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Confucius Cup Latest Results

Posted by Rory Wales on March 5th, 2016

The latest results of the Confucius Cup Go tournament are available here.

On Friday evening at the Gresham Hotel, in addition to the Rapid Go tournament, there will be: A Rapid (Xiangqi) Chinese Chess Tournament, the format will be 7 rounds, time limits of 5 minutes + 3 seconds. A Blitz (Western) Chess Tournament. About 20 players from the Irish Chess Union (ICU) will be attending, the […]

Visting Beijing Delegation for Confucius Cup Announced

Posted by Rory Wales on February 5th, 2016

The following players will be part of a Beijing sporting delegation attending the Confucius Cup event next month: Ms Yingqin You – Professional Chinese Chess Player, Grandmaster, and World Champion Ms Shuang Yang – Professional 5 Dan Go Player Registration is open for the event occurring the weekend of March 4th-6th, full information is available […]

IGA Newsletter Archive

Posted by Rory Wales on February 2nd, 2016

A complete archive of IGA newsletters (except for the very first one from 1989!) is available here: Please submit any articles you would like published in our newsletters to secretary (at) irish-go.org.

February 2016 Newsletter

Posted by Rory Wales on February 2nd, 2016

John Doyle has written an IGA newsletter which can be viewed here. Please submit any articles you would like published in our newsletters to secretary (at) irish-go.org.

Irish Go Online

Posted by Cian Synnott on February 2nd, 2016

Playing Go online is a great way to learn, improve and generally get more games in! This week, we’re launching an online club as a fun way to play with other players in (or connected with) Ireland. This is well-suited to those of us who usually play online, or who can’t make it to face-to-face meetings as often […]

Tibi wins in Belfast

Posted by James Hutchinson on January 31st, 2016

Tibi won the Belfast handicap tournament yesterday after winning his opening three games, and then taking a bye in the final round to make the draw nicer for the players. BelfastHandicap Num Pl Name Rank Co Club NbW R1 R2 R3 R4 CAT NBW EXT EXR 1 1 Gociu Tiberiu 5K IE Belf 3 2+/b7 […]

Google DeepMind (AlphaGo) Defeats Fan Hui 5-0

Posted by Rory Wales on January 28th, 2016

John and Arthur appeared on last night’s RTE News to discuss Google’s DeepMind (AlphaGo) 5-0 defeat of current European Champion Fan Hui. The full report can be watched here: More information can be found here.

2016 AGM Report

Posted by Rory Wales on January 28th, 2016

The 2016 AGM report can be viewed here.

James leads top 8 after kickoff weekend.

Posted by James Hutchinson on January 17th, 2016

James leads the top 8 with 4/4 after the kickoff weekend. As only 7 players took part, some players had to take a bye. Noel, Steve, and Michael are all tied for second place on 2/3.