World Go Championship
Another major international tournament is coming soon.
Japan Nihon Ki-in will host the “World Go Championship” in March 2017.
The concept of the tournament is that the world class top professionals from Japan, China and Korea and a computer go AI will compete in the tournament.
The following representatives (to be confirmed) will be showing off in this tournament:
- Japan => Iyama Yuta 9p
- China => Mi YuTing 9p
- Korea => Park Junghwan 9p
- Computer AI => DeepZenGo.
Latest update: 10 Jan 2017 – https://www.facebook.com/The-Nihon-Ki-in-Japan-Go-Association-286261298096771/
Another man vs machine match coming soon!
Three matches will be scheduled on 19th, 20th & 23 Nov 2016.
Man => The legendary Cho Chikun 9p (honorary Meijin) from Japan Nihon Ki-in
Machine => Deep Zen Go.
Deep Zen Go is seen as the second best computer go program now in the world because it gets the same deep learning system as AlphaGo.
* For your reference, Deep Zen got the ranking No.1 as KGS 9-dan in September 2016 and he has got even stronger now since then.
How to watch the games:
Michael Redmond 9p and Antti Tormanen 1p will give live-commentaries on the special match in English at the following website (movie): http://www.nicovideo.jp/
The match will begin 13:00h (*in Japan local time) on 19, 20 and 23 November.
* You can also watch the game on WBaduk (Cyberoro).
The match will be played with even game with 6.5 points komi.
The time allowance is 2 hours, followed by three renewable 60 seconds byo-yomi.
The following English page will be opened:
- Match 1： Cho Chikun vs DeepZenGo [English commentary]
19 Nov. from 12:30h
- Match 2：Cho Chikun vs DeepZenGo [English commentary]
20 Nov. from 12:30h
- Match 3：Cho Chikun vs DeepZenGo [English commentary]
23 Nov. from 12:30h
We are glad to announce that two Japanese Go Master will be visiting Malaysia from 16th – 22nd September 2016.
|MIZUMA Toshifumi（水間 敏文）7P
Go Career Profile:
- He became a pro of the Nihon Ki-in (Tokyo), being certified as a professional shodan in 1990.
- He got runner-up in the 16th Kisei Tournament Shodan game in 1991.
- He got promoted to 7 dan pro in 2002.
- He achieved 300 wins in Japan’s pro tournaments in 2009.
- He has got very good reputation for teaching go and he has taught go wide range of people and ages from complete beginners to amateur dan players.
- He has been teaching go at primary schools.
- His teaching method is named as ‘Mizuma Method’, which is introduced in go class at many Japanese educational institutions.
|KOMATSU Daiki (小松 大樹) 2P
Go Career Profile:
- He became a pro of the Nihon Ki-in (Osaka), being certified as a professional shodan in 2012.
- He got promoted to 2 dan pro in 2015.
- His parents are also professional go players. (his father is Komatsu Hideki 9p and his mother is Komatsu Hideko 4p.)
- He has taught go many primary school children in Osaka.
- He studied English for over 10 months in 2015 at an English conversational school in Japan.
- He was dispatched to Moscow and St.Peterburg in 2015 for promotion of go and to Romania for European Go Congress in 2014.
Below are weiqi activities scheduled for their visit (subject to changes):-
* 1400-1800: Visit Malaysia Weiqi Association at University Malaya-Kongzi Institute
* 1000-1300: Visit N-world Puchong Go Academy at Puchong
* 1430-1800: Visit The Japan Club of Kuala Lumpur
* 1900-2100: Visit Kong Zi-PJ Adult Go Class at University Malaya-Kongzi Institute
* 1300-1500: Visit Primary School Go Class at SRJK© Han Ming
* 1900-2100: Visit N-world Setapak Go Academy
* 1500-1700: Visit High School Go Club at Bin Hwa Independent School
* 1900-2100: Visit N-world BMC Go Academy
* 1000-1200: Visit Kindergarten Go Class Blossom Kids
We invite all MWA members and weiqi enthusiast to joint us on 17-Sept at Kongzi Institute to learn from the Go Master.
Malaysia International Amateur Go Championship(MIAGC)
The MIAGC is an international Weiqi tournament organised by Ipoh WeiQi Enterprise, this tournament is open to all amateur Dan players from around the world.
The championship comes in three stages: Preliminary, Semi-Final and Final.
All competitions for Preliminary & Semi-Final will be held online using the existing internal Go server OGS. Players who enter Final stage will meet in Syeun Hotel Ipoh, Malaysia to play 12 rounds tournament to decide the winners.
Attractive cash prizes will given to winners rank 1st to 20th, the Champion will walked away with RM50,000 cash prize. (Please note that final prizes may change due to the number of participants)
- Registration : August 8, 2016 – September 30, 2016
- Preliminary (Online Selection) : October 1, 2016 – October 31, 2016
- Semi-final (Online Selection) : November 16, 2016 – December 15, 2016
- Final Match : (Syeun Hotel, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia) March 11, 2017 – March 16, 2017
All amateur Dan players who are interested to participate, please visit Ipoh WeiQi tournament website http://www.miagc.org for further details.
Dear members, please be inform that Malaysia Weiqi Association (MWA) 2015 Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on:
- Financial report 2014
- Tournaments at 2014
- Membership benifits
- MWA League
- Changes of R&R of MWA
- Making new T-shirt & Jacket
- Update on MWA members ranking
- MWA 2015 plans
- Any Other matters
All members are encourage to attend, for further details please contact MWA exco members.
1st Perak Weiqi Open Championship news article published on Sin Chew (星洲日報)
IGF (International Go Federation) has started an official Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/International-Go-Federation/144342095694770
This page will be used to
- Deliver Go news from different parts of the world
- Make public announcements
- Introduce member associations and so on.
We encourage all members to like & follow the IGF page.