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  • 2022-01-20

    Following the abandonment of a game in the match against Switzerland in December causing the team to lose the match, the team was hoping to do better against South Africa. Indeed when Bruno Poltonieri played the first board on the Saturday before and beat the very strong Victor Chow, a win looked possible. On the match Tuesday, in the other games Des Cann won his game, but Jon Diamond and Alison Bexfield lost making the match drawn; the team stayed in eighth place, just above the relegation zone.

    League Page with game records

    Bruno Poltronieri wrote of his game against Victor Guang Chow: I won my game by 14.5! It was a pretty peaceful game where I gained an early lead by getting…

  • 2022-01-17

    The UK Youth Go Team won against Romania in round 3 of the European Youth Go Team Championship this weekend. Player of the Match goes to Edmund for stepping up at very short notice to ensure we did not default a game.

    One of the newest squad members, Jin Cheng, was making his debut for the team. He had a good game on board 4, but could not quite achieve a win and lost by 11.5 points. Next to finish was Scott Cobbold, who took an easy win by resignation after he had surrounded a large eyeless group of his opponent. Andrew Volovitch on board 5 made full use of his time limit, eventually taking a win by 6.5 points (actually 9.5 but was miscounted). Isabella Qiu on board 2 started her game later and…

  • 2022-01-13
    For those that can cope with the time differences, please see below. I have confirmed this is open to British players as well.

    We-Go would like to advertise their open tournament this Sunday January 16th. This is an online tournament (so players from across Canada are welcome!), and with current Covid conditions it's a great time to join an online event. See the full details on the event page at Event Page
  • 2022-01-04

    The result of the UK match against Switzerland is uncertain as one game was not finished. Bruno played his game early on the Sunday morning and won, but on the Tuesday night both Alex and Jamie lost. Jon's game against Frédéric Schlattner was, however, abandoned after connection issues meant his opponent dropped out four times.

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    Bruno Poltronieri wrote: I played more of an influence style than usual, mostly because my opponent, John Walch, played very territorially. We started off with the same opening as in a game I played against Daniel a couple of years ago, except in that game I was white and here I played black. My opponent invaded my bottom…

  • 2022-01-03

    The London Go Centre trustees took the view that the 47th London Open Go Congress would be staged as though the world were back to normal, writes organiser Gerry Gavigan. We thought this was important to help ensure the future health of the tournament. During the registration period it became clear that not everyone agreed with us.

    Several nations were noticeable by their absence and the national levels of interest were down too. As the day approached there was slight up-tick in interest from overseas, but this was dashed by the news of the new covid variant and there were some cancellations from the UK.

    Having said that, we got entries from the Netherlands and from Bulgaria. There were also some new kids on the block…