Irish Go Association


Your New Irish Champion is… Matei

The news is coming a little late but the second game in the Championship took place on Saturday, May 31st on KGS. Matei Garcia emerged victorious against James Hutchinson to win the series 2–0, retaining his title for a second consecutive year. Congrats to Matei!

First Blood to Matei

Matei Garcia started his title defense in fine style with a win by resignation over challenger James Hutchinson. Taking black, Matei built a territorial lead early on, and sealed the victory late in the game by killing a large group. The date of the second game in the series will be announced in the near…

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2020 Championship Begins

After a Covid-19–enforced postponement, the 2020 Irish Championship series will begin this Saturday, 25th April at 10.00am. In his first title defense, Matei Garcia will take on four-time previous winner James Hutchinson. The game will be played in the Ireland room on KGS.

Matei Takes the Championship

Matei Garcia emerged triumphant in the final game of the Championship series against James Hutchinson, taking his first Irish title. Playing as white, Matei established the larger moyo in the opening and used James’s invasion to solidify his gains. When Matei countered with his own invasion, James needed to kill to balance the game but…

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Matei Levels the Series

Matei Garcia won the second game in the 2019 National Championship series, beating James Hutchinson by 6.5pts and forcing a third game to settle the title. The final game is provisionally scheduled for December 14th.

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