American Go E-Journal

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!

GO SPOTTING: A Thousand Plateaus

Monday June 21, 2010

”In chapter 12 of their book A Thousand Plateaus- Capitalism and Schizophrenia,” Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari use go in opposition to chess as a model to begin describing their concept of ‘nomadology’  (pp.352-53),” writes Marc Willhite. “Not the lightest reading to be sure, but it certainly gave me a new appreciation for the qualities that make go the confounding and fascinating game that it is.”

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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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YOUR MOVE: Finding Member Game Commentaries; New EJ More Polished & Easy To Read

Sunday June 20, 2010

FINDING MEMBER GAME COMMENTARIES: “I just recently started receiving the AGA journal for members,” writes Denis Pelletier. “The main reason for doing so was for the commented games. How do I go about finding the commented games?” Game commentaries are marked as Member’s Edition content in the E-Journal; click on “read more” to play through the game in an online viewer or click on “link” to download the .sgf file (you’ll need an sgf reader).

NEW EJ MORE POLISHED & EASY TO READ: “Just wanted to drop you a line that this week’s E-Journal was very cool,” writes Aaron Cammarata. “It’s looking much more polished and easy to read. I enjoyed reading about the Santa Monica Coffee Cup (kudos to them for bringing some fun into the entire competition, with theme color, and coffee-themed division names! I wish I still lived down there!). Also, big time congratulations on signing Michael Redmond as a regular contributor – I’m looking forward to reading more of his thoughts in the future.”
While Aaron’s comments reflect the majority of the responses to the E-Journal’s new look, several readers have had trouble with images in the new format. There are images in the Member’s Edition (click here to subscribe) but some browsers block them and you’ll need to click on the appropriate approval (varies by browser) to view them. Non-member subscribers can see the images – along with complete reports — by clicking on “read more.”

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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RACES HEAT UP IN AGA BOARD ELECTIONS

Saturday June 19, 2010

Contested seats in the Eastern and Central regions highlight this year’s AGA Board of Directors election. Andrew Jackson is challenging incumbent Chuck Robbins in the Eastern region while current Central Region board member Roy Schmidt is being challenged by Daniel Smith and Lisa Scott. Andrew Okun is unopposed in the Western Regon, as is At-Large member Jie Li. Current AGA chapters are eligible to vote in the election, weighted by membership; ballots will be sent to each current chapter on June 21 and must be returned by July 30. The votes will be counted at the U.S. Go Congress and the results announced. CLICK HERE for candidate statements (if any; there are none as of press-time), voting procedures and rules. “Chapter representatives should have received their current voting rights,” reports Arnold Eudell. Report any discrepancy or your current contact information to him at elections@usgo.org

Categories: U.S./North America
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