Begin maart speelden wereldtop-gospeler Lee Sedol en het softwareprogramma AlphaGo van Google Deepmind een historische match en de uitslag was voor vele go-spelers verrassend.
Duizenden jaren was het meesterschap over het bordspel go voorbehouden aan mensen. Enkele jaren geleden nog waren zelfs middelmatige spelers in staat om de destijds beste go-computerprogramma’s te verslaan, terwijl bij denksporten als schaken en dammen de grootmeesters al geen schijn van kans meer maakten tegen de kunstmatige intelligenties.
Maar nu 2016, tussen 9 en 14 maart, verloor de mens met 4-1 van AlphaGo. Sindsdien staat het spel in een hernieuwde belangstelling.
Wat is go eigenlijk?
Waarom is het nu zo interessant voor Google?
En waarom fascineert het mensen al duizenden jaren?
Om deze vragen te beantwoorden organiseren wij drie go-introducties in het Europees Go Centrum te Amstelveen:
donderdag 7 April vanaf 19:00 uur
zaterdag 9 April vanaf 14:00 uur
woensdag 13 April 19:00 uur
Graag (gratis) vooraanmelding via E-mail naar email@example.com
Europees Go Centrum
tel.: 020 – 64 555 55
It is our pleasure to announce that the Nihon Ki-in Go Camp 2016 will be held for 10 days from 23 August till 1 September 2016 at the Nihon Ki-in!
The Summer Go Camp will be held for overseas go players who want to improve your go level and to experience very rich Go culture in Japan and to make friends with the participants from around the world!!
The Go Camp 2016 will give you very unique and special contents as follows:
– You play for Japan’s most popular amateur tournament in which more than 1,000 players will enjoy.
– Many legendry players will give you teaching games and special commentaries!
– You visit and watch the first game of Meijin Title Match at the five stars hotel, Four Season in Tokyo.
– Special Forum: The legend, *Go Seigen’s anecdote* (*secret story) and *his best game* will be introduced by a professional who is very familiar with Go Seigen.
– You will enjoy goodwill matches with Japanese Universities’ Students!
– Special sightseeing programs in/around Tokyo will be also available!
– Plus, you will meet and make a lots of friends from around the world!
Super Special Offer!
If you register earlier than 30 June 2016, the program fee is set out only 29,800 JPY!!
*Note that the program fee will be 45,000 JPY as a regular price from 1 July 2016.
For inquiry or registration:
For your registration, please email Tom to firstname.lastname@example.org
until the official website of the Summer Go Camp 2016 is released.
A European Go Federation bonus points tournament (level B)
Preregistration is open although the schedule is not yet decided.
For sure it will be a four day event with a main tournament of six rounds played in the European Go Centre and an one-day Rapid tournament. This Rapid tournament will be either on Thursday or on Saturday. On the other days the main tournament will be played. The exact schedule will be published as soon as possible. However, earliest time of the first round of the main tournament would be May 5th, 14:00 and the closing ceremony will be on May 8th, 18:00.
In case of preregistration and payment in March: 40 euro
In case of preregistration and payment in April: 45 euro
In case of registration and payment at Thursday, 5 May: 55 euro
Note possible discounts, regardless the time of payment:
There is a discount of 10 euro for members of European national go associations (the NGoB and other member organisations of the EGF).
There is a discount of 10 euro for all players aged under 18 and/or classified as double digit kyu.
Please transfer the money to:
Name: Redactie Go
IBAN: NL21 INGB 0000 7332 53
With the message: AIGT 2016 and your name and playing strength
During the opening ceremony of the European Go Championships in Liberec, Czechia, we could present the result of the First World Wide Iwamoto Awards. This is the first time that we organized this award world wide, we had four European awards earlier. Mr. Yamashiro 9p, vice-pesident of the Nihon Ki-in handed the certificate over to Daniel Bösze (Austria) for his project Public Touchscreen Go Table.
On May 31 the Nichiran Silvernet Foundation organized their annual bazaar in the European Go Cultural Centre to raise funds for their activities.
The Nichiran Silvernet Foundation organizes many activities for Japanese in the Netherlands, so that they may live as comfortable as possible. Many of the activities are also organized in the European Go Centre.
You can find more information on their website: www.nichiran.org or nichiransilvernet.blogspot.nl or at their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/NichiranSilvernet.
The registration period for the Wolrd Wide Iwamoto Awards 2015 has ended.
20 Projects from all over the world have entered the contest, you can find them below.
There still can be small modifications to the projects, but you can have a good overview of all the different projects and the motivation of all the people involved. Hopefuly you’ll get ideas on how your next project will look like!