American Go E-Journal

2022 U.S. Open begins; EJ expands top board broadcast coverage

Monday August 1, 2022

Monday morning saw the launch of the 240-player strong U.S. Open in the main playing area of the U.S. Go Congress, while nearby in the Strong Players Room, top players met in Round 2 of the N.A. Masters Tournament. A new development this year is that while the top three NAMT boards are being broadcast by live onsite game recorders, additional top boards are being broadcast by remote game recorders viewing livestreams of the games on a private YouTube channel, enabling the game commentators to review more games.  Commenters so far have been Inseong Hwang 8D, hosted by Devin Fraze, and Stephanie Yin 1P, hosted by Michael Fodera. Update: The NAMT crosstab has now been posted! 

The E-Journal teams plans to expand coverage to include selected U.S. Open games on Tuesday: anyone interested in having their games included in the live Twitch broadcast should email; note that you must be able to record your game (in real time) on OGS.
– report/photo by Chris Garlock