Questo sito utilizza cookie tecnici per consentire una migliore navigazione. Per informazioni clicca qui

Aggregatore di feed

Redmond livestream tonight on Twitch

Notizie AGA - Gio, 16/01/2020 - 11:04

Tune in the AGA’s Twitch channel tonight at 7p EST for a livestream game commentary by Michael Redmond 9P with Chris Garlock. Follow the AGA’s Twitch channel and get notified of live streams. “Hope this series never ends!” said psyopus syzygy. “Learn so much from Michael. Thank youuuuu!!”

Categorie:

Incontro settimanale: Tre Olmi (MO)

Notizie Go Club del Tortellino - Mer, 15/01/2020 - 17:57

Proseguono regolarmente i nostri incontri di studio e gioco.

L’appuntamento è per giovedì 16 gennaio 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!

Categorie:

Member’s Edition: Lessons with Kaz: Common Mistakes

Notizie AGA - Mar, 14/01/2020 - 08:00

download SGF file

Published in the January 14, 2019 edition of the American Go E-Journal.

In this game commentary between 3 kyu players Kaz demonstrates how important good shape is to the long term strength of a group.

A longtime contributor to the American Go E-Journal, former insei Kazunari Furuyama has returned with his popular EJ column, now in sgf files and re-named “Lessons with Kaz”. Visit his website at http://kazsensei.com, including the advice column http://kazsensei.com/advice, and example problems http://kazsensei.com/problems. Kaz also has room for offline teaching, http://kazsensei.com/teaching/offline-lessons/.

Categorie:

Member’s Edition: Yilun Yang’s 2020 New Year’s Puzzle (answer)

Notizie AGA - Mar, 14/01/2020 - 08:00

download SGF file

Black plays. Happy New Year!
Published in the January 14, 2020 edition of the American Go E-Journal.

Yilun Yang 7P is one of the most popular go teachers in the US. You can reach him at yly_go@yahoo.com.

Categorie:

Member’s Edition: Yilun Yang’s January Hard Life and Death Puzzle

Notizie AGA - Mar, 14/01/2020 - 08:00

download SGF file

Black to play. Black has to attack White from the open area, which is the correct move?
Published in the January 14, 2020 edition of the American Go E-Journal.

Yilun Yang 7P is one of the most popular go teachers in the US. You can reach him at yly_go@yahoo.com.

Categorie:

Upcoming Go Events: Columbus and San Diego

Notizie AGA - Mar, 14/01/2020 - 01:57

January 18-19: Columbus, OH
Midwest Open
Devin Fraze info@gohio.org 614-705-9839

January 19: San Diego, CA
Yilun Yang (7P) Sunday Afternoon Go Class for all go players
Ted Terpstra ted.terpstra@gmail.com 619-384-3454

January 19: San Diego, CA
2020 SDGC / Yellow Mountain Imports Rating Tournament
Ted Terpstra ted.terpstra@gmail.com 619-384-3454

Get the latest go events information.

Categorie:

Registration open for 2020 U.S. Go Congress

Notizie AGA - Lun, 13/01/2020 - 08:30

Registration is now open for the 36th annual U.S. Go Congress, which will be held August 1-9 at the YMCA camp near Estes Park, CO.  Click here for details on registering.

The main playing site is Assembly Hall in the center of camp, which is surrounded by many indoor and outdoor amenities, plus the natural beauty of the Rocky Mountains.  “It’s the perfect setting for both players and non-players alike, an ideal vacation destination for the whole family!” say Congress organizers.

The camp is just outside Estes Park, just under two hours from Denver International Airport (DIA).  You can sign up for the airport shuttle during registration, or rent a car at the airport.  The Congress has plenty of rooms reserved on-site, or you can choose from many off-site locations (but act soon as summer fills up quickly).  Click here for detailed information about the Congress.

The Start Here tab on the Congress website allows you to register and sign up for lodging and meal plans, the banquet, and the day-off activities. 

“There are official tours to please almost everyone, from open-air trollies servicing Rocky Mountain National Park, ghost tours at the historic Stanley Hotel, cable-car rides to the top of Prospect mountain, and horseback riding,” says Congress Co-Director Eric Wainwright. “If any of these don’t fit the bill, there’s an abundance of informal tours and other activities as well.”  Click here to see the full list.

“We hope to make this the best congress yet!”

Categorie:

Alexander Qi 4D edges out Joel Kenny 4D in New York Go Association’s first 2020 monthly tourney

Notizie AGA - Dom, 12/01/2020 - 00:32

The New York Go Association kicked off the New Year with its first 2020 NYGA Monthly Tournament (NMT) on January 4. A field of 21 players participated their first go tournament of the year, with Alexander Qi 4D winning the open division by 2 SOS points in the tie breaker against Joel Kenny 4D, who defeated Alex in the final round. Afa Zhou 1D and Leo Martin 22K won Division 2 and 3 respectively, both with perfect 4-0 records.

Starting this month, the top eight players in the NMTs will earn NMT Points for the NYGA Grand Final Championship. Players who collected NMT points this month are Alexander Qi (20), Joel Kenny (16), Chen Yong (12), Micheal Fodera(10), Enyo Shirakata(8), Ozawa Toranosuke(6), Afa Zhou(2) and Andy Segal(1). For more information regarding NMP points and rules, click here https://www.ny-go.org/nyga-gf for more details.

  • Felipo Jian, Tournament Director
Categorie:

Lee Sedol drops to AI player in final career match

Notizie AGA - Sab, 11/01/2020 - 23:12

South Korean Go icon Lee Sedol closed out his illustrious career last month in a three-game match with home-developed artificial intelligence (AI) program HanDol, according to a report by the Yonhap News Agency.

Lee, who turned pro at 12 and went on to capture 18 international and 32 domestic titles, defeated HanDol in the opener of the best-of-three match in Seoul, playing with a two-stone advantage. The second match was played without any handicap, and HanDol was victorious. In the decisive third game, HanDol, developed by South Korea’s NHN Entertainment Corp., took down the 36-year-old master after 181 stones in Lee’s final match, held in his hometown of Sinan, 400 kilometers south of Seoul.
“I should have done better early, and then the (final game) would have played out much like the first one,” Lee said. “To be honest, I don’t think HanDol is particularly strong when playing with an advantage. I think some of the younger players would have beaten HanDol.”

Looking back on his career, Lee said, “I’ve enjoyed this ride. In the past, I used to say, ‘Baduk is my life,'” he said. “But now, I think there’s more to my life than baduk. I take away a lot of fun memories. Even though I lost today, I was happy to have played a good match.”

Note: This post has been updated to clarify the game sequence.

Categorie:

AlphaGo vs. AlphaGo; Game 34: The AI and the ponnuki

Notizie AGA - Sab, 11/01/2020 - 06:53

After a brief break for the holidays, Michael Redmond 9P and Chris Garlock return with their latest AlphaGo vs. AlphaGo game commentary.

The game features a ponnuki* near the center of the board,” and Redmond says that “nowadays with people getting new ideas from AI’s, a lot of the old ideas — the old values, you might say — about things like ponnukis or josekis have been questioned. So in this game we get to see how an AI handles a ponnuki.” After that, Redmond warns, “things get very tactical, there’s a lot of calculating, a lot of groups and you have to figure out what’s alive and what’s dead; there’s a lot to figure out.”

The commentary was originally streamed live on Twitch, which gave viewers a chance to interact with Redmond and Garlock, who will be live-streaming more game commentaries — some AlphaGo vs. AlphaGo and some of Redmond’s games — on January 16, 23 and 30 on the AGA’s Twitch channel. Follow the AGA’s Twitch channel and get notified of live streams.

* Capturing a single stone, leaving a diamond shape. According to the proverb, “A ponnuki is worth thirty points” Sensei’s Library

download SGF file

Categorie:

New AGA Tournament Director Support mailing list is live

Notizie AGA - Sab, 11/01/2020 - 01:01

The AGA has been working to help those who run our tournaments across the country. A new mailing list has been created to help both veteran and new directors with the goal of creating a sounding board for issues and questions that might arise throughout the year. If you are or would like to become a tournament director, please consider joining the TD Support mailing list. Discussions will be most useful with a good blend of both veteran tournament directors and fresh perspectives from new TDs. The mailing list will also be a great place for TDs to ask questions and share experiences.

We have updated our information to help you join these lists to connect with TDs and Chapter leaders. Full Mailing List information can be found on the left menu bar of the USGO website.

Categorie:

Frederick Bao wins 2019 Young Lions Tournament

Notizie AGA - Ven, 10/01/2020 - 01:45

“Over 70 players from across North America competed intensely in the AGHS’s annual Young Lions Tournament, which took place over the past month,” says AGHS Promotion Head Sophia Wang, “There was impressive participation, including several high-dan competitors and many new players joining the Go community.” Frederick Bao, who won first place at the 2019 US Open as well as multiple recent tournaments, emerged victorious as the champion of the 2019 Young Lions Tournament after being undefeated in the highly competitive open division. Zhixiang Lou followed closely as second place and Ruihan Cao took third.

Winners’ Report: Open Division 1st: Frederick Bao, 2nd: Zhixiang Lou, 3rd: Ruihan Cao; Division A 1st: Toranosuke Ozawa, 2nd: Sophie Lin, 3rd: Chase Lin; Division B 1st: Steve Zhang, 2nd: Kyle Fenimore, 3rd: Samantha Soo; Division C 1st: Jason Yang, 2nd: Stephanie Tan, 3rd: Juanshu Lan; Division D 1st: Zhiyong Huang, 2nd: Joshua Wong, 3rd: Allen Tan; Division E 1st: Shinyan Hu, 2nd: Christina Wang, 3rd: Ethan Tu; Division F 1st: Zhihan William Huang, 2nd: Noah Carrafa, 3rd: Enzo Aozono-Araldi -Lionel Zhang, EJ Youth Correspondant


Categorie:

Incontro settimanale: Tre Olmi (MO)

Notizie Go Club del Tortellino - Mer, 08/01/2020 - 14:50

Dopo la pausa per le festività, con l’anno nuovo gli incontri di studio e gioco riprendono regolarmente.

L’appuntamento è per giovedì 9 gennaio 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!

Categorie:

February 8 NYIG Open to feature a Night With the Pros

Notizie AGA - Mer, 08/01/2020 - 06:11

The New York Go Association will be hosting the 2020 NYIG Open in Little Neck, NY on February 8, 2020. The NYIG Open is a 4-round, AGA-rated tournament from 9 AM to 5 PM.

Fancy spending the evening with a Go World Champion after the tournament? This year’s special NYIG Open will be joined by two esteemed professional players from China, Gu Zihao 9P (right) and Wang Xiangyun 3P (below), who will teach and interact with our Go fans in the “Night With the Pros” event. After a Go lecture by World Champion Gu Zihao 9P and pizza, you get to ask your own questions during “Ask the Pros” with Gu Zihao 9P, Wang Xiangyun 3P, Stephanie Yin 1P, and Ryan Li 1P. 

For more details, please visit https://www.ny-go.org/2020-nyig-open or contact info@ny-go.org
-report and photos provided by Ryan Li

Categorie:

Registration Open for the 2020 North American Kyu Championships, Redmond Cup, and AGA Girls Cup

Notizie AGA - Mar, 07/01/2020 - 11:06

Registration is now open for the annual suite of AGA-run youth tournaments, including the 7th North American Kyu Championships (NAKC), the 27th Redmond Cup, and the 3rd AGA Girls Cup. For all three tournaments, competitors must reside in North America and be a member of the his or her country’s national Go organization.

Young Go players competing at the 2018 US Go Congress

The year kicks off on February 1st with the 7th North American Kyu Championships, which is a four-round, one-day tournament on the KGS Go Server for North American kyu players under the age of 18. Top junior (under 13) and senior (13-17) players in each of five rank divisions can win personalized crystal trophies, and the junior and senior champions of the top division will be invited to play in the Redmond Cup, which traditionally requires one to have a dan-level rank to compete. Players who complete all rounds of the NAKC will also be eligible for a $200 scholarship to the 2020 US Go Congress (USGC) in Estes Park, Colorado, courtesy of the American Go Foundation. Registration for the NAKC closes on January 26th, and interested competitors can read about the rules and additional details here.

Frederick Bao 5d (l) vs Kevin Huang 5d (r) at the 2019 Redmond Cup Junior Division Finals

The 27th Redmond Cup and 3rd AGA Girls Cup are premier tournaments for North American youth under 18 and females under 16 respectively. Players must have an accredited rank of 1-dan or higher to participate in the Redmond Cup, and an accredited rank of 10-kyu or higher to participate in the AGA Girls Cup. The Redmond Cup features both a Junior (under 13) and a Senior (13-17) division, while the AGA Girls Cup will feature one division. Both tournaments are online preliminaries to determine two finalists in each division who will be invited to play in a best-of-three match at the 2020 US Go Congress. The American Go Foundation will cover all reasonable expenses for the finalists of both tournaments to travel to and compete at the 2020 USGC. Players who complete all rounds of either tournament will also be eligible for a $200 scholarship to the 2020 USGC. Registration for the Redmond Cup will close on March 11th, with competition starting on March 15th. Registration for the AGA Girls Cup will close on March 18th, with competition starting on March 22nd. Interested competitors can read about the rules for the Redmond Cup here and rules for the AGA Girls Cup here. – Story and photos by Justin Teng, AGA Youth Coordinator

Categorie:

Member’s Edition: Yilun Yang’s 2020 New Year’s Puzzle

Notizie AGA - Mar, 07/01/2020 - 08:00

download SGF file

Black plays. Happy New Year! (Answer appears next week.)
Published in the January 7, 2020 edition of the American Go E-Journal.

Yilun Yang 7P is one of the most popular go teachers in the US. You can reach him at yly_go@yahoo.com.

Categorie:

Member’s Edition: Yilun Yang’s January Easy Life and Death Puzzle

Notizie AGA - Mar, 07/01/2020 - 08:00

download SGF file

Black to play. Black lacks eye space, but still has a chance to live.
Published in the January 7, 2020 edition of the American Go E-Journal.

Yilun Yang 7P is one of the most popular go teachers in the US. You can reach him at yly_go@yahoo.com.

Categorie:

Member’s Edition: Guo Juan 5P on a 5 Dan Game

Notizie AGA - Mar, 07/01/2020 - 08:00

download SGF file

Commentary: Guo Juan 5P
Game Editor: Myron Souris
Published in the January 7, 2019 edition of the American Go E-Journal

In this game between 5d players, Guo Juan covers a strategic understanding of a popular AI move against a corner enclosure. In addition to other tips, she also gives a great example from the game of an important principle that all amateurs should keep in mind on attacking, viz., you don’t necessarily have to kill a group to win – sometimes you can simply attack from the outside to win by territory.

Guo Juan 5P is a popular go teacher based in Amsterdam. Check out her online go school, featuring recorded lectures and problems presented in a Spaced Repetition System. Here you will learn and remember correct play. And there’s a one month free trial!

Categorie:

Go Clubs: Bloomington, Indiana

Notizie AGA - Mar, 07/01/2020 - 01:54

The American Go Association’s newest chapter is The Stone Cutters Go Club in Bloomington, Indiana. “We welcome anyone with an interest in Go to come and visit, new players included!” says the club on its website. “Our goal is to help provide a network for Go players and bring awareness of Go to the community.” Club founder Vera Flocke especially encourages local or visiting AGA members to drop by. “It would be great to see our club grow,” she says. The club meets Thursday evenings at 7p at the Runcible Spoon, 412 E 6th Street, Bloomington, IN 47408.
Got club news? Email us at journal@usgo.org

Categorie:

New AGA Chapters for December 2019

Notizie AGA - Lun, 06/01/2020 - 22:56

The AGA is regularly asked for new chapters around the country. These are the newly registered chapters from December 2019:

Stonecutters Go Club Bloomington – We meet at the Runcible Spoon (412 E 6th St, Bloomington, IN 47408) on Thursday evenings at 7pm. – Contact Vera Flocke

High School North Go Association – We meet every Thursday, 3-4 pm at High School North. The address is 90 Grovers Mill Rd, Plainsboro Township, NJ 08536. For any students or staff of West Windsor-Plainsboro school district, you are free to come, just email us beforehand. Anyone who is not under these categories can email us at hsnchineseclub@gmail.com to work it out. – Contact Seth Liang (The High School North Go Association is a subsidiary of the High School North Chinese Club.)

Members should check their information when logging in. If you are not receiving the EJ make sure your email is up to date. Chapters can always update their current chapter through the AGA Membership Manager if they have changed.

Categorie:

Theme by Danetsoft and Danang Probo Sayekti inspired by Maksimer