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SportAccord set to launch the biggest ever World Mind Games online tournament


This is a guest article by Thomas Hsiang. Ahead of the 4th edition of the SportAccord World Mind Games organized in Beijing on December 11-17, 2014, SportAccord launches the 2014 World Mind Games Online Tournament featuring Bridge, Chess and Go…

Shi Yue wins 1st World Go League

Shi Yue 9 dan wins the go9dan World Go League.

On April 29, 2013, Shi Yue 9p won the three month long World Go League at go9dan. The World Go League is an invitational tournament for five players from South Korea and five players from China, which kicked off this year. The organizers heralded it as the ultimate pro top 10…

Report from the 2013 British Go Congress


The 2013 British Go Congress took place last weekend, April 5-7, at the Cromwell Hotel, Stevenage in Hertfordshire, England. Special guest, Japanese/American professional Go player, Michael Redmond, started events on Friday with a teaching session and a spot-the-move competition…

How do we get more people to play Go?


As we all know, Go is a totally fascinating game. Playing (or even watching) a game and seeing how groups evolve, come to life or die, is a thrilling experience – well, it is if you already know the game. Not knowing Go and watching two players stare at a piece of wood covered in black and white marbles? Not so much…

How you can help to make Go a household name: The Surrounding Game

The Surrounding Game: A film about Go

It’s the line that every Go player hates to hear, “You’re playing Othello, right?” For a game with such rich cultural legacy, Go suffers from a serious lack of cultural awareness in Western countries. What would it take for Go to capture the public imagination?

Computer game tycoon to keynote first US International Go Symposium


The father of the computer gaming revolution, Nolan Bushnell, will be the keynote speaker at a symposium for the world’s oldest continuously played game of skill, Go. The first US International Go Symposium, on August 4-5, 2012, will bring together Go scholars from around the world.

What will the Go server of the future look like?


This is a guest article by Gabriel Benmergui of Kaya.gs: “I could never imagine that in the year 2050 we would still be using what we know today. So I started wondering, what features would the Go server of the future have and what would it look like?… The next generation of Go servers has to be undisputably different…”

The final week at Shanghai Go Camp


After two exciting weeks of training, fun and friends in Shanghai, we headed to Hangzhou. Hangzhou is a beautiful city close to Shanghai, known as ‘Shanghai’s Garden’. It’s one of the cities Chinese people always choose in ‘favorite Chinese city’ polls. It’s very close to Shanghai. The weather is similar, the people look alike, even the mosquitoes are the same. But what makes Hangzhou special is it beautiful lake. The West Lake.

What’s happening at the Shanghai Go Camp?

Mini Villas at Shanghai International Studies University (featured image)

I arrived in Shanghai in the evening of June 21, 2011. Two weeks have already passed since the Shanghai Go Camp started, and the time has gone by so quickly. Everything so far has been very nice. It looks like the tough part will start now. We are going to Hangzhou to receive training with the local Go students. Our group will be divided into classes based on the results of a tournament we’ll play with the locals, just the way the Chinese players do it.

Want to improve your Go and see China? Shanghai Go Camp 2011


If you’re like most Go players, you dream of getting just one, three or even ten stones stronger. Have you also wondered what it would be like to see China, with all its ancient history, its modern marvels and, of course, Go? Do you wish you could play Go in China?