Archive for July, 2007


Friday, July 27th, 2007
I missed both the European and US Go Congresses this year – I blame the vacation for that. With only 2 rounds to go, the European Go Congress is dominated by Korean players. The European Masters was dominated by Russian players: Alexandre Dinerchtein won, and Ilya Shiksin came out second. Tomorrow (Saturday, July 28th) starts the US Go Congress. I hope to plan my next year’s vacation(s) in a more Go-friendly manner…

Youth time – interview with Theodor Toma, European Champion under 12

Sunday, July 15th, 2007

After several interviews with either professional Go players (Tei Meiko 9 dan), or strong amateur players (Cristian Pop, Seokbin Cho), this time I am presenting to you a youth champion: Theodor Toma became European Youth Champion under 12 earlier this year.

Theodor Toma photo

Theodor will soon come to US for the World Youth Go Championship, in Boston, where he will again play in the under 12 category.

You can read an interview with Theodor on the main website.

Park Yeonghun is the new Fujitsu Cup winner

Monday, July 9th, 2007
Park Yeonghun won the final game by 1.5 points – so Lee Changho lost a big chance to comeback as a leader on the international scene. The game record is on the Fujitsu page.

Fujitsu Cup: all Korean final

Saturday, July 7th, 2007
They said that July 7th 2007 (07-07-07) is a very lucky day (since number 7 is considered lucky). It was indeed a lucky day for the Korean Go, but not so for the Japanese Go: the semifinals of Fujitsu saw the 2 Korean players winning against the 2 Japanese players, so the final will be all Korean. Park Yeonghun defeated Yoda Norimoto by half a point, while Lee Changho defeated Cho U by resignation. Go the the tournament page for the Lee Changho – Cho U game, with Cyberoro variations. The final will be played on July 9th, in Japan.

Another nice issue of “Sydney Go Journal”

Sunday, July 1st, 2007
The July issue of the Sydney Go Journal just came out. You can read it at the regular journal page: