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The rotation process for the new league month January 2017 was successfully… it swapped all active ASR league members of December into the new league divisions (alpha, beta, gamma, delta and placement).

New league month started on 2nd Jan – 12:00 pm UTC. It runs till 31st Jan – 24:00 UTC.

New players can register through whole month here to play 24h x 7d

new ASR guideline: “prizes – teaching games” (handout for Go teachers & prize winners)


Go teachers, students (ASR members), winners and guest visitors shall experience the event with live broadcasting at its best. The ASR team advices teacher + winner with following handout (as downloadable pdf format): Basic infos about the (monthly) prizes you find on ASR’s official website: (monthly) prizes… http://www.advancedstudyroom.org/prizes ASR league… http://www.advancedstudyroom.org/about ASR guidelines (overview)… http://www.advancedstudyroom.org/guidelines … Read more

Announcement: Welcome to the European Go Congress 2017 in Oberhof (Germany) !


7th January 2017 (1:1 re-print) A word from the president of German Go Federation! As you probably know, Germany became host of the European Go Congress 2017 just a few days before Christmas 2016. Despite the short time that this leaves for the preparation of the congress, I can assure you that we will make your … Read more

Results of league month December 2016 … HNY 2017


As reported the automated league system of ASR’s monthly league has (still) some software defects. Therefore the ASR Team had to evaluate the games manually. Following tables are the results for the league divisions alpha, beta, gamma, delta + placement. – You can download the images as pdf here. Congrats to the players who made … Read more

How the Grinch stole away half December from 119 Go players + Rookies !


Dear members of ASR league, dear Rookies & Go friends ! Most of you – at least 119 players (of total 403 registered members) who entered for the league month December –  have been tackled by some technical issues of ASR’s regular website since 15th December. The major impact onto your gaming was that you … Read more

In the video archive now: 2 hrs ASR teaching game (audio/video) with Guo Juan (Pro 5 Dan)


Each month the winner of Alpha league division is rewarded with a teaching game by Guo Juan 5p – one of ASR’s highly profiled GO teachers ! So happened on 12th Dezember 2016 with Syxok (3 Dan), the winner of October league ( see announcement ). Guo J. commented live via audio channel during the … Read more

Maintenance of ASR’s webserver + defect league system


On Thursday, 15th December 2016 – 03:23 UTC the Apache server for ASR’s website regularly under web address http://www.advancedstudyroom.org crashed completly. As follow up the content management / author system (WordPress), the Mysql databases + ASR league system are out of function. Already since 2-3 days before we had to notice an increased latency and … Read more

Rookie Challenge Contest starts now… for all 35 candidates


… sent to all 35 registered Go players with “status as candidates” ———- email message ———-From: ASR – Advanced Study Room (league) <>Date: Sun, Dec 11, 2016 at 3:36 AMSubject: Rookie Challenge Contest starts now… for all candidatesTo: … Dear ASR member, We appreciate greatly your interest in ASR – Advanced Study Room and your … Read more

Newsletter (No. 005-1216): teaching games, November prizes, Rookie Challenge Contest …


… the 5th official email newsletter on 5th Dec 2016 to all ASR league players, in total 386 registered members. Former newsletters, reminders in the archive here:https://www.advancedstudyroom.org/newsletter/archive ———- email message ———- From: ASR – Advanced Study Room (league) <>Date: Mon, Dec 5, 2016 at 1:55 PMSubject: Newsletter (No. 005-1216): teaching games, November prizes, Rookie Challenge Contest … Read more

new contest for total KGS beginners: ASR’s Rookie Challenge (pre-announcement)


Dear members of ASR league, dear Go friends around the globe ! Beside the registrations of 105 Go players in November we had the pleasure to welcome another seventeen (17), who yet do not fulfill the minimum standards to play in the regularly ASR league. – In total we count now 37 so called “candidates“. … Read more

Advent season: NOVEMBER prizes… 2x teaching games with Guo Juan in December


Dear members of ASR league, dear Go friends! The cold winter grabbed many of us in last weeks. Neither it has influenced the overall activity too badly nor your gaming mood . For instance we count Hyperman1 with 25 games, fightordie with 22 games and an unstoppable GoDave89 who won Beta division. 80% = 83 … Read more

Reminder (R007-1116): still 5 days in your division to play your games for ASR league month …


———- email message ———- From: ASR – Advanced Study Room (league) <>Date: Fri, Nov 25, 2016 at 3:53 AMSubject: still 5 days in Alpha/Beta/Gamma/Delta/Placement division to play your games for ASR league month …To: …   Dear ASR league member of Alpha/Beta/Gamma/Delta/Placement division ! Christmas is coming closer ! – 42 of your Go fellows … Read more

Breaking News : 61st European Go Congress (EGC) 2017 in Cappadocia (Turkey) cancelled


For all ASR league members in Europe (or elsewhere) who took the annually EGC on their time planning… the event in 2017 (21st July – 6th August) is postponed indefinitely.   November 21 at 10:53amSource: Official FB page – https://www.facebook.com/egc2017 https://www.facebook.com/egc2017/posts/576182959253899 Dear Go Players, I am very sad to announce that we, the organising committee … Read more

3rd game of 3 … Cho Chikun (black) beats Deep Zen Go (white) overall 2:1


Michael Redmond (USA, 9p) and Antti Tormanen (Finland, 1 Pro dan) who both live in Japan/Tokyo became a perfect team to comment the 3rd game live… tks to both. The 3rd game started early morning in Europe at 05:00 am CET (01:00 pm Japan time)… it was joyfully to watch how Cho Chikun kept control … Read more