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June 19th, 2009

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Invitation to play in Korean tournaments

Anyone interested in taking part in a tournaments in Korea?
The following 2 are open to South Africans:

Ganguang World Youth Baduk Festival
– Aug 9-14.
– All costs except flights covered.
– 7 rnd swiss.
– For more info email or

11th Lee ChangHo cup (side event to 4th KPMC)
– Oct 24-25
– 600USD participation fee
– Preliminary section then knock-out.
– For more info email or see details at

Posted by adavies as Tournaments at 1:24 PM, No Comments »

June 6th, 2009

RoseDuke on Tygem

Victor Chow’s games against his fellow South African’s are typically complete mismatches, so the games are not very interesting. Attached to this post, however, are some of Victor’s recent games on Tygem. Tygem is a server where many of the strongest players in the world play, including a large number of professionals. On Tygem there are no artificial amateur/professional barriers, and players complete equally. The top rank there is 9d, which is quite hard to obtain and hold onto, and typically only professionals and the strongest amateurs, such as Victor, are able to do this.

In the attached collection of games, from May 2009, you can see Victor frequently using his famous 5-5, 6-4 opening as black, and 4-4, 3-3 opening as white.

RoseDuke Games on Tygem from May 2009

Posted by Chris Welsh as Game records at 4:09 PM, No Comments »