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Go Spotting: “White Vengeance” Film

AGA news - Tue, 22/07/2014 - 23:00

“Not sure if the movie White Vengeance has already been mentioned before in the American Go E-Journal,” writes Erwin Gerstorfer. “Just by chance I saw it recently on German TV. The storyline is sometimes a little bit confusing, but nevertheless this movie contains many go references.” White Vengeance, also known as Hong Men Yan, is a 2011 Chinese historical film directed by Daniel Lee, loosely based on events in the Chu–Han Contention, an interregnum between the fall of the Qin dynasty and the founding of the Han dynasty in Chinese history, according to Wikipedia. “Most notably, the film shows a blind go player playing five simultaneous games, and the coordinates of the first moves are mentioned explicitly, e.g. 4 – 4 in the lower left corner,” says Gerstorfer. “Go boards with stones are shown often, although in some close ups, the board position looks strange.” The film is available online or through Amazon.

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Candidate for the office of EGF president

Euro Go TV - Tue, 22/07/2014 - 11:17
Author: Catalin Taranu 5p on 12:29 Sat 19 July 2014

Part 2

Euro Go TV - Tue, 22/07/2014 - 11:17
Author: Catalin Taranu 5p on 12:18 Sat 19 July 2014

Potsdamer Peep 29-2014

Euro Go TV - Tue, 22/07/2014 - 11:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:21 Wed 16 July 2014

Hungarian Go camp 2014

Euro Go TV - Tue, 22/07/2014 - 11:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:21 Wed 16 July 2014

Deutsche Damen-Go-Meisterschaft 29-2014

Euro Go TV - Tue, 22/07/2014 - 11:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:21 Tue 15 July 2014

2. Herkules Cup 29-2014

Euro Go TV - Tue, 22/07/2014 - 11:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:21 Tue 15 July 2014

13th Moyo Open Tournament 2014

Euro Go TV - Tue, 22/07/2014 - 11:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:21 Tue 15 July 2014

14th Ljubljana summer tournament 29-2014

Euro Go TV - Tue, 22/07/2014 - 11:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:21 Tue 15 July 2014

2014 July Tournament

Euro Go TV - Tue, 22/07/2014 - 11:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:22 Tue 15 July 2014

Summer Go School Entrance Tournament 29-2014

Euro Go TV - Tue, 22/07/2014 - 11:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:22 Tue 15 July 2014

Croatian open go championship 2014

Euro Go TV - Tue, 22/07/2014 - 11:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:22 Tue 15 July 2014

Odesa Region Championship 2014

Euro Go TV - Tue, 22/07/2014 - 11:17
Author: Newsbot on 15:14 Sat 12 July 2014

35th World Amateur Go Championship 28-2014

Euro Go TV - Tue, 22/07/2014 - 11:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:22 Thu 10 July 2014

Russian Championship Under 20 28-2014

Euro Go TV - Tue, 22/07/2014 - 11:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:21 Thu 10 July 2014

Sun Cup, Main Tournament 28-2014

Euro Go TV - Tue, 22/07/2014 - 11:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:21 Thu 10 July 2014

Sun Cup, Handicap stage 28-2014

Euro Go TV - Tue, 22/07/2014 - 11:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:21 Thu 10 July 2014

Bongkyun Moon 5D Wins Twin Cities Go Club Summer Tournament

AGA news - Tue, 22/07/2014 - 03:28

The Twin Cities Go Club 2014 Summer Tournament was held on Sunday, July 20th, in the clubhouse of the Goodrich Golf Course in St. Paul, MN. The tournament was four rounds using McMahon pairings. 29 individuals participated, 14 of whom registered as 1 dan or stronger. Player strength ranged from 5 dan to 16 kyu. “It’s always a pleasure the play at this venue, which provides a peaceful background to some great games of go,” reports local organizer Aaron Broege. “The weather was warm with a slight breeze, allowing some individuals to play their games outside.” Bongkyun Moon 5D, winner of the Twin Cities 2014 Winter Tournament, came out on top again with four wins. Yi Tong 1D took second place and Josh Larson 3D placed third. Being the only other person to win all four of his games, Shuping Wang 1K “had a fantastic day, placing fourth,” says Broege. After the final game, Bongkyun Moon used the demonstration board to briefly review the game for the other players. Visit the club’s Facebook page for more pictures of the event and information about the Twin Cities Go Club.
photo: Matt Mackall 4K (left) and Paul Canfield 6K (right) were among those electing to play outside. 

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BadukTV Hires Shawn Ray

AGA news - Mon, 21/07/2014 - 23:57

BadukTV has hired Shawn Ray 4d, better known as Clossius to his YouTube and KGS fans, to do a series of lessons in English for the network. “Thanks to the success of my YouTube channeI, I was offered a job at BadukTV – on the condition that I relocate to Korea,” Ray told the E-Journal. “I took this opportunity to move to Seoul and study baduk  (go in Korean) seriously. I am planning to stay until I become 9D and then I want to come back to America to become a Pro player in the AGA.” Ray’s first video for BadukTV, which includes a fun animated opening, is available here.

“I chose Blackie’s International Baduk Academy (BIBA), as it was the only baduk school that I knew of that spoke English,” said Ray. “Since arriving, I have learned how to truly study baduk, and how many hours you really have to put into this game to become strong. I am sure many are interested in my training schedule so I will break it down.  We wake up and get to BIBA around 11 or noon, and stay until 9 pm. Once we arrive it is self-study until about 2pm, then we play league games with players stronger and weaker than ourselves. In between games we do more self-study, until about 5 or 6 pm and then go eat dinner. We get back around 7 pm and Blackie (9p) reviews our games, or goes over pro games with us and helps us understand them. It is nice when a 9P helps you review pro games, because then you can see that they are human too and also make mistakes. Just mistakes you would never notice being an amateur!  Once 9 pm hits, we all go home together. Once we get home, some of us do more studying, or we can relax until we go to sleep.”

“Our self-study consists of reviewing at least 4 pro games a day, doing at least 1 hour, or more, of life and death problems. Problems at your level can take anywhere from 1-5 min. Usually we go through nearly 100 problems per week. We also study Baduk books and analyze positions and new openings or joseki. It is a very intensive schedule to maintain and can mentally exhaust you very quickly. It took me a whole week before I was fully able to deal with the training regimen,” said Ray.

“My dream is to become a Pro player and start a go school in the U.S. and find a way to make a living teaching go. It is my hope that I can help raise the level in the U.S. so that one day we can compete internationally with the top Asian players. I have to thank all my friends and followers for their support, otherwise I would have never made it this far. In addition I would like to thank Jennie Shen 2P, who has been my teacher ever since I started playing go. Lastly, the inspiration to think I can still become pro is due to Andy Liu 1P, who is around the same age as me, yet is one of the top players in our country. It is my hope to rise to his level, and he showed me it was possible even at my age,” said Ray. Interested readers can join Clossius’s Go Group on Facebook, where he will be posting about his adventures, and even offering discounts on go books. -Paul Barchilon, E-J Youth Editor. Image courtesy of BadukTV.

 

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This Week’s Go Calendar: Berkeley

AGA news - Mon, 21/07/2014 - 14:00

July 26-27: Berkeley, CA
Bay Area Go Summer Tournament
Steve Burrall sburrall@comcast.net 916-688-2858
Jay Chan jay@bayareago.org

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