The place looks like EGC2018 in Pisa, Italy. I think I’ve seen those tables.
No undoes in that game
Indeed. A good way to play Capture Go perhaps.
Eraser? I dunno.
That sure doesn’t look like pencil
Let’s hope they don’t start a ko fight
Even with pencil erasing stones would look ugly. But luckily I have no such problem. Because no one even knows about go, I just draw my recent games from memory so I can stop at first capture.
What an amazing example of distorted perspective! When I first saw this, I thought, where did they get a 19 x 25 board?
From this perspective it looks like the board should be turned 90 decrees.
On the one hand, there are multiple cases of 4 stones being inside a square. On the other, that’s really cool.
If your girlfriend made that; you should marry her.
So much aji .
Hey, people. 6-7 April I participated in Moscow Cup Open. Here’s my pics from there.
Going to the place along the river:
Here’s the place:
But actually tournament is in the second building behind:
Around the corner:
Evacuation plan with some suspicious translation:
Mostly kids with parents and dan-ish adults. Some weaker adults having fun too, but in fewer numbers. In total 122 participants.
Sankin 6d vs Nikolich 4d, last game of a round:
Everyone’s watching it:
Shikshin 3p vs Kaymin 6d:
Some other pics:
Kaymin 6d vs Sankin 6d:
Shikshin 3p vs Chernyh 6d:
Looks like some people of culture are playing gomoku:
In the end Shikshin won all the games and thus won the cup. I didn’t attend closing ceremony to avoid rush hour.
As for me I lost four in a row and only managed to win last game. But at least I ended with a positive moment, 1-4. Unlike many people I recorded the games on a paper kifu but I’m too embarrassed to even look at them.
Look at the duckies:
In a hall next to the main one there was 13x13 tournaments for beginners. And also a stand with go trinkets and books. I bought two Chinese books, mainly because they’re Chinese, so they also hold cultural value for me. And a paper fan to hit myself on my head with.
Tsumego aren’t necessarily hard, but I’m really bad at reading.
These are used so there’s even someone’s name(?) on it:
Mh, I’d usually classify 7-9 move tsumego (depending on how obvious you want the result to be) as dan material.