Rengo (Pair GO)

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Hamburg invites for Europes biggest GO tournament: 7th KIDO CUP 2015 (23rd – 25th May)

Kido-Cup-2015Form 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.

Further informations and registration:
http://www.kidocup.com/ (German)
http://www.kidocup.com/en (English)

@ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1392896057692142/

Hope to see many of my Go mates of 6th Kido Cup 2014, too 🙂


Pair GO results of 4th World Mind Games 2014 (16th-17th Dec, Beijing)

… 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. 

Zhiying Yu (f, 5p, born 1998) and Yuting Mi (m, 9p, born 1996) from China took home the win overall. – Congrats ! (pics of the price giving see bottom)

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 ! 🙂



GO Players (in total) of the 4th World Mind Games 2014 in Bejiing (11th-17th Dec)

(*) = 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
7p [USA]
Huiren YANG
1p [USA] (*)
Daniel Daehyuk KO
7d [USA]
Women Irene SHA
6d [Canada] (*)
Europe Men Alexandr DINERSHTEYN 3p
[Russia] (*)
2p [France] (*)
7d [Russia] (*)
Women Svetlana SHIKSHINA
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

Pair GO Tournament Chart… 


Results of games on 17th Dec 2014…
Zhiying Yu 5p / Yuting Mi 9p (China) – Jeong Choi 5p / Hyun Na 5p (Korea)… result: China w+res ( Eidogo | OGS )

3-1-Screenshot-The 4th SportAccord World Mind Games PairGo Final Bejing

3rd place:
Rina Fujisawa 2p / Atsushi Ida 8p (Japan) – Kai-Hsin Chang 4p / Shih-Iuan Chen 9p (Ch. Taipei)… result: Ch. Taipei w+res ( Eidogo | OGS )

3-2-Screenshot-The 4th SportAccord World Mind Games PairGo Final for the 3rd and 4th place Bejing

5th place:
S. Shikshina 3p / I. Shikshin 7d (Europe3) – N. Kovaleva 5d / Hui Fan 2p (Europe1)… result: Europe3 b+2.5 ( Eidogo | OGS )

3-3Screenshot-The 4th SportAccord World Mind Games PairGo Final for the 5th and 6th place Bejing

Results of games on 16th Dec 2014…
Semi Final:
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 )

2-1-Screenshot-The 4th SportAccord World Mind Games PairGo Semifinal Bejing  2-2-Screenshot-The 4th SportAccord World Mind Games PairGo Semifinal Bejing

Round 2:
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 )

2-3-Screenshot-The 4th SportAccord World Mind Games PairGo Losers Bracket Bejing  2-4-Screenshot-The 4th SportAccord World Mind Games PairGo Losers Bracket Bejing

Round 1:
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 )

1-1-The 4th SportAccord World Mind Games PairGo Round1 Bejing   1-2-Screenshot-The 4th SportAccord World Mind Games PairGo Round1 Bejing  1-3-Screenshot-The 4th SportAccord World Mind Games PairGo Round1 Bejing  1-4-Screenshot-The 4th SportAccord World Mind Games PairGo Round1 Bejing 

(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.) 

Photo gallery….

Tks to Pandanet-IGS and its parters for the live stream !


(Source: 12/17/2014 – Pandanet (Japan))

London Open 2014 Pair Go Results (29th Dec 2014)

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.)


(Images / Source: British Go Association @ Facebook)

BritGo Report: 41st London Congress / London Open (28th-31st Dec 2014)

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)


(Images / Source: British Go Association @ Facebook)

London Congress Report

PairGO / Rengo Group oversteps number of 50 members…

… 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 🙂

results of Professional Pair Go Special Commemorative Games (25th Oct 2014)

Today on 25th Oct, as 1st day of the Amateur Pair GO Championship 2014 in Japan was placed a side tournament with eight Go Pros. Here the results of the games, both black won by resigning.

Professional Pair Go Special Commemorative Games (China – Korea – Japan)


This special match between professional players representing Japan,China and Korea was held to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Pair Go to show all Go fans magnificant Pair Go games and to contribute to friendship and goodwill with games among Japan,China,and Korea.

As the game files are rare UGI format I have reformatted them as SGF. You can take an individual review on Eidogo or OGS (Online Go Server), see following links.

black/China: Zhang Xyuan (1st) + Chang Hao (3rd)
vs. white/JapanIzumi Kobayashi (2nd) + Chang Hsu (4th) … b+res

For your individual Go training pick up the SGF here:  Eidogo | OGS

black/Japan: Hsieh Yi Min (1st) + Yuta Iyama (3rd)
vs. white/Korea: Lee Hajin (2nd) + Cho Hoon-Hyun (4th) … b+res


For your individual Go training pick up the SGF here:  Eidogo | OGS

Tks to JPGA, Pandanet-IGS and its parters making this uniquely Rengo Event available !

pairgo-1  pandanet-igs

15th-18th May 2015: 18th European Pair GO Championship (pre-announcement)

18th European Pair GO Championship 2015 (pre-announcement)

Annually the European Pair Go Championship takes place in another destination, as Helsinki (Finland) invited latest for the 17th edition from 2nd till 4th May 2014 at the Bridge Arena… with registrated 19 pairs from 8 countries.

Over the last 10 years the championship took place in different destinations…

  • 17th 2014 Helsinki
  • 16th 2013 Amsterdam
  • 15th 2012 Lyon
  • 14th 2011 Istanbul
  • 13th 2010 Saint Petersburg
  • 12th 2009 Prague
  • 11th 2008 Cracow
  • 10th 2007 Russia
  • 9th 2006 Berlin
  • 8th 2005 Maidenhead
  • 7th 2004 Drobeta – Turnu Severin

As it took place in 2007 / 2010 in Russia, the coming 18th European Pair Go Championship will take place in Moscow in spring 2015.

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Pls bookmark now the concrete date:  15th – 18th May 2015  

(Source: [EGF – Major Tournament Calendar][1] )

Details will follow as soon available. – Have fun with GO ! 

P.S.: Winners of the 17th Europan Pair Go Championship 2014 were Russian sister and brother Svetlana Shikshina and Ilya Shikshin. 2nd were German players Manja Marz and Benjamin Teuber… and 3rd place went to Natalia Kovaleva again, playing this time with strong Russian player Dmitri Surin. (Source: http://goo.gl/SBjxSM )

[1]: http://www.eurogofed.org/calendar/calendar.htm#world

15th/16th Nov 2014: National German PairGO Championship 2014 (pre-announcment)

The German Federal State Go Association of Hessen announced the date for the National German PairGO Championship 2014, for mixed pairs (male + female in one team).

*date:* 15th / 16th November 2014
*venue:* Darmstadt (Bertolt-Brecht-Schule, Kranichsteiner Straße 84)

*conditions:* One player of a team must have less 1 Dan grade, the other less 5 kyu grade, and both are with ownership of German nationality or less are living minimum for 5 years in Germany, plus membership in one of Germany’s federal state Go Associations.

– round robin if there are 6 or less pairs (Rec.: if there are 7 or more pairs there will be played 5 rounds (Swiss System)).
– regular playtime: 60 minutes without bioyomi
– white receives 7 komi

Pre-registrations are noticed with following pairs:

1. Barbara Knauf (3d) and Matthias Terwey (4d) *
2. Manja Marz (4d) and Michael Marz (3d) *
3. Vivian Scheuplein (1d) and Johannes Obenaus (5d)
4. Lisa Ente (3d) and Torsten Knauf (3d) * 5. Jana Hollmann (1d) and Klaus Petri (3d) *

( Source: http://hessen-go.de/index.php?title=Deutsche-Paargo-Meisterschaft_2014 )

*P.S.:* A list with the winners of German Pair GO Championship since 1991 you find on WP here: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deutsche_Meister_im_Go#Deutscher_Meister

25th and 26th Oct 2014: 25th Intern. Amateur Pair Go Championship (pre-announcement)

… officially announced by the [Japan Pair GO Association][1] the 25th Intern. Amateur Pair Go Championship


We hope to see some live streamings in October 2014 (25th and 26th) celebrating the 25th anniversary of Intern. Amateur Pair Go championship

As soon I have some more news I let you know…  

[1]: http://www.pairgo.or.jp/home.htm

International Amateur Pair Go Championship in spring 2015 (pre-announcement)

International Amateur Pair Go Championship in spring 2015

What do you think about the idea, that on OGS we start in late autumn/winter a qualification series to send the best Rengo Team to the International Amateur Pair Go Championships in spring 2015 ? – It is organised as annual online Rengo tournament by the [SAGA][1] (South African Go Association), which has been affiliated to the [International Go Federation][2] since 1993.


The winners of 2012-2014:

– 2012: [Andre Connell][3] and [Steve Kroon][4] ([details][5])
– 2013: Chris Welsh and Sam Scott (see game)
– 2014: Victor Chow and Aki Zhou ([details][6])

Winner Game of SAGA Rengo Tournament 2013…

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(original source: [GoKGS.com][7] )

You can do an individual review or SGF download here: Eidogo

Pls give feedback what you think about this idea ! – Tks in advance for ur interests. Have fun with GO 🙂

[1]: http://www.sagoclubs.co.za/saga/saga-constitution/
[2]: http://www.nihonkiin.or.jp/igf/
[3]: http://za.linkedin.com/pub/andre-connell/33/529/1a
[4]: http://senseis.xmp.net/?Steve
[5]: http://www.sagoclubs.co.za/2012/03/03/andre-and-steve-win-1st-rengo-tournament/
[6]: http://www.sagoclubs.co.za/2014/03/31/victor-and-aki-win-rengo-tournament/
[7]: http://bit.ly/1t9cinE

7th Yunlin Cup PAIR Tournament in 2015 (preannouncement)

You ever want play with and/or against monks a Rengo tournament in a temple ( in [Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province/People’s Republic of China][1] ) ? – Boommark the 7th Yunlin Cup PAIR Tournament in 2015… here a short review of the 6th one, which took place in February 2014.


February21, 2014, the Sixth Yunlin Cup Invitational Pair Tournament of the GO had its grand opening ceremony in Zhejiang Hotel. The Tournament was organised by Lingyin Temple in its Centre for Buddhist and Go Culture, and jointly sponsored by Jacobs Biotech, Ltd. Lingyin Monastic Manager Venerable Yankong delivered the opening speech, and over 70 venerables and Go players from all over the country attended the opening ceremony.

The opening ceremony started at 7pm, 21 February in Guiyu Hall, Zhejiang Hotel. Monastic Manager Venerable Yankong expressed his gratitude on behalf of Lingyin Temple to all players who came to join the tournament.

The first round of the tournament took place right after the opening ceremony and a ballot. A point-based ranking system was applied in this Tournament, and the duo with the highest total points out of the 32 teams after three rounds of games would become the winners.

The game continued in Lingyin Temple on 22 February. Venerables from Lingyin Centre for Buddhist and Go Culture, professional players such as Cao Dayuan, Chen Linxin, Liu Shizhen, Lu Jun, Hang Tianpeng, Mao Yuheng and Zhang Yueran, and amateur players from all walks of life, competed in the games and exchanged tactics and strategies.

**Behind the Go is much wisdom and philosophy. Chan, the Buddhist term, initially meant the observation of the truth of the universe while thinking in quietness and concentration. Similarly, the game of the Go requires the observation of the full picture with calmness and caution, and emphasises on the acquisition of insights of wisdom about life.** Playing the Go in Lingyin temple adds a tinge of Chan philosophy to the games, and helps the players better understand the Chan ideas of integration and harmony that operate beyond the board.

As the Yunlin Cup Tournament proceeded in Lingyin Centre for Buddhist and Go Culture, the players, bathed in Chan, competed in quietness. The games were no longer dominated by the obsession about the results, but by full concentration on each present move. The young Zhou Junhe, a 10-year-old pupil at Shanghai Taoliyuan Primary School, stood out among the players: Despite his age he was already a 4-dan amateur; and he made every steady move with composure.

The first five places of the current Yunlin Cup Pair Tournament were decided at around 4pm after several rounds of fierce competitions. The duo comprising Venerable Ziyu from Lingyin Temple, and the professional player Zhang Yueran, won the first place. Lingyin Abbot Venerable Guangquan attended the closing ceremony and presented awards to the winners.

Venerable Guangquan (middle) with champions Venerable Ziyu and Ms Zhang Yueran

Both the Go and Buddhism have exerted profound social influences throughout the cultural history with the spirits of humanitarianism and inclusion they both promote. Lingyin Temple has been holding the past six Yunlin Cup Go Tournaments to take advantage of the sport as a platform to provide opportunities for professional and amateur Go players to exchange experiences and techniques, to promote communications between Hangzhou Buddhist community and the Go community, to enhance the Go level of Hangzhou Buddhists, and to enrich the Buddhist culture with traditional sports.** Moreover, the tournaments were organised to express the wish to seek for more tolerance, gratitude and pre-destined human relationships, and to spread and revive the Go by introducing more people to this discipline. At the same time, the undertaking of such events would bring the Lingyin Centre of Buddhist and Go Culture out of its residence in Lingyin Temple to the front of the public and to the life of the common people, and would present the progressing image of contemporary Buddhist monks who are actively engaged in traditional culture and arts.






(Source: http://en.lingyinsi.org/detail_7099.html )

[1]: http://en.lingyinsi.org/maps/

2014 Kuksu Mountains International Pair Go Championship (8-13, Aug, 2014)

Results out of the 2014 Kuksu Mountains International Pair Go Championship


*Date:* August 8 (Fri) – 13 (Wed), 2014
*Place:* Jeollanam-do Gangjin-gun, Yeongam-gun, Shinan-gun Rotation, Korea
*Organizers:* The Korea Baduk Association
*Cooperation:* The China Weiqi Association, Nihon Kiin, The Chinese Taipei Go Association, World Pair Go Association
*Game Rules:* The time limit is 1 hour each, and there is overtime countdown of 60 seconds / one time.
*Prizes:* [Winner] KRW 30,000,000 / [Runner-up] KRW 15,000,000 / [Third place] KRW 10,000,000 / [Fourth place] KRW 10,000,000


Congrats to the winners…

1st winner: [ Korea ] Oh Jeong A 2p & Cho Hoon-Hyun 9p
2nd winner: [ China ] Zhang Yueran 1p & Cao Dayuan 9p
3rd winner: [ Chinese Taipei ] Joanne Missingham 6p & Lin Hai Feng 9p
4th place: [ Japan ] Mannami Nao 3p & Takemiya Masaki 9p

All six games of round 1-3 are available on Eidogo (or OGS) for re-playing now…

– 1st round – Aug. 9th (Sat), 5:00 am (GMT)

  • [ Japan ] Mannami Nao 3-dan / Takemiya Masaki 9-dan – [ Chinese Taipei ] J. Missingham 6-dan / Lin Hai Feng 9-dan…
    winner: Chinese Taipei W + 0.5

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You can do an individual review or SGF download here: Eidogo | OGS

  • [ Korea ] Oh Jeong A 2-dan / Cho Hoon-Hyun 9-dan – [ China ] Zhang Yueran 1-dan / Cao Dayuan 9-dan…
    winner: China B + TimeOut

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You can do an individual review or SGF download here: Eidogo | OGS

– 2nd round – Aug. 10th (Sun), 5:00 am (GMT)

  • [ Japan ] Mannami Nao 3-dan / Takemiya Masaki 9-dan – [ Korea ]
    Oh Jeong A 2-dan / Cho Hoon-Hyun 9-dan…
    winner: Korea W + resign

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You can do an individual review or SGF download here: Eidogo | OGS

  • [ China ] Zhang Yueran 1-dan / Cao Dayuan 9-dan – [ Chinese Taipei ] J. Missingham 6-dan / Lin Hai Feng 9-dan…
    winner: Chinese Taipei B + resign

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You can do an individual review or SGF download here: Eidogo | OGS

– 3rd round – Aug. 11 (Mon), 5:00 am (GMT)

  • [ Japan ] Mannami Nao 3-dan / Takemiya Masaki 9-dan – [ China ] Zhang Yueran 1-dan / Cao Dayuan 9-dan…
    winner: China W + resign

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You can do an individual review or SGF download here: Eidogo | OGS

  • [ Korea ] Oh Jeong A 2-dan / Cho Hoon-Hyun 9-dan – [ Chinese Taipei ] J. Missingham 6-dan/ Lin Hai Feng 9-dan…
    winner: Korea B + resign

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You can do an individual review or SGF download here: Eidogo | OGS

( Source: (C) Pandanet )

Some photo impressions from 3rd round in Shinan-gun (Korea)…
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[More photos here]

Tks to Pandanet-IGS for live streaming and fully documentation…

New Rengo/Pair GO Group exists 24 hours…

Amazing… the new Rengo Group (on OGS – Online-go.com) already counts within the first 24 hours seventeen (17) members.

With 85% we are close to the first target to get minimum 20 members for planning the first Rengo Tournament taking place on OGS. — Tks a lot for this positive feedback and concrete interests. 🙂


OGS (Online Go Server) gets its first and new RENGO/Pair GO Group…

Today on 11th Aug 2014 the Online Go Server (OGS) got it’s first and new Rengo Group I initiated for playing Rengo games, Pair Go games, Rengo Tournaments and sharing Rengo news.

Become member of this uniquely group and invite others sharing the link:

For the public (non OGS members) we make all Group news available here on the MySRS Blog (with the tags rengo and/or pair go) and in a specificly Rengo thread on the OGS Forum: http://goo.gl/mjzKmV

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P.S.: All who posted in the OGS Forum till today about their interests for Rengo and the test players (total: 17) received a direct invitation to become member in the Rengo group on OGS: ssx, harps, demonhead, Franzisa, PaulRenjo, aznhaxor, xhu98, Telach, saxmaam, MorBsh, Marnoris, ztanz, Rikhon, sefo, The Arctic and GoRogue. – Tks in advance giving attention.

today: Rengo final @ European GO Congress 2014 (live stream)

Live Stream from European Go Congress 2014 (Romania) now online…
with FINAL Pair-Go tournament

The mixed player pairs:  Marz / Kim (6D) as black – Wong / Podbera (6D) as white

The game was re-streamed on OGS as copy from IGS. (Tks to mlopezviedma for clicking.)

You can do an individual review or SGF download here: Eidogo | OGS

Originally the Rengo Tournament was planned to consist of two stages:

– Mon, 4th Aug, preliminary stage of 4 teams in 3 rounds robin 16:00 to 22:00;
– Tue, 5th Aug, final stages for 8 best teams in 3 rounds, 16:00 to 22:00.

(Source: http://egc2014.com/congress/rengo/ )

CONGRATS to BLACK for the WIN after WHITE resigned !

The new Rengo Team accounts… Object names of the Solar System

After the 2nd test game last night, the work goes on to develope the RENGO Team game further on. As you have seen, we decided to select “planet names“. First idea was to take “Gods and Godess of Greek Mythology” (Zeus, Apollo, Artemis, Athena etc. …) as team names, but we like to keep it more “neutral” + “universal“… and decided for “object names” of the Solar System.

Herewith we have available more than 50 names for the RENGO-Team Accounts to organize bigger Rengo tournaments with up to 100 single players… isnt’ this a good perspective ? – Hope you like the conception for playing Rengo.

The design of the Avatar images is still work-in-progress. Thanks to The Arctic giving the right impulses and designing them over next days/weeks.


Already 20 RENGO-Team Accounts are setup on OGS: 1. Sun – 2. Jupiter – 3. Saturn – 4. Uranus – 5. Neptune – 6. Earth – 7. Venus – 8. Mars – 9. Ganymede – 10. Titan – 11. Mercury – 12. Callisto – 13. Io – 14. Moon – 15. Europa – 16. Triton – 17. Pluto – 18. Eris – 19. Titania – 20. Rhea …

Next weeks (proably between 30th July – 18th Aug we plan the 3rd Rengo game (as last test). Herefore we are still looking after four (4) players

If you are interested in testing our Rengo-System, pls leave a comment/notice (with your rank) and click the “reply button” – Tks.  

26th July 2014 (review): 2nd RENGO (Go Pair) test game…

Its 02:00 am (on 27th July2014) in Europe  …and since 45 minutes the players of the RENGO Game (2nd test) have left the “dojo”. Many tks to the players of RENGO-Team SUN (Team A) and RENGO-Team JUPITER (Team B), tks to Sefo + The Arctic and their opponents Rikhon + LinuxGooo (me). 🙂

The game started on 26th July 2014 one hour later at 08:30 pm UTC because of some techincal issues….. here first many tks to Rikhon who jumped into this game replacing GoRogue couple of hours before the start. We appreciate your passoin for GO, Rikhon even knowing, that it was 03:30 am Indian local time (Bangladesh) when we started and finishing it at 06:00 am IST.

The game was played felt more that of Pros by its speed. Inclusive a 10 minutes break the players sat over 2.5 hours till 10:55 UTC behind the board. White (RENGO-Team SUN) won by resigning after white played move 124 on L13… Congratulations to Sefo + The Arctic for this win.


This 2nd test game had a good feedback, up to 15-16 spectators in peak… so our thank’s same to all OGSers, Rengo lovers or players who were interested to see how a Rengo game can be played on OGS with specific RENGO-Team accounts, as for now OGS has no timer and ranking system implemented (we suppose that this will come in 2015).

The players themself gave a first positive feedback how it was handled technically… more details will come later. – We hope for your understanding, that the players first wished a time-out. We will orgainze next days a high Dan to give a review/analysis of the game… we will inform you about date and time.

If you like to do a short review on your own, here the link or SGF download of the game: on Eidogo | OGS

The fully Chat documentation is available as PDF download from here: http://goo.gl/i9N1HE2

We wish you a wonderful Sunday. Again its Jubango Time, game 6 with Gu Li (9P) and Lee Sedol (9P) in Liuan. The live stream/broadcasting will start on 27th July 2014 at 01:00 am UTC (03:000 am CEST / 10:00 am local time). More infos on Pandanet IGS here !

21st July 2014: 1st RENGO test game played…

Today, Monday July 21 at 01:00 am European time was written OGS History (OGS = Online GO server online-go.com )… the first RENGO Test Game was played (playtime 15 minutes):

Team A (black): The Arctic (28k) + Sefo (12k) vs.
Team B (white): GoRogue (23k) + LinuxGooo (17k)

736376-053-GoRogue-LinuxGooo-The Arctic-sefo-RENGO.sgf (7.2 KB)

You can take an individual review here: Eidogo | OGS

Because of some “technical issues” Team B run out of time and the game ended with move 53, not the fault of both players.

(Rec.: The playing was improvised little bit, in the OGS channel “off topic“, all players leaved their moves, and then it was clicked by the two representatives The Arctic and LinuxGooo in the game page.)

Till coming weekend 26th July 2014 we will setup specific Rengo-Team accounts, so the posting of the moves in the game chat then will be more easy to handle.

Tks for all observers. Have fun with Rengo / PairGO !

What is Rengo ? – How does work Pair GO ?

Not many know, that Go can be played in a team of two players for each colour… this form of GO is called Pair GO or Rengo.

Rengo (mixed pairs) during KIDO Cup 2014 (photo: © 06/2014 - LinuxGooo)

Rengo (mixed pairs) during KIDO Cup 2014 (photo: © 06/2014 – LinuxGooo)

In Korea even couples play Rengo Tournaments…

More infos what Rengo is you find at Sensei’s Library (SL) here:

Pls leave here your name by replying, if you are interested in playing REngo, e.g. on Go servers like DragonGoServer (DGS), Pandanet-IGS, KGS or OGS… (Rec.: Technically yet its not possible to setup a Rengo game on OGS where the software matches the moves of the 4 players and correct timer. We expect it in 2015, meanwhile on OGS we will use specific Rengo Team accounts (with multiple login).)

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