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Monday June 21, 2010

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KYEONG-NANG SWEEPS IN BUDAPEST

Sunday June 20, 2010

Kyeong-nang Kang 7d swept the 2010 Hungarian International Tournament, going 5-0 at the June 4-6 event in Budapest.  Pál Balogh 6d was second and Pavol Lisý 4d took third, both coming in just ahead of long-time teacher Csaba Mérõ 6d, and all with three wins.  There were 44 participants in the tournament.
- EuroGoTV

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JANSSEN WINS KOREAN AMBASSADOR’S CUP IN DELFT

Sunday June 20, 2010

Frank Janssen 6d (r) was perfect through seven rounds to win the 2010 Dutch Korean Ambassador’s Cup, held June 12-13 in Delft.   Michiel Eijkhout 6d, Willem-Koen Pomstra 5d, and Rudi Verhagen 5d were all 5-2, each having lost to Janssen and once to each other, and came in 2nd through 4th respectively.  There were 14 players in the tournament, which is a qualifier for the Dutch representative to the Korean Prime Minister’s Cup.
EuroGoTV

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SMUD WINS BUNDEK OPEN

Sunday June 20, 2010

Mladen Smud 1k (r) won the four-round Bundek Open Go Tournament, held June 12 in Zagreb, Croatia.  Vedran Vasiljevic 2d was second, losing only to Smud (who was a strong 4d fifteen years ago), while Vigor Grego 1d was third, losing only to Vasiljevic.  This was the final tournament of ten in the first Croatian Go League, which was won by Matthew Zakanj 3d with Smud in second.
- EuroGoTV

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TIGER’S MOUTH DEFEATS INSEI EMPIRE IN ONLINE YOUTH TOURNEY

Monday June 14, 2010

U.S. youth competing for Team Tiger’s Mouth eked out a narrow 9-8 victory over Alexandre Dinerchtein’s Insei League Sunday on KGS.  Seventeen youth from the U.S. and Canada faced off against the Inseis, who were mainly European.  The top board featured a close battle between 13-year-old U.S. champ Calvin Sun 7d and 17-year-old Ukranian KGS star Artem Kachanovskyj 7d, with Sun prevailing.  Canadian 13-year-old Jianing Gan 7d, lent a hand to his U.S. friends, scoring a win against a Russian 5 dan, while  Yang Xu 5d, Justin Shieh 4d, Justin Teng 3d,  Aaron Ye 1d, April Ye 3k, Gilbert Feng 3k, and Maher Qandil 5k,  all notched up wins for Tiger’s Mouth as well.  The top board, and full standings, are available here. – Paul Barchilon, E-J. Youth Editor

BRITISH GO JOURNAL BACK ISSUES NOW AVAILABLE ON-LINE

Wednesday June 9, 2010

The British Go Association (BGA) has recently completed a project to get all issues of the British Go Journal into an on-line archive.   Each issue since 1967 is available as a PDF file, with many issues having some of their content translated into web pages.  Making article web pages is an ongoing project, and issues will only become available to the general public once they become a year old.  There are 148 issues currently available with games and instructional articles for kyu through dan-level players.

Early issues were produced on typewriters and used an algebraic notation to describe games and positions.  Starting with issue number 4, pictures were added and the web page versions include SGF and GO format game records.  News from the local, national, and international go scenes in the issues as well as 40+ years of  “internal wranglings” of the BGA provide an amazing resource for anyone interested in go history, or just in improving their game.
- EuroGoTV; photo: Jon Diamond, creator of the first BGA journal prototype in 1967; he was British Champion at the time and is the current BGA President

TARUMI TOPS IN DARMSTADT

Wednesday June 9, 2010

Jun Tarumi 5d (l) topped a field of 113 players to win the Darmstaedter Go-Tage 2010, played June 5-6 in Darmstadt, Germany.  Tarumi was undefeated in the five-round tournament, while Torsten Knauf 4d and Thomas Kettenring 3d came out on top of six players with 3 wins for second and third places.  There were 80 kyu level players in the huge field.
- EuroGoTV

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KRUSHELNYCKYJ SWEEPS RIVNE UNDER-12 OPEN

Wednesday June 9, 2010

Valerij Krushelnyckyj 7k went 6-0 to top the field of 19 at the Rivne (Ukraine) Open Championship for those under 12.  Vladyslav Verteleckyj 8k was second at 5-1 and Andrij Pylypchuk 11k was third at 4-2.  The tournament was held June 5-6.
- EuroGoTV

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TARANU WINS THIRD CONSECUTIVE ROMANIAN CUP

Wednesday June 9, 2010

Catalin Taranu 7d (c) swept the finals of the 2010 Romanian Cup to notch his third consecutive title.  Cristian Pop 7d (r) went 5-1 to come in second, while Cornel Burzo 6d (l) was one of four with a 4-2 record and came in third.  The tournament was held June 4-6 in Pitesti.
- EuroGoTV

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TIGERSMOUTH TEAM TO TAKE ON INSEI EMPIRE JUNE 13

Monday June 7, 2010

The AGF’s youth go website Tiger’s Mouth have put together a 20-member dream team to challenge Alexandre Dinerchtein 3P and his Insei League, who have been taking on all comers on KGS recently.  The Insei League allows KGS players anywhere in the world to take part in a professional go school taught by Dinerchtein and other Korean Professionals.  The Inseis crushed the British Go League team 7-3 on May 22nd, followed by a 10-3 rout of the Russian National Female Team (in which 2 of the 3 winners were also members of the Insei League as well as Russian nationals) on May 30th. Poland fought back in style on June 5 though, finally stopping the Inseis 13-7.  ”Your team will be the next one we beat,” said Dinerchtein, known as Breakfast on KGS, when he challenged the U.S. recently.  ”Not so fast Breakfast,” responded the AGF’s youth go website Tiger’s Mouth, who put together a 20-member dream team to challenge the Inseis.  Team Tigersmouth has star youth players Curtis Tang 8d and Gansheng Shi 8d,  plus Calvin Sun 7d, ten more dan level kids, and 7 kyu level players.  The stage is set for Sunday June 13th in the AGA Tournaments room on KGS, at 10 am west coast time, observers are welcome.  Pairings will be available shortly before the match  here, Tigersmouth team info is available here.
- Paul Barchilon, EJ Youth Editor