Go News from the American Go Association
April 27, 2007
Volume 8, #35 (Member's Edition)
CHO THREEPEATS IN JUDAN
GU LI WINS 5TH TIANYUAN, TYING RECORD
YODA LEADING MEIJIN LEAGUE
WON AND PAEK TIE UP BC CARD CUP
Houston, Hartford & Rochester
Jie Li’s Losing Move Against Yoda
Good News And Bad
ATTACHED FILES: 2007.04.27
JLi-YNorimoto Fujitsu Commented; 2007.04.27 LCorlan-CBurzo Walter
Schmidt Cup; 2007.04.27 CBurzo-DBajenaru Walter Schmidt Cup
MEMBER’S EDITION RETURNS TO MONDAYS:
Starting next Monday, the E-Journal Member’s Edition will
return to Monday publication. Members will continue to receive all the
extra material – game commentaries, reviews and more
– while the EJ staff will streamline the HTML formatting
process and work on developing new and expanded content in both the
Member and non-member edition, as well as on the website. Stay tuned
for further updates!
LIVE: Watch the top board games live online at
Sunday’s Empty Sky Spring Tournament in Rochester. The games
will be broadcast live on KGS, starting around 9:30A EST.
THREEPEATS IN JUDAN: Cho Chikun 9P defeated Yamashita
Keigo 9P 3-2 to threepeat in the Japanese Judan. Details on Monday.
LI WINS 5TH TIANYUAN, TYING RECORD: Gu Li 9P defeated
Liu Shizhen 6P 2-1 to win the Chinese Tianyuan title for a fifth
consecutive time, tying Chang Hao 9P's record. Details Monday.
LEADING MEIJIN LEAGUE: Already the challenger for the
Hononbo title, Yoda Norimoto 9P is also leading the league to determine
the challenger for the Meijin. Details on Monday.
AND PAEK TIE UP BC CARD CUP: Won Sungjin 7P and Paek
Hangsuk 5P are 1-1 in the finals of the Korean new pro BC Card Cup
finals. Details on Monday.
COMING UP MONDAY: Go Bumped From 2010 Asian Games; Kerwin's
Road Map For Beginners & Steve Burrall on the secret of getting
kids interested in go. Plus: Hot Off the Press & the latest
Questions From Actual Play.
ACTION: Houston, Hartford & Rochester
- April 28-29, 2007: Houston, TX
Spring Go Tournament
Robert Cordingley firstname.lastname@example.org 281.333.1614
- April 28, 2007: Hartford, CT
CCC Spring Tournament
Bill Fung email@example.com 860.906.7398
- April 29, 2007: Rochester, NY
Sky Spring Tournament
Nick Blake firstname.lastname@example.org 339.364.0933
COMMENTARY: Jie Li’s Losing Move Against Yoda
“According to analysis by Rin Haiho 9p, O Rissei 9p, and Gu
Li 9p, black (Yoda Norimoto 9P) is only ahead by a margin of less than
2 points after komi at this point,” says Jie Li in
today’s thrilling game commentary. “However, my
next move is probably the losing move.” See if you can find
the biggest move for white in the diagram at right and then check out
Li’s commentary on his recent Fujitsu game with one of the
world’s top players in the attached file.
Our bonus files today are a pair of
uncommented games from last weekend’s Walter Schmidt Cup in
Romania (Dragos Bajenaru Wins Schmidt Cup In Romania 4/23 EJ). In Round
1, Cornel Burzo 6d – a frequent US Go Congress attendee and
E-Journal contributor -- plays Lucian Corlan 5d and in Round 2 he plays
eventual winner Dragos Bajenaru 6d. The games feature plenty of
exciting play and are a great opportunity to see some of
Europe’s top players in action.
To view the attached .sgf file(s), simply save the file(s) to
your computer and then open using an .sgf reader such as Many Faces of
Go or SmartGo. Readers who need .sgf readers can click here to get them
for most platforms at Jan van der Steen's Gobase.
QUIZ: Good News And Bad
While it’s nice being mentioned in a Washington Post report
on the first board of a big go tournament, it’s not so nice
being described as "middle aged". When EJ Managing Editor Chris Garlock
suggested this quiz question, I had hoped that the "middle aged"
reference would throw you off, but 10 out of 12
knew it was me. And Phil Waldron's well-intentioned comment that I am
not middle aged but "well settled" does not make me feel any better.
Two folks picked Mike Lash, who should take it as a compliment that
someone thought he might be at Board One. And though Allan Abramson
sometimes plays at his own tournaments, he is far too busy to play
while directing the Cherry Blossom. And Steve Fawthrop - DrStraw on KGS
-- is strong enough, but was not there. Up-and-comer
Grant Kerr (7/7) detailed his interesting
detective work "Keith is the only one rated 5.0 or better whose rating
was updated (downward)
April 1...(also he wears) a baseball cap on his KGS
picture (my proud Journal cover)" Another entrant had an easier route
"My Grandad said it was my Dad" remarks Melanie Arnold (2/2)
Phil, Kim and Grant all knew the teenager disrespecting his elder was
Eric Lui. Congrats to JASON WON, this week's winner, drawn at random from
those answering correctly.
THIS WEEK’S QUIZ:
The other clue last week was that I was wearing an "I LOVE GO" pin,
which is based on the license plate at left. What’s the name
of the go player whose car had this plate? Click
here to enter your answer (and, Grant, last time I checked
there’s only one rated player listed from Maine, and
it’s NOT him!).
- Go Quiz Editor: Keith L. Arnold, hka
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