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6th Radu Baciu Grand Prix - stage 1 CSRB 51-2014

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Tournament of 50 parallel 51-2014

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39th Serbian Championship 51-2014

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XV Spanish Open 51-2014

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Croatian Champiomship 2014. Final Match

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S11 Yunguseng Dojang opens up! (93% of spots filled up!)

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5� Torneo di Udine 2014

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EdinburghChristmas 51-2014

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Polish Championship Side Tournament 51-2014

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Polish Championship League 51-2014

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Istanbul City Tournament 2014/12

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Trofeo Milano 2014 Tappa 8

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494th Velika Gorica weekend go-tournament 50-2014

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Championship of Tula District 50-2014

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Championship of Karelia 50-2014

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Novosibirsk Championship 50-2014

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Baduk TV releases More Classic Go Books

AGA news - Fri, 19/12/2014 - 13:00

Another series of classic go books has just been released by BadukTV, reports Shawn Ray (Clossius). The first set of four books was “The Profound and Mysterious,” a life-and-death exercise book written between 1347 and 1349, during the Yuan dynasty. The second and just-released series is “The Art of Closing,”  a 6-book set filled with ancient problems put together by previous masters and translated by Cho Hye-yeon. “It is a level below that of ‘The Profound and Mysterious’ so players 5-kyu and stronger should be able to benefit greatly from it,” Ray tells the E-Journal. “Though I think anyone can take a lesson or two from it.” Click here to buy both as a bundle of all 10 of the books. For more info e-mail Ray at Clossius.ShawnRay@gmail.com

 

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Europe vs. Europe for Fifth Place in Pair Go

IGF Ranka - Fri, 19/12/2014 - 11:39

This is the game in which the Russian brother-sister pair of Ilya Shikshin and Svetlana Shikshina, both former European champions, defeated Russia’s Natalia Kovaleva and France’s Fan Hui to take fifth place in the mixed pairs competition. Click here for the sgf game file.

White 8 to 16 are one variation of a popular joseki. This variation and others appeared several times during the week of World Mind Games.

White 38 (the marked stone in diagram 1) was a mistake. The critical issue here is the relative strength of the groups in the center. If the white pair had played as shown in diagram 2, their own center group would have had the upper hand, and they would then have been free to deal with the loose black framework on the right side.

Diagram 1

Diagram 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If black had captured white 98, the white group in the center would have been in serious trouble. Apparently Ilya decided that invading the bottom right corner first would be a safer way to win, but this is not necessarily true. If white had played 123 in sente before black did so, then given the same continuation on the rest of the board, the final margin would have been only half a point. As it was, black won by 1-3/4 stones, or 2-1/2 points.

- Ranka, based on commentary by Michael Redmond 9p

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Cup of Perm District 50-2014

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2nd VolGo Cup - group C 50-2014

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