American Go E-Journal

PAL BALOGH WINS PANDANET CUP

Sunday April 11, 2010

Pal Balogh 6d of Hungary won the Pandanet European Cup at the Paris Open closing the 2009-2010 season. Balogh collected 66 points from six of the 21 Pandanet European Cup tourneys. Czech Ondrej Silt 6d finished with 58 from 7, while both Christian Pop 7d (56, Romania) and Csaba Mero 6d (53, Hungary) played only in 5 events on tour.
- Peter Dijkema, European Correspondent for the E-Journal
photo: Pal Balogh (l) winning the Austrian Open last November, a Japanese Ambassadors Cup event and part of the Pandanet Go European Cup

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WORLD MIND SPORTS GAMES ON FILM

Saturday April 10, 2010

French filmmaker and go player Fred Donzet 5d has just posted his film about the 2008 World Mind Sports Games. Donzet, a French representative to the WMSG, shot a lot of material about all the games played at the event in Beijing, China.
- Peter Dijkema

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SMUD TOPS BIG MOUNTAIN

Saturday April 10, 2010

Mladen Smud 1k (l) won his local home tournament Veligoricki Go Turnir – or Big Mountain Tournament — in Veligoricki, Croatia. Smud finished ahead of Robert Jovecic 2k on sos.
- Peter Dijkema, from EGD

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CORSAGE FOR KORSAK TITLE IN UKRAINE

Saturday April 10, 2010

Viktoriya Korsak 6k was victorious in the Female Champs of the Ukraine, held in Kyiv, April 1-4. She won 6-1, with three 5-2 players at her heels; 8 players took part. Click here for full results.
- Peter Dijkema, from EGD

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ASSISTANT YEARBOOK CD EDITOR NEEDED

Saturday April 10, 2010

With the 2009 American Go Yearbook – the compilation of the “best of” the American Go E-Journal – nearing completion, Yearbook staff needs immediate assistance to wrap up the Yearbook CD. No experience necessary; the qualifying candidate will receive credit in the Yearbook and an E-Journal staff cap. Email journal@usgo.org if interested

Categories: U.S./North America
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LI SWEEPS NORDIC GO CHAMPS

Saturday April 10, 2010

Martin Li 5d of Sweden swept the 2010 Nordic Go Championship 6-0, held this year in Oslo from April 2-4. Local hero Jostein Flood 4d lost only to Li, for the silver crown. Xia Jie Lin 5d, also from the Norwegian capital won bronze on sos. In Oslo 33 took part. Click here for complete results.
- Peter Dijkema, European Correspondent for the E-Journal

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DAI PEAKS IN PARIS

Saturday April 10, 2010

Dai Junfu 7d (r) of Lyon won the Paris Open in Antony, April 3-5, undefeated 6-0.  Csaba Mero 6d of Hungary lost only to Dai to finish for silver. Favorite Hwang In-Seong 8d had to settle for bronze on sos. Also with four wins: French Championne Yanqi Zhang 6d, Christian Pop 7d (Romania) and Pal Balogh 6d (Hungary). The latter won the overall classement of the Pandanet season this year. The field was very strong, like last week’s Shusaku Cup in Romania and attendance was similarly high: 224 took part. Between rounds, Dai autographed copies of his new book on the middle game. Click here for the full results.
- Peter Dijkema, after EuroGoTV.com

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JOSEKI CONTEST LAUNCHED

Saturday April 10, 2010

If you know them, following joseki is easy, but what happens when your opponent veers off course? Will you know how to handle it? Alexander Dinerchtein 3P has teamed up with Josekipedia to offer a joseki contest exploring this problem. The contest contains three real high-level games containing joseki mistakes. “Find the mistakes, then the best refutations, and win fabulous prizes,” says Dinerchtein. “Even if you are not a joseki expert, you will learn a lot from participating in this contest!” The contest ends April 30.

NEW GO SCHOOL IN KOREA

Saturday April 10, 2010

Kim Dongyeop 9P and Kim Seonmi 2P head up “Baduk World,” a new go school in Korea for foreign players.  “We offer a five- and six-day study plan,” reports Jonathan Hop, “where students get the personal guidance of professional and high dan amateur players and also visit Korea. Anyone of any strength is welcome.”

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MAXIM CUP TIED 1-1

Saturday April 10, 2010

Kang Dongyun 9P defeated Choi Cheolhan (Maxim Cup) by resignation in the second round of the 11th Maxim Cup title match on April 5. The series is now tied 1-1 with the third and final round to be played on April 6th.
- JustPlayGo

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