Kido Cup 2017 … Europe’s biggest open tournament in Hamburg on Pentecost (3rd-5th June)

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Kido Cup is modeled as a Korean multiple style Tournament – with a top group, and main tournament with special prices for women and youth players and children’s tournament – generously sponsored by the Korean company Kido Industrial Co., Ltd., and supported by the Hankuk Kiwon (Professional Players Association) and the KABA (Amateur Players Association). … Read more

ASR event – Guillaume’s LOST Reviews (ASR live channel – 05/18/2017)

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This is a special ASR event which was held by Guillaume Douron (ASR team manager) for the first time live on ASR’s YouTube channel. (Rec.: Actually because of some technical reasons (ip-ban / IP block by goKGS server) – probably because of using VPN to overcome China’s Great Firewall – the reviews had to be re-recorded offline (again). … Read more

ASR event – Guo Juan’s two teaching games with karnickel 1D – February 2017

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February 2017 was the turn for Kirstin aka “karnickel” (1 Dan) who was winner of November league 2016 ! – Lucky Lady ! – Congrats 🙂 (see post of 4th December 2016 here: “Advent season: NOVEMBER prizes… teaching games with Guo Juan in December“) Guo J. commented live via audio channel during the teaching game. … Read more

25/05/2017: Guillaume D. (ASR Team) on Chinese TV (Wuzhen) for Ke Jie vs. Alphago (match 2)

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ASR’s team leader (and owner) Guillaume Douron, who lives since more than 3 years in China/Hangzhou,and his Chinese wife Tao Zhi (who is a jewelry designer) were invited by Zhejiang Television of Zhejiang Radio and Television Group. ZJTV is China’s 4th biggest TV channel (locally ~56 million audience), see official website. Guillaume D. herewith got the … Read more

CHINA Spotting #002: Team tournament in Hangzhou Go Club (16th-19th May 2017)

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Guillaume’s China Spotting #002 Hangzhou Go club : Team tournament in May. Hangzhou/China (22/05/2017). – After my first China Spotting in October 2016 today some insights into “Chinese Go club world” where I am a regular member. In Hangzhou (where I live for more than 3 years now with my Chinese wife) the club management organizes tournaments and side activities (sightseeing, table tennis, … Read more

live broacasting @ ASR YT Channel / ASR Room (KGS) on 18th May 2017 (09:00 am CEST): Guillaume’s “Lost Review” – ASR League month May ’17

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As a result of the short poll (see bottom) Guillaume Douron (aka litchee) will have a live broadcasting from China @ ASR’s Youtube Channel on coming Thursday at 09:00 am CEST (07:00 am UTC). You can follow the 1.5-2 hours live event also in the ASR Room on goKGS Go server. There it will be without … Read more

pre-release: It is done… ASR’s new GAME planner (prototype) ready in full function.

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20th April 2017(original source: “My GAME Planner“) ASR’s new GAME Planner (prototype) for your desktop is ready and will be available very soon to all active ASR league players. – The ASR team just now is in the editing process for a tutorial video … ready in some very few days. (P.S.: The ASR Team … Read more

ASR Trust: new Feedback element for ASR members up!

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19th April 2017(source: Service Review  – Feedback)   Welcome to ASR’s new service feedback page for the ASR members ! – Thanks for stopping by.  The ASR Team appreciates that you take your time to give us valuable feedback (one time or repeated). This page is mirroring individual feedback of any kind (positive + negative critics) … Read more

China (Wuzhen): The Future of Go Summit – Alphago vs. Ke Jie (23-27 May 2017)

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In early spring 2016  Google’s AlphaGo AI -based on DeepMind’s AI technology- played a historic series of matches against Lee Sedol. Lee is an 18-time world champion in Go. This year, after many requests from the Go community, Google plans to pit the AlphaGo AI against Ke Jie, the world’s current no. 1 player. Now … Read more

pre-announcement: New AlphaGo movie will premiere @ 2017 Tribeca Film Festival.

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AlphaGo, the new documentary movie (~ 90 min.) by ten-time Emmy Award winning director Greg Kohs, will premiere at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival (N.Y.). Hauschka (aka Volker Bertelmann) is composing the original music for the upcoming documentary AlphaGo (source: filmmusicreporter.com). Tickets now available! #Tribeca2017 More details: https://tribecafilm.com/filmguide/alphago-2017 Official FB page: https://www.facebook.com/alphagomovie/info Press release (29.03.2017): Inaugural Tribeca … Read more

new Beta Testing (#008-1216) for ASR : Invisible reCaptcha

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source: Beta Tests @ ASR The ASR Team takes it seriously with IT security (backupping, Firewall), data protection & privacy (SSL, secure login). The ASR website counts annually ~44,000 illegal login/malicious registration attempts (~ 120 per day). For our >475 ASR members (registerer Go players) it can feel annoying we have to demand to overstep … Read more