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Incontro settimanale: Tre Olmi (MO)

Notizie Go Club del Tortellino - 31 min 51 sec fa

Questa settimana, per sfruttare al meglio il giorno festivo, anticipiamo di un giorno il consueto incontro di studio e gioco.

L’appuntamento è fissato pertanto a mercoledì 7 dicembre alle ore 20:30 sempre presso la birreria Keller in località Tre Olmi a Modena in strada Barchetta 411/A.

Trovate la posizione sulla cartina cliccando qui.

Ricordiamo che siamo sempre disponibili a spiegare il gioco a tutti gli interessati, sedetevi con noi e chiedete pure!

Come sempre fate cosa gradita lasciando un commento a questo post per segnalare la vostra presenza o meno.  A mercoledì!

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Kim Sooyoung and Park Jongwook of Korea Win Amateur Pair Go Championship

Notizie AGA - Dom, 04/12/2016 - 15:50

A Korean pair won this year’s 27th International Amateur Pair Go Championship in Tokyo, besting a Taiwanese team in the finals.  Kim Sooyoung and Park Jongwook of Korea beat Pai Shin-Hui and Huang Wei of Taiwan.  Pai and Huang had paved the way, however, by beating a strong Chinese pair in round one of the 32-pair five round event.  The US team of Jeremy Chiu and Gabriella Su (right) ended with a solid 3-2 record, losing in rounds one and three to a Japanese pair and the team from China, but beating Germany and Austria before facing a strong Russian pair, Grigorii Fionin and Elvina Kalsberg, also 2-2, in the final round.  In the 3rd edition of the World Students Pair Go Championship, North American pair Amira Song of Canada and Andrew Zalesak of North Carolina went 1-3, beating the Mexican pair but failing to beat the percentages in their other games against a Japanese pair and not one, but two, Korean university pairs.  A Japanese pair took first.
- report by Andy Okun (standing in photo); photo by Thomas Hsiang

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AlphaGo a Top Contender for “Breakthrough of the Year”

Notizie AGA - Sab, 03/12/2016 - 21:40

AlphaGo is a top contender for the 2016 “Breakthrough of the Year” in Science’s annual survey of momentous scientific discoveries, developments, or trends. Voting continues through Sunday, December 4; click here to vote. At 14%, “AI Ups its Game” is second only to “Human embryos in a dish,” with 20% response, narrowly leading “Ripples in spacetime” with 13%. After voting closes on Sunday, a second round of voting will be conducted with the 5 finalists to pick the official winner, and the People’s Choice selection, along with Science editors’ pick, will be announced on December 22.

 

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Maui Go Club Hosts First Rating Tourney

Notizie AGA - Sab, 03/12/2016 - 21:26

The Maui Go Club held its first rating tournament on November 19 in Wailuku HI. Five members participated in five roundsof play where the ranks of many of the players was formally set for the first time. Play strengths ranged from 13k to 5k. “Not too bad for a club that was only formed in 2015,” reports Danny Topp. The number of AGA members also increased from one to five as a result of holding the tournament.
photo (sitting l-r) Danny Topp and Jason Coughlin; (standing l-r): Ruby Truly, Ty Nakama, Andrew Walker and Konoa Stevens

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Cho Chikun 9p defeats AI DeepZen 2-1; Michael Redmond’s Commentary

Notizie AGA - Sab, 03/12/2016 - 21:19

“Zen plays well in the opening and in open areas that are difficult even for top pros to judge,” says Michael Redmond 9P in his commentary on Game 3 in the recent Cho-DeepZen match, in which Cho bested the AI program. “It makes local mistakes, a problem that seems to be a characteristic weakness of the neural network system. It is playing at a pro level, and is approaching the strength of AlphaGo that we saw in March 2016. In Game 2 I saw some patterns that Zen has been playing for years, so it has not turned into a copy of AlphaGo, but has kept it’s original ‘style’.”

Michael’s game 3 commentary:

download SGF file

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21st Pandanet Cup Internet World Amateur Go Tournament

Home Page sito FIGG - Gio, 01/12/2016 - 10:08

Da oggi a Giovedì 15 Dicembre 2016, sono aperte le iscrizioni al Pandanet Cup Internet World Amateur Go Tournement, il Campionato Amatori di Pandanet
http://www.pandanet.co.jp/event/iwag2016/index_e.htm

Si può scegliere la propria appartenenza tra 5 categorie: Main e Ranked Classes(A-D).

Per iscriversi bisogna avere un grado Pandanet fisso, avendo giocato almeno 20 partite ufficiali entro il 19 Dicembre.

Le eliminatorie si terranno tra il 23 Dicembre e il 15 Gennaio, dopodichè si terranno le finali in 4 turni.

Per i premi e i dettagli: http://www.pandanet.co.jp/event/iwag2016/index_e.htm

Partecipiate numerosi!

Incontro settimanale: Tre Olmi (MO)

Notizie Go Club del Tortellino - Gio, 01/12/2016 - 08:23

Proseguono regolarmente i nostri incontri di studio e gioco.

L’appuntamento è per giovedì 1 dicembre alle ore 20:30 presso la birreria Keller in località Tre Olmi a Modena in strada Barchetta 411/A.

Trovate la posizione sulla cartina cliccando qui.

Ricordiamo che siamo sempre disponibili a spiegare il gioco a tutti gli interessati, sedetevi con noi e chiedete pure!

Come sempre fate cosa gradita lasciando un commento a questo post per segnalare la vostra presenza o meno.  A giovedì!

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Nihon Kiin Announces New World Championship Will Include AI Program DeepZenGo

Notizie AGA - Gio, 01/12/2016 - 01:23

The Nihon Kiin on Tuesday announced a new World Championship tournament that will include top professional players and a strong AI program, to be held in Osaka in March 2017. The tournament is sponsored by NTT Docomo, Mitsui Sumimoto, Daiwa Securities, Hankyu Inc. and Nikkei Inc., and is organized by the Nihon Kiin. With a top prize of \30M (about $270K) and runner-up prize of \10M, the tournament has one of the highest prize structures among go championships.

From March 20-24, three top players from Japan, China, and Korea will join DeepZenGo in a four-round round-robin tournament at Nihon Kiin’s Kansai branch office. Additional playoff will be held in case of ties.

Iyama Yuta (right) has been chosen as the Japanese representative. The ‘seven-crown champion’ who holds all the major Japanese pro titles, Iyama said that he was honored to be chosen and this would be the first time in a long while that he could play in an international tournament without conflicts with the tight domestic competition schedule. He promised to do his best to get good results for Japan. Chinese and Korean representatives will be determined soon.

DeepZenGo was chosen to represent AI. Hideki Kato, DeepZen’s author, expressed gratitude to the great effort and support of the organizers and promised that DeepZenGo would work hard to improve in the next few month to achieve a good result in the tournament.
- Thomas Hsiang

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The Traveling Board: Go and the Family Robot

Notizie AGA - Mer, 30/11/2016 - 02:18

By Lisa Schrag

We got a glimpse of the future when our good friend Matsumoto Mamoru recently had us as guests in his home near Osaka, Japan. His family robot, Pepper, entertained us with conversation and song. Then Pepper politely looked on while Matsumoto and Roger played a few games of go.

Matsumoto — who attends the U.S. Go Congress most years — also took Roger to play at the Kansai office of the Nihon Ki-in one afternoon. There were 25-30 people there that day, and Roger met some very nice local players.

While in Tokyo, we had the pleasure of a nice visit and dinner with go teacher Kazunari Furuyama, author of the E-Journal “Lessons with Kaz” series.

Thanks to the game of go, we have made some wonderful friends in the beautiful country of Japan. This was our third trip, and we visited several small towns, did a four-day pilgrimage walk, and learned about the rich history of Japan. But most of all, we enjoyed spending time with our Japanese friends. And Roger was lucky to get in some go games along the way!

Roger Schrag is a co-founder and past president of Bay Area Go Players Association. Photos by Lisa Schrag.

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Latest Attempt to Create International Map of Go Clubs

Notizie AGA - Mer, 30/11/2016 - 02:07

There have been a number of attempts to create an international map of go clubs, so that instead of each country maintaining a separate map, there can be one reliable map of go clubs which transcends national boundaries.

One such project is being developed by a member of the German Go Federation (Deutsche Go-Bund). It is open-source and based on free data (OpenStreetMap and umap), so even if the creator were to disappear, it could be taken over and continued with minimal effort, and it would never incur licensing costs of any kind.

The database is currently located here, and the map (which is updated regularly from the database, and therefore
doesn’t include recently-added clubs) is here. The source code is at GitHub here  and here.

The map can be freely embedded on any website, and a few regional, local and national sites are already using it to display their country’s clubs, but at the moment, although European and South American coverage is quite good, the coverage of US clubs is rather sparse, and the Far East isn’t really covered at all.

You can look for your local club by sorting the list here (for example by ZIP code), and if your club is not there, you can add it here. Clubs can be added, removed and edited by all users of the site, and registration is free, but requires authentication via a third-party account: at the moment, GitHub, Google, Facebook and VK are supported.

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Upcoming Go Events: Portland, Seattle, Raleigh/Durham, Arlington, Miami

Notizie AGA - Lun, 28/11/2016 - 20:35

December 4: Portland, OR
Three Schools Chess and Go Tournament
Peter Freedman pleefreedman1@comcast.net 503-242-4203

December 4: Seattle, WA
Monthly Ratings Tournament
Brian Allen manager@seattlego.org 206-545-1424 or 206-632-1122

December 9-11: Raleigh/Durham, NC
North Carolina Yuan Zhou Workshop
Paul celmer  pcelmer@earthlink.net 919-610-0927

December 10: Arlington, VA
NOVA presents the Slate and Shell Open
Gary Smith gary@novagoclub.org 703-254-6429

December 10: Miami, FL
Miami Go Championship
Oscar Silva miamigoclub01@gmail.com 786-294-4998

Get the latest go events information.

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French Go News Updates

Notizie AGA - Dom, 27/11/2016 - 14:00
Grenoble has won the French club championship for the third year in a row; details here. JunFu Dai won the French championship; details here. Registration for the next Paris Tournament is now open; the tournament runs April 15-17.
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National Go Center Has Location, Seeks Contractor and Volunteers

Notizie AGA - Dom, 27/11/2016 - 00:08

The National Go Center planned for Washington, DC has found a space and expects to sign a lease in December, reports Gurujeet Khalsa. The location has 2900 sq/ft near the Tenleytown Metro in Northwest DC. “It’s a great location with lots of restaurants nearby and off-street parking,” Khalsa tells the E-Journal. “Before signing a lease, we need a fit-out estimate from a contractor licensed to do commercial work in DC; recommendations for a reliable contractor that will do smaller jobs is urgently needed.” If all goes as planned, fit-out will occur in February and the Center will open in March. “There is a lot of volunteer work and a wide variety of skills needed to make this vision a reality,” Khalsa adds. Accounting, non-profit planning and marketing, web and social media, space layout and design, teaching go, “or whatever expertise you can bring,” are welcome; contact gurujeet.khalsa@nationalgocenter.org.

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Jeremy Chiu Wins Ing’s Cup Youth Go Tournament

Notizie AGA - Dom, 27/11/2016 - 00:02

The 19th Ing’s Cup Youth Go Tournament was held Sunday, November 6 at the Kungfu Fei SiFu Academy in San Jose, CA. One of the most prominent youth go tournaments in the US, the tournament is directed annually by Mingjiu Jiang 7P and sponsored by the Ing’s Goe Foundation. This year, the top division included current Redmond Cup champions Jeremy Chiu and Ary Cheng, former Redmond champion Aaron Ye, as well as former US representatives to the World Youth Go Championship Matthew Cheng, Raymond Feng, and Eric Liu. Jeremy Chiu 7d won Division A with a perfect 3-0 record; Daniel Liu came 2nd and Aaron Ye 3rd with 2-1 records each.

Winner’s report: Division A: 1st place: Jeremy Chiu, 2nd place: Daniel Liu, 3rd place: Aaron Ye; Division B: 1st place: Tina Li, 2nd place: Steven Chen, 3rd place: Yi Co Deng; Division C: 1st place: Delin Fang, 2nd place: Jessica Liu, 3rd place: Brian Kui; Division D: 1st place: Feiyun Chen, 2nd place: Kevin Zhang, 3rd place: Jingfan Feng

- report by Mingjiu Jiang; photos courtesy Jeremy Chiu

 

 

 

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Go Spotting: Go artefacts

Notizie AGA - Sab, 26/11/2016 - 22:16

While doing some go research recently, Tony Collman “came across this little feature on go artefacts, with many beautiful photographs which may interest your readers.”

 

 

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Incontro settimanale: Tre Olmi (MO)

Notizie Go Club del Tortellino - Mer, 23/11/2016 - 08:50

Proseguono regolarmente i nostri incontri di studio e gioco.

L’appuntamento è per giovedì 24 novembre alle ore 20:30 presso la birreria Keller in località Tre Olmi a Modena in strada Barchetta 411/A.

Trovate la posizione sulla cartina cliccando qui.

Ricordiamo che siamo sempre disponibili a spiegare il gioco a tutti gli interessati, sedetevi con noi e chiedete pure!

Come sempre fate cosa gradita lasciando un commento a questo post per segnalare la vostra presenza o meno.  A giovedì!

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EGC 2017: location change

Home Page sito FIGG - Mar, 22/11/2016 - 00:50

The Turkish Go Association is no longer organizing the EGC 2017.

We all know the organizers did their best to keep up the wonderful event that would have been, and we hopefully wish it will still happen in a few years. Italian players will be there! ; )

The new location for the EGC2017 has been decided: Sochi, on the Black Sea side of Russia.


The Executive Board of Italian Go Game Federation

Ci spiace annunciare che l'Associazione Turca per il Gioco del Go si è ritirata dall'ospitare il Congresso Europeo 2017.

Come sappiamo, gli organizzatori dalla Turchia hanno fatto del loro meglio per mantenere l'evento, ma per cause di forza maggiore si è optato per un cambio di sede.
Coloro che si erano iscritti precedentemente, verranno rimborsati e potranno attendere il prossimo annuncio dell'EGF per un'eventuale nuova sede dell'EGC 2017.

Tutti i nostri migliori auguri vanno al comitato organizzativo della Turchia, e speriamo di poter partecipare al loro Congresso entro qualche anno. Noi italiani ci saremo! ;)

Infine, la nuova sede per l'EGC 2017 è già stata scelta: sarà Sochi, ancora sulle coste del Mar Nero, e sarà organizzato dalla Federazione Russa.

Il Consiglio Federale F.I.G.G.

EGC 2017 Changements

Home Page sito FIGG - Mar, 22/11/2016 - 00:50

The Italian Go Game Federation (FIGG) is sad to report the last news from the EGC Organizers: the Turkish Go Association is going to retire from hosting the EGC 2017.

We all know the organizers did their best to keep up the wonderful event that would have been, and we hopefully wish it will still happen in a few years. Italian players will be there! ;)

The Executive Board of Italian Go Game Federation



Ci spiace annunciare che l'Associazione Turca per il Gioco del Go si è ritirata dall'ospitare il Congresso Europeo 2017.

Come sappiamo, gli organizzatori dalla Turchia hanno fatto del loro meglio per mantenere l'evento, ma per cause di forza maggiore si è optato per un cambio di sede.
Coloro che si erano iscritti precedentemente, verranno rimborsati e potranno attendere il prossimo annuncio dell'EGF per un'eventuale nuova sede dell'EGC 2017.

Tutti i nostri migliori auguri vanno al comitato organizzativo della Turchia, e speriamo di poter partecipare al loro Congresso entro qualche anno. Noi italiani ci saremo! ;)

Il Consiglio Federale F.I.G.G.

 

Young Lions Deadline Sunday

Notizie AGA - Lun, 21/11/2016 - 23:27
Registration for the annual Young Lions Tournament closes Nov. 27th. Organized by the American Go Honor Society (AGHS),  the tournament  welcomes kids 18 and younger who have not graduated from high school yet. The tournament will be on December 4th and 11th. There will be four rounds and trophies will be awarded to the top finishers of each bracket. In addition, AGHS t-shirts will be given to the top four finishers of each bracket. Players do not need to compete in all of the four games to participate. For more info, click here; to register, click here.

 

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Deep Zen Go Wins Game 2; Final Game Tuesday Night

Notizie AGA - Lun, 21/11/2016 - 04:41

Deep Zen Go won Game 2 of the 3-game match with Cho Chikun 9P on November 20, evening the score at 1-1. “Cho played badly with White in the opening but invaded Black’s huge moyo later and had a chance to live and win the game,” Michael Redmond 9P tells the E-Journal. “With mistakes by both players in the final fight, Cho’s group died.” Watch for Redmond’s game highlights, which will be posted here when available.

The final and deciding game will start at 11p US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, November 22. Redmond and Antti Tormanen 1P will once again provide English commentary live online.

download SGF file

 

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