European Go Journal

Editions


June 2022
June 2022
  • A second part of the interview with Martin Stiassny, the EGF President
  • Commentary by Artem Kachanovskyi 2p on his game against Ali Jabarin 2p, played in the 2nd Transatlantic Professional Go League
  • A review of the deciding game between Tang Weixing 9p and Ke Jie 9p from the final of the 21st South-West Qiwang
  • Antti Törmänen’s presentation of his latest book – the first English edition of the Gokyō Shūmyō, one of the classic tsumego collections
  • An article on the “Stones in the Shell” – a thriving online go club
  • The latest of the Thirty-Six Stratagems presented by Dai Junfu 8d, Art & Photography and much more

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May 2022
May 2022
  • An interview with Martin Stiassny, the EGF President
  • Commentary by Pavol Lisý 2p on his game against Ilya Shikshin 4p, played in the 2nd Transatlantic Professional Go League
  • A review of the deciding game between Won Seongjin 9p and Park Junghwan 9p from the final match of the Korean Baduk League
  • An article on go in the Dominican Republic by Anna Chernova and Generoso Aristides Ledesma Mendez
  • The latest of the Thirty-Six Stratagems presented by Dai Junfu 8d, Art & Photography and much more

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April 2022
April 2022
  • An article from Artem on Russia’s war in Ukraine, sharing his impressions of returning to Kyiv
  • Detailed commentary on the game between Valerii Krushelnytskyi 6d and Dai Junfu 8d, played at the 49th Paris International Tournament
  • Review of the third and deciding game of the 60th Judan title match, played between Kyo Kagen 9p and Yo Seiki 8p
  • An interview with Pavol Lisý 2p, the first professional player to be certified by the EGF
  • The latest of the Thirty-Six Stratagems presented by Dai Junfu 8d, Art & Photography and much more

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March 2022
March 2022
  • An article from Artem on the war between Russia and Ukraine, its historical context and impact on the European go scene
  • An interview with Vsevolod Ovsiienko 4d on his recent European Championship Under 16 win, and first impressions of fleeing from Ukraine to the EU
  • A review of the deciding game of the 26th LG Cup final match, played between Shin Jinseo 9p and Yang Dingxin 9p
  • An interview with Volodymyr Kachanovskyi – Artem’s father and leader of Rivne Go School
  • Karl Desfontaines’ article on implementing KataGo to try and solve possibly the hardest go problem in the world, including detailed commentary on the solution
  • The latest of the Thirty-Six Stratagems presented by Dai Junfu 8d, Art & Photography and much more

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January 2022
January 2022
  • An article on the origins of the European Go Journal, on the first anniversary of the project
  • A summary of the European Grand Prix, followed by a report on the recent Grand Prix Finale and a review of the final game between Pavol Lisý 2p and Ilya Shikshin 4p
  • Commentary on the deciding game of the 25th Women’s Kisei Title match between Suzuki Ayumi 7p and Ueno Asami 4p
  • Highlights of more than 50 years of history of the British Go Journal
  • An article on the IZIS AI Go Board, a product soon to be released
  • Breathtaking tesujis compiled by Alexander Dinerchtein 3p, the next of the Thirty-Six Stratagems presented by Dai Junfu 8d, Art & Photography and much more

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December 2021
December 2021
  • An interview with Ilya Shikshin 4p – European Champion 2021
  • Ilya’s detailed commentary on the deciding game of the European Championship final match against Artem Kachanovskyi 2p
  • Artem’s impressions on participating in and winning the 6th Lanke Cup Grand Slam Tournament
  • Review of the Grand Slam final between Tanguy Le Calvé 1p and Artem Kachanovskyi 2p
  • An article on the “Go Baron”, a Czech title with three ounces of gold as the prize, and a brief interview with Lukáš Podpěra 7d – the title holder
  • Breathtaking tesujis compiled by Alexander Dinerchtein 3p, the next of the Thirty-Six Stratagems presented by Dai Junfu 8d, Art & Photography and much more

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November 2021
November 2021
  • An interview with Harry van der Krogt – EGF Treasurer
  • An interview with Stanisław Frejlak, newly-certified 1-Dan Professional of the EGF.
  • Stanisław’s commentary on his second game against Lukáš Podpěra, played in the final of the European Professional Qualification tournament
  • A review of the decisive game of the 26th Samsung Cup final between Shin Jinseo 9p and Park Junghwan 9p.
  • 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.

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October 2021
October 2021
  • An interview with Gabriel Wagner 4d, the manager of the EGF Academy.
  • A general overview of professional system in Europe and the 6th European Professional Qualification – a tournament which saw Stanisław Frejlak become 1-dan professional
  • Reports on the European Youth Go Championship written by its organizers - Cătălin Țăranu 5p and Damir Medak 2k.
  • A detailed commentary on one of the most exciting games of the European Youth Go Championship Under-16, played between Vsevolod Ovsiienko 4d and Alexandr Muromcev 5d.
  • A review of the decisive game of the 40th Women’s Honinbo title match between Hoshiai Shiho 3p and Fujisawa Rina 5p.
  • A story about an enormous 43 by 43 go board, written by Theo van Ees.
  • 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.

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September 2021
September 2021
  • 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.

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August 2021
August 2021
  • An interview with Manja Marz 3d, a founder of the Jena International Go School and one of the top European female players.
  • Short interviews with Jonas Welticke 6d and Ryan Li 3p on their successes in the Dutch Open and Transatlantic Professional Go League, respectively.
  • A detailed commentary on the final game of the first Transatlantic Professional Go League, played between Ilya Shikshin 4p and Ryan Li 3p.
  • A brief commentary by Antti Törmänen 1p on his game against rising star Nakamura Sumire 2p.
  • A review of the decisive game of the 44th Myeongin final between Shin Jinseo 9p and Byun Sangil 9p.
  • The next 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.

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July 2021
July 2021
  • An interview with Alessandro Pace 4d, six-time Italian champion, a professional musician and composer, and a man who always dresses in yellow.
  • A review of the final game of the 76th Honinbo title match played between Shibano Toramaru 9p and Iyama Yuta 9p.
  • Commentary on the second game of the best-of-two match between Calvin Sun 1p and Oscar Vazquez 6d played in the Transatlantic Professional Go League.
  • The continuation of the Thirty-Six Stratagems by Dai Junfu 8d, illustrating tactics used in warfare through examples from games of go.
  • Breathtaking tesujis compiled by Alexander Dinerchtein 3p.

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June 2021
June 2021
  • An interview with Antti Törmänen 1p, a top European go player from Finland who became professional in Japan.
  • Interviews with Lukáš Podpěra 7d and Stanisław Frejlak 7d about their excellent results in the 41st WAGC.
  • Commentary on the game from the 41st WAGC played between Stanisław Frejlak 7d and Ma Tianfang 7d.
  • An article on the Zvezda go center in Saint Petersburg, the capital of Russian go, by Ivan Mesenko 9k. Ivan recently visited the go center and tells us all about it!
  • The continuation of the Thirty-six Stratagems by Dai Junfu 8d, illustrating tactics used in warfare through examples from games of go.
  • Breathtaking tesujis compiled by Alexander Dinerchtein 3p

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May 2021
May 2021
  • An interview with Vsevolod Ovsiienko 4d, two-time European champion in the U12 category.
  • A commentary of the Final of the 4th MLILY Cup between Xie Ke 9p and Mi Yuting 9p.
  • A report on the Russian Qualifier for the 41st WAGC by Ivan Mesenko 9k.
  • The continuation of the amazing series about the Thirty-six Stratagems by Dai Junfu 8d, illustrating tactics used in warfare through examples from games of go.
  • Breathtaking tesujis compiled by Alexander Dinerchtein 3p.
  • A new chapter called "Guess the Move", based on board positions from professional games.

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April 2021
April 2021
  • Interview with Lorenz Trippel, the secretary of the EGF
  • An article on the experience of organizing the series of three Corona Cup tournaments, by Lukas Podpera 7d
  • An article on the Finnish Go Championship 2020 with the commentary on the final game between Javier Savolainen 5d and Juuso Nyyssönen 5d, by Javier Savolainen 5d
  • Game commentary: 35th Chinese Tianyuan Title Match, Game 3 between Gu Zihao 9p and Yang Dingxin 9p
  • Analysis of Mini-Chinese opening using AI
  • Article on the second of the Thirty-Six Stratagems: Besiege Wei to Rescue Zhao, by Dai Junfu 8d
  • Article on the famous life and death shape called “Bent four in the corner”, by Andreas Witte 5k
  • Five breathtaking tesujis compiled and explained by Alexander Dinerchtein 3p

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March 2021
March 2021
  • Interview with Mateusz Surma 2p
  • Game commentary: 3rd Corona Cup, Lukas Podpera 7d vs. Kim Youngsam 8d
  • Article on the 41st World Amateur Go Championship in Russia, by Alexander Dinerchtein 3p
  • Game commentary: 45th Kisei Title Match, Game 5 between Iyama Yuta 9p and Kono Rin 9p
  • Analysis of Chinese opening using AI
  • Article on the first of the Thirty-Six Stratagems: Deceive the Heavens to Cross the Sea, by Dai Junfu 8d
  • Three breathtaking tesujis compiled and explained by Alexander Dinerchtein 3p

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February 2021
February 2021
  • Interview with Stanislaw Frejlak 7d
  • Game commentary: European Professional Online Go League Final between Ilya Shikshin 4p and Pavol Lisy 2p
  • Game commentary: 25th LG Cup Final between Shin Minjun 9p and Ke Jie 9p
  • Analysis of San-ren-sei opening using AI
  • An explanation on a masterful sequence played by Shin Jinseo 9p in a game against Yang Dingxin 9p

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