Monthly Archives: December 2005

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, dear friends! The Go Federation wishes you good luck, success and more Go victories the in new 2006 year!

Happy New Year

The All-Russian Open Go championship under 18 (children), Moscow

On March 25-26, the Go Federation will hold the All-Russian Open Go championship under 18 (children).
All the details of the event will be published later. Foreigners can also take part in this Championship.

the Large Master Go Tournament

The Go Federation (Moscow, Russia) is glad to announce the 2nd Master Go Tournament – “LARGE MASTER GO”.
The main sponsor of the tournament is Mr. Igor Grishin, the president of Go Federation.
The tournament will take place on KGS (in “Master” room (Rooms list- Lessons-Master) )

The schedule:
1st round – January, 14 (Saturday) 5 PM GMT (20.00 Moscow time)
2nd round – January, 15 (Sunday) 5 PM GMT (20.00 Moscow time)
3rd round – January, 21 (Saturday) 5 PM GMT (20.00 Moscow time)
4th round – January, 22 (Sunday) 5 PM GMT (20.00 Moscow time)
Play-off preliminary matches – January, 28 (Saturday) 5 PM GMT (20.00 Moscow time)
Play-off final matches – January, 29 (Sunday) 5 PM GMT (20.00 Moscow time)

McMahon system for rounds 1-4.
The final standings will be decided by play-off system. Number 1 will play #4 and #2 will meet #3. The winners will meet each other in the final match for the 1st place. The game for the 3rd place will be played as well.
Time control is 1-hour basic time per person + 45 sec/ 5 times overtime (byoyomi). The referee is “Am” (Rustam Sahabutdinov), 6-dan from Russia.
The prizes are:
1st place -$200
2nd place -$120
3rd place -$80
4th place-$50
We set special prizes for the best female, senior and junior players.
Everyone is welcome to take part in the tournament regardless of their nationality or grade!
The 1st Master Go tournament gathered more than 40 participants all over the world from 1p to 20 kyu and was won by “breakfast” (Alexandre Dinerchtein) from Russia.
Please visit our site, if you wish to register: on Master Go tournament’s site
Enjoy the tournament!

More information at the International Go forum

Bogatsky vs Dinerchtein. The Game from Russian Go Championship

Here you can see the first 81 moves of this. The whole game will appear later.

Bogatsky – black, Dinerchtein – white

time: 2 hours+ 10 min/20moves

komi 6,5 points.

Bogatsky won by 5,5 points.

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You can see more photos at the Go Gallery

Game commentary of this game and some other games from the tournament are available on:

Russian Go Championship 2005

Here are the photos and results from Russian Go Championship 2005

Dmitry Bogatsky - left, Alexander Dinershtein - right; Tatyana Grishina - Irina Shimanskaya; Efim Ostrovsky - Aleksey Nechaev

Hall of Professionals - Bogatsky - Dinershtein

Winner Bogatsky - left

More photos at the Go Gallery

Winner of the Hall of professionals – Dmitry Bogatsky.
Winner of the Hall of female Go – Tatyana Grishina.
Winner of the Hall of Masters of strategy – Efim Ostrovsky.
Winner of the Hall of Teachers and instructors – Igor Grishin.
Winner of the Hall of Go amateurs – Ruslan Dmitriev.

The Championship was held at “Dzungo” restaurant, Moscow 17.12.2005.

The final match of the 1-st Russian Professional Go Championship

The final match of the 1st Russian Professional Go Championship.
Alexandre Dinerchtein vs Dmitrij Bogatskij
December, 17, Russia, Moscow, Dzungo Chinese restaurant.

About the players:
Alexandre Dinerchtein
1-dan professional of Hankuk Kiwon (Korean Go Association)
European champion -1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005

Alexandre Dinerchtein

Dmitrij Bogatskij
6-dan amateur, former Japanese insei, European junior Champion
1997 and 1998, 6-times Ukrainian champion

Dmitrij Bogatskij

The match will start on Saturday, December, 17 at 1.30 PM Moscow time (GMT+3)
Time control is 2 hours +20 stones/per 10 min byoyomi, 6.5 points komi
The prize fund is $1500, The winner will get $900.
We’ll publish some photos and the game commentary by A.Dinerchtein in few days after the event.
Enjoy the broadcast!

The Large Master Go Tournament

Next series of the famous online tournament will start on January, 14. The Prize fund is 500$.

More details on the Master Go tournament site

Go is everywhere

Go in Russia for people.











We in Manga!!!


Go & girls


Russian Go-manga

We’d like to present you manga-style pictures, are drawn by Saniya, a Russian girl. She also plays Go very well.

All of these pics were created for the book “Humorous stories about the Go Master”.

Here you can see them all – Manga gallery

Russian Go-manga

The Go festival

The Go festival was held in Moscow on December, 3. It gathered more than 30 go-fans. The festival took place at Moscow Taiqi-Go Club “The Middle way”. You can find some photos here:

Go Gallery

Mikhail Povalyaev 3d, the vice-president of The Go Federation, plays on 17 boards