It’s decided ! Su Yang (Jeff) 6d lecture will be about
The vote ended with a draw between counting and
The lecture will be the 2 Jul 15:00 (Europe/Berlin) in ASR room.
As usual, it’s free for all to attend.
See you there.
Some of you may already know that each month the winner of Alpha league / classroom is rewarded with a teaching game given by Guo Juan 5p ! – July is ready for it.
And more, there will be reviews of each games afterward with audio all league and non-league members can participate on KGS Go Server.
This month (July 2016) it’s Skyywalker‘s turn ! – Congrats 🙂
Let’s go encourage him on 15 Jul 15:00 CET (Europe/Berlin) the Advanced Study Room on the KGS Go server. You find this room under “lessons” in the KGS room list !
Meanwhile you can have a look at her online school :
A huge thanks to Guo making this happen !
Warm greetings from Hangzhou/China
Guillaume Douron (aka litchee)
P.S.: If by any chances given to you ASR will be delighted for your (financially) support … as ASR runs fully by volunteering. We like to offer qualitatively teachings with Pro dans in 2017 further on. Tks in advance.
The go congress will take place from July 15 – July 18, 2016. organized by Kansai-Kiin.
The program includes:
– Main tournament
– Pair tournament
– Children tournament
– Other fun side tournaments
– Go Symposium
– Game reviews and simultanious games with Japanese Pros
Also see Osaka Go Camp 2016
Takarazuka is famous for its Grand Theater. It is also known as the “city of opera”. Situated northwest of Osaka, it is outside of typical urban tension, but still easily accessible. Therefore Takarazuka is known for its quiet and luxury residential areas.
Playing Site: Sorio Hall
The 1st Japan Go Congress will take place in the Takarazuka Sorio Hall. Usually used for theater, the Sorio Hall offers a grand hall and several multi-purpose rooms. It is an ideal location for hosting large Go tournaments and other events.
The dormitory offers budget accommodation in Japanese style (Washitsu) rooms for 2-4 people. The price also includes breakfast.
Important: The curfew is 10:30pm. You cannot leave or come back to the dormitory after this time.
Takarazuka Inn Hotel
One of the cheaper hotels in the area.
Note that we only got 5 single rooms for the Go congress!
Takarazuka Hotel is a renowned high standard hotel. It offers single, double, and triple rooms.
Program (as PDF download)
Friday, July 15
Saturday, July 16
Sunday, July 17
Monday, July 18
Offficial Website: http://www.osaka-go-camp.22web.org/
Since longer it was announced in the ASR Forum here.
The European Go Congress starts now and will take place in Saint Petersburg (Russia) from July 22 till August 7, 2016
Official website: http://egc2016.ru/
More than 1,000 Go player have pre-registrated. – Anybody of ASR league there ??
Many things were going around as preperations and pre-events for the European Go Congress in St. Petersburg… as on the weekend of 28th May took place a simultan street tournament, the first and biggest of it’s kind in Europe… with lots of activities for kids. Amazing the drone video documing this uniquely even. It seems Russians love Go a lot.
Wonderful also the activities on same day in Alexandrovskiy park in St. Peterburg to teach kids in Go using a very popular cartoon. The cartoon characters – very well known in whole Russia – were teaching kids to play Go.
The games began at 08:00 pm South Korean time = 01:00 pm European Summer time (MEST) with 20 minutes regularly play time.
Here the video stream on Hajin Lee’s Youtube channel documenting the first game on Saturday, 11th June:
AlphaGO will come to St. Petersburg
06/23/2016- DeepMind representatives will come to Go congress in St. Petersburg! – Aja Huang, who was actually putting the stones on the board for AlphaGo during the games against Lee Sedol, and Fan Hui, who become the first Go professional to be defeated by a computer program, will give an opening speech for the Congress participants on July, 25.
picture: 1st round 9th March 2016 – Alphago (left) vs. Lee Sedol (right). In the back as jury Fan Hui sitting in the middle.
Fan Hui and Aja Huang will talk about the development of AlphaGo – the program went down in the history. The speakers will also answer the guests’ questions.
You can ask your questions already now, just email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The US Go Congress is the largest go activity in the United States. It happens once a year and spans one week. Events include the US Open, the largest annual go tournament in the US, professional lectures and game analysis, continuous self-paired games, and all kinds of go-related activities from morning to midnight. Come for the go. Come for the camaraderie of old friends. Whatever your reason, we are looking forward to seeing you there.
Registration for the 2016 Go Congress is open!
The organizers of the Boston Go Congress are very excited to welcome all attendees, we’ll be doing our best to provide lots of fun Go activities and an overall great experience.
Please check back regularly for more updates on tournaments, activities, attending pros, and more.
This year, the policy for minors is more stringent, please contact the registrar to make sure that you have completed all procedures before Go Congress.
Walther Chen Director, 2016 Go Congress
P.S.: AlphaGo keynote!
We are very excited to announce that AlphaGo team members Aja Huang 7d and Hui Fan 2p will attend Go Congress and give the keynote presentation at the opening ceremony (7/30)!
After the presentation, there will be a short Q&A session. We expect a lot of questions to be asked of AlphaGo team, so we are pre-collecting questions to sort out the most popular and make this Q&A session more efficient.
Please leave your questions at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8XRNL36
If you’d like to participate in these tournaments, please register as a player. Non-players may observe only. More tournament information will be available soon.
|9×9 Tournament||Open||Audrey Wang||All|
|Diehard Tournament||Open||James Peters||All|
|Evening League||Open||Andrew Hall||All|
|Lightning Go||Open||Keith Arnold||All|
|North American Pair Go Championship||Open||Todd Heidenreich||All|
|PandaNet City League Finals||Invitational||Steve Colburn||–|
|Redmond Cup Finals||Invitational||Justin Teng||Youth under 18|
|Senior Cup||Open||James Peters||Seniors turning 55 or older in 2016|
|Under-16 Girls Championship||Open||Ted Terpstra||Girls under 16|
|US Open||Open||Matthew Hershberger, Becci Torrey||All|
|US Open Masters||Invitational||Matthew Hershberger||–|
|Women’s Tournament||Open||Lisa Scott||All women and girls|
|Youth 9×9 / 13×13||Open||Devin Fraze, Paul Barchilon||Youth under 18|
|Youth Lightning||Open||Devin Fraze, Paul Barchilon||Youth under 18|
Who is Coming?
There are 577 people registered, including 234 kyu players, 240 dan players, and 27 pros. Also, 170 other people have not finished their registration. A payment of at least $70 must be made before attendees of an account can appear on this list. Attendees with a child registration plan will not appear on this list. (status: 30th July 2016 – 02:00 am CET)
Are you coming? Please register!
|Pos.||Given Name||Family Name||Rating||Country||Registration Date|
|1||Guiyong||Liao||9 pro||CN||13 Jun 2016|
|2||Myungwan||Kim||9 pro||US||5 Apr 2016|
|3||Yun||Feng||9 pro||US||1 Jun 2016|
|4||Yilun||Yang||7 pro||US||10 May 2016|
|5||An||Yan||7 pro||CN||22 Apr 2016|
|6||Mingjiu||Jiang||7 pro||US||5 May 2016|
|7||Sojin||On||7 pro||KR||28 Jun 2016|
|8||Maeda||Ryo||6 pro||JP||15 Jun 2016|
|9||Youngil||Ha||6 pro||JP||15 Jun 2016|
|10||Juan||Guo||5 pro||NL||17 May 2016|
|11||Yasuo||Sakamoto||5 pro||JP||19 Jun 2016|
|12||Dahye||Lee||4 pro||KR||28 Jun 2016|
|13||Yi||Tang||3 pro||CN||26 Apr 2016|
|14||Ailin||Hsiao||2 pro||TW||23 Jun 2016|
|15||Jennie||Shen||2 pro||US||1 May 2016|
|16||Fan||Hui||2 pro||FR||15 Apr 2016|
|17||Shuang||Yang||2 pro||CN||28 Mar 2016|
|18||Jie||Zhou||2 pro||CN||13 Jun 2016|
|19||Gansheng||Shi||1 pro||CA||1 Jun 2016|
|20||Mingming||Yin||1 pro||US||25 Apr 2016|
|21||Eric||Lui||1 pro||US||29 Apr 2016|
|22||Cathy(chen shuo)||Li||1 pro||CA||25 Apr 2016|
|23||Ryan||Li||1 pro||CA||8 May 2016|
|24||Hanchen||Zhang||1 pro||CN||28 Jul 2016|
|25||Calvin||Sun||1 pro||US||3 May 2016|
|26||Zhiyuan||Liu||1 pro||US||27 Apr 2016|
|27||Zirui||Song||1 pro||US||14 Jun 2016|