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Vaesteras Open 2020

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Sweden The Vaesteras Open 2020, a class A tournament, played from 08-02-2020 to 09-02-2020 in Vaesteras, Sweden, was won by Lukas Podpera 7d (photo), second came Anton Christenson 2d and third was Robin Nilsson 2d.

Result table.
placed by Newsbot at 04:11 Sat 15 February 2020



SEYGO 2020 Beginners

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Romania The SEYGO 2020 Beginners, a class C tournament, played from 10-02-2020 to 11-02-2020 in Vatra Dornei, Romania, was won by Andrei Boiarinof 20k, second came Toma Taranu 20k and third was Flavius Lostun 20k.
(photo Gruia Taranu 20k place 6 of 15)

Result table.
placed by Newsbot at 13:38 Wed 12 February 2020



4th Dan Cucu Memorial 07-2020

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Romania The 4th Dan Cucu Memorial , a class A tournament, played from 09-02-2020 to 11-02-2020 in Vatra Dornei, Romania, was won by Dragos Fofirca 1d, second came Aleksandar Milosevic 1d (photo) and third was Iulian Toma 3d

Result table.
placed by Newsbot at 13:38 Wed 12 February 2020



SEYGO Tour 2020 Stage 2

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Romania The SEYGO Tour 2020 Stage 2, a class A tournament, played from 09-02-2020 to 11-02-2020 in Vatra Dornei, Romania, was won by Vsevolod Ovsiienko 2d, second came Stefan Adrian Rotarita 2k (photo) and third was Robert-Andrei Grosu 5k.

Result table.
placed by Newsbot at 13:38 Wed 12 February 2020



1 EfesArt Go Tournament U12 07-2020

Turkey The 1 EfesArt Go Tournament U12, a class C tournament, played on 09-02-2020 in Izmir, Turkey, was won by Cihan Mert Deveden 18k, second came Eda Karakus 18k and third was Duru Gunen 19k.

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placed by Newsbot at 13:38 Tue 11 February 2020



Title Pervyj kosmicheskij 2nd Stage 07-2020

Russia The Title Pervyj kosmicheskij 2nd Stage, a class B tournament, played on 09-02-2020 in Kaluga, Russia, was won by Sergej Trjapsha 6k, second came Veronika Palchikova 7k and third was Alexej Vidiniktov 8k.

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placed by Newsbot at 13:38 Tue 11 February 2020



Championship of Karelia 07-2020

Russia The Championship of Karelia, a class A tournament, played from 08-02-2020 to 09-02-2020 in Petrozavodsk, Russia, was won by Sergej Chernobrovin 3d, second came Vladimir Shvecov 3d and third was Grigorij Rego 2d.

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placed by Newsbot at 13:38 Tue 11 February 2020



Cup of Consul General of Japan under 12 07-2020

Russia The Cup of Consul General of Japan under 12, a class B tournament, played on 08-02-2020 in Vladivostok, Russia, was won by Sofia Zabolotnaja 14k, second came Nikita Makarov 15k and third was Varvara Mikhajljuk 20k.

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placed by Newsbot at 13:38 Tue 11 February 2020



Cup of Consul General of Japan 07-2020

Russia The Cup of Consul General of Japan, a class B tournament, played on 08-02-2020 in Vladivostok, Russia, was won by Sergej S Tokarev 3d, second came Alexandr Shavljugin 2k and third was Maxim Galachev 5k.

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placed by Newsbot at 13:37 Tue 11 February 2020



Oxford 07-2020

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United Kingdom The Oxford, a class B tournament, played on 08-02-2020 in Oxford, United Kingdom, was won by Zeyu Qiu 5d, second came Han Yang 5d and third was Ho Yeung Woo 5d.
(photo Alexandru-Petre Pitrop 4d place 7 of 61)

Result table.
placed by Newsbot at 13:36 Tue 11 February 2020



Hungarian Youth and Children Championship 07-2020

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Hungary The Hungarian Youth and Children Championship, a class A tournament, played from 08-02-2020 to 09-02-2020 in Budapest, Hungary, was won by Miklos Csizmadia 1k (photo), second came Barnabas Kollner 2k and third was Aron Goschler 7k.

Result table.
placed by Newsbot at 13:34 Tue 11 February 2020



30th Leuven Go Tournament

http://eurogotv.com/maaktagjpg.php?fotoid=http://wawvi.com/plaatjes/amsterdam2018day3/n/IMG_90017a.jpg&links=23&rechts=53&boven=0&onder=51&titel=Gabriel%20%20Mercier%203d&pin=14825305The 30th edition of the Leuven Go Tournament was won by Gabriel Mercier (2D)(photo) and Nicolas Flagothier (2D), who ended with 4 wins each and the same SOS and SODOS!

Third place was shared by Joren Oris (1k) and Sven Cuyt (1D).
Six other people managaged tot win 4 games out of 5.

Although there were no high dan players, 35 people participated in the tournament, which was organised by a new tournament director, Tom Van Doorsselaere and which saw un unusual high consumption of coffee, Duvel and cake ;-).


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placed by HW9x9 at 16:55 Mon 10 February 2020



Gosente mini handicap 07-2020

Latvia The Gosente mini handicap, a class C tournament, played on 09-02-2020 in Riga, Latvia, was won by Dmitrij Kravchenko 2k, second came Bogdan Gromov 4k and third was Aleksandrs Kalinovskis 4k.

Result table.
placed by Newsbot at 13:34 Mon 10 February 2020



Ankara Champhionship 2020Stage 1

Turkey The Ankara Champhionship 2020Stage 1, a class A tournament, played on 09-02-2020 in Ankara, Turkey, was won by Ugur Arikan 2d, second came Hakki Burak Guner 2d and third was Eren Kurter 2d.

Result table.
placed by Newsbot at 13:34 Mon 10 February 2020



Czech Youth Go Championship 2020 U20 category

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Czech Republic The Czech Youth Go Championship 2020 U20 category, a class A tournament, played from 08-02-2020 to 09-02-2020 in Praha, Czech Republic, was won by Dita Vasova 2k (photo), second came Rostislav Litovkin 5k and third was Robin Popov 1k.

Result table.
placed by Newsbot at 13:33 Mon 10 February 2020



Czech Youth Go Championship 2020 U16 category

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Czech Republic The Czech Youth Go Championship 2020 U16 category, a class A tournament, played from 08-02-2020 to 09-02-2020 in Praha, Czech Republic, was won by Marta Hrbkova 10k, second came Michal Hrbek 15k (photo) and third was Vojtech Bocan 20k.

Result table.
placed by Newsbot at 13:33 Mon 10 February 2020



Czech Youth Go Championship 2020 U12 category

Czech Republic The Czech Youth Go Championship 2020 U12 category, a class A tournament, played from 08-02-2020 to 09-02-2020 in Praha, Czech Republic, was won by Ladislav jr Koran 12k, second came Tadeas Grosser 14k and third was Bartolomej Dach 16k.

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placed by Newsbot at 13:33 Mon 10 February 2020



Istanbul City Tournament 202002a

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Turkey The Istanbul City Tournament 202002a, a class C tournament, played on 08-02-2020 in Istanbul, Turkey, was won by Ertug Akkol 1d (photo), second came Barkin Celebican 1d and third was Tolga Emre Basargan 3k.

Result table.
placed by Newsbot at 13:33 Mon 10 February 2020



Leader Go 07-2020

Russia The Leader Go, a class C tournament, played on 08-02-2020 in Moscow, Russia, was won by Maxim Danilov 20k, second came Grigorij Feoktistov 20k and third was Alexandr Bazarov 20k.

Result table.
placed by Newsbot at 13:34 Tue 11 February 2020



2019 Turkish Playoff Tournament 07-2020

Turkey The 2019 Turkish Playoff Tournament, a class A tournament, played from 01-02-2020 to 02-02-2020 in Ankara, Turkey, was won by Husrev Aksut 3d, second came Ozgur Degirmenci 4d and third was Tugkan Eren 2d.

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placed by Newsbot at 13:31 Mon 10 February 2020



23 Erdinger GoTurnier 07-2020

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Germany The 23 Erdinger GoTurnier, a class A tournament, played from 01-02-2020 to 02-02-2020 in Erding, Germany, was won by Jonas Welticke 6d (photo), second came Bojan Cvjetkovic 3d and third was Jan Sebela 3d.

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placed by Newsbot at 13:31 Mon 10 February 2020



Cup of the Mayor of Kazan 07-2020

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Russia The Cup of the Mayor of Kazan, a class B tournament, played from 01-02-2020 to 02-02-2020 in Kazan, Russia, was won by Igor Nemlij 6d (photo), second came Askar Khusainov 3d and third was Ildar Almukhametov 2d.

Result table.
placed by Newsbot at 13:30 Mon 10 February 2020



Winter Go Festival 2020, Vatra Dornei, Romania, Announcement





placed by HW9x9 at 22:11 Thu 06 February 2020



Championship of Magadan Region under 12 Boys 06-2020

Russia The Championship of Magadan Region under 12 Boys, a class B tournament, played from 01-02-2020 to 02-02-2020 in Magadan, Russia, was won by Kirill Makarov 3k, second came Maxim Nikulin 9k and third was Alexej Axenov 11k.

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placed by Newsbot at 13:26 Thu 06 February 2020



Championship of Magadan Region under 12 Girls 06-2020

Russia The Championship of Magadan Region under 12 Girls, a class B tournament, played from 01-02-2020 to 02-02-2020 in Magadan, Russia, was won by Nadezhda Frolenkova 13k, second came Ekaterina Kuzmenkova 14k and third was Dina Shmakova 13k.

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placed by Newsbot at 13:26 Thu 06 February 2020



Moscow Childrens GrandPrix Stage 1 Master 06-2020

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Russia The Moscow Childrens GrandPrix Stage 1 Master, a class C tournament, played on 01-02-2020 in Moscow, Russia, was won by Alexandr Muromcev 2d, second came Oleg Nagornov 3k and third was Andrej Ilichev 7k.
(photo Nikita Prikarev 3d place 4 of 34)

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placed by Newsbot at 13:26 Thu 06 February 2020



Moscow Childrens GrandPrix Stage 1 Beginner 06-2020

Russia The Moscow Childrens GrandPrix Stage 1 Beginner, a class C tournament, played on 01-02-2020 in Moscow, Russia, was won by Matvej Mosjagin 18k, second came Janzhina Jundunova 19k and third was Anastasia Khomenko 19k.

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placed by Newsbot at 13:25 Wed 05 February 2020



Ambassadors Cup 2020 Copenhagen

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Denmark The Ambassadors Cup 2020 Copenhagen, a class B tournament, played from 01-02-2020 to 02-02-2020 in Copenhagen, Denmark, was won by David Sprehn 5k, second came Mikkel Kragh Mathiesen 1d and third was David Kristensen 11k.
(photo Kalle Leppala 1d place 9 of 26)

Result table.
placed by Newsbot at 13:24 Tue 04 February 2020



Campionatul National de GO Veterani 2020

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Romania The Campionatul National de GO Veterani 2020, a class A tournament, played from 01-02-2020 to 02-02-2020 in Pitesti, Romania, was won by Sorin Sora 4d (photo), second came Sergiu Dan Iugulescu 3d and third was Iulian Toma 3d

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placed by Newsbot at 13:24 Tue 04 February 2020



58th Folka go tournament 06-2020

Croatia The 58th Folka go tournament, a class B tournament, played on 01-02-2020 in Zagreb, Croatia, was won by Mladen Smud 3k, second came Vladimir Ribicic 7k and third was Marijan Svilicic 13k.

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placed by Newsbot at 13:24 Tue 04 February 2020



Winter Tournament 06-2020

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Slovakia The Winter Tournament, a class A tournament, played from 31-01-2020 to 02-02-2020 in Kosickai Bela, Slovakia, was won by Michal Kralik 1k, second came Martin Strelka 1k and third was Mojmir Stelbacky 10k.
(photo Boris Djubek 10k place 13 of 22)

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placed by Newsbot at 13:24 Tue 04 February 2020



Dutch Female Championship 06-2020

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Netherlands The Dutch Female Championship, a class A tournament, played from 25-01-2020 to 26-01-2020 in Leiden, Netherlands, was won by Els Buntsma 3k (photo), second came Karen Pleit 2k and third was Tamara Au-Havik 3k

Result table.
placed by Newsbot at 13:24 Tue 04 February 2020



Cup of Consulate General of China in Saint-Petersburg



You are invited to to take part in the Cup of Consulate General of China in Saint-Petersburg, EGF Grand Prix Bonus C Dates – Feb 23-24, 2020
Venue - Holiday Inn Hotel, Saint-Petersburg
Attractive prizes (about 1500 euro for the 1st place).

Already registered: Ilya Shikshin, Kim Youngsam, Artem Kachanovskyi, Alexandr Dinershteyn and other European top players

More details

placed by breakfast at 11:22 Mon 03 February 2020



Common mistakes in learning Go by Alexandr Dinershteyn



Author: Alexandr Dinershteyn, 3-dan professional, 7-time European Go champion


Too little practice and very few games

I suppose, even the top Russian and European masters of Go have this problem. Compared to the top players of Asia, the number of tournament games played throughout a year is at least 3 times smaller. You can try to compensate for this gap by playing online, but in this case, it is hard to motivate yourself to give your all in a game, and it is also difficult to find those who want to play games with long time control. You can read books and solve Go problems, but it is impossible to achieve excellence without regular practice in tournaments.

Too many online games

Go servers that had emerged in the late 90’s destroyed many Go clubs in Asian countries. Why would one pay for the club entrance, inhale cigarette smoke and compete against the same opponents? It is much easier to play Go online. It is addictive, many Go fans can’t feel the right time to stop. On multiple Go servers you can find a great many of 10-kyu players who have played dozens thousand games as it is shown on their profile. They might be eager to improve, but playing about 30 blitz matches a day (and figure is not uncommon) is only aggravating the skills. It is desirable to set up a limit of 2 or 3 matches per day and not to start a new game until the last one has been reviewed in details.

Playing with very short time limits

Games played with 10 seconds per turn setup do no good. If you want to learn how to perform effectively during byoyomi periods in tournament matches, try to set up exactly the same time control in your training games. At the Russian Go Federation tournaments, the most common byoyomi settings are 30-60 seconds per move.

Studying overcomplicated Go problems

I saw people trying to solve Go problems that are not designed for their level. There is no point in torturing yourself for hours. To improve the practical part of your playing strength it is rather beneficial to solve simple Go problems in large quantities with time limits. It should take no more than 5 minutes for a single problem. And even peeking at the correct answer is helpful. Just try to get back to these problems again later and recall the correct answer.

Games against unsuitable opponents

Ideally, you should pick an opponent with equal strength or a little bit stronger. Playing against much weaker players relaxes you and forms a superficial attitude to the game, and playing against much stronger opponents leads to loss of self-esteem. Also, do not become a fan of handicap games.

Memorizing josekis by heart

You can only feel pity for those who learned dozens of thousands of josekis which have gone to the dustbin of history with AlphaGo arrival. If you plan to study them, try to do it on the basis of real current games and not from the books (especially like 38 Basic Joseki written in the 70’s). The right attitude should be to learn a joseki, apply it in the game and analyze the result. Cramming josekis in huge quantities only helps to develop your memory (though, of course, is useful too).

Playing and forgetting it right after

There is nothing more beneficial for improvement than analyzing your own games, especially if you review them with your teacher or use a computer program. Try to review all your games, even the ones which you have won. After all, even in these games, you can find a lot of mistakes.

Reviews of Pro games

Go4Go website or its Android app is the best tool for analyzing Pro games, but I would recommend you to skip watching all the games of the day in a row, but instead to choose your favourite Go masters, study their biography, playing style and stay focused only on the games of these players. During a tournament game, you can take a short break, distract from over-thinking and ask yourself: How would my favourite master Kato Masao play in this position? And then once again to look at the board from his point of view. If you are new to Go professionals, this page will help you with choosing your role models: attacking-style players, those who like to build Moyo, and so on.

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placed by breakfast at 11:15 Mon 03 February 2020




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