*Classic Tsumego Exercise*
*Classic Tsumego Exercise*
The 1st Malaysia International Amateur Go Championship will be held from October 2016 to March, 2017! How do you register? find out more at http://www.miagc.org/
Cash prize of RM50,000 (USD12,000+) will be given to the finalist! Players will be playing on OGS (https://www.online-go.com/) for preliminary round with fees and finalist will be met in Ipoh, Perak next year 2017!
*Zhao from China*
Zhao who has been learning Go at young age resides in Brunei doing business with his parents selling famous “Assam Pedas Mee” at pasar malam occasionally and others.
According to Zhao, while he was studying at Laksamana College in Brunei, he had been looking for Go Club to join but with no luck contacting the Association until recently.
The President of the Association, Ms.Lim presented the Association T-shirt as membership ceremony for Zhao’s recruitment. Zhao is apparently China 5-dan!
*Iyama Yuta and Hsien Yi-Min*
In April, 2016, Iyama Yuta is the first player ever to hold all seven major titles simultaneously. He already already earned in over USD1 Million already.
In July, 2016, Xie Yi Min had won 1st Senko Cup (worth USD74K+) recently which entitled her the 5th Title Holders. Basically She had basically earned USD290k+ already.
開放新中國完整版 18歲橫空出世！ 獨訪「陸棋王柯潔」
由Google所開發的人工智慧系統AlphaGo，在今年跟南韓職業棋士李世石的人機大戰，掀起了人工智慧話題，成為全球的焦點，最後李世石落敗，而且是潰不成軍。李世石曾 經是大陸棋王柯 的手下敗將，所以目前電腦團隊正在向柯潔拍板叫陣，那一頭，只見 柯潔接招接得氣定神閒，口 很大，自信滿滿，他在微博上放話說，就算AlphaGo贏得了李世石，也贏不了我，他的狂妄不羈 他的棋風一樣，向來是個人的獨特標誌。
Man vs Machine has stirred a great amount of attention as World Champion Lee Sedol got defeated. Not to mention Lee Sedol already had not won Ke Jie in most recent championship making Ke Jie the current number one player in the world (www.goratings.org). On Ke Jie‘s blog, he had announced “despite Alphago could win Lee Sedol, the machine will not able to defeat me.”
This announcement on his blog had drawn many media attention to interview him.
The commercial features a mobile apps with Taiwan top go players: Chou Chun-Hsu (周俊勳) 9-dan and Joanne Missingham (黑嘉嘉).
The 37th World Amateur Go Championship ” CITIC SECURITIES CUP” was held from the 4th June ~ 9th June at WuXi Ramada Plaza Hotel (华美达酒店), WuXi, JiangSu Province, China.
World Amateur Go Championship was first hosted in Japan in 1979; and is currently the world’s most iconic amateur Go tournament. This year, There were 56 countries and regions participated covering from Asia, European, North & South America , South Africa and Australia.
The oldest participant was 71 years old, while the youngest was 13 years old. There were 3 participants who are 13years old from South East Asian Regions, Indonesian representative: Raffia Shidqi Fitrah (5-dan), Malaysia Representative: Chang FuKang (5-dan) and also Vietnamese Reps: Nhat Minh Vo (4-dan). This has proven that Go is getting ubiquitous in South East Asia.
During the final round, Mr. Bai BaoXiang (8-dan) won against Mr. Hsu ChiaCheng (7-dan) and achieved clean victories of 8-rounds. Mr. Kim Ki-Baek from Korea got 2nd Place, and lastly Mr. Hsu ChiaCheng from Taiwan on 3rd place. This was the 2nd Champion Mr. Bai Bao-Xiang had won in WAGC, the first was in in Japan 2011, which he was granted Amateur 8-dan.
*Brunei’s Player: CHIN Sin Voon*
Brunei Darussalam Go Association was established in 2011 and became member of International Go Federation in 2012. Hence, this was the fourth time Brunei Darussalam Go Association had participated in the World Amateur Go Championship since 2013 in Sendai by Sid.
CHIN Sin Voon (4-dan) who had many experiences in International Tournament from Korea Prime Minister Baduk Championship (4-times), Nanning Weiqi International Tournament (2-times), and so on had made his first appearance to in this year’s World Amateur Go Championship.
With his best efforts, CHIN achieved 3-wins out of 8-wins and gotten 39th/56th position making current best result of Brunei in the World Amateur Go Championship.
Champion – Bai BaoXiang (China)
2nd Place – Kim KiBaek (South Korea)
3rd Place – Hsu ChiaCheng (Taiwan)
4th Place – Andrii Kravets (Ukraine)
5th Place – Satoshi Hiraoka (Japan)
6th Place – Csaba Mero (Hungary)
7th Place – Dusan Miti (Serbia)
8th Place – Cristian Pop (Romania)
9th Place – Dai JunFu (France)
10th Place – CHAN Chi Hin ( Hong Kong)
13th Place – Rafif Shidqi Fitrah (Indonesia)
18th Place – Vorawat Tanapatsopol (Thailand)
23rd Place – Yue YiFei (Singapore)
25th Place – Chang FuKang (Malaysia)
39th Place – CHIN Sin Voon (Brunei)