Irish Go Association


Noel’s WAGC Games

Here are two of Noel’s games from Matsue. The first game, against Hungary’s Pal Balogh, is particularly interesting, demonstrating the intense pressure Pal likes to exert on his opponents. [sgf](;GM[1]FF[4]CA[UTF-8]AP[CGoban:3]ST[2] RU[Japanese]SZ[19]KM[6.50] PW[N Mitchell]PB[P Balogh]C[ 40th WAGC Game 1. No professional analysis received. ] ;B[dp] ;W[pp] ;B[dd] ;W[pd] ;B[qn] ;W[qk] ;B[nq] ;W[np] ;B[mp] ;W[no] ;B[oq] ;W[pq]…

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Castle Games at WAGC

Noel Mitchell reports on his experiences at the 40th World Amateur Go Championship, in Matsue. I was delighted to attend the 40th World Amateur Go Championship in Matsue, Japan as the Irish representative this year. It is actually the 30th time that Ireland has been eligible to participate (our first year was 1990 at the…

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39th World Amateur Go Championships

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….

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World Amateur Go Championship

The World Amateur Go Championship (WAGC) took place in Korea this year, normally it is in Japan. Ireland’s representative this year was John Gibson. Every year the field seems to get stronger, and gone are the days when you could expect mark down an easy victory when you saw that you had been drawn against…

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04 Sep – Irish success at WAGC

James Hutchinson represented Ireland this year at the 34th World Amateur Go Championship in Japan. He scored a very creditable 4 points from the 8 rounds. You can read about the secrets of his success in the online magazine Ranka, in this article. He had wins against Italy, Bulgaria, Portugal and Belarus. Congratulations to…

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