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Announcement of the International Iwamoto Awards 2015

Euro Go TV - Mon, 23/02/2015 - 02:17
Author: egcc on 22:37 Sun 22 February 2015

Istanbul City Tournament 2015/03

Euro Go TV - Mon, 23/02/2015 - 02:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:22 Tue 17 February 2015

2. Lilly rapid open 08-2015

Euro Go TV - Mon, 23/02/2015 - 02:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:22 Tue 17 February 2015

496th Velika Gorica weekend go-tournament 08-2015

Euro Go TV - Mon, 23/02/2015 - 02:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:22 Tue 17 February 2015

Evanston Go Club Bounces Back

AGA news - Sun, 22/02/2015 - 19:42

After a long period of low attendance, things are looking up for the Evanston Go Club. “The new location has sparked a lot of interest” says clubpresident Mark Rubenstein. “We started meeting at the new Starbucks in downtown Evanston (IL), and the response has been fantastic. Customers are showing an interest in the game, and we’re teaching more beginners than ever! This week I was setting up a board and stones at an empty table. I went to get my opponent, and when I returned I saw that two college students had sat down at the board and started playing Go Moku. They didn’t even know about the club!” Check out the club’s website for more information.
photo by Mark Rubenstein

Categories: World news

European Go News Editor Wanted

AGA news - Sun, 22/02/2015 - 19:42

The E-Journal is seeking a new European go news editor. Current European go news editor Annalia Linnan is taking a well-deserved break after two years of consistently excellent work. The volunteer position is responsible for editing reports from EuroGoTV and other sources; editing experience is helpful but not required. Those interested may email journal@usgo.org.

Categories: World news

¥5000 Off for Osaka Go Camp Pre-Registrants

AGA news - Sun, 22/02/2015 - 19:41

Register by February 28 and you’ll save 5000 yen (about $40) on Maeda Ryo 6P’s 3-week  intensive go camp in Osaka, which runs June 28 through July 18.  Osaka Go Camp activities include intensive training by Kansai Kiin professionals, the opportunity to play go at the Kiin with professionals, play against top amateurs and former inseis, as well as sightseeing, cultural trips and making new go friends. The camp is sponsored by Kansai Kiin and the Osaka University of Commerce. Email Osaka.go.2015@gmail.com for more info or to reserve your space.

Categories: World news

Go and Artificial Intelligence Tech Talk

AGA news - Sun, 22/02/2015 - 19:41

Tim Kington, a software engineer at Fog Creek Software and 2-dan amateur go player, talks about go, Artificial Intelligence and attempts to create computer programs that can beat human players in “Go and Artificial Intelligence – Tech Talk,” produced for his Fog Creek colleagues. Kington gives an overview of go, explains how to play it and why go AI is hard. He finishes by describing the progress so far with go AI programs and what the future is likely to hold. The post includes a handy guide to the talk’s content and timing so viewers can jump to the area of interest, as well as a written transcript.

Categories: World news

Your Move/Readers Write: Borges, Go & Math

AGA news - Sun, 22/02/2015 - 19:40

“On your site, you’ve posted a poem about go by Jorge Luis Borges, and asked about his connection to the game (Go Spotting: Jorge Luis Borges on “the astrological game of Go” 10/1/2012 EJ),” writes Scott Enderle. “I am not currently aware of any direct connection, but I think it’s worth mentioning that Borges’ writings explored the idea of combinatorial explosion more deeply than perhaps any literary writer before or since. His story The Library of Babel is a particularly notable example — there’s a fairly recent book about the mathematics behind it, William Goldbloom Bloch’s The Unimaginable Mathematics of Borges’ Library of Babel (click here for a review). So the connection as I see it is more conceptual than historical. I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that Borges never actually played the game, but I imagine that he was immediately able to intuit some vague sense of its beauty because of his fascination with other sources of combinatorial complexity.”

Categories: World news

Go Spotting: “Go Stone” Tweet

AGA news - Sun, 22/02/2015 - 19:39

The Go Blog @thegoblognet recently tweeted some stills from the Korean go film “The Stone” (Go Spotting: New Korean Movie “The Stone” 11/28/2013 EJ). #baduk #weiqi #igo #囲碁 #바둑 #围棋 #gogame #moviestills ift.tt/1C98g3g .

Categories: World news

Ben Gale wins 2015 First Quarter Internet Tournament

South Africa* - Sun, 22/02/2015 - 17:21
Ben Gale, playing from Korea, won the first quarterly tournament of 2015. The event was held very successfully on the new OGS platform, which allows players to use a web browser to play, instead of requiring a proprietary Java client (KGS). Full results: 1. Ben Gale 2. Andrew Davies 3. Chris Welsh 4. Peet Brits [...]

Dutch Championship 2015 Playoff

Euro Go TV - Sun, 22/02/2015 - 13:17
Author: HW9x9 on 22:52 Fri 20 February 2015

Antony Tournament 08-2015

Euro Go TV - Sun, 22/02/2015 - 13:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:22 Tue 17 February 2015

Rhone Alpes Challenge - 2nd stage 08-2015

Euro Go TV - Sun, 22/02/2015 - 13:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:22 Tue 17 February 2015

French Championship 1st Stage 08-2015

Euro Go TV - Sun, 22/02/2015 - 13:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:22 Tue 17 February 2015

Dutch Championship 2015 Playoff

Euro Go TV - Sat, 21/02/2015 - 11:17
Author: HW9x9 on 22:52 Fri 20 February 2015

Chiness Consulate General Cup, Beginners Group 08-2015

Euro Go TV - Fri, 20/02/2015 - 22:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:21 Tue 17 February 2015

Male Championship of Khabarovsk Under 12 08-2015

Euro Go TV - Fri, 20/02/2015 - 09:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:21 Tue 17 February 2015

Female Championship of Khabarovsk Under 12 08-2015

Euro Go TV - Fri, 20/02/2015 - 09:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:21 Tue 17 February 2015

Championship of Khabarovsk Under 16 08-2015

Euro Go TV - Fri, 20/02/2015 - 09:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:21 Tue 17 February 2015
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