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Lee Sedol Takes Lead in Jubango With Gu Li

AGA news - Sun, 25/05/2014 - 23:10

Focus was the name of the mid-point Game 5 in their 10-game match on May 25 but the intense altitude at the jubango venue in Sangri-La added an extra obstacle for Gu Li 9P and Lee Sedol 9P. Held at 3,000 m (10,000 ft) above sea level, both players took breaks but Lee battled through what Go Game Guru’s An Younggil 8P called “the most spectacular game of the match so far.” Just when everyone thought Gu would take the game, Lee dusted himself off and landed several critical blows against Gu in the final complicated fights. With questionable moves beginning at 140, Gu eventually resigned after Lee’s move at 223. Lee will be able to bask in his 3-2 lead for the next two months as the players take leave until Game 6 on July 27. For more information, including photos (check out the one of Lee using an oxygen mask and Joanne Missingham and her sister modeling local costumes) and preliminary analysis from Younggil, visit Go Game Guru.
—Annalia Linnan, based on a longer article by Go Game Guru; photo and game record courtesy of Go Game Guru

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Categories: World news

Congress Earlybird Registration Deadline Fast Approaching

AGA news - Sun, 25/05/2014 - 23:04

The end of May is coming fast, and with it, the end of the US Go Congress’s early bird pricing. “Register before June 1st to secure the current lowest price,” urges Congress Director Matthew Hershberger. After June first, the registration fee will go up by $50. “This is also the deadline to submit your answers for our contest!” Hershberger adds. “Everyone who sends the correct answer to the problem on the Congress logo will be entered to win an extra $50 off their Go Congress registration. Send your solution to registrar@gocongress.org before June 1st; see the Congress website for more details and a larger view of the problem. “So far, only a handful of players have found the correct answer,” says Hershberger. “Perhaps the problem is too difficult? Don’t give up!”

Categories: World news

San Diego Spring Soiree Draws Record Turnout

AGA news - Sun, 25/05/2014 - 22:08

A record number of players turned out for the San Diego Go Club’s 2014 Spring Go Soiree on Saturday, May 17. Over 30 players, aged 7 to 70+ attended the all-day informal event at chapter president Ted Terpstra’s home. Tony Koslow 16k walked off with the $50 first-place prize for most number of AGA-rated wins, while David Baran, who traveled down from Beverly Hills, took second place. There was spirited action from a group of 3-dan players from the club and the UCSD club. After the games, people were treated to a burgers and chips dinner as analysis carried on into the evening.
- photos courtesy Jenna Jansen 

Categories: World news

Leinster 6 Clermont 6

Irish Go Association - Sun, 25/05/2014 - 20:31

It might look like a rugby result but in fact was the final score in a Go match last Wednesday played at Collegians new home in The Baggot Inn, Baggot St, Dublin. A group of players from Clermont-Ferrand in the Auvergne region in France were on holiday in Ireland and wanted to play a local selection. They varied from 2D to 12 k in strength so we matched a group of roughly equal players from our regulars. We played IOM handicap at 40 minutes plus 25/5 overtime.

Clermont won the first match comfortably 4-1 with Carol the only local winner against Eudeline. However Leinster stormed back in round 2 winning 5-2 with Aurelien, Marie, Chris, Peter Kron and Sheena winning to equalize the match overall at the last moment.

Thanks to Rory, Julia, Arthur and the others who helped run the match and Eddie,Alan etc. from The Baggot Inn who have welcomed us royally since our move from Larry Murphy’s
Scenes from the match

 

Round 1: Leinster Select-v- Clermont-Ferrand Aurelien Journet-Brochet 0-1 Pierre Techio(2d) Marie Julien(4k) 0-1 Chantal Gajdos(5k) Chris Rafferty(5k) 0-1 Celestin Bernard(7k) Julia Bohle(16k) 0-1 Patrick Bossut(10k) Carol Doyle(16k) 1-0 Eudeline Arnaud(12k) Round 2: Leinster Select-v- Clermont-Ferrand Peter Kron(3k) 1-0 Pierre Techio(2d) Aurelien Journet-Brochet(1d) 1-0 Laurent Aigouy(2k) Chris Rafferty(5k) 1-0 Etienne Crubellier(4k) Peter S(8k) 0-1 Chantel Gajdos(5k) Alex Delogu(7k) 0-1 Celestin Bernard(7k) Marie Julien(4k) 1-0 Patrick Bossut(10k) Sheena Walsh(16k) 1-0 Eudeline Arnaud(12k)
Categories: World news

British Youth Championship 21-2014

Euro Go TV - Sun, 25/05/2014 - 15:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:22 Wed 21 May 2014

Turniej w Ozarowie Mazowieckim 21-2014

Euro Go TV - Sun, 25/05/2014 - 15:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:21 Wed 21 May 2014

9th Hacettepe Go Tournament 21-2014

Euro Go TV - Sun, 25/05/2014 - 15:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:21 Wed 21 May 2014

Freiburg 2014

Euro Go TV - Sun, 25/05/2014 - 15:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:21 Tue 20 May 2014

Czech Championship Qualification Tournament 2014

Euro Go TV - Sun, 25/05/2014 - 15:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:21 Tue 20 May 2014

Torneo Citta di Vicenza 2014 - Tappa FIGG

Euro Go TV - Sun, 25/05/2014 - 15:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:22 Mon 19 May 2014

Hungarian Grand Prix 2014 / 2nd Kagawa Cup

Euro Go TV - Sun, 25/05/2014 - 15:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:22 Mon 19 May 2014

High School Team Grand Prix `Alma mater`, stage 2 21-2014

Euro Go TV - Sun, 25/05/2014 - 02:17
Author: Newsbot on 15:14 Sat 24 May 2014

Championship of Moscow 21-2014

Euro Go TV - Sun, 25/05/2014 - 02:17
Author: Newsbot on 15:14 Sat 24 May 2014

Romanian Championship Semifinal 21-2014

Euro Go TV - Sun, 25/05/2014 - 02:17
Author: Newsbot on 15:14 Sat 24 May 2014

Romanian Championship Semifinal side Open 21-2014

Euro Go TV - Sun, 25/05/2014 - 02:17
Author: Newsbot on 15:14 Sat 24 May 2014

Team Championship of Siberian Federal District 21-2014

Euro Go TV - Sun, 25/05/2014 - 02:17
Author: Newsbot on 15:14 Sat 24 May 2014

Handicap Tournament 21-2014

Euro Go TV - Sun, 25/05/2014 - 02:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:23 Sat 24 May 2014

Team Championship of Privolzhskij Federal District 21-2014

Euro Go TV - Sun, 25/05/2014 - 02:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:22 Sat 24 May 2014

Championship of Siberian Federal District 21-2014

Euro Go TV - Sat, 24/05/2014 - 13:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:22 Sat 24 May 2014

Open IGC 2014

Euro Go TV - Sat, 24/05/2014 - 13:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:21 Mon 19 May 2014
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