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.
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).
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...
By Laura Avram | Articles | 08.05.2017 13:17 | Comments: 2
Have you ever wondered what go tournaments were like in Europe 20, 30 or maybe even 50 years ago? To offer a glimpse of this, last month I translated the impressions which a player had after attending the first National Romanian Go Championship, which took place in 1986 in Cluj-Napoca. Now I continue by translating the set of rules of the same tournament.  Read more...
By Tony Claasen | News | 07.05.2017 16:07
As a scribe I spent most of my time with the players of the Grand Slam Tournament.

As told in part one, my first game as scribe was the game between the two old timers Catalin Taranu and Alexandre Dinerchtein, a game which Alexandre won.

Because of this result Catalin was able to play in the team tournament together with his friends Cristian Pop and Cornel Burzo.  Read more...
By Tony Claasen | News | 03.05.2017 10:43 | Comments: 1
A few weeks before both tournaments started, for me the preparations had already begun. Laptops and a projector had to be organized and prepared for this event, so that all the games could be broadcast via KGS and that players from the China Cup Berlin could watch the games in the Grand Slam without disturbing the players.  Read more...
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