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June 16th, 2011

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Electronic Go Board from the 1980’s

Here’s an article with pics of a magnificent electronic goban sold by the Nihon Ki-in back in 1981.

Electronic Goban

Posted by Chris Welsh as Equipment, Images at 10:11 AM, No Comments »

June 8th, 2011

SAGA Council meeting minutes

The minutes of the SAGA Council meeting held on 16 May are now available on the council meeting minutes page.

Posted by Steve as SAGA at 6:47 PM, No Comments »

June 8th, 2011

2011 SAGA Council and AGM minutes

The minutes of the 2011 SAGA AGM, as well as the details of the 2011/2012 SAGA council are now available.

Posted by Steve as SAGA at 5:11 PM, No Comments »

June 1st, 2011

WAGC 32 Day 4

It appears that the draw announced at the end of day 3 was in error. In round 7, Ben played against the 3d player from Colombia, and was successful in that game, which puts him at 4 wins out of 7. In the final round, Ben plays against the Israel representative, Jonathan Lidor (who is about 2d, possibly a little stronger). Lidor has been doing well, so this will be a very tough game for Ben.

Update: Ben lost his final game, and ends up with 4/8 wins, placing him 31st.

Overall: As expected, the Chinese player won the tournament with 8/8 wins, with the Korean player the runner up. The astonishing loss in round 3 of the 7d Japanese player Hirata (a former winner) to the Norwegian 4d meant that the Japan didn’t occupy third place, which went to Eric Lui of USA (a fantastic result), with 4th place going to Debarre of France. Hirata took 5th. One surprising result was the Hong Kong player Chan (kghin on KGS) only ending up 15th.

Another player to watch is the 4d player from Poland, Chwedyna. He started the tournament like a bomb, winning his first 4 games, playing some really strange openings, e.g. making a ponnuki in the center with his first 4 moves, or opening on the 2nd line. Some of his games can be seen here. Three of Ben’s games are also available at that link (unfortunately all losses)

Posted by Chris Welsh as Tournaments, WAGC at 8:25 AM, 1 Comment »