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Brian Olive Tops 8th Orlando Go Tournament

AGA news - Tue, 15/04/2014 - 22:25

The eighth annual Orlando Go Tournament was held April 12-13 in Orlando, FL. Brian Olive 1d topped the dan division, while Bart Lipofsky 6k topped the upper kyu division, Ellis Knickerbocker 8k the middle kyu and Tia Duncan 12k the lower kyu. Thirty-four players participated in a five-round event, with strengths ranging from 21 kyu to 5 dan.

Winner’s Report:

Dan (1D and up): 1st: Brian Olive (1D); 2nd: Josh Lee (5D); 3rd: Jonathan Fisher (3D).
Upper Kyu (7K through 1K): 1st: Bart Lipofsky (6K); 2nd: Steve Barberi (1K); 3rd: Tony Vick (6K).
Middle Kyu (10K through 8K): 1st: Ellis Knickerbocker (8K); 2nd: Asahel Salgado (9K); 3rd:Aaron Otero (10K).
Lower Kyu (11K and down): 1st: Tia Duncan (12K); 2nd: Heather Crawford (15K); 3rd: Joel Mora (12K).

- photo: Christopher Sagner, Josh Lee, Fuqian Shi (left, front-to-back) and Jonathan Fisher, Yoshio Tanaka, Brian Olive (right, front-to-back); report/photo by Paul Wiegand

Categories: World news

This Week’s Go Calendar: Syracuse

AGA news - Mon, 14/04/2014 - 15:15

April 19: Syracuse, NY
7th Annual Salt City Tournament
Richard Moseson syracusegoclub@gmail.com 315-682-7720

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Wang Chen Wins 2014 World Students Go Oza

AGA news - Mon, 14/04/2014 - 14:00

Wang Chen, one of the ‘Four Heavenly Kings’ who rule China’s amateur rating list, won the 12th World Students Go Oza Championship, held in late February in Toyko.

Wang (right) defeated Ken (Kai Kun) Xie of New Zealand, Japan’s Yamikumo Tsubasa, Go Risa, also from Japan, and Chung Chen-En of Taiwan. Yamikumo, Go, and Chung did not lose to anyone else, so they finished as part of the four-way tie for runner-up. Tie-breaking points put Yamikumo second, Chung third, and Go fourth. Taiwan’s Hu Shih-Yun also lost only one game and came in fifth. The opponent she lost to was the USA’s Maojie Xia, who had played the two Japanese and finished a highly commendable sixth.

Viktor Ivanov (Russia, 9th place) and Kwan King-Man (Hong Kong, 10th place) matched Maojie Xia by winning two games apiece, and although Yanqi Zhang (France, 12th place) won only once, the opponent she beat was Zhou Shiying, the Chinese female player. At both the reception and the awards ceremony, officials in the All Japan Students Go Association, which handled all the organizational work (drinking party included), remarked on the rising level of play in countries outside the Far East.
- based on a more extensive report on the IGF news feed, which includes complete results and clickable game records.

Categories: World news

Kyu Review of Lee-Gu Jubango Game 3 Posted

AGA news - Mon, 14/04/2014 - 14:00

Benjamin Hong has just published a review of the Lee-Gu Jubango Game 3 on his BenGoZen blog. for the Game 3 of Lee Sedol 9p and Gu Li 9p’s jubango was released yesterday. Hong is a single-digit kyu player and says that “As with the pre­vi­ous reviews of Games 1 and 2, this review con­tin­ues to be geared towards kyu play­ers who strug­gle with the advanced analy­sis and dis­cus­sion that nor­mally occurs between dan and pro­fes­sional level play­ers.” He adds that “There is com­men­tary for every move so that hope­fully you won’t ever feel lost. In addi­tion, I am happy to announce that frozen­soul (5d) has joined forces with me again for this game review. Many thanks goes out to him for pro­vid­ing a num­ber of the insights you’ll see through­out the review.” photo courtesy GoGameGuru

Categories: World news

Go Spotting: Conway’s Game of Life

AGA news - Mon, 14/04/2014 - 13:00

Cambridge mathematician John Conway apparently conceived Game of Life — his ‘cellular automaton’ — on a go board, according to this video sent in by Peter Kron. The game, which became widely known when it was mentioned in an article published by Scientific American in 1970. It consists of a collection of cells which, based on a few mathematical rules, can live, die or multiply. Depending on the initial conditions, the cells form various patterns throughout the course of the game. For an introduction, you can watch the video fragment from Stephen Hawkings The Meaning of Life.
- Greg Smith; includes reporting on bitstorm.org 

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Championship of Jaroslavl 15-2014

Euro Go TV - Sun, 13/04/2014 - 19:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:22 Fri 11 April 2014

Championship of Sverdlovsk District 15-2014

Euro Go TV - Sun, 13/04/2014 - 19:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:22 Fri 11 April 2014

Tula Cup 15-2014

Euro Go TV - Sun, 13/04/2014 - 19:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:22 Fri 11 April 2014

Championship of Perm 15-2014

Euro Go TV - Sun, 13/04/2014 - 19:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:21 Fri 11 April 2014

Hilversum 2nd Ladder Tournament 2014

Euro Go TV - Sun, 13/04/2014 - 19:17
Author: Newsbot on 15:13 Wed 09 April 2014

Antwerpen 2014

Euro Go TV - Sun, 13/04/2014 - 19:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:21 Tue 08 April 2014

Cupa 27 Martie 15-2014

Euro Go TV - Sun, 13/04/2014 - 19:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:21 Tue 08 April 2014

Districtstoernooi Apeldoorn 2014

Euro Go TV - Sun, 13/04/2014 - 19:17
Author: jojo1 on 18:32 Mon 07 April 2014

I Torneo Hoshi del salon manga de Jerez 2014

Euro Go TV - Sun, 13/04/2014 - 19:17
Author: Newsbot on 17:52 Mon 07 April 2014

Swiss Champ 2014, Ascona

Euro Go TV - Sun, 13/04/2014 - 19:17
Author: Newsbot on 17:52 Mon 07 April 2014

Berliner Fruehlingsturnier 15-2014

Euro Go TV - Sun, 13/04/2014 - 19:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:21 Mon 07 April 2014

Romanian Female Championship 15-2014

Euro Go TV - Sun, 13/04/2014 - 19:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:21 Mon 07 April 2014

Weiqi im Weinkeller, Karlsruhe 2014

Euro Go TV - Sun, 13/04/2014 - 19:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:21 Mon 07 April 2014

15th Folka go-tournament 15-2014

Euro Go TV - Sun, 13/04/2014 - 19:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:21 Mon 07 April 2014

2nd Radu Baciu Kids Cup 15-2014

Euro Go TV - Sun, 13/04/2014 - 19:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:21 Mon 07 April 2014
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