Yitien Chan (Chinese Taipei) snatched victory in the 35th World Amateur Go Championship, overtaking Korea by a single tie-break point. Chinese Taipei take home the trophy for the first time ever, and this is also the first time since 1986 … Continue reading →
This morning treated the WAGC players to a clear sky and magnificent views of Lake Bomun. But news of the approach of Typhoon Neoguri left many worried about their return flights. There was turbulent weather on the Go board too, … Continue reading →
From top left: Jie Liang, Rafif Shidqi Fitrah, Amir Fragman, Nikola Mitic, Altan Kuntay, Ricardo Quintera Zaqueta. More photos here.
Just as we had thought that the Chinese had it in the bag, Korean maestro Taewoong Wei snatched victory in this afternoon’s game, bringing his score to five wins and one loss, now equal to Chinese player. This throws the … Continue reading →
China has taken the sole lead with Ruoran Wang’s decisive victory over Chinese Taipei’s Yitien Chan in the fifth round of the 35th WAGC. The game itself was relatively uneventful but it was clear that Wang was in the driving … Continue reading →
The 35th World Amateur Go Championship marks the retirement of Yuki Shigeno from her post as the Secretary General of the International Go Federation (IGF). We look back at all she has contributed to the Go world since she began her … Continue reading →
Round 4 White: Yongfei Ge (Canada) 7D Black: Kiko Emura (Japan) 7D Click here to start the game viewer. Commentary/variations by Yongfei Ge. Recorded by Chris Garlock
Photos by John Pinkerton. From top left: Nhat Minh Vo, Kiko Emura, Taewoong Wei, Merlijn Kuin, Suzanne D’Bel, Niccolò Sgaravatti, Zoran Mutabzija and Dmitry Surin. More photos here.
Round 3 White: Yitien Chan (Chinese Taipei) 7D Black: Taewoong Wei (Korea) 7D Click here to start the game viewer. Commentary/variations by Chan & Wei, with assistance by Chengping Chang 3P (Taiwan team leader), Chihyung Nam 1P, Thomas Hsiang and translator Hana Lee. Transcribed … Continue reading →
After the drama of this morning’s course of events, we expected a less exciting offering this afternoon, but that was not to be the case. China, Korea and Chinese Taipei pushed ahead with their victories against the Ukraine, Hong Kong … Continue reading →