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Online League on break for November and December

Brief announcement: this year, November and December will be break months for the online league. We teachers will then have a short breather and also think of ways to improve the programme in 2022.

Currently it is still possible to join for the regular two months in September and October: the full option is €80 and the half option €50. After the September league starts, we take one-month subscriptions for October: these are €40 for the full option and €25 for the half option.


BesoGo viewer updated

Hi folks!

This is just an announcement to let you know that the BesoGo sgf viewer on this site has been slightly updated. There is a new feature: when inside a variation, you can press shift+left to immediately scroll back to the move where the variation branched off. This should make the reading of variations, and the subsequent navigation to the main line of the game slightly easier.

If the feature does not seem to work for you, make sure to make a hard refresh of the page, first (shift+f5).

Thanks to ronm for making this update possible!


NGD Online League Turns One; League Price Changes

It has soon been exactly one year since we started the current ngd online league – which itself was based on the Nordic Go Academy program we held in 2011–2015.

At the time of writing, we have done 601 game reviews. 325 of these are by yours truly, with Oscar being the second most prolific teacher at 158 reviews. In …

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Third ‘Go Jam’ on Saturday, March 20, 1pm EET

Today at 1pm Helsinki time, Jeff, Antti, and Mikkgo will host the third ‘Go Jam’ on Mikkgo’s Twitch channel.

While the content of the stream is of course go-related, it is more geared towards the philosophical and psychological side of playing the game rather than particular patterns. Some topics prepared for this time are:

  • dogmatic thinking in go,
  • do weaker players have more fun with the game, and
  • how to deal with winning and losing.

Towards the end of the stream, some Corona Cup 3 games will probably also be reviewed.

As usual, everybody is welcome to follow and participate!


3rd Corona Cup starts on March 8

The 3rd Corona cup, organised by ngd teacher Lukáš Podpěra, will be held from March 8 to April 20. This time, the tournament is part of the 2020 European Grand Prix as a bonus point c class tournament.

As usual, two of our other teachers, me and Jeff, will work in the tournament anti-cheating department to ensure fair play. …

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Second ‘Go Jam’ on Saturday, February 20, 1pm EET

Today at 1pm Helsinki time, Jeff, Antti, and Mikkgo will host the second ‘Go Jam’ on Mikkgo’s Twitch channel.

While the content of the stream is of course go-related, it is more geared towards the philosophical and psychological side of playing the game rather than particular patterns. As usual, everybody is welcome to follow and participate!


First ‘Go Jam’ on Saturday, January 30, 1pm EET

This Saturday at 1pm Helsinki time, Jeff, Antti, and Mikkgo will hold a ‘Go Jam’ on Mikkgo’s Twitch channel.

While the content of the stream is of course go-related, the discussion will be less about particular go patterns and more about the philosophical and psychological side of playing the game. As usual, everybody is welcome to follow and participate!


NGD Christmas Toroid Tournament on December 27

List of registered participants

Introduction to toroid go

Rules

Format: Four-person leagues, followed by a knockout tournament with max. 8 players.

If two players get the same number of wins in a league, the winner of the mutual game advances to the knockout tournament.

If three players get the same number of wins in a league, they all advance. An …

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Pixel Go Tournament Details

The first-ever Pixel Go Tournament will be held this Saturday (October 31), 12–15 o’clock Helsinki Time (eet, or gmt+2) on the Variant Go Server. Participation is free, and the top two places will receive €80 and €40 respectively as ngd vouchers which can be used for online league participation, offline reviews of games (€20 apiece), or …

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2nd Corona Cup starts on November 2

We are happy to announce the 2nd Corona Cup, organised by ngd teacher Lukáš Podpěra, which will be held from November 2 to December 15. Now that many countries are again seeing an increase in COVID-19 infections, we feel that serious online tournaments such as the Corona Cup are important for the go community as a whole. This time, the …

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