Irish Go Association


WAGC: Final Day

Karl gives his analysis on his games from the final day of WAGC, against Canada and France, and some closing thoughts. His 3–4 record over the tournament was good enough for 24th place (from a field of 46), a very creditable performance. Overall victory went to the Korean representative, Kim Jung Seon, breaking the recent…

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WAGC Day 3: Israel and Serbia

The latest from our man in Shenzhen:

WAGC: Day 2

In Karl’s second report from WAGC in Shenzhen, he talks about messy Go players, 6–4 point openings, and his match against Korea:

Swings and Roundabouts in PGETC, WAGC

Ireland took on Switzerland in round 3 of the Pandanet Go European Team Championship. Three of the games were played over the weekend before the scheduled date and Ireland got off to a difficult start with Karl Irwin resigning to John Walch 4d on board 1 and Philippe Renaut losing by a couple…

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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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