Monthly Archives: November 2005

The Russian Martial arts tournament (Kyokushin karate)

Our good friends from Russian Karate Association held a big tournament on November, 26.

More than 1000 fans observed it on the Moscow stadium.

Girl 1d is going to crush wood bars

The most interesting games from the “Master Go” tournament

Here you can find the most interesting games from the “Master Go” tournament – Master Go site.


Dear friends!

I am glad to report that our Federation became the leader of Go promotion in Russia. Our aim is to help people play Go, seek and find the game mastery.
The aim of the game of Go is to divide the board between the black and the white. The aim of Go itself is to make a person raise his eyes from the board. A real master of Go is the one who left the scope of the game. Beyond the scope of the game, beyond the scope of outcome. It is there, outside the gameboard, where Go starts to manifest its virtues. Go teaches us to see and to think. The vision means new degrees of perception. To think is to give birth to new ideas. Ideas that become real.

Igor Grishin, the President of the Go Federation (Moscow, Russia)

Dear friends!

The development of the Internet affects increasingly on the development of our society. Many possibilities, which were previously unthinkable, became accessible due to the worldwide network. Despite the fact that Go is the creation of the strategists of the past, it is very similar to our contemporary world. The cobweb of the Internet, similar to grid of the Go playing field, connects world information space. The evolution of information technologies is important for the whole development of Russia. The urgency of this question is confirmed by creation of NP (non-commercial partnership) «Electronic Region» in the Volga federal region of the Russian Federation, and our Go Federation is the part of it.

I consider that in future the role of Internet tournaments will rise, they will become the necessary part of the Go-world — including professional sphere. Therefore the development of this direction is important for the Go Federation, we will exert all efforts so that these tournaments would be as interesting as possible.

I wish you sport success and new victories!

Dmitriy Donskov, the vice President of the Go Federation (Moscow, Russia)

The «MASTER GO» tournament on KGS

The «MASTER GO» tournament will start on KGS server.

20(Sun)-26(Sat)-27(Sun) November.
MASTER room.
6 rounds. 2 rounds each playing day, McMahon system, time setting 1 hour + 30sec x 5.
Rounds starts at 14:00 and 19:00 (Moscow time).

Prizes — total 300 $.
1st place — 120$, 2nd place — 80$, 3rd and 4th places — 50$ each (payment can be done by Paypal).
Director and referee — Rustam Sakhabutdinov.
Sponsor — Igor Grishin, the President of the Go Federation (Moscow, Russia).

Please, specify your registration info: your first and last name, nickname on KGS, rank and (optional) your country. The committee reserves the right to deny participation in the tournament if the provided information is incorrect.


Feel free to ask the questions at the English Go Forum