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By Marika Dubiel | Articles | 23.12.2016 14:46
What happens to your brain when you play go? Most of the statements about the cognitive benefits of playing go are based on hearsay (someone said so) or common sense (of course, mental training improves your mental capacities!). This article introduces some of the most interesting neuroscientific findings to the general audience.  Read more...
By Lorenz Trippel | News | 21.12.2016 22:10 | Comments: 21
After the organizers of both proposed locations got together and decided to give more time for the selection of the host of the EGC 2017 the board of the EGF stepped back from it's decision to give it to Sochi. The member consultation was done in a short just one week time from 10 to 19 December.  Read more...
By Laura Avram | International | 12.12.2016 15:51 | Comments: 2
The 27th International Amateur Pair Go Championship took place in Tokyo on the 3rd and 4th December 2016 at the same time as the 3rd World Students Pair Go Championship and the JAPG Cup (the latter being a tournament only for Japanese players). Having now arrived at the 27th edition, it can be said that it's one of the longest running international go tournaments  Read more...
By Laura Avram | International | 11.12.2016 23:06 | Comments: 1
This year, together with three more European players, I had the pleasure to participate in the 3rd edition of the World Students Pair Go Championship in Japan. The event took place on the 3rd and 4th December 2016 in Tokyo, Japan.  Read more...
By Lorenz Trippel | News | 10.12.2016 15:12 | Comments: 16
Both organiser teams improved their proposals in order to have a fair objective selection of the next congress place in 2017. Members can cast their vote from 10th to 19th December by email to the EGF secretary. Each country's vote will be weighted as it is done in the general assembly, small countries have 1 vote, countries with more members up to 4 votes.  Read more...
By Lorenz Trippel | News | 04.12.2016 18:08 | Comments: 56
The feedback for the decision to give the congress to last year's organiser to hold it in Sochi in 2017 was quite a bit flooding the comment section here on the EGF webpage but of course not only here the decision was widely discussed! Now the organising teams of the russian and german go federation came together with the EGF president to find a solution to the difficult situation.  Read more...
By Lorenz Trippel | News | 27.11.2016 11:51 | Comments: 172
Following the recommendation of the EGF board the turkish organizing committee stepped back last week. In the meantime the EGF board managed to find two alternatives one from Germany (Oberhof) and one from Russia (Sochi). The board decided to give the congress 2017 to Russia, Sochi  Read more...
By Pavol Lisy | International | 23.11.2016 10:47
The Nihon Ki-in (Japanese Go association) agreed with Deep Zen Go‘s programmer and its sponsor to set up a ‘three games match’ with the legendary Cho Chikun (9p) on 19th, 20th and 23rd November 2016. The games were very interesting, and it seems like Cho Chikun(9) knows how to play against Computer Go.  Read more...
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