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 Post subject: Nationality of 謝依旻 | Xie Yimin ?
Post #1 Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:31 pm 
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I just noticed in the Pair Go World Championship starting tomorrow Xie Yimin is playing with Iyama Yuta for Japan.

http://www.pairgo.or.jp/pgwc/2017/index_e.htm

She's the best female player in Japan by all accounts I can find, and was born in Taiwan, but I haven't found anything about her changing citizenship. I assume she's naturalized Japanese, but am casually curious about when she changed and why. I recall reading somewhere that Go Seigen was more or less forced to change his citizenship in order to continue competing, but that was quite a long time ago. There was once also the expectation that yokozuna hold Japanese citizenship...

Of course it's none of my business... ;-)

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Post #2 Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:46 am 
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Drew wrote:
She's the best female player in Japan by all accounts I can find

A year or two ago yes, but recently Fujisawa Rina has a decent claim to challenge that title: she ended Xie's 9-year run in the Women's Miejin in 2017 and also took the 2016 Women's Honinbo. Rina is also higher ranked on goratings.org now (and the highest ranked female Japanese pro).

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Post #3 Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:17 am 
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Awesome! I'm very much looking forward to the pair go this weekend.

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Post #4 Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:43 am 
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I do not know if Xie Yimin changed her nationality, but sometimes international competition allows players to group together according to their affiliation not their nationality. This could be because she is affiliated with Nihon ki-in.

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Post #5 Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:46 pm 
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By the way, on the website, Park Jung Hwan and Choi Jung listed as representatives of CHINA is definitely a mistake.

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Post #6 Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:54 pm 
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kimidori wrote:
By the way, on the website, Park Jung Hwan and Choi Jung listed as representatives of CHINA is definitely a mistake.


Was just looking at that. They sound like very Korean names to me.

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Post #7 Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:25 pm 
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The website graphic is in error. The actual match details are all correct.

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Post #8 Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:17 pm 
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Is anyone watching the live broadcast? The website doesn't show any kind of stream when I check it. It's currently 2pm in Japan on August 12th.

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Post #9 Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:50 pm 
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Fadedsun wrote:
Is anyone watching the live broadcast? The website doesn't show any kind of stream when I check it. It's currently 2pm in Japan on August 12th.


The first match has already ended:
the Korean team won by resignation.


To watch the second which starts in ~40 minutes, open GoPanda2 client, log in. Then in your web browser go here: http://www.pairgo.or.jp/pgwc/2017/results/index_e.htm

and click Live Broadcast. It will open a game room in your GoPanda2 browser.

There may be video streams elsewhere. That's only the kifu obviously.

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Post #10 Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:45 am 
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I see. I was "watching" from the Pandanet app on my phone last night. I wasn't sure if there was a video stream, because "live broadcast" sounds like a video stream to me. Still fun to watch either way.

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