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Saturday July 2, 2016 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
6 Dan Su Yang (aka Jeff) ...
6 Dan Su Yang (aka Jeff) …

It’s decided ! Su Yang (Jeff) 6d lecture will be about

You guys had the chance to propose a topic for next lecture by Su Yang (Jeff) and then to vote for it !

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.

Posted by Guillaume Douron (aka Litchee) on 2016-07-04

Friday July 15, 2016 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

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.


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Posted by Guillaume Douron (aka Litchee) on 2016-07-10

Friday July 15, 2016
Saturday July 16, 2016
Sunday July 17, 2016
Monday July 18, 2016

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

Congress Venue


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.

Takarazuka Grand Theater

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.

Sorio Hall


Daikin Dormitory

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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
Takarazuka Hotel is a renowned high standard hotel. It offers single, double, and triple rooms.

Program (as PDF download)

Friday, July 15
Schedule 7-15

Saturday, July 16
Schedule 7-16

Sunday, July 17
Schedule 7-17

Monday, July 18
Schedule 7-18

Offficial Website:

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Posted by ASR Master on 2016-07-14

Friday July 22, 2016
Saturday July 23, 2016
Sunday July 24, 2016
Monday July 25, 2016
Tuesday July 26, 2016
Wednesday July 27, 2016
Thursday July 28, 2016
Friday July 29, 2016
Saturday July 30, 2016
Sunday July 31, 2016
Monday August 1, 2016
Tuesday August 2, 2016
Wednesday August 3, 2016
Thursday August 4, 2016
Friday August 5, 2016
Saturday August 6, 2016
Sunday August 7, 2016

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:



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 first “official Go pre-game” as part of the European Go Congress started in June: the EGC-2016 promo match between Hajin Lee and Russian Go Team on KGS. More details on Sensei’s Library.

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:

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Posted by ASR Master on 2016-07-22

Saturday July 30, 2016
Sunday July 31, 2016
Monday August 1, 2016
Tuesday August 2, 2016
Thursday August 4, 2016
Friday August 5, 2016
Saturday August 6, 2016

2016-b425ba3d6ce92b1bbca9a1df7a3e8102c664a5a8ceed4e01a09164b4d92bf787The 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 Opens!

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:


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.

Name Open? Director(s) Eligibility
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




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Posted by ASR Master on 2016-07-30

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