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Your Move/Readers Write: Correcting the Games Database; Looking for Japan Go Tips

AGA news - Thu, 04/09/2014 - 12:00

Correcting the Games Database: “I checked out the AGA game database from a recent E-Journal (AGA Game Database Test Version Online 8/12 EJ) and really liked it!” wrote Shawn Ligocki. “But I noticed that a tournament I participated in seems to be double counted. I went 4-0, so maybe I shouldn’t complain.” We got a number of emails like this, pointing out various errors in the database. Thanks for flagging these; the programmers are working to update and correct the American Go Association Game Database (AGAGD). Comments and corrections should be sent to journal@usgo.org

Looking for Japan Go Tips: “I will be traveling to Japan next spring,” writes Ben Bernstein. “Do you have any advice, or can you point me to a source of information (about where to play go)?” He’s specifically interested in Tokyo, Nagoya and Kyoto; email your tips to journal@usgo.org

Categories: World news

Match Result

Online League Updates - Thu, 04/09/2014 - 12:00
Match now completed between South London and UK Youth in Division 2. The winner of the match was UK Youth.

Go Spotting: Esport Podcast Mentions Go

AGA news - Wed, 03/09/2014 - 16:59

A video podcast about esports that recently discussed randomness mentions go. “Randomness in Esports – How Chance Affects Competitive Play” discusses (at 1:03) how the selection of the first player in go has long been debated as a huge competitive advantage. “Just a passing reference, but definitely nice to see,” says Brad Edwards of the Wauconda Go Club, who passed this along.

Update: The Extra Credits team just did a follow-up to last week’s episode, First Move Advantage – How to Balance Turn-Based Games, “and mention go much more often in this week’s episode, commenting on how game designers should deal with first-turn advantage,” reports Edwards. “They also categorize chess as a ‘static resource game’ while go is a ‘developed resource game’.  It’s just a short, but worthy of another look.”

Categories: World news

EuroGoTV Update: Germany, Romania, Sweden

AGA news - Wed, 03/09/2014 - 16:53

Germany: Soeren Ohlenbusch 3d bested Bernd Lewerenz 3d at the Schweriner Turnier on August 31 while Christopher Lieberum 3d was third. Romania: Alexandru-Petre Pitrop 3d (left) took the 5th Radu Baciu Grand Prix in Vatra Dornei on August 24. Cristian Cobeli 1d came in second and Adrian Nedan 1k placed third. Sweden: The Stockholm Open finished on August 23 with John Karlsson 4d in first, Mingyu Chen 5d in second, and Charlie Aakerblom 4d in third.
– 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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Slots Open for Guo Juan Online Go School Fall Semester

AGA news - Wed, 03/09/2014 - 16:52

Guo Juan’s Online Go School Fall semester group class starts up on September 27th. “If you want to study go with experienced pro teachers for a good price, we have a fun place for you” Guo Juan promises. “Make friends, meet pros and improve your play.” Teaching pros include Mingjiu Jiang 7P and Jennie Shen 2P. Register here.

Categories: World news

Vladimir Open 35-2014

Euro Go TV - Wed, 03/09/2014 - 15:17
Author: Newsbot on 15:13 Tue 26 August 2014

Schweriner Turnier 36-2014

Euro Go TV - Wed, 03/09/2014 - 02:17
Author: Newsbot on 15:14 Tue 02 September 2014

Belfast 2014

Euro Go TV - Wed, 03/09/2014 - 02:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:21 Tue 02 September 2014

Team High School Championship of Russia 35-2014

Euro Go TV - Wed, 03/09/2014 - 02:17
Author: Newsbot on 15:14 Tue 26 August 2014

Belfast Open Results

Irish Go Association - Tue, 02/09/2014 - 17:36

The Belfast Open took place on the 30th and 31st of August at the now traditional venue of Belfast Boat Club. Continuing this year’s theme of French dominance was Ngoc-Trang Cao (1-dan), who won with a perfect score of 5/5. Congratulations to her! Coming second and third, were James Hutchinson (1-dan) and Peter Kasko (4-kyu). Then tied together in 4th place came Tiberiu Gociu (4-kyu), Louise Roullier(5-kyu), and Piotr Gawron(6-kyu).  For those of you who missed out on the tournament, you can view the photo album from Tibi, and the full results.

Categories: World news

SAGA AGM minutes available

South Africa* - Thu, 21/08/2014 - 13:34
The minutes of the 2014 SAGA AGM are now available. In addition, the SAGA council page has been updated to reflect the new council members and their portfolios. Sorry for the long delay!
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