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By Laura Avram | International | 19.06.2017 16:08
The Vienna International Tournament took place on the 17th and 18th of June in the city's outskirts at one of Vienna's schools for tourism. Do you think that a beautiful Saturday would be enough to persuade the bravest of go players to go to the lake or next to the Danube to swim instead of coming to the go tournament? Only fools maybe! Over 60 players came to Vienna from all over Europe and didn't let themselves blinded by the beautiful illusion of summer. (And a good decision it was, since the rain decided to show them fools). The tournament started with the hope of the strong players to beat Kim Seong-Jin, who has been defeated only by Oh Chi Min since his arrival in Europe. Would anyone be successful?   Read more...
By Laura Avram | Articles | 16.06.2017 16:19 | Comments: 7
This year's tournament that will end a European go player's amateur career began this week in Vienna, Austria. 16 players took part in this first stage of the tournament, called the European Pro qualification 2017. The first 3 rounds have been played on the 15th and 16th June in a double-knock-out system. The 8 players qualified after this first stage will be playing a knock-out tournament in July in Pardubice to decide the new European Champion. But before jumping into the details, here is a brief history of the professional go system in Europe.  Read more...
By Tony Claasen | News | 13.06.2017 18:58
14 games of eurpoean topplayers to review.
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By Tony Claasen | News | 12.06.2017 23:53 | Comments: 2
This year we had again a Top 8 Round-Robin-Tournament, main-tournament, rengo-tournament and permanent lightning tournament.
Many side events like a poker-tournament and many simultenous games and lectures.
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By Viktor Lin | International | 12.06.2017 12:58 | Comments: 3
The 38th World Amateur Go Championship, held at Sheraton Hotel in Guiyang, China from 2 to 9 June, concluded with the flawless victory of the Chinese representative Bai Baoxiang 8d.
This year, the competition for the runner-up places was extremely close. No one scored 7 victories, so the SOS tiebreaker played a big role in the distribution of the following places.  Read more...
By Marika Dubiel | Articles | 02.06.2017 23:36 | Comments: 1
The Amsterdam International Go Tournament took place on the long sunny weekend of 25-28th May. The main event, which was happening this year for the 60th time, attracted 83 players from 18 countries, including the United States. In this article, Marika Dubiel (2d, the Netherlands) shares a go diary, with contributions from a selection of the top dan players who experienced the tournament this year: Chi-Min Oh (7d, France), Jonas Welticke (6d, Germany), Dominik Boviz (6d, Hungary) and Sinan Depov (5d).
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By Damir Medak | News | 21.05.2017 11:21
Croatian Go Association (HIGOU) is performing a go project in several schools in different cities of Croatia. The project name is “Go – the game that teaches us to think”. The partners are two primary schools (Zagreb and Lipovljani), two secondary schools (Zagreb and Kutina), one special education center (Velika Gorica), one kindergarten (Zagreb) and the City of Kutina. The project is financed for one school year (ending in August 2017) by Croatian Ministry of Science and Education and co-financed by the City of Kutina. We appreciate the kind support of Nihon ki-in and the Embassy of Japan to Croatia very much.  Read more...
By Viktor Lin | Reviews | 20.05.2017 17:57 | Comments: 7
Ever since AlphaGo's reemergence as Master (P), the unique ideas the AI presented keep recurring in pro games. Some of those ideas have been further polished. The 3-3 invasion is one such example.  Read more...
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06.08.2017
Omikron European Go Congress
19.08.2017
20.08.2017
European Women's Championship
01.09.2017
03.09.2017
Moravian Open 2017
09.09.2017
10.09.2017
European Student Championship
21.10.2017
22.10.2017
Amstelveen tournament
20.10.2017
22.10.2017
40th Belgrade Open
28.10.2017
29.10.2017
32nd Brussels Tournament
28.10.2017
29.10.2017
20th Mannheim Go Open Autumn
07.04.2018
08.04.2018
European Pair Go Championship
05.05.2018
06.05.2018
10th Strasbourg international tournament
28.07.2018
11.08.2018
62nd European Go Congress

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