What does your brain do while you play go?

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Dec 232016

The EGF has posted an interesting summary of research carried out by a team from China and Minnesota.

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[activated] areas included the parts of the brain associated with concentration and attention, spatial perception, image manipulation, problem solving and memory processes (working memory storage and episodic memory retrieval)

source: EGF – Go & Brain

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2017 Congress location overturned by majority vote

 Europe, Somewhere  Comments Off on 2017 Congress location overturned by majority vote
Dec 212016

As posted by the EGF, the next european go congress will be in Oberhof, Germany

The heated discussion on previous articles, and on the EGF L19 forum, suggests that there were going to be unhappy people whichever way this vote went, so hopefully everyone will stay calm at this outcome.

The EGF president, Martin Stiassny, posted an open letter apologising and clarifying the situation. Reaction has been muted.

Christmas Break

 Cork  Comments Off on Christmas Break
Dec 082016

The Cork Go Club will be breaking for the holidays and we’ll be back in full swing come mid January 2017! Please feel free to join the group Cork Go Community for the most up to date information ! https://www.facebook.com/groups/191875150950/


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2017 Top 8 (and AGM)

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Dec 082016

The Irish Top 8 Tournament will be held on the weekend of January 28-29th at the Ballsbridge Hotel, Pembroke Road, Dublin 4.

The Irish Go Association’s AGM will take place on the Saturday January at 5pm after the last round of the Top 8 tournament.

source: Irish Top 8 & AGM – Jan 28th-29th 2017

Cork Go Tournament 2016

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Dec 072016

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This year saw a relatively modest turnout, tying with 2015 as the smallest to date (11 players total). With no bar in place and such a small field, several of the later games involved 9-stone handicaps. Let’s just say some of the DDK players had an interesting sunday!

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The EGD has the usual detailed results listing.

The IGA has posted a brief article.

There are some photos on the Cork facebook page.


 Cork, Ireland, Online  Comments Off on December
Dec 012016

Looking forward… December

Cork Go Tournament 2016
As I’m sure everyone is aware, this will take place in just a few days. Keep tabs via the facebook event – https://www.facebook.com/events/2275359645938088/

Irish Correspondence Tournament 2017
Ian has started a page over at SL to take signups for this – http://senseis.xmp.net/?IrishCorrespondence

Weekly Meetings
Dublin – Wednesdays 20:30 in Toners – http://www.irish-go.org/clubs-tournaments/dublin/
Online – Thursdays 20:00-22:00 on OGS – http://www.irish-go.org/clubs-tournaments/online/
Cork – Sunday nights 20:00(-ish) in the Cricket Club Bar – https://www.facebook.com/groups/191875150950
Belfast – Monday nights at the Brewbot Pub on Ormeau Road – https://www.facebook.com/BelfastGoClub/?fref=ts
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
Cobh – Irregular Tuesdays 20:00. Contact us if you are interested – https://www.corkgo.org/?page_id=9

Looking back… November

Top 8
James beat Noel in the first game of the final. SGF file available from KGS – http://files.gokgs.com/games/2016/11/22/jameshut-irelandgo.sgf

Weekly Commented Games
Philippe and James are at game 9 and counting – http://www.irish-go.org/2016/11/18/james-vs-philippe-game-9/

Cho Chikun vs Deep Zen Go
Cho beat Zen 2:1 – http://www.lifein19x19.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=13771

Murugandi & Ajka
Justyna and Kim broke the 100 follower mark – https://www.facebook.com/murugandiTwitch/

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Thanks as always to those who provide updates from around the country.