Being melancholic

Being melancholic

Today was a bad day.  So as a recreational activityas well as countermeasure I decided to log onto KGS and play a round of Blitz…

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Go caricatures by Che!

Go caricatures by Che!

While browsing through deviantArt, I found this very interesting collection of caricatures of famous Go players. The artist who drew them also happens to be…

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Zürich Go Tournament 2009 - Day 2

Zürich Go Tournament 2009 – Day 2

After the the slightly disappointing first day, I was hoping to get better results on the second one. My initial plan to abandon the last…

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Zürich Go Tournament 2009 - Day 1

Zürich Go Tournament 2009 – Day 1

As every year, the Go club Zürich is holding another tournament this autumn. Admittedly, it’s not quite as famous as the Paris Go Tournament, but…

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Enclave Blitz Tournament!

Enclave Blitz Tournament!

The Enclave has announced a new Blitz tournament, starting on 1st october, enclosed are the details. I’m definately in 😀 The Enclave Blitz Division The…

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Being indecisive

Being indecisive

The Zürich tournament is approaching rapidly and I’m not feeling all to confident in my abilities.  Is it really a good idea to skip a…

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I can has Kifu?

I can has Kifu?

While preparing for the tournament, i play through a lot of gamerecords. Commercial software like SmartGo or MoyoGo comes with a large collection of Kifu,…

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Top 361 - Web Go Rating

Top 361 – Web Go Rating

If you have a Go site or blog,you are welcome to join the rating: top361.com It’s possible to vote/write reviews for rating members. There are…

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Review: Amateur vs Pro encounter on KGS!

Review: Amateur vs Pro encounter on KGS!

Ericdai [KGS 9d] is one of the top players on KGS. His real name is Dai Junfu (chinese) and he was the runner-up in last…

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Missed the workshop? No problem!

Missed the workshop? No problem!

I’m reporting live from Li Yues [7d] Workshop at the Go Club Zürich. During about one hour she explained various concepts of attack and active…

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EidoGo implemented

EidoGo implemented

One suggestion for the blog was to publish gamereviews, so I implemented the EidoGo-plugin into the blog so I can upload gamereviews more easily and…

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Tournament preparations

Tournament preparations

After having been away from the Go-scene for a couple of months, I’ve finally decided to blow the dust off my goban and get back…

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Li Yue @ Zürich

Li Yue @ Zürich

On 9th September there will be a workshop with Li Yue at the Go club Zürich. In addition she will be playing simultaneous games after…

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My Goban has  a plugin

My Goban has a plugin

This was bound to be produced sooner or later, and here it is: the Netgoban! Here’s the description from the official website. Netgoban is an…

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Feedback

Feedback

Lately, I’ve been wondering what it is that Go-blog-visitors actually want to read about.  So I decided to open a respective poll on GoDiscussions. Up…

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Kölner Go Turnier 09

Kölner Go Turnier 09

Not quite as spectacular as the French Championship is the ongoing Köln Go Tournament. However some nameable players, such as FJ Dickhut [6d], Bernd Radmacher…

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Championnat de France 09

Championnat de France 09

The French Go Championship is one of the most interesting by far as France has some of the strongest players of Europe participating in it….

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KGS is down

KGS is down

Shocking news! KGS is down! Today at 11.45 CET the server crashed and is now no longer accessible. The reason for that incident is still…

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Dusty Go Books for free!

Dusty Go Books for free!

I just happened to find links to 4 “ancient” Japanese Go books on GoDiscussions.com, viewable online and downloadable as PDFs. Even though they are Japanese…

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Want a trophy? Come and get one!

Want a trophy? Come and get one!

After having been busy with other pursuits,  I have finally (again) found some time to plunge into the world of black and white stones. Admittedly…

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Studying and stuff

Studying and stuff

Yeah, well… what can I say? I was kind of busy. University and stuff is taking up a lot of time. They tend to urge…

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Seok-Bin pwns Zürich!

Seok-Bin pwns Zürich!

Cho Seok-Bin 7d (#2 in the EGF-ladder) is coming to Switzerland! If I’m not mistaken his last visit was in 2006 at the spring tournament…

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European Youth Go Championship 09

European Youth Go Championship 09

Days 1 & 2 This weekend the yearly European Youth Go Championship takes place in Bosnia.  I found this especially interesting as I already had…

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OMG, am I dead?!

OMG, am I dead?!

Ko’s are a great thing. They can reverse the whole game if you mess up one and stronger players love to use them in handicap…

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Ing Memorial Cup 2009 - Interviews

Ing Memorial Cup 2009 – Interviews

As you may already have noticed. I didn’t post anything about the ING Memorial Cup 2009 that took place a couple of days ago. Sorry…

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Getting ready #2

Getting ready #2

This part two of the Onadare study that was started in the previous post. This time I’ll summarize the variatons for B, the “large avalanche…

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Getting ready

Getting ready

So the Swiss championship is approaching rapidly. Only 2 more months until the great showdown, time for a little training. I will be posting short…

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GoSensations.com

GoSensations.com

Alexandre Dinerchtein [3p]‘s newest project GoSensation.com is a website that contains the most interesting recent games from all major Go Servers, such as: KGS Oro…

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Tartrate's identity revealed!!!

Tartrate’s identity revealed!!!

This was posted a couple of minutes ago on GoDicussions.com Kim Myungwan, 8p said: “I heard many times that I am “mymy”. I don’t know…

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Rivals

Rivals

“Go can’t be played by one person, you need two. One genius can’t give birth to a great game, you need to equally blessed players,…

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Shusaku Go Tournament in Romania

Shusaku Go Tournament in Romania

It’s unlikely for a Go-player to not know who Shusaku was (especially since Hikaru no Go). So for everyone that lived in a dark cave,…

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Batoo! Because Baduk is boring

Batoo! Because Baduk is boring

The regular Baduk has now been around for quite a while. Now Korean software-developer Eplayon has come up with a new variant of it: Batoo….

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