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The competition in the 39th World Amateur Go Championships started today. You can follow the action via Ranka, which is providing excellent coverage this year. Game reviews, player interviews, and round reports are all available. If you wake up very early in the morning, you can also follow a Live Stream of play. Ireland is represented by Michael Thai this year.

The event was won by Yi-Tien Chan (7-dan) of Taiwan. Michael did well to pick up 3 wins out of 8, beating Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, and Chile (The ABC of Go) for a respectable 48th place. Stanislaw Freljak of Poland was the top placed European in 4th place. You can see a few photos of Michael in action if you browse through the picture gallery.

Hopefully we will have a report from Michael himself later.

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