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Author:  artem.kachanovskyi [ Mon Sep 13, 2021 2:50 pm ]
Post subject:  European Go Journal: September 2021 Edition

The European Women’s Go Championship 2021 took place online from the 4th – 5th September. Dina Burdakova 5d won five games out of six and claimed the champion’s title.

In round four, Dina played against Natalia Kovaleva 5d - last year’s champion. In the September edition of the European Go Journal you will find a commentary on that epic battle.

Photo: Natalia Kovaleva (left) and Dina Burdakova (right).

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Author:  artem.kachanovskyi [ Thu Sep 16, 2021 2:37 pm ]
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The final of the 13th Chunlan Cup - one of the world professional go championships - took place online. Shin Jinseo 9p, number one of the Korean ranking list, faced Tang Weixing 9p - one of the top Chinese professional go players.

As the final was a best of three, Shin claimed the champion’s title after winning two games straight on the 13th and 15th of September, respectively.

In the September edition of the European Go Journal you will find a review of the second game of the final.

Photo: happy Shin Jinseo after winning the 13th Chunlan Cup.

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Author:  artem.kachanovskyi [ Thu Sep 23, 2021 5:31 am ]
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One might wonder: what is the greatest achievement of Western go players in international tournaments?

Perhaps, Ryan Li beating Chen Yaoye 9p, three-time world champion, in the third MLily Cup in 2017.

We talked with Ryan about that game and his life as a professional go player. Besides, Ryan is a Ph.D. student in atmospheric physics at Yale University and runs the New York Institute of Go - an educational center with around 70 active students.

Want to learn more about Ryan? In the September edition of the European Go Journal, you will find an interview with him.

Subscribe on Patreon until the end of September to receive this month's edition automatically: https://www.patreon.com/europeangojournal

To purchase a specific edition, send a message to journal@eurogofed.org.

Photo: Ryan with his wife Stephanie Yin 1p at the Brooklyn bridge in 2018.

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Author:  artem.kachanovskyi [ Mon Sep 27, 2021 1:30 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: European Go Journal: September 2021 Edition

Have you ever taught newcomers to play go? How about teaching prisoners in jail?

Ilona Crispien from Germany taught a group of prisoners in jail to play go in a traditional way. Later she tried the concept of Yasuda Yasutoshi 9p: Ilona taught them “capture go” (also known as “atari go”) and compared the results of these two approaches.

In the September edition of the European Go Journal you will find an English translation of Ilona’s original German report.

Subscribe on Patreon until the end of September to receive this month’s edition automatically: https://www.patreon.com/europeangojournal

Learn all about Yasuda’s concepts and discoveries in “Go as Communication” book published by BOARD’N’STONES: http://www.boardnstones.com/09-All_Titles-90-BSV90.php

The picture was made for “Go as Communication” book by Camille Lévêque: Yasuda Yasutoshi teaching capture go to children.

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Author:  artem.kachanovskyi [ Sun Oct 03, 2021 12:25 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: European Go Journal: September 2021 Edition

The September 2021 edition of the European Go Journal is now published! It's available for purchase on our website: https://eurogojournal.com/editions/september-2021

Here are highlights of the September 2021 edition:
- An interview with Ryan Li, 3-dan professional go player of the North American Go Federation.
- Short interviews with Natalia Kovaleva 5d and Dina Burdakova 5d on their victories in the European Pair Go Championship and European Women’s Go Championship, respectively.
- A report by Ivan Mesenko on the Moscow Cup, which brought together more than 100 players.
- A detailed commentary on one of the most exciting games of the European Women’s Go Championship, played between Dina Burdakova 5d and Natalia Kovaleva 5d.
- A review of the decisive game of the 13th Chunlan Cup final between Shin Jinseo 9p and Tang Weixing 9p.
- An excerpt from the book “Go as Communication”: a report by Ilona Crispien on her experiences teaching go in jail.
- The next chapter of the Thirty-Six Stratagems, presented by Dai Junfu 8d, illustrating tactics used in warfare through examples from games of go.
- Breathtaking tesujis compiled by Alexander Dinerchtein 3p.

Illustration on the cover by Aleksandra Khokhlova from Omsk, Russia.

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Author:  artem.kachanovskyi [ Mon Oct 11, 2021 2:22 pm ]
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The September 2021 edition of the European Go Journal was printed and more than 130 copies are now on the way to subscribers.

This month the Journal travels for the first time to such countries as Singapore and Denmark.

Want to order a copy for yourself? You can do it on our website: https://eurogojournal.com/editions/september-2021

Delivery is included in the price!

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