“I think it’s great that so many countries are getting together for an international competition!” were the words of Chai Hui Lim, the second President of the Brunei Darussalam Go Association, on her first visit to the World Amateur Go … Continue reading →
Korea and Japan, two of the favourites to top the tournament, both lost by half a point to their respective opponents from Chinese Taipei and China in this morning’s play. To heighten the drama, a broken clock disrupts the Japan-China … Continue reading →
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After a lunch of fish and assorted kimchi, the players returned to the underground playing area, where they would continue to the second round of this year’s World Amateur Go Championship. Within fifteen minutes Hungary’s Pal Balogh’s game had yet … Continue reading →
Round 1 White: Merlijn Kuin (Netherlands) 6D Black: Naisan Chan (Hong Kong) 6D Click here to start the game viewer. Transcribed by Chris Garlock. Variations and comments by Kuin & Chan.
This morning at 9.30am representatives from fifty-four countries and territories placed their bets on odd or even and kicked off the 35th World Amateur Go Championship. Unlike last year, where the first round pairings were announced at the Opening Ceremony, … Continue reading →
Why top players love go is as varied as the players themselves, but they all pretty much agree that in order to get stronger, “you must love the game.” So said Japan’s Emura Kiko at a brief press conference on … Continue reading →
The International Go Federation Annual General Meeting was held this afternoon at the site of this year’s World Amateur Go Championship, the Hyundai Hotel in Gyeongju, Korea. The lush green grounds of the hotel overlook the beautiful Bomun Lake, a scenic backdrop … Continue reading →
With the start of the 35th World Amateur Go Championship now less than two weeks away, it is time to take a look at the field. Fifty-seven players from a like number of countries and territories are scheduled to make … Continue reading →
54 Countries and Territories Asia (14) – Middle and Near East (2) – Europe (29) – Africa (1) – Americas (6) – Oceania (2) Asia Brunei China Chinese Taipei Hong Kong India Ho Soon ANG Wang RUORAN Yi-Tien CHAN N’ai San CHAN Soni SHAH Age: 24 Age: 16 Age: 20 Age: … Continue reading →