World Go News from the American Go Association
May 21, 2007; Volume 8, #39

TOP STORIES: Liu Heads To World Amateurs; US Youth Championships To Broadcast Live On KGS
US TOURNAMENT REPORTS: Jung Hoon Lee Wins Rocky Mountain Ing Qualifier; Landon Brownell Tops Oregon Spring Tourney; Everyone Wins In Honolulu
UPCOMING GO EVENTS: Memorial Day With Guo Juan; 34th Maryland Open; US Youth Go Championship Finals; GBCCA Youth Go Tournament
US GO NEWS: N.A. Ing Masters Race Kicks Off; Go World Archive Offer Expiring; Go Tetris
WORLD GO NEWS: Tang Yi Wins Chinese Best Woman Tournament; Sakai's Streak In Ryusei Snapped; Yokota To Challenge Cho U For Gosei; Woman Pro Reaches Third Round Of Japanese Shinjin O; Teen Piao Wenyao Wins Chinese CCTV Cup; Iyama's Very Good Year; Sam Aitken Wins Bracknell Tourney; Professional Rating Systems; 4 Countries, 4 Pro Rating Systems
CONGRESS WATCH: Save $100; Register For The US Go Congress Before June 1; Euro Congress Over 500; EJ Plans Expanded Congress Coverage
YOUR MOVE: Accessing Attachments & Viewing HTML; Bring Back Full Stories
YOUTH GO; Getting Stronger Faster (& Cheaper); Can't Beat Go Camps
GO QUIZ: Viva...Little D'France
MEMBER'S EDITION BONUS CONTENT: Chinese Problems & Takao's Astute Use of Brute Force

DESPERATELY SEEKING TOKYO GO CLUBS: The EJ will be in Tokyo next week covering the World Amateurs (see story below) but has been unable to track down a list of Tokyo go clubs to explore between rounds. If you've got any information - go club names, addresses, directions, websites, etc - please email them to us at and watch for our reports next week!

LIU HEADS TO WORLD AMATEURS: Fresh from final exams, high school sophomore Andy Liu 8d (in photo above right) will represent the US at the World Amateur Go Championships, which begin on Saturday in Tokyo, Japan. The 16-year-old Liu will be the youngest US representative to the WAGC. He won the 2006 US Open and took second in the Fujitsu Qualifying Tournament; his results have included wins against top-rated Mingjiu Jiang 7P. Onsite coverage of the WAGC - with reports, photos and games posted on the AGA's website and in special editions of the EJ - will be provided by EJ Managing Editor Chris Garlock, and EJ photographer John Pinkerton. photo of Andy Liu at New York Go Center lecture by Roy Laird

US YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS TO BROADCAST LIVE ON KGS: "The Seattle Go Center will broadcast the US Youth Go Championship finals live on KGS over Memorial Day weekend", reports TD Jon Boley. There will be three rounds on Saturday and two on Sunday. Sixteen of the best kids in the country will be competing for the right to represent the US at the Ing World Youth Go Championships in Boston this August. "The USYGC will select a representative to the Worlds in both the Junior and Senior divisions," adds Boley. "Eight players will be competing in each of these divisions, with the top two boards broadcast on KGS." To watch the finals live, log on to KGS and select the Seattle Go Center Room in the Clubs section. The times for Saturday May 26th are: Round 1, 9A, Round 2, 12:30P, Round 3, 3P. On Sunday May 27th the semifinals will be at 9A and the finals will be at 12:30P. All times are Pacific Standard. With strong kids from all over the country, the finals should be quite exciting. Top rated in the Senior Division will be 7 dan Matthew Burrall, 16, (CA). He will face a tough fight with three 6 dans hard on his heels - Jason Gu, 17, (NJ), Lawrence Ku, 15, (CA), and Will Zhou, 14, (IL). The other Senior Division finalists are Jimmy Guo, 5D, Kellin Pelrine, 4D, Ricky Zhao, 3d, and Kevin Kitamura, 1d. In the Junior Division 6 dan Calvin Sun, 10, (CA), last year's US representative to the World Youth, will be defending his title. His chief rival for the slot will be spirited 3 dan Hugh Zhang, 10, (CA). The next strongest kids will be two students of Feng Yun's from New Jersey. Maverick Lin, 1d, 10, defeated his rival Sudhir Vel, 1d, 9, to qualify. Undeterred, Vel traveled to Philadelphia to win another shot at the title. The other Junior Division finalists are Daniel Fang, 2k, Chase Kessler, 11k, Matthew Harwit, 10k, and Daniel Pai, 29k.
- reported by Paul Barchilon, EJ Youth Editor

WEBSITE ALERT: Check the AGA's website daily for the latest go news, which is now posted as we receive it!


JUNG HOON LEE WINS ROCKY MOUNTAIN ING QUALIFIER: Jung Hoon Lee 7.9d (at left in red shirt) swept to victory with a 3-0 record in the May 19 Ing Qualifier hosted by the Springs Go Club in Colorado Springs, CO. Erwin Yu, Eric Kim and Lawrence Yu tied for 2nd place in the Qualifier. In the Rocky Mountain Go Tournament - held concurrently with the Inq Qualifier -- the "youthful" Kellin Pelrine (at right in blue shirt) took 1st place, reports TD Jim Michali, while Greg Alexander took 2nd in the Dan section. Leonard Kane took 1st place and Jim Michali 2nd in the Dan-Kyu section. In the kyu section Bob Meyer took 1st place and Karen Jordan took 2nd. Photos by Jim Michali.

LANDON BROWNELL TOPS OREGON SPRING TOURNEY: Landon Brownell 6d took top honors in the May 19 Oregon Spring Go Tournament in Corvallis, Oregon. The Brownell family hosted 14 players ranging from 6 dan to 18 kyu in their spacious meeting room. "Cash prizes were given to the winner of the Dan, Single digit Kyu, and Double digit kyu sections," reports Josh Gum, "along with a cash prize the top ranked winner was also awarded a professional go lesson. This year, along with the help of Akane Negishi (from KGS), we were donated a lesson as a prize by the Chinese 3D professional Ang Li (also known as Lyonweiqi on KGS), you can read more about Ang Li on Senseis at Many thanks to Ang Li for the generous donation of his time and skills!" Winners Report: Landon Brownell 6d (2-1); Darrell Malick 3k (3-0), and brand-new AGA member Scott Nichols 18k (2-1).

EVERYONE WINS IN HONOLULU: Seven Oahu high schools participated in a non-competitive "Fun Go" tournament (in photo at left) at the Hongwanji Mission School in Honolulu, Hawaii on Saturday, May 12. Students who played the most games won Friendship Awards and students who allowed the most opponents to win received Hospitality Awards. "Everyone had a wonderful time and we're looking forward to future fellowship among go players," reports Xiao Feng. Photo by Xiao Feng


MEMORIAL DAY WITH GUO JUAN: May 25-27, Round Top, NY; Jean-Claude Chetrit;; 718.638.2266
34TH MARYLAND OPEN: May 26-27, Baltimore, MD; Keith L. Arnold;; 410.788.3520
US YOUTH GO CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS: May 26-27; Seattle, WA; Gordon Castanza;; 253.853.4831; Jon Boley;; 206.545.1424
GBCCA YOUTH GO TOURNAMENT: May 27; Newton, MA; Senior Division: younger than 17 year-old; Junior Division: younger than 11 year-old; Ke Lu,, 617.969.1959


N.A. ING MASTERS RACE KICKS OFF: The race to be crowned North American Ing Masters champion began last Saturday at the Rocky Mountain Go Tournament, where the first qualifier for the new North American Ing Masters Tournament (NAIMT) was held. The NAIMT, sponsored by the Ing Foundation, combines two previous tournaments, the North American Ing Cup and the North American Masters, and will bring together 24 North American players to compete in person at the US Go Congress for significant prizes. Eight qualifying tournaments for US amateurs are being held, including Colorado Springs (5/19), New York City (6/10), San Francisco, CA (6/16-17), Houston, TX (6/16-17), Piscataway, NJ (6/16) and two online. Clear winners of qualifier tournaments win invitations to the NAIMT, and additional players from qualifiers will be selected in order of their point accumulation. Other NAIMT invitees include all North American professional players, two Canadian players and one Mexican player. With $10,000 in prizes and a total budget of over $20,000, the NAIMT is designed to help build the base for North American professional competitive activities as well as a future American professional system.

GO WORLD ARCHIVE OFFER EXPIRING: The Go World Archive discount offer for American Go E-Journal readers is about to expire: get 5% off the individual DVDs, and 8% off the 3-DVD set. Click here and enter promotion code FKKDR4VR. "Thanks for the EJ review of the Go World DVDs, my order of those DVDs had just arrived," writes problem Editor Myron Souris. "I also prefer the magazine to browsing a PDF of the same material, but I like that the PDFs are text-searchable. Even ads show up in a text search! I don't know how much time I've wasted flipping through every magazine trying to find some topic that I remembered was in the magazine, but couldn't remember where." Myron also likes to use software to look at game records, instead of the "painfully slow and tedious" search for the next move on the page. Smart Go is one program that contains game records for all the games, and a trial version is included, but after the trial period, you'll need another $69 to continue using it; if you own other game-review software, you may already have most or all of the Go World games.

GO TETRIS: If your go-playing has been interfering with playing Tetris - or vice-versa -- Martin Grider has solved your problem. Go Tetris combines the two games in an elegant - and free - online interface. MasterGo's Chuck Robbins calls it "cute and fun." Click here to give it a spin.


TANG YI WINS CHINESE BEST WOMAN TOURNAMENT: Tang Yi 2P (l), who is still in her teens, defeated Ye Gui 5P 2-1 to take the title of Best Woman Go Player on Monday, May 21st. The title is also known as the Women's Weiqi Championship. Ye is older and has had an outstanding career, winning several national titles, including the Women's Mingren in 2005, and the China-Japan NEC New Pro dual match in 1998. Tang took second place in the Chinese National New Pro Women's fast play tournament earlier this year, a contest Ye won in 1994 and 2003.

SAKAI'S STREAK IN RYUSEI SNAPPED: After winning a remarkable seven in a row in the Ryusei tournament in Japan, Sakai Hideyuki 7P (r) finally fell on Sunday, May 20th, to current Meijin-Honinbo Takao Shinji 9P, losing by 2.5 points. Sakai is the former World Amateur Champion who became a pro in the Kansai Kiin. After the initial preliminaries, the Ryusei continues as eight groups of twelve players each, with each group playing a winner-continues series in which the players are ordered by rank. The player in each group who is still standing when everyone in the group has played then plays in a final knockout tournament with the other winners, joined by the player in each group who had the longest winning streak. This means that Sakai is in the final tournament, even though he will not win his group. He was the third player on the list in his group and managed to defeat the next seven players above him, including four 9 dans. Sakai is also playing in the current Meijin League and his 4-1 score is the best at the moment. Three of his victories there were also against 9 dans, including the current Kisei, Yamashita Keigo 9P, and the current Gosai, Cho U 9P. He was also in the last Gosei tournament, but lost in January in the second round to Yoda Norimoto 9P, and he is seeded into the second rounds of the current Agon Cup and the current NHK Cup. Sakai got a late start as a pro, at the age of 28, but is doing well in his early thirties. He was the first player to receive an amateur eight dan diploma in Japan.

YOKOTA TO CHALLENGE CHO U FOR GOSEI: (5/17) Yokota Shigeaki 9P (l) defeated Kono Rin 8P and current Japanese Tengen, winning the right to challenge Cho U 9P for the Gosei title, one of the top seven in Japan. Kono defeated both Cho Chikun 9P and Yoda Norimoto 9P to get into the finals, but fell by resignation to Yokota. Yokota, who is in his late thirties and a member of the Kansai Kiin, is the underdog in this contest, with just one title, the Kansai Kiin Championship in 2005, while Cho U has taken numerous national and international titles. The two have played only one official game against each other, which Cho won. Earlier this month Yokota lost his first-round game in the fast play NHK Cup to Imai Kzauhiro 6P. Yokota got into the current international Fujitsu Cup and defeated the European representative, Svetlana Shikshina 1P, in the first round back in April, but lost his second-round game to Park Yeonghun 9P of Korea. The best-of-five-game Gosei title match is scheduled to begin on July 2nd, with the first game being played in Sendai, Japan.

WOMAN PRO REACHES THIRD ROUND OF JAPANESE SHINJIN O: (5/17, Tokyo) Suzuki Ayumi 3P (r) defeated Murakawa Daisuki 4P by a half point to reach the third round of the 32nd Japanese Shinjin O (New Stars) tournament. The two other women among the 34 participants were eliminated earlier; Suzuki herself beat Mannami Nao 1P in the second round, while Mukia Kaori 1P lost her first round game to Seto Taiki 6P. Suzuki is known to Western fans because she was defeated by Jie Li 9d of the US in the Seimitsu Cup three years ago, when she held the Strongest Woman title in Japan. She recently won her first round game in the current Strongest Woman tournament, defeating Aoba Kaori 4P by resignation. Suzuki is also included in the current Women's Meijin tournament, but hasn't played her first opponent, Mukai Kaori 1P, yet.

TEEN PIAO WENYAO WINS CHINESE CCTV CUP: Piao Wenyao 5P (l) defeated fellow teenager Chen Yaoye 5P on Wednesday, May 16th, to win the Chinese fast play CCTV Cup. A huge tournament of 64 players -- including top titleholders Gu Li 9P and Chang Hao 9P -- it was a bit surprising to have a pair of teenagers in the finals. Piao and Chen's impressive credentials include Chen's defeat of Lee Changho 9P in 2005 to reach the finals of the international LG Cup and Piao's win over O Rissei 9P in the same tournament to reach the third round. Piao and Chen, as winner and runner up, along with last year's winner Wang Xi 9P, will play the top players from the similar fast play for TV tournaments in Korea (KBS Cup) and Japan (NHK Cup) in the Asian TV Cup later this year. Wang, who is in his early twenties, won this international event last year.

IYAMA'S VERY GOOD YEAR: Iyama Yuta 7P (r), who set a record in 2005 as the youngest ever to win a Japanese title by taking the Agon Cup at the age of sixteen, is having a good year so far in 2007. Back in April he defeated the current Meijin, Takao Shinji 9P, to get into the second round of the Oza tournament. He has also made it into the final, double league to determine this year's challenger for the Kisei, and he has made it into the third round of the Tengen, defeating O Rissei 9P in the second round. In the NHK Cup Iyama reached the second round by defeating Cho Sonjin 9P in April, and he has made it to the third round of the Shinjin O (New Stars) tournament. Iyama was also a member of the Japanese team in the international Asian New Star Match last November, winning two of his three games. Among Japanese pros, he is tied for third in terms of most games won so far in 2007, with a 15-3 record for an 86% winning percentage. No one has a higher winning percentage at this point.

SAM AITKEN WINS BRACKNELL TOURNEY: Out of 55 participants, only two won all three of their games in the Bracknell, England, tournament on Sunday, May 20th. One was Sam Aitken 3d of Warwick, who was the overall winner, and the other was Julien Corcessin 11k of Reims, France, the only non-United Kingdom player. The 13x13 side tournament was won by Graham Philips 7k of Cambridge.

4 COUNTRIES, 4 PRO RATING SYSTEMS: The four countries that have pro systems -- China, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan -- have quite different systems for awarding ratings, according to a report in the latest issue of Goama, the free email go magazine by Alexandre Dinerchtein 1P. In China, the only way to make 9P since 2002 is by winning a major international championship or taking second place twice. Winning a minor international match, such as the playoffs between similar title holders in different countries earns a 7P rating. Winning national events has little impact. In Japan, the situation is quite different. Since 2003, national tournaments are very important for promotions: A player earns 9P by winning an international event or the Kisei, Meijin, or Honinbo, or by winning a lesser tournament twice. Taking second place in the Kisei, Meijin, or Honinbo, or winning the Judan, Tengen, Gosei, Oza, or NHK Cup earns 8P. A player can also make 9P by winning 750 games, which can be done without ever winning a title. In Korea (since 2003), a player is promoted three ranks for winning an international event and two ranks for winning a major Korean tournament. Second place in an international or winning a minor Korean event can result in a one rank promotion. It's also possible to gain promotion by just winning a certain number of games. In Taiwan (since 2006), taking first or second in an international event earns 9P. Getting into the semifinals of an international event earns 8P, and making the quarterfinals brings 7P. Winning a major national tournament earns 7P, and winning minor events yields 5P. Also, 560 victories will result in a 9P rating. In all four cases, the major innovation in recent years has been to give more emphasis to success in major events, especially international tournaments.

    When Rob Muldowney decided to take an extended go holiday last year, he didn't head to Japan, China or Korea, heading instead to the Emerald Isle. Admitting that "traveling to Ireland to play go might be thought akin to flying to Haiti to ski," Muldowney - whose home club is the Highland Park (NJ) Go Club -- explains that "The idea was to use the presence of a go club to guide my itinerary." His go adventures took him to Dublin, Cork, Galway, Belfast and points in-between and his online report includes links to clubs in those cities. photo: Muldowney (center), with Tiberiu Goiu (l) & Ian Davis, both from the Belfast Go Club.
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SAVE $100; REGISTER FOR THE US GO CONGRESS BEFORE JUNE 1: Don't let the clock drop on saving $100: beat the June 1 early registration deadline for the US Go Congress! Eight days and nights of go, July 28 through August 4 in Lancaster, PA. Start your day with a serious game in the US Open; improve your game with simuls, seminars and lectures by professional players in the afternoon and enjoy a novelty event -- small-board, lightning, pair go, "crazy go" and more -- every evening. Plus, play as many rated games as you like in the ongoing self-paired tournament, or have a casual game with a new friend. Meet hundreds of the most dedicated players of every strength level from across the county and around the world.

EURO CONGRESS OVER 500: Registration for the European Go Congress - July 14-28 in Austria - has passed the 500 mark. Players are coming from 36 nations to participate in two weeks of go, socializing and touring the countryside in Villach and Carinthia. In addition to plenty of go-playing, Congress highlights include a presentation on go and artificial intelligence with Hydra creator Chrilly Donninger, Martin Müller and GoAhead programmer Peter Woitke, as well as an introduction to three-dimensional go on 7x7x7 with Laurin, an Austrian artist. Germany leads the registrants with 93, followed by Japan's 62 and the Netherlands 46. Host country Austria logs in with 37, with South Korea close behind at 34, followed by the Czech Republic (24), France (23), Finland (22), the Russian Federation (21), Hungary (19), Cyprus (13), 12 from Serbia and Montenegro (Yugoslavia), Poland (12), Ukraine (11), Romania (9), the United Kingdom (9), Bosnia and Herzegovina (6), Great Britain (6), Moldova (5), 4 each from Ireland, Denmark, Belgium, China, Sweden and Belarus, 3 each from Israel, Italy, Switzerland, the Slovak Republic, 2 each from Luxembourg and Slovenia, and 1 each from Spain, Iran, Portugal, Norway and Morocco.

EJ PLANS EXPANDED CONGRESS COVERAGE: For the first time ever, the E-Journal will cover both the European and US Go Congresses this year. Managing Editor Chris Garlock will join the EGC communications team in Austria from July 14-28 to file regular online and EJ reports. Back in the US, we've assembled our biggest team yet to cover this year's US Go Congress, set for July 28-August 4 in Lancaster, PA. Garlock will head up a team of nearly a dozen to provide complete coverage of the year's largest go event in the U.S., including live broadcast on KGS of as many as four US Open rounds each day, continually updated website coverage and daily E-Journal reports on the Congress' many events and activities. Game recorders include John Pinkerton, Steve Colburn, Akane Negishi and Todd Heidenreich, while reporting will be provided by Joel Turnipseed, Lee Hunyh and Laura Kolb. Paul Barchilon and Lawrence Ku will cover the youth scene and Phil Straus is the EJ's lead photographer.

YOUR MOVE: Readers Write

ACCESSING ATTACHMENTS & VIEWING HTML: "It is very difficult for me to find the SGF files referenced in the emails," writes Stuart. "I am able to get to them sometimes through a convoluted process of working in Yahoo mail." E-Journal readers with Yahoo email addresses can find attached files by clicking on "Search shortcuts: My Attachments" on the side bar of your Yahoo email browser page. Thanks to Dennis Wheeler from Seattle for solving this. Also, all readers should be able to get the E-Journal in full glorious color by making sure your email preferences are set to "Show HTML Version by Default."

BRING BACK FULL STORIES: "I like the format of the E-Journal with the additional pictures," writes Peter Gousios, "but the links that are included in the 'teaser' articles only work temporarily. When I click on links in old E-Journals, they all go to and I then need to rewind multiple times on that web page, and hopefully don't miss it. I hope you can reconsider putting full articles back into the E-Journal."
Until we can link directly to specific website articles, we'll return to our previous format of including full stories in the EJ. Meanwhile, in an effort to bring you go news more quickly, we have begun posting go news on the website as we receive it both on the homepage and on the news page. Check back daily for the latest go news!


GETTING STRONGER FASTER (& CHEAPER): Looking to get stronger? The fastest way to improve your game is to spend a week playing go with a top player and kids have three terrific opportunities this summer. Options include two Youth Go Camps and the annual US Go Congress. Or choose both and save $100! For the next ten days, youth who register for both a Youth Camp and the Go Congress can get an additional $50 off of each one. Make sure to mention this special promotional offer when you sign up. Offer valid until midnight on May 30th only.

CAN'T BEAT GO CAMPS: For summertime fun and great go instruction, you just can't beat AGA summer go camps. "Kids learn really fast at Go Camp," says camp organizer Brian Allen, "It is a great place to turn kyu players into dan level players." The west coast camp -- July 14-21 in Tacoma Washington -- will feature Mingjiu Jiang 7P, who delights children and adults alike with his ready humor and keen insight. The east camp -- July 1-7 in Michigan -- will feature another great teacher, Jie Li 9d. Jie is a champion tournament player, having won the US Open, US Oza, North American Ing Cup, and NAMT, most of them several times. Partial scholarships are available from the AGF to help kids attend. Click here for more info on both camps.
- reports by Paul Barchilon, EJ Youth Editor

GO QUIZ: Viva...Little D'France
They don't want our words messing up their language, but they have an open mind on go rules. Last week's Quiz was the toughest multiple choice question so far - no new guessers either - nevertheless 5/12 correctly answered that the French rules for go, established in 1994, are based on the AGA rules, including the pass stone rule. Thanks to Aldric Giacomoni for confirming this info on the French Go Association website. The top answer (6) was New Zealand, which drafted the first western (if you can call New Zealand western) rule set to draw international attention - the current version dates from 1985 - before the AGA rules. One person said Italy - a go community that is currently divided - and I will not ask Aldric (also fluent in Italian) to sort that mess out. Ironically, no one chose Great Britain - a current debate on a new rule set there was the inspiration for the question. Congrats to Philip Waldron, this week's winner, chosen at random from those answering correctly.
THIS WEEK'S QUIZ: RED LETTER DAY FOR AMERICAN GO: U.S. go players should celebrate on May 25th...what? Have your celebration, and click here to guess what it's for, and find out next week if you celebrated the right thing!
- Go Quiz Editor: Keith L. Arnold, hka

MEMBER'S EDITION BONUS CONTENT: Chinese Problems & Takao's Astute Use of Brute Force
    The Go Rank Self Evaluation was originally published in Chinese in The World of Weiqi, 2006 #11 (November 15, 2006) and translated by Feng Ye. Five pages of problems and answers include opening, life and death, tesuji and shape problem. Used by permission.
Our latest Hot Off the Press, Excerpts from New Go Books brings you Pure and Simple: Takao's Astute Use of Brute Force by Takao Shinji 9P, translated by Robert J. Terry and published by Hinoki Press. This book by one of the top current Japanese pros shows how to find a simple, effective way to play in all aspects of the game, from the opening to the endgame. Takao is particularly interested in the techniques for creating and using thickness. He also includes detailed analyses of the games from his recent Honinbo title match, using them to illustrate the techniques he lays out in the book.
Click on the attached PDFs to view them.

FOR SALE: 30-year collection of go material, including Go World #1 to #180 except for missing numbers Ishi #38 #48 #52 #53 #54 #55, also Kiseido #76. Issues #1 -#32 ,plus #39-#42 are in cardboard binders. Issues #16 and #51 are missing covers, all others are good or better condition; best offer for all issues. Also available are 35 various books from Ishi press, Yutopian publications, and other miscellaneous material. For further information, call 845-246-9621 or (5/21)

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PLAYERS WANTED: Kansas City metro area; email if you live in the Kansas City area; I am trying to get a go club started. (5/14)

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BOOKS FOR SALE: Best offer before May 1 (click here for list Please include shipping in your offer. Email bids to: (4/23)

PLAYERS WANTED: Springfield, OR: I would like to try and start up another go club here; Kurschun Finch (4/23)

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