Monday April 24, 2017
Young American go players are invited to participate in the 4th Kuksu Mountains International Children Baduk (Go) Festival, which will be held from July 28 to August 1 in Korea. Some 400 kids are expected at the the festival, which is hosted by the Korea Baduk Association (KBA), which covers room and board costs. Contact Jubae Lee at the KBA overseas department for details if interested: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Festival includes a friendship match with Korean children, three tournaments, side events and sight-seeing. There will also be opportunities to meet professional go players, including Lee Sedol 9P.
Wednesday March 15, 2017
A brand-new event, the “World Go Championship”, will be held next week, March 21-23 in Osaka, Japan. Four top players, Iyama Yuta (Japan), Park Jeon Hwan (Korea), Mi Yuting (China), and DeepZenGo (representing AI) will fight it out for the title. The Nihon Kiin will provide streaming and live commentaries on YouTube by Michael Redmond and Anti Tourmanen. Click here for details and the broadcast schedule.
Sunday February 26, 2017
If you can’t get to Blackie’s International Baduk Academy, Blackie’s will come to you. “We recently started an online teaching
service in order to help people who cannot come to Korea to still be able to study with us,” Diana Koszegi 1P (below right) tells the E-Journal. She and Kim Seungjun 9P (aka “Blackie,” top right) “would like it to be as similar as possible” to the experience of those who have attended Blackie’s, also known as BIBA.
The project will be held on the Korean Go server, Tygem and begins in March. The program includes league games, group reviews, offline lectures, life and death problems and teaching games. The cost is 200€ per month; register for 6 months and get a month free.
Thursday December 8, 2016
Ke Jie 9P defeated Tuo Jiaxi 9P in a dramatic Game 3 Wednesday night to capture the 2016 Samsung Cup. The game featured fighting from the very beginning; you can watch Stephanie Yin 1P’s commentary on the AGA’s YouTube stream here. Myungwan Kim 9Ps Game 2 commentary and Yin’s Game 1 commentary are also posted.
Wednesday December 7, 2016
Ke Jie 9P evened the score in the Samsung Cup final Tuesday, defeating Tuo Jiaxi 9p to take the match to a Game 3 decider Wednesday night. Stephanie Yin 1P will be commenting the game, starting at 8p PST on the AGA’s YouTube and Twitch channels. Myungwan Kim 9p’s AGA YouTube commentary on Game 2 has been posted.
Monday December 5, 2016
The AGA’s YouTube and Twitch channels will cover the Samsung Cup finals this week. Coverage of the match between world #1 Ke Jie 9p and Tuo Jiaxi 9p will start at 8p PST, on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday (Dec. 5-7th). This week a new professional will join the AGA team: Stephanie Yin 1p. Yin will comment on the first game on Monday and the final game on Wednesday (if the match goes all three games). Myungwan Kim 9p will be providing commentary on the second game on Tuesday.
Monday November 14, 2016
US pro Ryan Li 1P will provide live commentary for the LG Cup semifinals on Tuesday, November 15th. Hosted by Andrew Jackson, Li 1P’s commentary will begin at 7PM PST. The players have not yet been determined, but follow along on the AGA’s homepage and social media accounts for the latest updates.
- Michael Wanek
Saturday October 29, 2016
Lee Sedol 9p will take on Ke Jie 9p in the Samsung Cup semifinals, in a reprise of last year’s match, when they also met in the semis. The match starts this Sunday, and Myungwan Kim 9p will provide commentary on the three-game series live on the AGA’s YouTube and Twitch channels, starting at 9p Pacific time on Sunday, October 30 (PDT, UTC-7). Game 2′s commentary will begin at 9p PST on Monday, 10/31, and if necessary, Game 3′s commentary will start at 9p PST on 11/1.
Sunday October 23, 2016
Myungwan Kim 9p, hosted by badatbaduk, will give live commentary on the action as the 8th Ing Pro Cup finals draw to their conclusion. Park Junghwan 9p and Tang Weixing 9p play the fourth match of the best of five series on Sunday evening starting at 6:30 p.m. PDT. Park currently leads by 2-1. The commentary will start at 11 p.m. PDT on the AGA’s YouTube and Twitch channels.
Monday October 10, 2016
In a reprise of the Ing Cup Finals, Lee Sedol 9p took on Tang Weixing 9p in the quarterfinals of the Samsung Cup last week. Check out Myungwan Kim 9p’s commentary on the AGA’s YouTube Channel.