American Go E-Journal

Go Congress Updates: 13×13 tourney visited by phantom go player; Quick, here are the Youth Lightning table winners!; Dramatic AGA Board election results in; Playing Facebook’s AI

Monday July 23, 2018

13×13 tourney visited by phantom go player: There were 41 participants in the 13×13 tournament Sunday night, directedProcessed with VSCO with g6 preset by Jim Hlavka. The players were spread across seven tables with six players playing round robin at each table. To make the numbers work, the final table added a phantom go player, which honorably forfeited all its games and the tournament attendees took a moment to appreciate its sacrifice. Basic time was set at 15 minutes for each game with no overtime. From a mixed dan/kyu table, emerged an unbreakable three-way tie, and the dan player moved into the dan quarterfinals, while the two kyu players will compete for the kyu quarterfinals spot. The players in the quarterfinals are as follows:
Dan section: Ary Cheng (5D), Yiduo He (6D) Ye Sun (3D), and Seowoo Wang (2D)
Kyu section: Jim Conyngham (4K), Eric Hookway (10K), Joshua Johnson (15K), and the future winner of the face-off between Jasper Emerton (2K) and Darwin Kim (2K)
– report/photo by Julie Burrall

2018.07.22 Facebook Open Go simulQuick, here are the Youth Lightning table winners! Tianyuan Zhang 5d, Brian Wu 2d, Derek Zhou 19k.
– reported by Paul Barchilon

Dramatic AGA Board election results in: “Everybody won. Everything passed,” reports Arnold Eudell on the AGA Board Elections. Eastern: Gurujeet Khalsa; Central: Lisa Scott; Western: Christopher Saenz: At-Large: Paul Celmer. Details here.

Playing Facebook’s AI: Congress attendees got a chance to play Facebook’s go AI Sunday (left) in the first of three simul exhibitions, culminating in a Pair Go exhibition game Tuesday night in which Andy Liu and Ryan Li will each team up with OpenGo, competing for $4,500 in prizes, with commentary by Stephanie Yin 1P with Chris Garlock.
– photo by James Pinkerton