European pro qualification tournament

This year, a 6th European professional player will be selected by a qualifying tournament in which about (*) the 16 best - amateur, of course - European players take part.

(*) some are missing: the Mitic brothers, Fionin, Debarre,...

It is a knock-out tournament with "2 lives" for the 3 first round (after, normal K-O).

The 3 first rounds are played in Wien on 15+16/06 and the 3 final rounds in Czechia on 13+14/07...

Results here:

PS: the favorites: Kravets, Le Calvé, Podpera, Pop.

Update: the quarter finals are:
Oscar Vazquez, the young Spanish rising star 14 years old and big surprise of this qualifying tournament will play Rob Van Zeijst (55 ans, European champion in... 1981 (!), 1990 and 1993

You find a detailed survey here:

10th Ghent Tournament - Registration is open

Registration for the 10th Ghent tournament is now open! Please follow this link for all relevant informations.

21/05: 2017 Belgian Blitz championship

Weather will probably be rainy this next Sunday. So, why not to try to be Belgian champion by participating in a fun one-day tournament: the quick games (Blitz) Belgian championship (15 minutes as time allowance).
This tournament is played with (reduced) handicap so that everyone has chance to win it !
Participation is free of charge, but only for members of the Belgian Go Federation.

Read more here: and...come, play and enjoy !

Top Chinese pros study with Alphago; match AlphaGo vs. Ke Jie (presently best player in the world)

Soon (May 23 to 27) a summit named "the Future of Go" will gather China’s top players and leading A.I. experts in Wuzhen (China).

The summit will feature a variety of game formats involving "AlphaGo" and top Chinese players:
1. “Pair Go” — A game where one Chinese pro will play against another...with both having AlphaGo as teammate!
2. “Team Go” — A game between AlphaGo and a five-players team of top pros working together
3. "Match Bot vs. the best (human) player" - A match Ke Jie vs AlphaGo (in 3 games)

More info:

Registration is open for Liège tournament and Le Pantin tournament!

Both Liège club and Le Pantin club hold their second tournament this year!

Follow this link to find all informations about Liège Tournament, and this one for Le Pantin Tournament.

We are looking forward to meeting you!

The 1st (ever) World Go Championship coming soon (21 to 23 March)

For the 1st time in the history of go, a "world championship" will be organized.
It will take place in Osaka on 21-23 March 2017.

There will be 4 competitors: the best player of each of the 3 big countries + "Zen" defending the AI (Artificial Intelligence) side!

The human representatives will be
Iwama Yuta (JP)
Park Junghwan (KR)
Mi Yuting (CN) (suprinsingly, not Ke Jie)

More details:

For the 1st time in go history, there will be a "World Champion" (...with "Zen" as one of the 4 competitors !)

For the 1st time, a "world champion" will be selected by a specific competition (to be organized in Osaka in March 2017).

There will be 4 competitors: the best player of each of the 3 big countries (South Korea, China, Japan)...and "Zen" defending the AI (Artificial Intelligence) side!

Japanese representative will be Iwama Yuta. Probable players for China will be Ke Jie, and for Korea: Park Junghwan

This will be very exciting!

More details:

The "Zen" team expects to overcome "Alpha Go" in 2017...and plays legendary Cho Chi Kun in a 3 games-match in November.

"Zen", the best publicly available software, has made incredible progress the last months (I reported he won a match against German champion Lukas Krämer, 6-d, by 3-1 in September).

The objective of its developers is now to beat "Alpha Go" before end 2017 ! Yes, guys !

The team managed to organize a test match of 3 games against the legendary Cho Chi Kun starting just now (end November).

Cho is certainly not as strong as he was in the eigties, but he is one of the most prestigious go players. He has won no less than...75 titles !

Please find here more info about this match (in French):

31st Brussels Tournament

The 31st Brussels tournament took place on the weekend of the 29th and 30th October 2016 and gathered 63 players!

The winner is Fabien Lips (4d, FR), followed by Lucas Neirynck (5d, BE), Antoine Fenech (5d, FR) and Manuel Frangi (2d, FR).

Complete results:

9th edition of Ghent Go Tournament 2nd and 3rd july 2016

On the weekend of July 2nd everyone's welcome at the 9th edition of the Ghent Go Tournament.

Info and registration

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