May 312017

Future of Go Summit Edition

Defeating Ke Jie 3-0, and taking down an entire team of cooperating pros, AlphaGo lost only to itself (plus human partner) in Pair Go –
AlphaGo’s next move –
Deepmind say this is AlphaGo’s final match event, but they plan to create a teaching tool, and are releasing a special set of 50 AlphaGo vs AlphaGo games in batches of 10 –

Looking forward… June

The Surrounding Game
Tom is investigating the possibility of screening The Surrounding Game in Cork –

IGA Site Redesign
Ian is looking for feedback on the updated look –!topic/irish-go/NZhv1yjYQWI

Weekly Meetings
Belfast – Monday nights at the Brewbot Pub on Ormeau Road –
Galway – Tuesday at 20:00, usually at Westwood House Hotel. Anyone interested should email info [at] alexander [dot] ie or call Richard on 091 555800 to confirm
Dublin – Wednesday 20:30 in Toners –
Cobh – Thursday 20:30 in Whitepoint –
Stillorgan – Sunday afternoons 14:00-18:00 at PingZone, St Benildus College –
Cork – Sunday nights 20:00 in Mr Bradley’s on Barrack Street –

Looking further ahead… July

Belfast Open 2017
The Belfast Open will take place on the 22nd and 23rd July –

EGF AGM 2017
Tuesday 25th July in Oberhof, Germany –

Looking back… May

Galway Tournament 2017
Full writeup, results, pictures, ominous celtic bog wood trophy…
GGG Galway Go Glub millenary celtic bog wood trophy

Pair Go
A brief note on the one-day Pair Go event, which ended up including Rengo too –

Irish Correspondence Tournament 2017
Progress can be tracked at

OGS Thursdays
The online group is no longer regularly meeting on Thursday nights. However, players can still be found logged in at random times –

Dutch Female Champ 2017
Justyna finished second place in the Dutch Female Championship after a 1-2 loss against the defending champion, Marika Anna Dubiel

Looking further back…

Anyone interested in participating next year should get in touch with Cian

Training League
Ian proposed a Training Collective for the IGA –

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