/10/2014 - 01:30

The Korean Prime Minister’s Cup, one of the premier international amateur competitions, took place in Seoul this year. Ireland’s representative was Thomas Shanahan. Over 6 rounds of play, he scored 2 wins over Hungary and Argentina. This placed him in 41st position, just above his seeding of 42nd, and was thus a very good performance. Congratulations to him! The results are available to view here.

You can now read Thomas’s own notes on the event.

Arrived on Wednesday – sandwich for dinner! Next day, tour around a Baduk school and Baduk Association building, then a banquet in the evening – some lovely drummers and then to follow some band whose music can only be called noise. However the food was lovely.  Off to bed early for the raging battles ahead. There was much heat; on the board and culinary wise.

First day of games:
There were 6 opponents – Norway, Hungary, Mexico, England, Indonesia and Argentina.
First from Norway on table 1.  Unfortunately Odin was not on my side this day and I was defeated but not without the usual scrap here and there spreading all over the board. The game can be found onhttp://www.wbaduk.com/

Second game was with the Hungary. Hadúr was in a funny mood this day, giving Hungary the advantage early on but in classic Irish style the underdog grasps the win. Success!!!

Third game against Mexico – a disaster – it was all so normal until I realised that so much was dead on the board – just outdone by the cheeky Xipe-Totecian Mexican 5D!

Next day:
Fourth game against old rivals – England. A nice game, went back a forth, unfortunately….

Fifth game against Indonesia – 4 point game – what more can I say.

Ahhh, and then there was Argentina. Fairly bad from the start, lots dead on the board, about to resign but decided to battle on- and then it was there- the light at the end of the tunnel, found the crucial cut .Yes!!! Cú Chulainn was with me in spirit that game.

Final result – 2 out of 6. Rest of the time was spent; eating Kimchee, rice and other fancy Korean food, visiting a palace, playing a 9P and another professional at the Baduk festival (1004 simultaneous games at once), getting ripped off in touristville and doing some Swing dancing. All in all – fair craic.

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