Description: From May 14th to 16th 2016 the 8th Kido Cup will be held in Hanseatic City Hamburg, North Germany. It is one of Europe’s biggest open tournaments.
The 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).
official Website: http://www.kidocup.com
The top 8: The 8th Kido Cup welcomes four 1 Pro Dans (of six in total) to play “Round Robin”: Ilja Shikshin, Pavol Lisy, Ali Jabarin and Mateusz Surma.
Ali just won the 2nd European Go Grand Slam in Berlin (28th April – 1st May 2016). Kido Cup 2016 misses the newest 1 Pro Dan Artem Kachanovskyi. Hope to see him in 2017 in Hanseatic City Hamburg. 🙂 (Source of profile pictures: EGF – 2nd Grand Slam 2016)
Results after 7 rounds with SGFs from KGS live stream… Click the SGF link to get the fully game from Eidogo database:
|European Top 8 (2016)|
results from here: http://kidocup.com/?Ergebnisse
Form May 23rd till 25th 2015 the 7th Kido Cup will be held. It is organised by the Go-Landesverband Hamburg (Hanseatic City in North Gemany) and the Hebsacker Verlag. The total amount of prizes will about 10.000 Euro!
Kido Cup is modeled as a Korean multiple style tournament – with a top 8 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).
For the first time, the Omikron Data Quality GmbH is sposoring a big side event: the Omikron Rengo Tournament, that will be helt on Sunday, May 24th.
Hope to see many of my Go mates of 6th Kido Cup 2014, too 🙂
16 pairs of male and female professional Go players who represent the Japanese Go world will play tournament games, and in the 4th round, the winning pair will be decided.
Games from the 1st round to the semifinal round will be played at the Nihon Ki-in, and there will be commentaries using a large demonstration board. The final game will be played in the studio of IGO & SHOGI CHANNEL and broadcast (via Satellite TV) at a later date, also see Youtube Channel.
The winning pair will be awarded the title of “Professional Pair Go Champions“, a trophy, and prize money.
This is a four-round knockout tournament (see upper scheme), with pairings in the first round made by drawing lots. All games are played on even, with Black giving a komi of 6.5 points. The time allowance is 30 seconds per move plus ten minutes of thinking time, to be used in one-minute units.
|Date||February 14 (Sat) 2015||March 2015 *|
|Round||Round 1 / Round 2 / Semifilnals||Final|
|Selection number||16 pairs / 32 players
8 pairs / 16 players
4 pairs / 8 players
|2 pairs / 4 players|
|Time schedule *||9:15 – Open
9:45 – Opening ceremony
10:00 – Round 1 & Lunch
13:30 – Round 2
16:00 – Semifinals
18:30 – Closing ceremony
|Venue||Nihon Ki-in (Tokyo)||IGO & SHOGI CHANNEL INC.|
* Time is subject to change depending on circumstances.
Games of Round 1…
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Games of Round 2…
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Games of Semi Finals…
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You can download all 14 games in UGI format inclusive Ugi viewer Panda-Egg (Windows XP/Vista/7/8 version) as zipped file from here (or 2nd backup server on Dropbox). You get the Ugi viewer Panda-Tetsuki for iPad/iPhone here, and at Google Play for Android devices.
Congrats to the Finalists pairing (for the game coming in March 2015):
– Terumi Koyama 6p & Naoki Hane 9p Pair
– Ayumi Suzuki 6p & Jiro Akiyama 9p Pair
… and tks to Pandanet-IGS for live streaming the event.
Former Champions (1994-2014)
|Kumiko Yashiro 6-dan
Yuta Iyama Kisei･Meijin･Honinbo･Tengen･Oza･Gosei
|Chiaki Mukai Woman’s Honinbo
Satoshi Yuki Judan
|Hsieh Yi Min Woman’s Honinbo ･ Woman’s Meijin ･ Woman’s kisei
Satoru KOBAYASHI 9-dan
|Narumi OSAWA 4-dan
Tomochika MIZOKAMI 8-dan
|Hsieh Yi Min Woman’s Honinbo･Woman’s Meijin
Wang Ming Wan 9-dan
|Yukari Yoshihara 5-dan
Satoshi Yuki 9-dan
|Hsieh Yi Min Woman’s Honinbo･Woman’s Meijin･Woman’s Kisei
Wang Ming Wan 9-dan
|Ayumi Suzuki 5-dan
Satoshi Yuki Tengen
|Domestic champions / B BlockYukari
UMEZAWA Woman’s Kisei
Shinji TAKAO 9-dan
Akane ISHII 1-dan
Hideyuki SAKAI 7-dan
|Keiko KATO Women’s Saikyo
Naoki HANE Honinbo
|Hsieh Yi Min Women’s Honinbo･Women’s Meijin
Yuta IYAMA 8-dan
|Narumi OSAWA 3-dan
Cho Chikun Judan
|Hsieh Yi Min Women’s Honinbo
Rin KONO Tengen
|Yumiko OKADA 6-dan
Kimio YAMADA 9-dan
|Ayumi SUZUKI 3-dan
Hsu CHANG Gosei
|Ayumi SUZUKI 3-dan
Hsu CHANG Meijin･Oza
|Izumi KOBAYASHI Women’s Saikyo
Keigo YAMASHITA 9-dan
|Kikuyo AOKI 8-dan
Tomoyasu MIMURA 9-dan
|Keiko KATO 4-dan
Li Chen WANG Judan
|Izumi KOBAYASHI Women’s Honinbo･ Women’s Meijin･JAL Women’s
Keigo YAMASHITA Kisei
|Yoko INORI 5-dan
25th Honinbo Chikun
|Yoko INORI 5-dan
25th Honinbo Chikun
|Mika YOSHIDA 7-dan
Koichi KOBAYASHI Gosei
|Yoko INORI 5-dan
Cho Chikun Oza
|Teruko KUSUNOKI 7-dan
Norimoto YODA Meijin
|Teruko KUSUNOKI 7-dan
Norimoto YODA Meijin
|Narumi OSAWA 2-dan
Hai Fong LIN 9-dan
|Mika YOSHIDA 6-dan
Hiroaki HIGASHINO 9-dan
|Mayu HOSAKA 2-dan
Kimio YAMADA 7-dan
|Kikuyo AOKI 7-dan
Kunihisa HONDA 9-dan
|Terumi NISHIDA Women’s Meijin
Si Hoon RYU 7-dan
|Kikuyo AOKI 7-dan
Kunihisa HONDA 9-dan
|Kumiko YASHIRO 2-dan
Masao KATO Judan
|Kaori CHINEN 2-dan
Satoshi YUKI 8-dan
|Akiko TSUKUDA 1-dan
Hideo OTAKE 9-dan
|Izumi KOBAYASHI 1-dan
Koichi KOBAYASHI 9-dan
|Kazuko KONISHI 5-dan
Syoji HASHIMOTO 9-dan
|Kazuko KONISHI 4-dan
Syoji HASHIMOTO 9-dan
|Ayako NAKAZAWA 3-dan
Yoshio ISHIDA 9-dan
… here it comes as promised before Xmas 2014. You get the results now with all Kifus (game transcriptions) of the Pair Go Tournament as part of the 4th World Mind Games in Beijing. (Rec.: You already got acces to all 68 games of Team men and Individual woman competition on 21st Dec.).
Today we take a closer look at the Pair GO/Rengo games being played by eight pairs from Asia (4), North America (1) and Europe (3) on 16th and 17th December, in total eleven (11) game records.
I have discovered three Ni-Rensei openings (two star points), but no single San-Rensei 😦 … astonishingly all NRS being played by the European team Natalia Kovaleva (5d/Russia) and Hui Fan (2p/France) as white against
(A) … Svetlana Shikshina (3p/Russia) with Ilya. Shikshin (7d/Russia)… result: b+2.5
(B) … Diana Burdakova (5d/Russia) with Alexandre Dinershteyn (3p/Russia)… result: w+res
(C) … Kai-Hsin Chang (4p/Ch. Taipei) with Shih-Iuan Chen (9p/Ch. Taipei)… result: b+res
Interesting the game against Diana and Alexandre (as black) which looks very strange for me (as beginner) as black had setup its fuseki (opening) with rarely seen Q18, N7 and G13 combination as three first moves. White answered with Ni-Rensei on left side plus N13.
In following overview you can take an individually review of all the games (as SGFs) with your web browser on Eidogo (and as backup on OGS available). You can download from there the reformatted SGF files for offline view (e.g. with MultiGo 4 or Drago (freeware)), too. – Have fun with GO ! 🙂
(*) = Pair Go players
|Japan||Men||Satoshi YUKI 9p||Atsushi IDA 3p (*)||Taiki SETO 7p|
|Women||Aya OKUDA 3p||Rina FUJISAWA 2p (*)|
|China||Men||Yuting MI 9p (*)||Jiaxi TUO 9p||Yue SHI 9p|
|Women||Naiwei RUI 9p||Zhiying YU 5p (*)|
|Korea||Men||Young Hoon PARK 9p||Dong Yoon KANG 9p||Hyun NA 5p (*)|
|Women||Jeong CHOI 5p (*)||Chaeyoung KIM 2p|
|Chinese Taipei||Men||Shih-Iuan CHEN 9p (*)||Li-Hsiang LIN 6p||Che-Hao CHANG 5p|
|Women||Joanne MISSINGHAM 6p||Kai-Hsin CHANG 4p (*)|
|North America||Men||Ming Jiu JIANG
1p [USA] (*)
|Daniel Daehyuk KO
6d [Canada] (*)
|Europe||Men||Alexandr DINERSHTEYN 3p
2p [France] (*)
7d [Russia] (*)
3p [Russia] (*)
5d [Russia] (*)
5d [Russia] (*)
8 pairs ( 4 from Asia, 3 from Europe, 1 from North America ) for Pair GO. – Single Knock-out system was applied, with a total of three (3) rounds. Chinese Weiqi rules were adopted, with black giving 3 and 3/4 stones. The time allowance was 1 hour per player, followed by three (3) renewable 30-seconds overtime periods
Results of games on 16th Dec 2014…
Rina Fujisawa 2p / Atsushi Ida 8p (Japan) – Zhiying Yu 5p / Yuting Mi 9p (China)… result: China b+res ( Eidogo | OGS )
Jeong Choi 5p / Hyun Na 5p (Korea) – Kai-Hsin Chang 4p / Shih-Iuan Chen 9p (Ch. Taipei)… result: Korea b+res ( Eidogo | OGS )
Irene Sha 6d / D. Daehyuk Ko 7d (North America) – S. Shikshina 3p / I. Shikshin 7d (Europe3)… result: Europe3 w+14.5 ( Eidogo | OGS )
D. Burdakova 5d / A. Dinershteyn 3p (Europe 2) – N. Kovaleva 5d / Hui Fan 2p (Europe1)… result: Europe1 w+res ( Eidogo | OGS )
Rina Fujisawa 2p / Atsushi Ida 8p (Japan) – S. Shikshina 3p / I. Shikshin 7d (Europe3)… result: Japan b+res ( Eidogo | OGS )
Zhiying Yu 5p / Yuting Mi 9p (China) – Irene Sha 6d / D. Daehyuk Ko 7d (North America)… result: China w+res ( Eidogo | OGS )
Jeong Choi 5p / Hyun Na 5p (Korea) – D. Burdakova 5d / A. Dinershteyn 3p (Europe2)… result: Korea b+res ( Eidogo | OGS )
Kai-Hsin Chang 4p / Shih-Iuan Chen 9p (Ch. Taipei) – N. Kovaleva 5d / Hui Fan 2p (Europe1)… result: Ch. Taipei b+res ( Eidogo | OGS )
(Rec.: PANDA-EGG (for Windows) or Panda-Tetsuki (for iPad/iPhone/Android) is required to watch the games as seen in the screenshots. The Viewer software can be downloaded for Windows (*.exe file) and for iPhone, iPad / Android . You get the UGI files from here. – Or send a direct email if the website of Pandanet should be down we can send you a ZIP file with all eleven (11) game records for Panda-Egg.)
Tks to Pandanet-IGS and its parters for the live stream !
As you can read frrom the BritGo Report of 31st December about the London Congress / London Open (28th-31st Dec 2014) the capital of England/UK on the Thames seems an excellent place for spending year’s end with Go + Rengo/Pair Go.
Congrats to Benjamin Teuber (6Dan / Vice National Go Champion of Germany) for 2nd place, who came from Hanseatic City Hamburg/North Germany to London. – Benni played together with Hajin Lee (3P Dan/Kora) who works for the IGS (Intern. Go Federation) and whom we remember well as “official Go embassador” of the 4th World Mind Games which shortly took place in Beijing/China. (Rec.: See the results and Kifus (SGF transcriptions) of all games from 11th till 15th Dec 2014 here.)
All games played with handicap.
* = teams in Doubles section
|1||1||Lova Wåhlin / Chi-Min Oh||3d||SE-UK||15+||13+||6+||3+||4||10|
|2||*Jitka Bartova / Ngoc-Trang Cao||1.5d||CZ-FR||7+||16+||15+||6+||4||10|
|3||3||Hajin Lee / Benjamin Teuber||7d||KR-DE||13+||10+||4+||1-||3||9|
|4||4||Joanne Leung / Philip Leung||3.5d||UK||14+||11+||3-||10+||3||8|
|5||5||Dongeun Choi / Marc Stoehr||4d||KR-FR||16+||6-||12+||7+||3||7|
|6||6||Xaio Ma / Junnan Jiang||5d||CN||12+||5+||1-||2-||2||7|
|7||7||*Mikkel Mathiesen / Jannik Gram||5.5k||DK||2-||15+||16+||5-||2||5|
|8||Charlotte Bexfield / Oscar Selby||9k||UK||11-||9+||10+||…||2||5|
|9||9||Jenny Radcliffe / Francis Roads||2.5k||UK||10-||8-||11+||13+||2||3|
|10||10||Meng Lu / Christopher Lieberum||4d||CN-DE||9+||3-||8-||4-||1||4|
|11||Hui Zhang / Young-Sam Kim||4d||CN-KR||8+||4-||9-||14-||1||4|
|12||12||Alison Bexfield / Matthew Selby||2.5k||UK||6-||14+||5-||…||1||3|
|13||13||Chu Lu / Chris Volk||2.5d||CN-DE||3-||1-||14+||9-||1||2|
|14||14||Gudrun Breitenbauch / Jyrgen Gysson||11k||DE-EE||4-||12-||13-||11+||1||1|
|15||15||*Kenjiro Okabe / Nick Cheung||6k||JP-UK||1-||7-||2-||…||0||0|
|16||Carol Doyle / Michael Plikk||7.5k||IE-NO||5-||2-||7-||…||0||0|
London seems a good place for spending year’s end with Go + Rengo/Pair Go… Vize National Champion from Germany, Benjamin Teuber (6D) and another Go friend of mine (11k) visited London. – Congrats to Gudrun for the prize she got as best placed DDK player 🙂 (Rec.: We both have played on 32nd Rahlstedter Tengen Tournament and KIDO CUP)
Wed, 31/12/2014 – 15:45 — jennyradcliffe
The 41st London Open Go Congress took place at International Students House at the end of December 2014. As well as the main seven-round tournament, there were Pair Go, Doubles, Lightning and Rengo side events, and the tournament culminated in 40 participants attending a New Year’s Eve Dinner.
The main tournament was won by Chi-Min Oh (7d, Durham, UK) on seven wins, and prizes sponsored by the British Go Association were also awarded to YoungSam Kim (7d, BIBA, Korea) coming second with six wins, Mateusz Surma (7d, Dzimierz, Poland) coming third with five wins and Xiao Ma (7d, Nuremburg, Germany) coming in fourth with four wins.
The David Ward Cup was awarded for the first time, in memory of long-standing UK player David Ward who sadly died late in 2013. It was donated by his widow, Helen Ward, and presented by professional Hajin Lee from Korea to Matthew Cocke, who was the highest-placed UK player in the tournament on three wins above the bar.
Prizes were awarded, by sponsorship from the Central London Go Club, to the two best-placed players who started below the bar; these went to Mikko Siukola (4d, Yligo, Finland) who came in eighth overall, and Andrew Kay (4d, Birmingham, UK) who came in 15th overall.
A prize sponsored by the City of London Go Club was awarded to the best-placed player who had started as a double-digit kyu player by European Ranking; this was won by Gudrun Breitenbauch (11k, Hamburg-Harburg, Germany).
Certificates were awarded to Johannes Siven (3k, Central London, UK) on six wins and to those on four and five wins.
The thirty-player Lightning tournament was won by Chi-Min Oh (7d, Durham, UK), with second prize to Zebin Du (5d, China).
The Pair Go tournament was won by Chi-Min Oh (7d, Durham, UK) and Lova Wåhlin (2k, Stockholm, Sweden), with second prize to Hajin Lee (3p) and Benjamin Teuber (6d, Hamburg-Harburg, Germany).
The Doubles section was won by Jitka Bartova (1d, Prague, Czech Republic) and Ngoc-Trang Cao (2d, 67se, France).
Have you noticed of the Go competitions during the 4th World Mind Games (11th-17th December 2014) which took place for over four days from 1st day till 15th Dec ?
On my own I am curious about what has been played by 30 players (male: 18, female: 12) who came from only 8 countries (CAN, CHN, FRA, JPN, KOR, RUS, TPE and USA) to Beijing (China).
In the Men’s teams had been two amateurs, both 7 Dans (Ilya Shikshin and Ko Daehyuk) and three amateurs within the women group (Natalya Kovaleva (5d), Irena Sha (6d) and Dina Burdakova (5d)). At all 83% have been professional Go players, e.g. 9P Dan Rui Naiwei from China (born 1963 and student of GO Seigen in Japan from 1898 on) who is still seen as one of the strongest female GO players in the world.
Following you get the games collection in whole as overview with links to the SGFs (kifus) you can do some individual reviews on your own or download them for offline studies. (Rec.: My personal tks go to Marce (aka macelee) who is 6 Dan player and maintaining since more than 10 years (since 2002) the games archive Go4Go from whom I got the SGF transcriptions.)
I will post next days a selective collection of those games which had been played with SanRenSei and centre oriented style… (Rec.: As I am big fan of Rengo (Go Pair) I will postin next days seperately the Rengo games of WMG2014, in total eleven (11) being played by eight (8) Go Pairs.)
– Ilya Shikshin 7d (Black) vs. Kang Dongyun 9p (White) W+R (7.5 komi)… OGS | Go4Go | Eidogo
– Zhang Zhehao 5p (Black) vs. Seto Taiki 7p (White) W+R (7.5 komi)… OGS | Go4Go | Eidogo
– Na Hyun 5p (Black) vs. Alexander Dinerchtein 3p (White) B+R (7.5 komi)… OGS | Go4Go | Eidogo
– Fan Hui 2p (Black) vs. Park Yeonghun 9p (White) W+R (7.5 komi)… OGS | Go4Go | Eidogo
– Ida Atsushi 8p (Black) vs. Lin Lixiang 6p (White) W+R (7.5 komi) … OGS | Go4Go | Eidogo
– Chen Shiyuan 9p (Black) vs. Yuki Satoshi 9p (White) W+0.5 (7.5 komi)… OGS | Go4Go | Eidogo
– Ko Daehyuk 7d (Black) vs. Tuo Jiaxi 9p (White) W+R (7.5 komi)… OGS | Go4Go | Eidogo
– Mi Yuting 9p (Black) vs. Yang Huiren 1p (White) B+R (7.5 komi)… OGS | Go4Go | Eidogo
– Jiang Mingjiu 7p (Black) vs. Shi Yue 9p (White) W+10.5 (7.5 komi)… OGS | Go4Go | Eidogo
– Shi Yue 9p (Black) vs. Chen Shiyuan 9p (White) B+R (7.5 komi)… OGS | Go4Go | Eidogo
– Kang Dongyun 9p (Black) vs. Ko Daehyuk 7d (White) B+R (7.5 komi)… OGS | Go4Go | Eidogo
– Yang Huiren 1p (Black) vs. Na Hyun 5p (White) W+R (7.5 komi)… OGS | Go4Go | Eidogo
– Park Yeonghun 9p (Black) vs. Jiang Mingjiu 7p (White) B+R (7.5 komi)… OGS | Go4Go | Eidogo
– Seto Taiki 7p (Black) vs. Ilya Shikshin 7d (White) B+R (7.5 komi)… OGS | Go4Go | Eidogo
– Alexander Dinerchtein 3p (Black) vs. Ida Atsushi 8p (White) W+14.5 (7.5 komi)… OGS | Go4Go | Eidogo
– Yuki Satoshi 9p (Black) vs. Fan Hui 2p (White) B+7.5 (7.5 komi)… OGS | Go4Go | Eidogo
– Tuo Jiaxi 9p (Black) vs. Zhang Zhehao 5p (White) B+R (7.5 komi)… OGS | Go4Go | Eidogo
– Lin Lixiang 6p (Black) vs. Mi Yuting 9p (White) B+R (7.5 komi)… OGS | Go4Go | Eidogo
– Ko Daehyuk 7d (Black) vs. Ilya Shikshin 7d (White) B+7.5 (7.5 komi)… OGS | Go4Go | Eidogo
– Alexander Dinerchtein 3p (Black) vs. Yang Huiren 1p (White) W+R (7.5 komi)… OGS | Go4Go | Eidogo
– Jiang Mingjiu 7p (Black) vs. Fan Hui 2p (White) W+R (7.5 komi)… OGS | Go4Go | Eidogo
– Zhang Zhehao 3p (Black) vs. Kang Dongyun 9p (White) W+6.5 (7.5 komi)… OGS | Go4Go | Eidogo
– Na Hyun 5p (Black) vs. Lin Lixiang 6p (White) W+R (7.5 komi)… OGS | Go4Go | Eidogo
– Chen Shiyuan 9p (Black) vs. Park Yeonghun 9p (White) W+R (7.5 komi)… OGS | Go4Go | Eidogo
– Tuo Jiaxi 9p (Black) vs. Seto Taiki 7p (White) W+R (7.5 komi)… OGS | Go4Go | Eidogo
– Ida Atsushi 8p (Black) vs. Mi Yuting 9p (White) W+R (7.5 komi)… OGS | Go4Go | Eidogo
– Shi Yue 9p (Black) vs. Yuki Satoshi 9p (White) B+R (7.5 komi)… OGS | Go4Go | Eidogo
– Park Yeonghun 9p (Black) vs. Shi Yue 9p (White) B+R (7.5 komi)… OGS | Go4Go | Eidogo
– Kang Dongyun 9p (Black) vs. Tuo Jiaxi 9p (White) W+R (7.5 komi)… OGS | Go4Go | Eidogo
– Ilya Shikshin 7d (Black) vs. Zhang Zhehao 5p (White) W+R (7.5 komi)… OGS | Go4Go | Eidogo
– Lin Lixiang 6p (Black) vs. Alexander Dinerchtein 3p (White) B+R (7.5 komi)… OGS | Go4Go | Eidogo
– Fan Hui 2p (Black) vs. Chen Shiyuan 9p (White) W+6.5 (7.5 komi)… OGS | Go4Go | Eidogo
– Seto Taiki 7p (Black) vs. Ko Daehyuk 7d (White) B+7.5 (7.5 komi)… OGS | Go4Go | Eidogo
– Yang Huiren 1p (Black) vs. Ida Atsushi 8p (White) W+R (7.5 komi)… OGS | Go4Go | Eidogo
– Yuki Satoshi 9p (Black) vs. Jiang Mingjiu 7p (White) B+5.5 (7.5 komi)… OGS | Go4Go | Eidogo
– Mi Yuting 9p (Black) vs. Na Hyun 5p (White) B+R (7.5 komi)… OGS | Go4Go | Eidogo
– Zhang Zhehao 5p (Black) vs. Ko Daehyuk 7d (White) B+R (7.5 komi)… OGS | Go4Go | Eidogo
– Yang Huiren 1p (Black) vs. Lin Lixiang 6p (White) W+R (7.5 komi)… OGS | Go4Go | Eidogo
– Chen Shiyuan 9p (Black) vs. Jiang Mingjiu 7p (White) B+3.5 (7.5 komi)… OGS | Go4Go | Eidogo
– Tuo Jiaxi 9p (Black) vs. Ilya Shikshin 7d (White) B+R (7.5 komi)… OGS | Go4Go | Eidogo
– Alexander Dinerchtein 3p (Black) vs. Mi Yuting 9p (White) W+R (7.5 komi)… OGS | Go4Go | Eidogo
– Shi Yue 9p (Black) vs. Fan Hui 2p (White) B+R (7.5 komi)… OGS | Go4Go | Eidogo
– Kang Dongyun 9p (Black) vs. Seto Taiki 7p (White) B+3.5 (7.5 komi)… OGS | Go4Go | Eidogo
– Ida Atsushi 8p (Black) vs. Na Hyun 5p (White) W+R (7.5 komi)… OGS | Go4Go | Eidogo
– Park Yeonghun 9p (Black) vs. Yuki Satoshi 9p (White) W+R (7.5 komi)… OGS | Go4Go | Eidogo
– Zhang Kaixin 4p (Black) vs. Hei Jiajia* 6p (White) B+3.5 (7.5 komi)… OGS | Go4Go | Eidogo
– Rui Naiwei 9p (Black) vs. Kim Cheayoung 2p (White) W+0.5 (7.5 komi)… OGS | Go4Go | Eidogo
– Kim Cheayoung 2p (Black) vs. Hei Jiajia 6p (White) B+R (7.5 komi)… OGS | Go4Go | Eidogo
– Zhang Kaixin 4p (Black) vs. Rui Naiwei 9p (White) W+4.5 (7.5 komi)… OGS | Go4Go | Eidogo
– Rui Naiwei 9p (Black) vs. Yu Zhiying 5p (White) W+R (7.5 komi)… OGS | Go4Go | Eidogo
– Zhang Kaixin 4p (Black) vs. Svetlana Shikshina 3p (White) B+R (7.5 komi)… OGS | Go4Go | Eidogo
– Hei Jiajia* 6p (Black) vs. Choi Jeong 5p (White) B+3.5 (7.5 komi)… OGS | Go4Go | Eidogo
– Kim Cheayoung 2p (Black) vs. Fujisawa Rina 2p (White) B+R (7.5 komi)… OGS | Go4Go | Eidogo
– Natalya Kovaleva 5d (Black) vs. Fujisawa Rina 2p (White) W+R (7.5 komi)… OGS | Go4Go | Eidogo
– Okuda Aya 3p (Black) vs. Hei Jiajia* 6p (White) W+R (7.5 komi)… OGS | Go4Go | Eidogo
– Irena Sha 6d (Black) vs. Zhang Kaixin 4p (White) W+R (7.5 komi)… OGS | Go4Go | Eidogo
– Dina Burdakova 5d (Black) vs. Svetlana Shikshina 3p (White) W+R (7.5 komi)… OGS | Go4Go | Eidogo
– Choi Jeong 5p (Black) vs. Yu Zhiying 5p (White) W+R (7.5 komi)… OGS | Go4Go | Eidogo
– Rui Naiwei 9p (Black) vs. Kim Cheayoung 2p (White) B+R (7.5 komi)… OGS | Go4Go | Eidogo
– Okuda Aya 3p (Black) vs. Rui Naiwei 9p (White) W+R (7.5 komi)… OGS | Go4Go | Eidogo
– Natalya Kovaleva 5d (Black) vs. Choi Jeong 5p (White) W+R (7.5 komi)… OGS | Go4Go | Eidogo
– Fujisawa Rina 2p (Black) vs. Yu Zhiying 5p (White) W+R (7.5 komi)… OGS | Go4Go | Eidogo
– Kim Cheayoung 2p (Black) vs. Hei Jiajia* 6p (White) B+R (7.5 komi)… OGS | Go4Go | Eidogo
– Svetlana Shikshina 3p (Black) vs. Okuda Aya 3p (White) W+R (7.5 komi)… OGS | Go4Go | Eidogo
– Dina Burdakova 1p (Black) vs. Kim Cheayoung 2p (White) W+R (7.5 komi)… OGS | Go4Go | Eidogo
– Yu Zhiying 5p (Black) vs. Irena Sha 6d (White) B+R (7.5 komi)… OGS | Go4Go | Eidogo
– Zhang Kaixin 4p (Black) vs. Natalya Kovaleva 5d (White) W+4.5 (7.5 komi)… OGS | Go4Go | Eidogo
*) … better known in the Go world as (Australian born) Joanne Missingham (6 Pro Dan)
Go4Go.net is a Go web site serving the Go community since more than ten years (with start in Novermber 2002). In it’s earlierst stage Go4Go.net had a Chinese version online sometime back in year 2000.
With an own account Go4Go.net was very helpfully for my own Go studies from beginning (1st game of Jubango on 26th January 2014). Since then some games from the Go4Go.net achive I am studying you find here on MySRS Go blog, with given (and written) permission by Go4Go.net for re-publishing.
The author of Go4Go.net is macelee (a 6 dan amateur player). The site contains a frequently updated professional game database as well as various other services (Source: Sensei’s Library | last update: 01/2014).
Historical games are also gradually compiled and added to the database. Games are viewable online and can be download individually. For a small fee, users can have the latest SGF files delivered by weekly emails and download the entire collection.
An interesting – as I see it – uniquely service are the charts of tournament results from events around the globe (World), Korea, China and Japan (see screenshots). You get access to the score charts in the segment “Tournament News“:
Many tks to Mace for his daily work !
Dear Go friends, dear visitors of the MySRS Go blog !
… as you might have noticed, beside the big (and legendary) games (e.g. Jubango or historical games) of high dan players we can learn from “the correct moves” I am very interested in tournaments the younger Go generation is playing nowadays a modern Go style of 21st century (see Asian University Go Tournament 2014, World Mind Games 2014).
Here the latest news about a new one in 2015 coming in this morning. Tks to Harry Weerheijm (aka hw9x9 on KGS) @ EuroGoTV (NL) informing me via email about following news. The EYGC will be organized by the European Go Cultural Centre (EGCC, Amsterdam) and Dutch Go Association (Nederlandse Go Bond, abbreviated NGoB).
(Rec.: There will be three seperate championships: The “under twelve” group, for participants born after 1. August 2003, the “under sixteen” group, for participants born between 1. August 1999 and 1. August 2003 and the “under twenty” group, for participants born between 1. August 1995 and 1. August 1999.)
Have a wonderful 3rd Advent weekend… Xmas 2014 is coming close. – Warm greetings from stormy Europe/LinuxGooo
Dear Go player, organizer and Go minded people,
In March 2015 the next European Youth Go Championship will be organized in The Netherlands.
We hope you will get enthusiastic about joining the event as a participant or make a start and organize your national team.
Organizing committee of the EYGC 2015
(direct contact: firstname.lastname@example.org / T.: +31 (0)206455555 )
As announced in November today started in Beijing (China) the 4th edition of the World Mind Games
with Bridge, Chess, Draughts, Go and Xianqi with players from 130 countries.
Natalia Kovaleva (age: 27, rank: 5D EGF, Russian), member of the Europe Team, manages a rare win in the women’s individual Go match No. 4 against Kai-Hsin Chang (Chinese Taipe). – South Korea comes back from the brink to beat Japan in 1st round match of Men’s Team competition (see table Go Results).
There were a few furrows on the faces of players of the South Korean team after the result of the first board in the men’s team match against Japan came out. Quite unexpectedly, the Japanese had managed to draw first blood. Park Yung Hun, a last-minute replacement for the original draftee into the team, Park Jung Hwan, who had unfortunately suffered an accident just a day before the team left for the World Mind Games in Beijing, had resigned to Yuki Satoshi of Team Japan. The margin of the loss- a mere half point.
The stage for the exciting clash had been set up and maybe the Japan team was finally sniffing its chance against the Koreans, who have dominated proceedings at all editions of the World Mind Games thus far, along with the China. And they had reasons to be confident. Up in the second match was Ida Satoshi against Na Hyun, a weaker opponent.
19 years of age, Na Hyun hails from Jeonju, a city in the south-west of South Korea. It is better known as the birthplace of Lee Chang-ho, considered one of the strongest Go players in the modern history of the sport. However, the 39-year old with the 9-dan rank was far from the mind of Na Hyun, who had a battle of his own to wage. He started brightly, setting up a strong position on the board for himself. However, mistakes were committed and he fell behind to the Japanese player, stronger than himself. An unlikely defeat for the Koreans loomed large.
Upon conversation, Na Hyun comes across as a confident and friendly person, who radiates the persona of a mature mind beyond his physical age. Perhaps this is why he got attracted to Go in the first place. In his own words ‘it fits his personality’. A personality that has been shaped by the pursuit of Go since the age of 6. Three years later, he moved to Seoul to study Go at senior academy. Such was his devotion to the sport. His years of training seem to be paying off as he has very quickly risen to number 7 in the Korean Go rankings. It is not a statistic to be dismissed lightly, given that South Korea has almost 2 million Go players, 300 of whom qualify for the professional rankings.
His training lends him great self-belief to stand firm in the face of challenges during a match, but even this self-belief requires luck to support the player possessing it. And it came Na Hyun’s way. Ida Satoshi had an easy option available to him on the board at one point but he chose a complicated maneouver. Fate presented the Korean with an opportunity and he was not naïve enough to squander it away. He made the Japanese pay for his mistakes. And quite simply, won.
Na Hyun felt ‘really happy’ when he won the Prices Information Cup a few months ago, his first title. ‘I feel really happy’ is how he describes his state of mind when quizzed about a win that ultimately led to South Korea winning the match (Korean Kang Dong Yoong won the 3rd board by a comfortable margin of 5.5 points in an otherwise closely contested game against Taiki Seto of Japan). Upon first glance, he would come across as a regular 19 year old who would be at home with a round of Playstation games with his friends. But what draw Na Hyun to Go is the cerebral nature of the sport that requires hours of thinking, immense concentration and the computing power that is even beyond the reach of computers (a computer programme is yet to be devised that can defeat a human, but more on that at some other time). It is what keeps him going. It is what kept South Korea from going down to Japan. It is what kept a country, where Go is a way of life and a tradition, alive in the contest for a gold medal.
In other team matches of the day, China defeated Team Europe and Chinese Taipei defeated North America.
In the women’s individual 1st round matches, Russian Natalia Kovaleva sprung a major surprise to beat Kai-Hsin Chang of Chinese Taipei. Given that only 4 Europeans have ever won matches at the World Mind Games in the Go category, this was a rare and important result. There was no such luck for her compatriot Svetlana Shikshina as she went down to Aya Okuda of Japan. China stayed strong with Yu Zhiying beating Irene Sha of Canada in the last women’s match of the day.
date: 28th Nov 2014 (06:00 pm CET) – final of the Berlin Championship 2014
venue: 35th Berlin-Kranich Tournament (28th-30th Nov)
Congrats to the winner Johannes Obenaus as the new Berlin Go Champion 2014…
The result: w+12.5 (with komi 6.5 points).
Johannes receives the challenge cup (picture) from David Seibt, who won it in 2013. Johannes can overtake the trophy again after winning it in 2011 and 2012. All results on the website here.
You can take an individual review of the kifu (SGF) on OGS or EidoGO:
… it took a while (some weeks) to overstep the number 50 which happened today on 23rd November 2014 (Rec.: On 20th Sept we had 39). With today our uniquly Rengo Group I have initialized in summer we can count 53 members. Tks for all who are interested newly in playing Rengo on OGS (online-go.com).
The group now counts in details: 5 Dans, 13 SDKs (single digit kyus) and 38 DDKs (double digit kyus).
Pls keep promoting Rengo on OGS and invite higher ranks… as the kick of Rengo/Pair GO is to mix a lower graded player with a stronger player, e.g. (A) 2Dan + 5kyu vs. 4Dan + 10kyu, (B) 8kyu + 14kyu vs. 4kyu + 18kyu etc. …
Patienty isnt my 2nd name… so the new number of members >50 will give me the motivation to write now the Rengo rule book which will give all details and how to use the specific Rengo Team accounts.
Soon more about this… happy Sunday 🙂
The quarter and semifinals of the 19th LG Cup were played on November 17 and 19, 2014, in Gangwon, Korea. Here a short review (as 1:1 reprint with CC Licencese) by Jing on 20th November 2014 (found @ GoGameGuru)
Jing likes writing, and can occasionally be convinced to play a game of Go. Although she doesn’t play Go as often as she once did, she still enjoys following the professional Go scene and writing about it on Go Game Guru. You can find Jing on Google+ and follow Go Game Guru on Facebook, Google+ or Twitter.
And then there were four
When GoGameGuru last reported on the LG Cup, Korea and China were evenly pegged – with four players each in the quarter finals.
Korean fans were quietly optimistic after last year’s disastrous 18th LG Cup and the Korean players more than redeemed themselves!
While Korean fans were celebrating prematurely, with the title secured for Korea, there was more work to be done for the Korean players.
But first things first – reviewing their wins from the quarter finals!
Kim’s sharp reading and perfect endgame secured his second international final appearance.
Kim will be joined by his good friend, Park Junghwan, who outlasted Park Younghun.
The finals will be played at Seoul National University, from February 9 to 12, 2015.
Park Junghwan and Kim Jiseok will face one another in a best of three match.
The LG Cup
The LG Cup is a major international Go tournament. It started in 1996 and the prize money is currently 300 million Won approximately $270,00 USD at the time of writing). The runner up receives 100 million Won.
The main draw of 32 players is part invitational, comprising of 5 Korean players, 5 Chinese players, 4 Japanese players, 1 Taiwanese player and including the previous year’s winner and runner up.
The rest of the main draw is determined through a preliminary tournament. The format is single knockout, with the final played as a best of three games.
The tournament is sponsored by LG Electronics, a multinational consumer electronics company whose headquarters are in South Korea.
The time limit is 3 hours and 5 x 40 sec byo-yomi for each player.
(Source: 11/20/2014 – GoGameGuru)
I have been curious over last days about what the new and upcoming generation of amateur Go players in Asia is presentening nowadays… lets see what happened on the game boards in Chiang Rai last weekend… (following overview is the result of Google translate from Thai)
Match Asian University Go Tournament 2014 – Individual
Match Asian University Go Tournament 2014 – Team
Poppy Higher finals – Women (Individual)
Poppy Higher finals – Team
Winner does not have to Kasetsart University
In the Valley runner at first. including University of Technology
2nd prize winner. including University
วันที่ 14 พฤศจิกายน 2557 สมาคมกีฬาหมากล้อมแห่งประเทศไทยเป็นเจ้าภาพร่วมกับ มหาวิทยาลัยแม่ฟ้าหลวง จ.เชียงราย จัดการแข่งขันหมากล้อม Asian University Go Tournament 2014 และ การแข่งขันหมากล้อมอุดมศึกษาชิงชนะเลิศแห่งประเทศไทย ครั้งที่ 19 ณ มหาวิทยาลัยแม่ฟ้าหลวง จังหวัดเชียงราย
พิธีเปิดได้รับเกียรติจาก พระมหาวุฒิชัย วชิรเมธี เป็นประธานในพิธี, คุณก่อศักดิ์ ชัยรัศมีศักดิ์ นายกสมาคมกีฬาหมากล้อมแห่งประเทศไทย กล่าวถึงความเป็นมาของการแข่งขัน และ รองศาสตราจารย์ ดร. วันชัย ศิริชนะ อธิการบดีมหาวิทยาลัยแม่ฟ้าหลวง กล่าวต้อนรับคณะนักกีฬา
การแข่งขัน Asian University Go Tournament 2014 มีนักกีฬาจาก 10 ประเทศ เข้าร่วมชิงชัยจำนวน 30 คน และนักกี ได้แก่ China , Chinese Taipei , Hongkong , Japan , Korea , Malaysia , Singapore , Vietnam , Brunei Darussalam และ Thailand
การแข่งขันหมากล้อมอุดมศึกษาชิงชนะเลิศแห่งประเทศไทย ครั้งที่ 19 มีนักกีฬาเข้าร่วมชิงชัย จำนวนกว่า 150 คน
ในการแข่งขันครั้งนี้ ทางสมาคมกีฬาหมากล้อมแห่งประเทศไทย ยังได้จัดการแข่งขัน Friendship Game ของนักเรียนโรงเรียนเทศบาลนครเชียงรายอีกด้วย
และวันที่ 13 พฤศจิกายน 2557 ที่ผ่านมา สมาคมกีฬาหมากล้อมแห่งประเทศไทยได้นำคณะผู้เข้าแข่งขัน Asian University Go Tournament 2014 เยี่ยมชม สถานที่ท่องเที่ยวในจังหวัดเชียงราย ได้แก่ สามเหลี่ยมทองคำ หอฝิ่น และพระตำหนักแม่ฟ้าหลวง รวมถึงการจับฉลากเลือกสายการแข่งขัน ในครั้งนี้ด้วย
Counting down till 11th December: World Mind Games 2014. – Still 28 days to go till start in Bejing!
How is Go like travelling? – Watch the international Go ambassador, Hajin Lee (Go Pro from Korea) of the IGF (Intern. Go Federation), explaining it to you…
Go at the SportAccord World Mind Games 2014
The Go events at the SportAccord World Mind Games 2014 are held under the auspices of the International Go Federation (IGF). Thirty players (18 men and 12 women) will participate.
The competition format will comprise a Men’s Team and Women’s Individual event and Pair event. For all matches, the China Weiqi Competition Rules are used.
The Men’s Team event is composed of 6 teams and each one has 3 players. Single Round Robin system will be applied with a total of 5 rounds. The time allowance is 2 hours per player, followed by 5 renewable 60-seconds overtime periods.
The Women’s Individual event is composed of 12 players. Double Knock-out system will be applied with a total of 7 rounds. The time allowance is 1 hour per player, followed by 3 renewable 30-seconds overtime periods. The top 4 teams in the 1st edition team event are allowed to have one player receiving a bye in first round. Players’ will be matched according to numbers determined by drawing during the Technical Meeting before the competition starts. Players from the same country or region may be matched against each other except in the 1st round.
The Pairs event is composed of 8 pairs (4 from Asia, 3 from Europe, 1 from North America), single knock-out system will be applied, with a total of 3 rounds. The time allowance is 1 hour per player, followed by 3 renewable 30-seconds overtime periods.
Participate in the Online Tournament 2014 of the 4th Edition of tthe WMG …
Come play in the Go Online Tournament. Different divisions for all levels of play. Cash prizes, Samsung Tablets, Rado Watches for the winners and some great lottery prizes for those who register and participate. Click below to get playing!
Introduction to Go
Go is a board game that combines a very simple rule set, an ancient history, and yet a level of sophistication unrivaled by any mind sports. Played on a 19×19 grid, players alternate in placing stones (black and white) on the intersection points of the grid. The object of the game is to surround the most empty grid intersections (points) by surround them or by capturing the opponent’s stones that occupy these grid points.
Go is the most popular game in Asia where it originated. In China and Korea, Go exceeds golf and ALL other sports in capturing TV audiences. Go players command prize moneys enjoyed in the West only by the top golf, football, and basketball players.
Perhaps the most challenging aspect of Go is that to this day Go remains the ONLY mind sport as yet unsolved by artificial intelligence. Computer playing programs, for example, remain unmatched by even the modestly strong amateur players. As such, it can be said that Go is the last stronghold of “human intelligence” against its “artificial” counterpart.
More infos here for the Pandanet Cup (Online GO Tournament): ENG @ Pandanet
Congrats to 16 year young Fujisawa Rina winning the most prestigious title
– Rina becomes the youngest Women’s Honinbo title holder ever!
The title “[Honinbo]” is the oldest Go tournament in the world and in some ways still the most prestigious in Japan (first started in 1939)… and is decided by best of five match.
The winner’s prize is ¥5,800,000.
Mukai Chiaki (向井千瑛, born December 24, 1987) is a Nihon Ki-in professional. She reached 1 dan in 2004, 2 dan in 2007, 3 dan in 2009, 4 dan in 2010, 5 dan from 2012-02-01 and is a disciple of Honda Sachiko. Her two sisters Mukai Kozue and Mukai Kaori are also professionals. (Source: [SL])
Fujisawa Rina (藤沢里菜) is a Japanese professional female go player, born 1998-09-18, who passed a pro exam in 2010 while in the fifth grade of elementary school. On April 1st 2010, she received her professional diploma at the age of 11 years and 6 months, making her the youngest person in Japan to become a professional. The previous record was held by Cho Chikun who became a professional when he was 11 years 9 months old. Fujisawa began learning Go at the age of 6 and studied under the tutelage of Hong Malk-eun Saem. She was promoted 2 dan in 2013-02-14 (30 wins as 1 dan). – Source: [SL]
Some snaps… (source: [The Nihon Ki-in (Japan Go Association)])
The first game (7th Nov 2014) looks like Fujisawa Rina (as black) follows a strategy for a centre oriented playing, here the status of the game at move 103 (source: [GoKifu.com]).
9 higher competitions which will be held from 14 – 16 Nov 2014 at Mae Fah Luang University (in the province of Chiang Rai in Northern Thailand)…
On 14 to 16 November 2014, Mae Fah Luang University (MFU) by Student Development Division and Go Association of Thailand organized the 19th ASIAN University Go Tournament 2014 at the Police General Pao Sarasin Building (C5).
On the opening ceremony 14 November 2014, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vanchai Sirichana, MFU President, welcomed all participants from 60 institutions and thanked the Go Association of Thailand for their encouragement and support. He is stating that “Go is a good game, a game of skill that challenges player’s analytical skills”.
In this occasion, Mr. Korsak Chairasmisak, the Chairperson of the Go Association of Thailand (also serving as Vice Chairperson of CP All Public Co., Ltd.) reported that the Go game became a tertiary-education level competition in 1994, and has been played as an annual tournament since 1995. Currently, 23 universities in Thailand teach Go as an elective course for students. Thailand is home to approximately one million Go players (ranking 5th from 74 countries in the world). As Go has become so popular in Thailand, next year’s “World Go Tournament” will be held at the Montien Bangkok Hotel, and will be the first time that it will be hosted outside of China, Korea, or Japan, an indicator of Thailand’s success.
Afterward, the Chairperson of the Ceremony,Phra Maha Wudhijaya Vajiramedhi, provided the audience and participants with background history, informing that the “Game has been developed in China more than 3,000 years ago, then spread to Korea and Japan, and now worldwide. Go is not only entertaining, but also helps the player practice strategy, planning, and decision making using logic and analytical skills while also helping players control their emotions. Go requires the practice of a combination of strategy and focus, and changes with each move. Phra Maha Wudhijaya Vajiramedhi compared Go-playing to real life, in which we must think about every move and action, accept the results of our actions, and plan our next moves accordingly, remembering that “One person cannot win everything, but they can learn from their antagonists”.
Miss Tipanya Mothaniyachat, a fourth year student from the School of Cosmetic Science and a participating Go competitor, led the participants in giving their vows. Miss Tipanya Mothaniyachat said that Go helps her focus, pay attention, and plan her life with increased awareness. She has been playing Go since high school, and had enrolled in the Chinese-Go class available from the School of Liberal Arts while studying at MFU and had participated in many competitions. Recently, she had received first place for the team category in the “41st National Sporting Games (Chiang Mai Games)”.
Mr. Kimura Kiyonari, a professional Go player from Waseda University, Japan also participated in the competition. He has been playing Go since he was 9 years old, and also said that Go has helped him think more carefully and have better focus in his education, work, and daily life.
I have played my 2nd tournament ever this weekend, where Germany celebrated 25th anniversary of Fall of Berlin wall and reunion of Germany on 9th November 1989.
The tournament Rahlstedter Tengen takes place in Germany’s second biggest city, in Hanseatic City Hamburg (with ca. 1.8 million inhabitants) and is organized by a Go club in the Eastern quarter Rahlstedt. It is counted as one of the biggest annually tournaments in Germany which takes place for more than 30 years, with 60-70 registrated players. For the 32nd edition have registrated 58 players (29 boards).
The first day on Saturday, 8th November started with two groups at midday 12:00 pm…
A: 5-1 kyus/Dans and
B: 6kyus and lower
Over two days group A played 5 rounds (regular playtime 60 minutes plus progressive biyo-yomi (15 stones 1st 5 minutes, 20 stones 2nd 5 minutes and so on), group B played 7 rounds (regular playtime 45 minutes plus progressive biyo-yomi) with regularly Komi = 6.5:
Sat., 8th Nov
– Group A: 12:00 pm (round 1) – 03:00 pm (round 2) – 06:00 pm (round 3)
– Group B: 12:00 pm (round 1) – 02:00 pm (round 2) – 04:00 pm (round 3) – 06:00 pm (round 4)
Sun, 9th Nov
– Group A: 10:00 am (round 4) – 01:00 pm (round 5)
– Group B. 10:00 am (round 5) – 12:00 pm (round 6) – 02:00 pm (round 7)
… as some of you know me I went to the tournament with the target to play all 7 rounds, as white and as black with SanRenSei / Cosmic Style, by purpose and take it as a challenge. My perrsonal target: 4:3 (win:loss). Read on and you will see if I reached my personal goal.
On 1st day, at all it was 6.5 hours playtime and I went home with the result 2:2 . Here some snaps before the tournament started… and the three dojos waiting for 58 players.
The boards are waiting… for the weekend 3 rooms in the Gymnasium Oldenfelde have been “our home”… felt like a Go Academy and remembered me little bit to school times 3 1/2 decades back:
… two of my games I played on 1st day, one I won and one I lost.
The tournament ranking of group B after round 4…
… pls read on part 2 (2nd day / 9th Nov 2014)
back to part 1 (1st day / 8th Nov 2014)
… with 2nd day (9th November 2014) here come my tournament results in details. Overall: 3:4 (win:loss)
… seems that I play better as white in my SanRenSei games. All wins I made I started with 2nd move. 🙂
8th Nov 20014… 2:2
– round 1 (1st win against 15k): w+11.5 (white: 68+komi 6.5; black: 63)
– round 2 (1st loss against 11k): w+34.5 (black: 58; white: 86+komi 6.5)
– round 3 (2nd loss against 18k): w+8.5 (black: 76; white: 78+komi 6.5)
– round 4 (2nd win against 18k): w+68.5 (white: +komi 6.5; black: )
9th Nov 20014… 1:2
– round 5 (3rd win against 16k): w+14.5 (white: 57+komi 6.5; black: 49)
– round 6 (3rd loss against 14k): w+4.5 (black: 69; white: 73+reduced komi 0.5)
– round 7 (4th loss against 20k*): b+15.5 (white: 62+reduced komi 0.5; black: 78 with 4 handi stones)
*) The tournamnt organizer set on 2nd day for my two last games reduced komi (from 6.5 to 0.5) and for my 7th game he even gave 4 handi stones to black. As the tournament counted only 37 players in Group B, so the refugee argumented, he had to make this decision. (Rec.: In my opinion it is a wrong decision to play tournmant games with handi stones. As it is documented in specific GO books about playing with or against handicap its a total different game and limits the player to realize his own strategy.)
Two more pics of my games I played on Sunday, 9th Nov 20014…
3rd win (round 5): w+14.5 (white: 57+komi 6.5; black: 49)
This game was a diseasters for black after its Chinese fuseki with an old fashion extention of bottom left corner C4-E4 (which comes into fasion again so I see it here and there being played)… starting an attack inside white’ right side on P4-P5 ended deadly. Black was split on left side by purpose into two groups and didnt manage it there to create some living eyes (e.g. with F10)… interesting the seki on top side.
3rd loss (round 6): w+4.5 (black: 69; white: 73+reduced komi 0.5)
The most intersting game of the whole tournament and most joyful one. – I had a KO thread on N9 to cut white’s invasion which let me win the game easily. – But White didnt follow through all Ko threats… and connected too early.
Actually I do not count accurate during the game, as it takes all my concentration to focus on playing the strategy an Go techniques… still something to learn urgently.
Many tks to all my opponents giving me the chance to play them and to progress in GO… tks to Lukka T., Lev Pak (6:1 overall). Manuel Sch. (5:2 overall), Quinten V., Quan L., Christian Sch. and Franziska S.
In my understanding its more than just fun to spend a whole weekend with intensive GO; tournament games with long playtimes set the right frame to demonstrate own skills after many hours of GO studies… its the ultimate proof of own strength, skills and weaknesses become visible…. still some homework to do. 🙂
… remembering, that I played KIDO Cup in June 2014 (my 1st tournament) with a very modest result of 1:6 and 15kyu rating (EGF) it seems that I progressed little bit over last 5 months. At all I play now 8.5 months Go and it needs patiency to climb up the “official tournament” ranking (EGF). – During the 32nd Rahlstedter Tengen I lost two games (6th and 7th) purely by own careless mistakes (and not by the strength of my opponents) so I have to work on playing more contiunuously stable, corner fights, bending (haengma) and counting.
CONGRATS TO THE WINNERS OVER ALL ! … and one more time a demonstration of Asian (over)dominance in the world of GO.
Tks to the organizers and refugees Patrick Brunner (5K) and Thomas Nohr (3D) … the Rahlstedter Go Club, the Hamburg Federal Go Association and tks to Steffi Hebsacker (4K) for organizing the chilrends tournament on Sunday morning (see next posting)
back to part 1 (1st day / 8th Nov 2014)