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By Marc Oliver Rieger | News | 23.10.2016 12:20
On Saturday, October 22, the German and Ukrainian Go Youth played an online friendship tournament.
The idea to this tournament arose after a visit of Nataliia Rusanovska, mother of two go playing children from Kiev to a German go tournament where a contact to the German Go Federation was established. Instead of a classical team match, we decided to try out a new idea: playing a McMahon tournament with relatively short, children-friendly thinking time (20 minutes + 3x20 seconds). This reduced the organisation a lot, since we did not have to worry about missing kids: the pairing for the first round was simply made on the spot.  Read more...
By Daniela Trinks | News | 15.10.2016 2:44
About 40 teachers from 15 countries gathered for the ‘Seminar on Didactics of Strategic Games’ at Cambridge University, sharing their expertise on teaching Go, chess and other games at schools. A variety of relevant topics were covered such as learning psychology, teaching methods & materials, business models of educational programs, marketing and research. For example, Prof. Barry Hymer (University of Cumbria in Lancaster) introduced new studies on learners’ mindsets, and their implications on teaching methods. Alessandro Dominici talked about his Chess teaching project and how he managed to apply successfully for ERASMUS funds. Rita Atkins addressed important issues related to accrediting chess teachers. Paul Barchilon from the American Go Foundation (AGF) presented their great work of supporting Go teachers in the US, as well as his own experiences as a very enthusiastic Go teacher and American Go Association (AGA) organiser of youth activities for years.  Read more...
By Viktor Lin | Reviews | 10.10.2016 18:21 | Comments: 1
On 20 August 2016, two of the best players of Korea, Kim Jiseok 9p (White) and Choi Cheolhan 9p (Black), faced each other in the Korean league. A phenomenon occured that the grand majority of go players will never see in a lifetime in their own games: the Two-Headed Dragon.  Read more...
By Fabian Bambusch | News | 05.10.2016 22:25
Lukas Krämer 6d won in the German Go Championship last weekend, defending his title from last year. Zhang Yi 5d is vice champion.  Read more...
By Laura Avram | News | 28.09.2016 13:31
The first edition of the European Student Team Championship took place on the 8th and 9th of September 2016 in the city of Petrozavodsk, in Russia, alongside with the Russian Student Championship and the All-Russia Karelia Cup. In the last couple of years the student championships became more and more popular: right now there is a European Student Go Championship, a European Student Team Go Championship, an online European Student Team Go Championship, the World Student OZA Go Championship, a World Collegiate Student Go Championship and a World Pair Student Go Championship, to name a few.  Read more...
By Laura Avram | News | 28.09.2016 11:03
The European Student Go Championship took place this year on the 24th and 25th September in Amstelveen at the European Go Cultural Centre. Five rounds, each with a thinking time of 1 hour main time and 15 stones/5 minutes byo-yomi, were played in order to decide the European Student Champion.  Read more...
By Marika Dubiel | International | 21.09.2016 14:04
Seven European players amongst the 32 finalists. Seven rounds for the 1st prize of nearly 27,000 Euro. And the top seven places taken by the representatives of one single country! What exactly happened in Xiamen?  Read more...
By Kim Ouweleen | Articles | 18.09.2016 19:00 | Comments: 2
In the article "AlphaGo and the future of go: interviews with top European players" we asked some of the best players in Europe how they experienced the historical AlphaGo matches. In this sequel, we talk more with Hungarian go player Diána Kőszegi 1p and the people she works with every day: the teachers and students of the international go school BIBA in Gunpo city, Korea.  Read more...
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Omikron European Go Congress
19.08.2017
20.08.2017
European Women's Championship
01.09.2017
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Moravian Open 2017
09.09.2017
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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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