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欣文の囲碁世界

Xinwen's Go (Baduk/Weiqi) Life revolves around me and Brunei

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May 2009

欣文の囲碁物語 x6

*Guangxi News*

Google
Google

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While being bored, Xinwen googled his name “陈欣汶” and found this link to be appeared on the first list of google.

“我要让全世界知道,文莱也有围棋的存在”,这是来自文莱的20岁棋手陈欣汶的围棋梦想。

据陈欣汶介绍,文莱没有围棋协会,很少人知道围棋,更 不用说下围棋。他原来也不懂围棋是怎么一回事,直到看了日本著名的漫画《棋魂》就一下子被围棋的魔力震住了。没有人教围棋,他就自己在网上学,并一发不可 收拾,成为一个名副其实的棋迷。高中的时候,陈欣汶开始在学校里组建围棋社。上大学后,围棋社也跟随着他的脚步,慢慢壮大,陈欣汶欣喜地说,现在已经发展 到拥有20多名“认真学棋”的社员了。

20多名也许还称不上是棋手的年轻人组成的一个围棋社,在很多人眼里,大概算不了什么。但就这点 “星星之火”对于陈欣汶来说,却弥足珍贵,“我办了两次围棋比赛,第一次全部由自己动手,参赛人寥寥无几,很惨,第二次人渐渐多起来,围棋社的学弟学妹都 来支持我了。慢慢会好起来的。”为了让大家都能分享围棋的乐趣,20岁的陈欣汶付出了很多:独自一人筹划围棋活动,独自一人联系国际比赛,独自一人远赴异 国参赛……大学老师对他频繁从事围棋活动并不十分支持,同龄的朋友也不是都能理解他的这份热心,围棋社的活动也面临着缺乏资金等诸多现实的问题。

在围棋基本上一片空白的文莱推广和宣传围棋,这么大的事业落在还是少年的陈欣汶头上,他表示真的很难,但不觉得孤单,因为他知道其他地方还有很多和他一样喜欢围棋的人。他相信自己的围棋梦想一定会实现。

The truth is also that, Guangxi Weiqi Tournament which was held in September 2007 was Xinwen first Go Tournament, also first time being invited sponsored to Tournament.

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Summary of the Quote in Translation:

“I want to let the world acknowledge the existence of the game of Go in Brunei”  a ambitious statement made by a 20-years old Chin Sin Voon.

According to Xinwen, there was no go association in Brunei and not people know this game. Back then, Xinwen himself knew this game from the famous Japanese Manga “Hikaru no Go” and got attracted to it. Without anyone teaching him, he started to learn from Internet Go Server and got obssessed to it then became “Go-geek”. Xinwen then set up a go club in high school, the go society eventually expanded as he graduated. With joy, Xinwen said the society expanded with at least 20 “serious” members.

20 members might probably not considered to be the players, and in the eyes of the people – it may be not so bit deal. However, this passion and achievement is considered precious to Xinwen. “I had tried to organize Go Tournament manually by myself, participants were limited – done poorly; compared to the second times, it was really gotten better with my juniors supporting” To allow everyone to enjoy this game of Weiqi, 20 years-old Xinwen had contributed too much: solely setting up Go activities, contact the International Go Federation alone, Xinwen himself traveled alone for competition… Lecturers from university were not really happy or agree with Xinwen’s decision, friends around him may not really understand his ardent, lastely the Go Club activities had faced serious financial crisis and others cruel reality factors.

Basically, promoting this unfamiliar game of go in Brunei, had landed on Xinwen’s hand as burden and responsibility to carry. Xinwen had admitted it was not easy, but neither lonely, because he knew there were other who love this game. He strongly believes this dream may comes true.

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*Reminiscent*

Wang RuNan 9p vs 10
Wang RuNan 9p vs 10

Xinwen is back Brunei

*Katok PTE College Go Club*

Go Club Notice
Go Club Notice

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Xinwen was back to Brunei on the 19th of May and immediately the next day, Xinwen paid a visit to the PTE Katok Go Club. Surprisingly the club is well managed – putting up notices, recruiting new members.

The club is operating every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 12 00 to 17 00. Xinwen had also printed 40 Questions Elementary Life and Death for the members. Pretty much that they are still lacking in Elementary knowledge.
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*Lively Environment*

Picture of the Club
Picture of the Club (Zidah vs Afiq)
Picture of Go Club 2
Picture of Go Club 2 (Jien Hann vs TCK)
Picture of Go Club 3
Picture of Go Club 3 (Amirah)
Picture of Go Club 4
Picture of Go Club 4 (Hairu)
Picture of Go Club 6
Picture of Go Club 5 (Johnny)

Xinwen giving lecture in Japan Club

*Privilege*

Participants
Participants

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Dated back to this day, Xinwen had actually requested an opportunity and privilege for him to offer a free lecture to the new-comers on this day – 16th of May, 2009.

Despite having less participants:- Seng Chea, Shino and Li Heng attended the lecture, Xinwen had done the best to present the lecture. The lecture actually reviewed from Xinwen’s 1st 19×19 game which can be refer here.

Game can be downloaded here

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*Life and Death and Tesuji*

Diagram 1
Diagram 1
Diagram 2
Diagram 2

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[Black – opponent, White – Xinwen]

Surprisingly, Xinwen noticed that there were many things to look back in his first 19×19 game. such as the diagram 1 shown that if White could just “a” instead of “5” then of course White has no problem escaping or live.

The same goes to the diagram 2, where White should have observe and be sharp to spot the easy move at “b” then white will get to kill the 2 black stones and connected back to the territory.

Theoretically, the main point is to translate that one should learn to calm down and fight to escape whenever one may meets a near life and death situation. There always possibly to have hidden Tesuji in near- life and death situation.

… Thus, Xinwen will be going to leave Malaysia and back Brunei for few months…

Go Quiz

*Facebook*

Go Quiz
Go Quiz

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While exploring the fun in Facebook, a popular free-access social networking website, Xinwen discovered an application allowing him to create his own quiz – thus came up with “Go Quiz”.

The questions covered basically general questions and history happened in Go World. click here to directly access to the application.

To add Xinwen, please search “lunoov@hotmail.com”.
Do not forget to join Brunei Igo Society group in Facebook to support.

Century Game reviewed by Jia Cheng

*Highlighted part*

Fundamental Joseki
Fundamental Joseki 1

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To understand the story of “century game” please refers here.
To download the reviewed game by Jia Cheng, click here.
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Finally, Jia Cheng, 6-dan Singapore Weiqi Player, aka: supertjc, had his free time to review Xinwen’s game against Philip. The first part of the review was against the joseki.

The fundamental joseki 1 pattern was played out during the game except that Xinwen omitting the atari-move at “9”. Which was strongly commented by Jia Chenge that the move “9” is a definite and absolute. White would get attacked by black otherwise.

More explanation is commented in the reviewed game.

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*Just hane*

Actual Pattern
Actual Pattern
Suggested Sequence
Suggested Sequence

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Another part of the review at which Xinwen learned to remember was the pattern shown above. Both of them were about the same sequence yet one may discovers a rather astonishing truth in “Suggested Sequence” was that White could play at “a” as big yose move.

However as for more commentary and variation, please download the reviewed game. Overall, Jia Cheng commented Xinwen’s play style was too conservative and not using thickness to attack sufficiently. Thus, Xinwen knowing problem of himself, eventually felt relieved…

5th lecture and by Philip

*Philip giving lecture*

Philip Lecture (Panoramic)
Philip Lecture (Panoramic)
Philip
Philip

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On the 8th of May, due to certain issue, that Hock Doong had delegated his responsibility of giving lecture to Philip Cher. The attendance were:-

1 ) Shino
2 ) Azam
3 ) Kevin
4 ) LiHeng
5 ) Ah Tek
6 ) a lady
7) Seng Chea

The topics covered were the critical fundamental of capture in go such as “Snapback“, “Throw-in” and “Capturing Race“.

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*真実*

Priceless picture
Priceless picture

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Needless to say.. the picture worths thousands perhaps millions

Mid-Term Go Activities (Brunei)

*Mid-Term Go Activities (Brunei)*

support
support

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The Igo Society of Brunei has once again graciously contented to announce their mid-term activities and to be expected to commence on the 1st of June to the 28th of June. Everyone is invited to participate and support in the activities.

Ever since the establishment of the Igo Society in 2006, it has been intensely showing improvement and achievement despite not setting up a Go Association yet. Remarkably:-

The vision of the Society is to encourage unity and integration amongst racial group.

The objective is to promote the ancient game of Go.

The goal is to have Brunei acknowledging the existence of Go and to set up Go Association.

The code is no racism and no prejudice

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Mid-Term Activities Schedule and Expectation

Events Date
2nd Singapore Weiqi Tournament 1st of June, 2009
1st PTEK Go Club Tournament 10th of June – 11th of June, 2009
Intensive Training Camp Every weekend
Mid-Term Go Society Meeting 21st of June, 2009
1st American Go Honor Society – Brunei KGS Friendly Tournament 20th of June – 21st of June, 2009
Verbally Go Presentation Competition 22nd of June, 2009
2nd Mid-Term Team Go Tournament 23rd of June – 26th of June, 2009

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For more information, please download the draft here. The Final will be confirmed by the end of this month.

新しい希望 2

*Beacon of lights*

Lecture Venue (panoramic view)
Lecture Venue (panoramic view)
New members
New members

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2nd of May, 2009 was another unusual day in Japan Club. Despite the regular students (shino, sengchea and Ah tek) failed to attend the lecture; there were incredibly lots of new faces. Friends of Mr.tiong, new enthusiast from TAR college and so on!

Remarkably, Fazzy had her best to come over a bit late bringing along another two new-comers over for lecture series by Hock Doong.

Lecture covered was back to “Introductory to the game of Go” and the participants were:-
1 ) Fazzy
2 ) Azam
3 ) Adam
4 ) Yew Lih Heng
5 ) Lee Man Kang
6 ) Nurul Mahmudiah
7 ) Nurul Azizah
8 )Wong
9 ) Chang

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*new-comers*

Liheng
Liheng
New-comer
New-comer
New-comer
New-comer

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There were more faces, unfortunately, Xinwen failed to capture the rest of the faces…

“… wonder are those new people in Brunei having the same passion in Go…”

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