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Helsingin mestaruus 2014 avoin

Euro Go TV - Fri, 07/02/2014 - 07:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:22 Fri 07 February 2014

17. Erdinger Go-Turnier 06-2014

Euro Go TV - Fri, 07/02/2014 - 07:17
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Festival LARIKS 06-2014

Euro Go TV - Fri, 07/02/2014 - 07:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:21 Fri 07 February 2014

Czech Youth Championship 2014 - U20

Euro Go TV - Fri, 07/02/2014 - 07:17
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Czech Youth Championship 2014 - U16

Euro Go TV - Fri, 07/02/2014 - 07:17
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January KGS Computer Go Tournament

Euro Go TV - Thu, 06/02/2014 - 18:17
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1st Radu Baciu Kids Cup 05-2014

Euro Go TV - Thu, 06/02/2014 - 18:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:21 Fri 31 January 2014

National Veteran Championship 05-2014

Euro Go TV - Thu, 06/02/2014 - 18:17
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Torneo citta di Treviso 2014

Euro Go TV - Thu, 06/02/2014 - 18:17
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Dutch Female Championship 05-2014

Euro Go TV - Thu, 06/02/2014 - 18:17
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Kondor Dragon Cup Group 2 05-2014

Euro Go TV - Thu, 06/02/2014 - 18:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:21 Thu 30 January 2014

Kondor Dragon Cup Group 1 05-2014

Euro Go TV - Thu, 06/02/2014 - 18:17
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Dutch Championship 05-2014

Euro Go TV - Thu, 06/02/2014 - 18:17
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Kondor Dragon Cup Group 3 05-2014

Euro Go TV - Thu, 06/02/2014 - 18:17
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I Liga interna AGOCA 05-2014

Euro Go TV - Thu, 06/02/2014 - 18:17
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Kinder- und Jugendturnier, Gruppe 4 05-2014

Euro Go TV - Thu, 06/02/2014 - 18:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:21 Mon 27 January 2014

Kinder- und Jugendturnier, Gruppe 3 05-2014

Euro Go TV - Thu, 06/02/2014 - 18:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:21 Mon 27 January 2014

Go Spotting: Go Kaizen; CSM’s Good Reads; Go in Shanghai Factor?

AGA news - Thu, 06/02/2014 - 17:07

Go Kaizen: The lifehacker website uses Juha Nieminen’s photo of a go board to illustrate a post on how to “Practice your personal Kaizen”. The Japanese management strategy called Kaizen roughly translates to “continuous slow improvement” and Jason Thomas uses the concept here to as “an ideal approach to improve one’s personal workflow.” Thanks to Lisa Garlock for passing this along.

CSM’s Good Reads: Go is mentioned in the Christian Science Monitor’s January 25 Good Reads column. In the section on “Lessons in an ancient war game,” Managing Editor Marshall Ingwerson says that “Games can be a reflection of how people see the world. If the Western world, reared on chess, wants to understand the Chinese worldview, one way is to understand the strategies of Go.” Thanks to David Saunders for sending this in.

Go in Shanghai Factor? The cover of Charles McCarry’s 2013 espionage thriller “The Shanghai Factor” features a go board, reports Dave Bogie. “I’ve lightly skimmed the book at my library and found no go analogies, references or game descriptions. Maybe other E-Journal readers know more about the story.”

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Research Offers a New Look at Go Players’ Brains

AGA news - Thu, 06/02/2014 - 13:28
A research collaboration in Seoul has revealed new information about the cognitive requirements of playing go and the effects that it may have on the brain. A team compared a group of expert go players with a group of beginners and published the results in the journal “Frontiers in Human Neuroscience”. The work revealed several differences between the brains of the beginner and the expert. The experts had increased volume in certain areas of the brain, decreased volume in others, greater interconnectivity between certain regions and differences in the overall brain structure. A correlation between the magnitude of the effect and the number of years of go training suggests that these differences are not simply the result of a predisposition of these people to continue playing go. Rather, the difference in brain structure can be explained by the the fact that the brain rewires itself to meet new skill requirements. This phenomenon, known as neuroplasticity, has been observed before in chess players. The areas of the brain in which the experts outmatched the novices are associated with visuospatial processing and emotional regulation in decision making, among others. This suggests that these skills are important in go. Thus, it appears that long-term go training can enhance these and other skills and can indeed be used as a tool for brain development. The complete article is available here. The literature search section links to many other fascinating studies as well. There are several related articles. Click here for one that discusses similar specific physical changes in the brain and reaches similar conclusions. The EJ covered this article at length in 2010 here.
- Ben Gale, Korean Correspondent for the E-Journal
Categories: World news

EuroGoTV Update: Romania, Netherlands, Hungary

AGA news - Wed, 05/02/2014 - 14:34

Romania: Constantin Ghioc 5d bested Lucretiu Calota 5d at the National Veteran Championship in Bucuresti on January 26 while Liviu Oprisan 4d placed third. Netherlands: Also on January 26, the Dutch Female Championship finished in Amstelveen with Marika Dubiel 2d (left) in first, Mirjam Visscher 4k in second, and Annemarie de Putter 2k in third. Hungary: Dominik Boviz 4d led group 1 in the Kondor Dragon Cup on January 26 in Budapest. Behind him were Robert Csizmadia 1d and Attila Teby 1k.

– Annalia Linnan,  based on reports from EuroGoTV, which include complete result tables and all the latest European go news; photo courtesy of EuroGoTV

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