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September 29th, 2009

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Victor wins SA Closed 2009

With 4 Johannesburg and 4 Cape Town players qualifying for the SA Closed, it was decided to hold the tournament in Cape Town for the first time. Victor, being so much stronger than the rest of the field was given concession to play the Cape Town players on-line on KGS and the Jhb players on one evenimg at the club. As expected, he won the tournament winning all 7 of his games.

The SA Closed took place on the 25, 26 and 27 September at the Sweet Valley Primary School library. It was great to have new entries Chris Welsh and Lloyd Rubidge join the tournament. Unfortunately Paul Edwards had to withdraw so, with Victor’s games already played, the event was reduced to 5 rounds – 1 on Friday night, 2 on Saturday and 2 on Sunday. Ben won all his remaining games and so took second place. Third place was a 3-way tie between Konrad Scheffler, Andrew Davies and Andre Connell. The tie break uses previous results, so placed Konrad third, Andrew fourth and Andre fifth. Lloyd took sixth place, Chris seventh and Paul eighth.

Round 1 – Andre Connell vs Konrad Scheffler

Round 2 – Andrew Davies vs Ben Gale

Round 3 – Chris Welsh vs Konrad Scheffler

Round 4 – Andre Connell vs Lloyd Rubidge

Round 5 – Konrad Scheffler vs Ben Gale

Posted by adavies as SAGA, Tournaments at 8:47 AM, No Comments »

September 6th, 2009

Japanese go term of the day

Guru-guru mawashi or spiral ladder, a nifty tesuji that is actually a combination of tesuji’s, namely a stone sacrifice, squeeze and ladder. Those of you with gobase accounts can see an example here

And no, this is not a regular series, just an excuse to point out what must be the best named tesuji ever.

Posted by Chris Welsh as General at 7:19 PM, No Comments »