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Redmond’s Reviews, Episode 20: Michael Redmond 9P vs Shiraishi Yuichi 7P

Friday February 28, 2020

Michael Redmond 9P and Chris Garlock present their latest Redmond’s Review, Episode 20, posted on the AGA’s YouTube Channel.

In this game — from the B section of the Judan tournament — Redmond takes on Shiraishi Yuichi 7P, a player in his 30’s who’s very active on social media and also puts out video commentaries, like Redmond. He’s also one of the players who’s been adopting the computer style of play. “This is the game I said would involve a lot of dead groups,” Redmond says, and in it he makes a series of increasingly bigger sacrifices. “Some of them you might say were captured by my opponent, so perhaps not really valid sacrifices,” he admits. “Some of them worked, and some of them were not working.”

The commentary was originally streamed live on Twitch, which gave viewers a chance to interact with Redmond and Garlock; follow the channel to get notified of live streams.

Video produced by Stephen Hu, Allen Moy, Chris Garlock and Andrew Jackson.

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Upcoming Go Events: Seattle and Little Neck

Monday February 24, 2020

March 1: Seattle, WA
Seattle Monthly Ratings Tournament – March
Mike Malveaux programs@seattlego.org 206-545-1424

March 7: Little Neck, NY
NYGA Monthly Tournament March
Zhongfan Jian tournaments@ny-go.org 617-921-4105
Stephanie Yin info@ny-go.org

March 9: Seattle, WA
Mr. Daiki Komatsu 3P at Seattle Go Center
Mike Malveaux programs@seattlego.org 206-545-1424 or 253-906-0095

Get the latest go events information.

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Learn to Play Go series now available as ePub

Monday February 24, 2020

The five volumes of Janice Kim’s popular Learn to Play Go series are now available as ePubs from SmartGo Books, which opens them up to readers on Android and Windows. “Janice Kim’s award-winning series takes the complete beginner step-by-step all the way to playing real go,” says SmartGo’s Anders Kierulf.

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Minghan Jiang wins WMGC winter tournament with a perfect record

Sunday February 23, 2020

Weiqiu (Rachel) You 2k, 3-1; Neil Ni 2d, 3-1; Minghan Jiang 1d, 4-0; Joel Kenny 4d, 3-1; Stephen J. Choung 2k, 3-1

The Western Massachusetts Go Club had a respectable turnout of 18 players for the winter tournament, held on February 22 and hosted by Springfield College. There were 3 double-digit kyu players, with the remaining players from 3k to 5d. Players traveled from throughout New England – 200+ mi from Vermont, by Uber and bus from Boston, and from New York City.

Minghan Jiang 1d was the only undefeated player with a 4-0 record. Four other players had 3-1 results (right), and David Richardson 14k won the DDK division. Click here for full results, and here for more photos of the event.

report and photo provided by Trevor Morris.

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4th Latin American Go Congress set for Buenos Aires in October

Sunday February 23, 2020

The fourth Latin American Go Congress will be held October 3-12 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. European pro Mateusz Surma 2P has been confirmed for both a weekend workshop October 3-4 and the boot camp October 5-9. “Mateusz will also be present during the tournament days offering game reviews, etc,” reports Congress Coordinator Haroldo Brown. “We welcome players from all over the world to the biggest go party in Latin America!” Brown adds.

The bird in the Congress logo is the “hornero,” or ovenbird, native to South America. The “hornero” is known for building mud nests that resemble old wood-fired ovens. The other protagonist of the logo is the “tatú carreta,” the largest living species of armadillo, found in most Latin American countries and considered vulnerable to extinction.

For more info on the Congress, email latino2020@go.org.ar

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