The European Women’s Go Championship 2021 took place online from the 4th – 5th September. Dina Burdakova 5d won five games out of six and claimed the champion’s title.
In round four, Dina played against Natalia Kovaleva 5d - last year’s champion. In the September edition of the European Go Journal you will find a commentary on that epic battle.
Photo: Natalia Kovaleva (left) and Dina Burdakova (right).
The final of the 13th Chunlan Cup - one of the world professional go championships - took place online. Shin Jinseo 9p, number one of the Korean ranking list, faced Tang Weixing 9p - one of the top Chinese professional go players.
As the final was a best of three, Shin claimed the champion’s title after winning two games straight on the 13th and 15th of September, respectively.
In the September edition of the European Go Journal you will find a review of the second game of the final.
Photo: happy Shin Jinseo after winning the 13th Chunlan Cup.
One might wonder: what is the greatest achievement of Western go players in international tournaments?
Perhaps, Ryan Li beating Chen Yaoye 9p, three-time world champion, in the third MLily Cup in 2017.
We talked with Ryan about that game and his life as a professional go player. Besides, Ryan is a Ph.D. student in atmospheric physics at Yale University and runs the New York Institute of Go - an educational center with around 70 active students.
Want to learn more about Ryan? In the September edition of the European Go Journal, you will find an interview with him.
Subscribe on Patreon until the end of September to receive this month’s edition automatically: European Go Journal is creating a monthly journal about the game of go (baduk, weiqi) | Patreon
To purchase a specific edition, send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo: Ryan with his wife Stephanie Yin 1p at the Brooklyn bridge in 2018.
Have you ever taught newcomers to play go? How about teaching prisoners in jail?
Ilona Crispien from Germany taught a group of prisoners in jail to play go in a traditional way. Later she tried the concept of Yasuda Yasutoshi 9p: Ilona taught them “capture go” (also known as “atari go”) and compared the results of these two approaches.
In the September edition of the European Go Journal you will find an English translation of Ilona’s original German report.
Subscribe on Patreon until the end of September to receive this month’s edition automatically: https://www.patreon.com/europeangojournal
Learn all about Yasuda’s concepts and discoveries in “Go as Communication” book published by BOARD’N’STONES: http://www.boardnstones.com/09-All_Titles-90-BSV90.php
The picture was made for “Go as Communication” book by Camille Lévêque: Yasuda Yasutoshi teaching capture go to children.
The September 2021 edition of the European Go Journal is now published! It’s available for purchase on our website: https://eurogojournal.com/editions/september-2021
Here are highlights of the September 2021 edition:
- An interview with Ryan Li, 3-dan professional go player of the North American Go Federation.
- Short interviews with Natalia Kovaleva 5d and Dina Burdakova 5d on their victories in the European Pair Go Championship and European Women’s Go Championship, respectively.
- A report by Ivan Mesenko on the Moscow Cup, which brought together more than 100 players.
- A detailed commentary on one of the most exciting games of the European Women’s Go Championship, played between Dina Burdakova 5d and Natalia Kovaleva 5d.
- A review of the decisive game of the 13th Chunlan Cup final between Shin Jinseo 9p and Tang Weixing 9p.
- An excerpt from the book “Go as Communication”: a report by Ilona Crispien on her experiences teaching go in jail.
- The next chapter of the Thirty-Six Stratagems, presented by Dai Junfu 8d, illustrating tactics used in warfare through examples from games of go.
- Breathtaking tesujis compiled by Alexander Dinerchtein 3p.
Illustration on the cover by Aleksandra Khokhlova from Omsk, Russia.
Random side comment
I kind of the wish the back cover was also in the pdfs just for completeness and because they look really nice
It looks like another good issue and looking forward to reading it!
Thank you for the feedback! Your comment I wouldn’t call the “side” one - we will take it into account!
One of the articles is open for free access. It’s a report on the European Pair Go Championship 2021 accompanied by an interview with Natalia Kovaleva 5d - one half of the championship pair.
You can find it on the website of the European Go Journal: https://eurogojournal.com/blog/surin-and-kovaleva-win-epgc2021
The September 2021 edition of the European Go Journal was printed and more than 130 copies are now on the way to subscribers.
This month the Journal travels for the first time to such countries as Singapore and Denmark.
Want to order a copy for yourself? You can do it on our website: https://eurogojournal.com/editions/september-2021
Delivery is included in the price!