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AGA ISSUES NEW MEMBERSHIP CARDS

Saturday July 10, 2010

New permanent membership cards are now in the mail to members of the American Go Association. “These cards will replace the old paper cards we have all received over the years,” says AGA membership staffer Sam Zimmerman. “The new card will be issued only once for each member, so please, hang onto it.” Because the new cards are permanent, they no longer include the player’s rating or membership expiration date. To find your AGA rating and/or the date of your membership expiration, click on the AGA’s rating page. If you have comments or questions, contact Zimmerman at  szimmerman@ctipc.com

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LEE CHANGHO NOW 2-2 IN MYEONGIN LEAGUE PLAY

Thursday July 8, 2010

Lee Changho increased his chance of reaching the 38th Myeongin semifinals on Tuesday, defeating Kim Seongjae 4P by resignation. Changho now stands at 2-2, and will play his final league game against Lee Sedol. Kang Dongyun is currently in the strongest position with a 2-0 record, but he too has yet to play against Lee Sedol. With two players anticipating potentially critical games against him, it will be interesting to see if Lee Sedol’s recent loss to Kong Jie has any visible effect on his game.
- JustPlayGo

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AGA BOARD ELECTIONS UNDERWAY

Monday July 5, 2010

Voting is now under way in the 2010 AGA Board elections, reports Election Coordinator Arnold Eudell. “All chapters and eligible members should have received their Ballotbin voting codes through email,” says Eudell.  Anyone who has not received their ballot should contact elections@usg.org

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KONG JIE WINS FUJITSU CUP IN A BIG WAY

Monday July 5, 2010

Kong Jie (r) won the Fujitsu Cup Monday, defeating Lee Sedol by a massive 12.5 points in the 23rd Fujitsu Cup title match. This is the first Fujitsu Cup title for Kong Jie, adding to an already impressive list of international titles. Following some unfavorable exchanges early on, Lee Sedol fought to reverse the flow and come from behind. Kong Jie, nevertheless, stayed the course and was successful in shutting him down. This is obviously a major win for Kong Jie, solidifying his #1 status on the international stage.
- JustPlayGo

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YAMASHITA KEIGO WINS FIRST HONINBO

Monday July 5, 2010

Yamashita Keigo 9P won his first Honinbo title on Tuesday, June 29, defeating Hane Naoki 9P by 7.5 points in the fifth and final round of the 65th Honinbo for a decisive 4-1 record.
- JustPlayGo

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LEE CHANGO BREAKS MYEONGIN SLUMP

Monday July 5, 2010

Entering his third game in league play of the 38th Myeongin without a single win, Lee Changho (9P) managed a victory last Tuesday, defeating Baek Hongsuk (7P).  It was a decisive victory for Lee Changho, with Baek Hongsuk resigning after only 103 moves. Lee Changho’s next league game will be against Kim Seongjae (4P), on July 6th, and his final league game will be against Lee Sedol (9P), at a date to be announced.
- JustPlayGo

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FIREWORKS IN THE OLLEH KT CUP

Monday July 5, 2010

Although An Choyeong 9P became disagreeable during the scoring phase of last Tuesday’s match in the Olleh KT Cup, requiring a tournament official to mediate the dispute, he was ruled the winner, defeating Song Taekon 9P by 3.5 points in the game.
- JustPlayGo

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WANTED: MEMORIES OF NAKAYAMA

Sunday July 4, 2010

U.S. Go Congress organizers are putting together a special memorial ceremony in honor of Nakamaya Noriyuki 7P at this year’s Congress. “Many have special memories of Nakayama’s love of go and he will be sorely missed,” says Director Karen Jordan. Send your Nakayama photos, stories, articles and remembrances (max 200 words) to Jordan at  Director@gocongress.org with Nakayama Memories in the subject line. Deadline is July 10 for inclusion in the Nakayama scrapbook. The memorial ceremony is scheduled for the Go Congress on Sunday, August 1 at 3p. “The scrapbook will be available for viewing all week and will be presented as a gift for the Nihon Kiin at the Saturday Awards Banquet,” says Jordan.
photo by Phil Straus