Challengers' League Underway

Challengers' League
26 May 2018 - 29 May 2018

The eight-player Challengers' League has got underway at the London Go Centre. The players, selected at the Candidates' Tournament earlier in the month, are playing an all-play-all to find the two challengers to play the British title match later in the year. After the first day it was Sam Aitken and Charles Hibbert who were on two wins. On one win were Alex Rix, Andrew Simons (who lost to Charles), Boris Mitrovic and Sam Bithell. Alistair Wall and Tim Hunt were yet to score. The epic game of round 2 was Boris Mitrovic against Sam Bithell which lasted for an hour and a quarter of overtime and saw Sam (1k) beating Boris (2d). The League continues until Tuesday.

Alongside the League, the London Go Centre was organising its Not the London Open Tournament with 22 players. On the Saturday evening they showed the documentary movie "The Surrounding Game" which follows the quest for the first American Go professional. Appropriately also at the event is Pavol Lisy, who was the first European Go professional, analysing games and giving lectures.

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