American Go E-Journal

JAN SIMARA PILSNERS IN PLZEN

Tuesday April 13, 2010

Jan Simara 5d (BUM 6d on kgs) swept the Qualifiers in Plzen — the hometown of pilsner beer — one of the events to gain points to enter the Czech Champs Finals later this year. Multiple former Champion Vladimir Danek 5d only lost to Simara. Ivan Kostka 3d won bronze on sos. Last weekend, 59 came to enjoy the beer.
- Peter Dijkema, European Correspondent for the E-Journal

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KAY WINS BRITISH OPEN

Tuesday April 13, 2010

Cantabrigian student Andrew ‘the great destroyer’ Kay has won the British Open with a perfect score of 6/6. In second place was ex British champion Jon Diamond with five wins. T-Mark Hall edged out Nick ‘the Sloth’ Krempel, (who had bizarrely won the lightning tournament on Friday, ) on SOS. The tournament itself was held in Edinburgh and was very well attended with 74 players. The British Go Association’s Annual General Meeting was also held during the event, but was predictably boring and attracted little interest.
- Javaness on EuroGoTV.com

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HAJA & PITROP TOP BUCHAREST YOUTH

Tuesday April 13, 2010

Daniel Haja 5k won the Under 10 and Alexandru Pitrop 4k (r) the Under 12 at last weekend’s National Youth Championship in Bucharest. Click here for complete results.
- Marilena Bara, Romanian Correspondent for the E-Journal; photo by Titi Ghioc

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CHOI CHEOLHAN WINS 2ND CONSECUTIVE MAXIM CUP

Sunday April 11, 2010

Choi Cheolhan (r) won the Maxim Cup on Tuesday, April 6, defeating Kang Dongyun (l) by resignation in the third and final game to win the 11th Maxim title match 2-1. Choi has now won the Maxim Cup two years in a row. The Maxim is sponsored by Baduk TV and Dong Suh (East-West) Foods Co.
- JustPlayGo & KIN’s Homepage

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XIE HE ADVANCES TO RICOH CUP FINALS

Sunday April 11, 2010

Xie He 7P (l) advanced to the RICOH Cup finals after defeating Gu Lingyi 5P (r) by resignation in the semifinal on Tuesday. Xie will face Kong Jie – who won the title in 2005 — in the title match. This will be Kong Jie’s first RICOH Cup title match.
- JustPlayGo for the game record

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CHO U SWEEPS JUDAN 3-0

Sunday April 11, 2010

Cho U 9P (l) has retained his Judan title handily, defeating Yamashita Keigo 9P (r) by resignation in the third round Thursday to complete a 3-0 sweep of the 48th Judan, winning the title for a second year in a row. Cho won games one and three by resignation and game 2 by 1.5; he now leads Yamashita 34-22 in head-to-head competition. See below for photos & game records
- Just Play Go & Kin’s Homepage

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AMERICAS, EUROPE OUT IN FUJITSU 1ST ROUND

Sunday April 11, 2010

The players from Europe, North and South America went down fighting in the first round of the 23rd Fujitsu Cup Saturday in Tokyo. China’s Piao Wenyao 5P (l) defeated amateur Li Jie 7D (r) of the United States by resignation after 219 moves, Japan’s Takao Shinji 9P defeated Argentina’s amateur Fernando Aguilar 6D by resignation after 172 moves, and Kim Jiseok 7D of Korea beat a very strong effort by Russia’s Alexandre Dinerstein 3P, who resigned after 243 moves. Round 2 is scheduled for Monday, April 12. Click below for more photos, game records and Round 2 pairings.
- JustPlayGo

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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