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EJ CONGRESS TEAM HAS OPENINGS

Monday June 28, 2010

The American Go E-Journal’s Congress Team has a few openings left for game recorders, photographers and reporters as we again this year provide wall-to-wall coverage of this year’s 26th annual U.S. Go Congress, live from Colorado Springs, Colorado. We’ll broadcast top-board games in both the U.S. Open and North American Ing Cup every day on KGS, as well as publish reports, photos and game records daily on the website and in the E-Journal. If you’re interested, please email journal@usgo.org

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CONGRESS SIGHTSEEING TRIPS

Saturday June 26, 2010

There’s lots to do in and around Colorado Springs besides play go at the upcoming U.S. Go Congress, and Congress organizers are putting together the following sightseeing trips during the traditional Wednesday Day Off: tours of the Garden of the Gods, U.S. Air Force Academy, Manitou Cliff Dwellings (r), Cave of the Winds, Castle Rock Factory Outlets, Six Flags Elitch Gardens Theme Park, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Denver Zoo. Look for your chance to sign up at the Congress.

AGA VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION DEADLINE NEARS

Saturday June 26, 2010

“Recognizing our volunteers is so important,” says American Go Association President Allan Abramson. “The AGA is a volunteer organization, and we want to publicly recognize those who contribute so much to everyone’s playing enjoyment.” Nominees thus far include Jonathan Bresler for his work on ratings and James Story and David Drexler, for outreach/promotion. The deadline for nominating volunteers for special recognition is June 30. Please send their name(s) and a nomination statement to aga@usgo.org

Categories: U.S./North America
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PARK YEONGHUN ADVANCES TO CALTEX CUP SEMIFINALS

Saturday June 26, 2010

In the third round of the 15th GS Caltex Cup, Park Yeonghun 9P defeated Kim Junghyun 2P by resignation Wednesday, June 23, eliminating Junghyun from tournament play. Only a few weeks earlier, on June 11th, Kim Junghyun had eliminated Lee Changho by defeating him in the second round. Park Yeonghun now advances to the Caltex Cup Semifinals to face either Heo Yeongho 7P or Lee Younggu 8P.
- JustPlayGo

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CHO U TAKES GAME 1 IN GOSEI

Saturday June 26, 2010

Cho U 9P defeated Sakai Hideyuki 7P by resignation in the first round of the 35th Gosei on Thursday, June 24. Cho U is the defending titleholder, and has won the Gosei four consecutive years, 2006-2009. The Gosei is Sakai Hideyuki’s first major title match. The second round will be played on July 9th.
- JustPlayGo

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KONG JIE ELIMINATED FROM CHANGQI CUP

Saturday June 26, 2010

Zhou Ruiyang 5P defeated Kong Jie 9P by 5 points in the second round of the 7th Changqi Cup on Thursday, June 24. Zhou Ruiyang will now face Piao Wenyao in the third round on June 26th. The Changqi Cup is a relatively new tournament sponsored by the Ing foundation, which had its beginnings in Beijing in 2004. The tournament name ‘Changqi’ is the first name of the late Taiwanese millionaire (Ying Changqi) who sponsored the Ing Cup world championship. The tournament is open to all Chinese professionals.
- JustPlayGo, based on reports on go4go

Categories: World
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EUROPEAN RESULTS: Turin, Vienna, Stockholm & Bohemia

Thursday June 24, 2010

Carlo Metta 2d won the 2010 Turin Go Tournament, held June 12-13 in Torino, Italy, with a 5-0 record.   Alberto Zingoni 4k (4-1) was second, while Mirco Fanti 1k (3-2) was third.  In Vienna, Austria, Viktor Lin 5d swept the Alfred Nimmerrichter Gedenk Turnier 2010 which was also held on June 12th and 13th.  Bernhard Scheid 5d was second at 4-1 and Ondrej Kruml 4d was 3-2 for third place.  Weiying Soerlin 5d won the Stockholm Open 2010 by going undefeated in the tournament held in that Swedish city.  Victor Damberg 2d only lost to Soerlin for second, while Erik Ouchterlony 3d lost to Soerlin and Damberg for third.  Karel Kral 20k won the Northern Bohemia Cup, which is a handicap tournament that was held June 12-13 in Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic.  Kral had 4 wins in 5 rounds as did Katerina Babicka 8k, who came in second, and Martin Cech 4k, who came in third.

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GET THE LATEST GO NEWS FIRST!

Monday June 21, 2010

Want to get the latest go news first? Switch to the daily edition of the American Go E-Journal, the most widely-read English language go publication in the world! Each daily edition has just a few brief reports on the latest go news from around the world, an easy and quick way to stay on top of breaking stories like Michael Redmond’s exciting win in the Agon Cup last Friday. Switching is simple: just click on “Update Your Profile” at the bottom of the E-Journal and then click on “Daily.” We think you’ll find the shorter daily updates easier to digest than the weekly E-Journal, but if at any time you want to switch back, just update your profile again!

MICHAEL REDMOND DEFEATS CHO U IN AGON CUP

Sunday June 20, 2010

Michael Redmond 9P defeated Cho U 9P by half a point in the first round of the 17th Agon Cup on Friday. Stay tuned for more details as they become available. This week’s Member’s Edition of the American Go E-Journal will include Redmond’s commentary on his May 6 win against Nakano Hironari 9P which got him into the 16-player Agon Cup final. CLICK HERE for the E-Journal’s recent interview with Redmond.
- includes reporting by JustPlayGo

YAMASHITA KEIGO ONE WIN AWAY FROM HONINBO

Sunday June 20, 2010

With his fourth-round win in the Honinbo on Friday, Yamashita Keigo 9P has taken a 3-1 lead over Hane Naoki 9P. This would be the first Honinbo title for Yamashita; Hane has held the title for the past two years. The fifth round will be played on June 28-29.
- JustPlayGo

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