Mr. Myungwan Kim, 9 Dan professional, is visiting Seattle this weekend and next week. After that, he’ll spend a few days in Portland, OR before returning to Korea.
Mr. Kim is here promoting a simplified form of Go called “Connect Go”, more accessible for some populations. While he’s here, he has graciously agreed to play some simultaneous games and give some lectures.
Updated Wed., December 4
Lecture (with free pizza!): “Pro game analysis using AI, and the difference from human”
Connect Go seminar
Connect Go discussion and practice
Mr. Kim guest lecturer with Nick Sibicky for the “Double Digit Kyu” lesson (with free pizza!)
Connect Go demonstration and discussion
Offsite: Simuls at Lakewood Korean Baduk Club, 3822 Steilacoom Blvd. SW, Lakewood, WA 98499
Mr. Kim has long been helpful to the Go Center, to the AGA, and to American Go players. He has taught at Go Camp and the Go Congress multiple times, and taught Go players to be Go teachers, and ran a Go school in California.
Seattle Go Center is pleased to present the 7th Annual Gala Night of Pair Go!
Register in person, 5:00 – 5:30 PM
$10 entry ($5 for youth 17 and younger / Go Center voting members)
Mixed gender two-player teams
Festive attire is encouraged
This is a great holiday event, with two rounds of Pair Go, cake, prizes and lots of fun. (We expect to finish the evening around 10 PM.) We will be following a slightly modified form of the International Pair Go rules. Each team is to be composed of different genders (female + male, female + non-binary, or male + non-binary). Team members may be of any age. This is not an official Pair Go competition, and formal dress is encouraged, but not required.
October 6, 2019, Seattle Go Center held a Go tournament to celebrate our 24th anniversary. AGA Chapter Rep Nick Wilmes officiated with aplomb.
Forty Go players signed in to compete — including ten Youth players, younger than 18 — and the first round was delayed several minutes while AGA memberships were initiated or renewed, pairings were tweaked, and extra clocks were brought out. The players didn’t seem to mind, chatting with friends old and new.
Seattle Go Center 24th Anniversary Tournament – Open Section
Seattle Go Center 24th Anniversary Tournament – Handicap Section
After the first games, pizza lunch from Pudge Bros. was quickly demolished by the hungry Go players and their support staff (a.k.a. families).
When the dust settled after the third round, Haichen Zhu 7 Dan had won the Open Section (and the $150 prize).
In the Handicap Section, 3-game winners were Brendan Roof 1 Dan, Lucy Lu Wang 2 Kyu, David Snow 5 Kyu, Emma Huang 12 Kyu, and Derek Wisher 14 Kyu, and they got to select a prize from a table loaded down with books about Go. Ms. Huang also won the Youth Prize.
One advantage of having such a large field of competitors is that nearly everyone had someone near their strength to play against. In the Handicap Section, all but two of the games were played at a handicap of 3 or less.
Join us at the Go Center for the next tournament, Sunday November 3. There’s no entry fee (and no prizes), and AGA membership is required. The next tournament with prizes (and entry fees) is the Jin Chen, scheduled for January 5, 2020.