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RANKA & E-JOURNAL TEAM UP AGAIN FOR WAGC

Monday May 10, 2010

The American Go E-Journal will team up again with Ranka this year to provide complete coverage of the World Amateur Go Championships (WAGC). The 31st annual competition among top amateur players from around the world is set for May 24-31 in Hangzhou, China. American-born pro Michael Redmond 9P will provide game commentaries for the Ranka/E-Journal effort – which will include ongoing updates on both Ranka and the AGA website , as well as via daily E-Journal reports — while Ivan Vigano, James Davies and Chris Garlock will report and John Pinkerton will provide photos. NOTE: if you have tips about go places to visit in Shanghai — or have go contacts there — please email journal@usgo.org immediately. Click here to see last year’s coverage, and here for this year’s WAGC details, including the schedule. photo: Hall of Hangzhou Tian Yuan Tower, where the WAGC will take place.

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CLOSE WIN FOR PARK YEONGHUN 9P IN MEIJIN LEAGUE

Thursday May 6, 2010

Park Yeonghun 9P defeated Hong Sungji 8P by half a point in the 38th Myeongin (Meijin) League play on Thursday, May 6.
- JustPlayGo

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ZHENG YAN 2P WINS CHINA’S 1ST FEMALE MINGREN

Wednesday May 5, 2010

Zheng Yan 2P (l) defeated Li He 2P by 3.5 points in the final round of China’s first Female Mingren on Wednesday, May 5. Click below for the game record.
- JustPlayGo

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BAEK HONGSUK 7P SNAPS LEE SEDOL’S WINNING STREAK

Tuesday May 4, 2010

Baek Hongsuk 7P (r) defeated Lee Sedol 9P (l) by 8.5 points in the 38th Myeongin (Meijin) League on Tuesday, May 4 to end Lee’s 24-game winning streak. This was Lee’s first loss since January.
- JustPlayGo

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NEW DAILY EJOURNAL LAUNCHES

Monday May 3, 2010

Beginning Monday, May 3, readers of the American Go E-Journal will be able to choose between a brief daily edition or a weekly compilation of the week’s go news. The daily edition — which officially launches tomorrow — is designed to provide more timely go news updates from around the world. Brief clickable stories now link to complete reports on the AGA’s website, which can also be quickly and easily searched by categories like U.S., world or European go news, as well as go classified ads, go books, software and hardware, and the go calendar. “With an increasing volume of reports from a worldwide network of go correspondents and sources, the daily E-Journal will enable its’ more than 14,000 readers to keep on top of the latest go news without being overwhelmed,” says AGA President Allan Abramson. The weekly edition will be a compilation of the daily reports (see below) from the previous week, in the order they were published; both editions are RSS feeds driven by posts on the AGA’s website. The Member’s Edition includes photos and graphics, as well as the usual special members-only content (see below, marked as “Members Only”). The default setting is for the weekly edition; to switch from one to the other at any time, simply click on the “update my profile” link at the bottom of the E-Journal. Also, as we switch EJ distribution to a new system, some people may be receiving this who didn’t before; to unsubscribe, please click the link at the bottom of the E-Journal. To receive the Member’s Edition, join here.

DRAMATIC FINISH IN KGS INSEI LEAGUE FOR APRIL

Monday May 3, 2010

In the A group of the Korean-style Insei League on KGS, Ali Jabarin’s 17-0 record was not enough to overcome the bonus points awarded for Gabriel Benmergui’s (r) 25 games played (23-2), which led to a tie at the top.  Both players were awarded $162.50, while third place winner Fredrik Blomback (13-1) won $75.  In the B group, DrHazar took first and $100 with a 19-4 record, while Syptryn (22-7) and Kalmah (20-5) tied for the two third-place spots.  In the C group,  imagine was first and AYOCZI placed second. D group: first: Srgey, second: Macheeide. E group: first: Suitengu, second: Calwen72.  A new league starts up in May.
- Peter Dijkema, EJ European Correspondent, reporting on EuroGoTV.

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INSEI LEAGUE TO START ON DRAGON GO SERVER

Sunday May 2, 2010

After complaints that “as guys with jobs and kids there’s just no way we could ever play 12 games a month” plus lectures and teaching games “without getting divorced or fired,” Korean-style Insei League founders Alexander Dinerchtein and Ilya Shikshin have started an Insei League on the turn-based Dragon Go Server (DGS). The DGS League will run three months, with just two games between each insei and two  games with each teacher, for a total of 10 games. “All members get access to the Insei League room on KGS,” says Dinerchtein, “where they can watch all lectures and simuls. Regular membership for the 3-month DGS Insei League is $95; a $195 all-inclusive membership provides more game reviews.
Click here for details

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CHOI, WON & PARK ADVANCE TO PRICE INFORMATION CUP CHAMPIONSHIP

Saturday May 1, 2010

Undefeated in their respective League matches, Choi Cheolhan, Won Sungjin, and Park Yeonghun were the first to secure spots Saturday in the 6th Price Information Cup Championship Tournament. Click here for game records, including Yoo Changhyuk-Park Yeonghun and Won Sungjin-Kang Dongyun, as well as Park Jeonggeun’s Friday loss, which ended his hopes to make the finals. Click here for pairings and more game records.
- JustPlayGo

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13-YEAR-OLD WINS TAIWAN’S ZHONGHUAN CUP

Wednesday April 28, 2010

Thirteen-year-old Taiwanese professional Jian Lichen 2P (r) won the 17th Zhonghuan Cup when he defeated Zhou Junxun 9P by just 1.5 points in the final match on Monday, April 26. His win earned Jian Lichen promotion to 5-dan, continuing a meteoric rise that began when he became a professional in 2008 at 12 and was then promoted to 2-dan at the end of 2009 for obtaining 20 wins as a 1-dan.
- Based on a report on JustPlayGo

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JABARIN STILL LEADS KGS INSEI A LEAGUE

Wednesday April 28, 2010

Ali Jabarin 5d is still in the lead in the A group of the Korean-style Insei League on KGS with a 10-0 record.  Fredrik Blomback 5d is in second place. Hungarian Maroncsan still tops the B-league with a single win, while three Russians are leading the C-league: Lodurr and azorot won one each and AYOCZI is third.
- Peter Dijkema, EJ European Correspondent, reporting on EuroGoTV.

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