Exciting Start to British Title Match

British Championship
26 September 2015

There was a very exciting start to the British Go Championship Title Match on Saturday 26th September. It was between the top two players from the Challengers' League: Andrew Kay (5d) who is current Champion and Andrew Simons (4d). It was held in Cambridge, thanks to Geoff Kaniuk, with help of others from Cambridge Go Club, and was broadcast live on KGS.

By lunchtime, most people watching felt that Andrew Simons (playing black after winning nigiri) was comfortably ahead. However it was a quite remarkable game, with big exchanges and ko fights continuing right up to move 300. After eight hours, several overtime periods and 352 moves (including passes), it was Andrew Kay, playing white, who came out ahead by 2.5 points.

Game One Relay raw record including unmoderated comments.

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