Russians on the London Open Go Congress
This year Tim Arsenov took part in London OGC like last year. He won 5 games, playing as 4k and reached a semi-final in rapid tournament.
London Open Go Congress
There were not so many people as previous tournament. But Tim played some very interesting games.
When we visited The British Museum, we found a rare stones for unknown board game, which are very similar to ancient Go game stones from China.
ancient board game stones, maybe for Go?
Chin-San Qualification at Moscow Education On-line
Department for Go and Strategy holds an assessment using Chin-San system in Holiday Inn Sokolniki.
MOSCOW Education Online 2011 Exhibitionvisitors may pass the test composed of the most ancient Chinese games those lived so far.
The problems are composed by the staff of the Russian school for Go and Strategy. We invite you to go through the assessment and have a certificate of the game knowledge.
Live Go in Ruyan
This game was played during Go game festival in Ruyan (Siberia, Ob river)
Festival of Go started in Ruyan
the first round: Alsu vs Georgiy
A Festival of Go opens today on the bank of the Ob River. This festival will take place in Ruyan, a city projected by “Expedition” company. It will extend for four days. There are a lot of events planned in the festival programme, the main of which is a Tournament of Cities. Five ladies and five men have been selected by the Organizing Committee to participate in the festival. These participants are from different cities – Kazan, Moscow, Novosibirsk, Voronezh, Rostov, and even from Sevastopol.
all our team
The idea of Tournament belongs to Igor Grishin, a president of Go Federation in Russia. Hopefully this tournament will become regular and new cities will join it.
camp of the festival and tournament place
The festival of Go is a part of a big Ruyan festival organized by “Expedition”. So more than 300 people will come together on the bank of the Siberian river.
Ruslan Dmitriev (6D), champion of Russia vs champion of Guandou province (China)
The Go-program will not be limited by a tournament, but also will contain a master-class on Strategic Go given by Igor Grishin. Also the participants of the tournament will train everybody who is interested in game of Go.
lesson for guests of the festival
We express gratitude to the members of “Expedition” company for their help in organizing of Festival of Go in Ruyan.
Igor Grishin's workshop about developin Go in russian regions
Go and Strategy Department in Moscow
The 9-th of May 2011 Go and Strategy dep. was opened in Moscow University of Industry and Finance (MFPA). It is the first official department about Go in russian education system.
on presentation of Go and Strategy dep.
MFPA blog here: http://blog.mfpa.ru/?p=5385
Photos from opening ceremony in Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Russian-Go-and-Strategy-School/259175099553
Go workshop for Snob
In January 2011 Igor Grishin and Mikhail Emelyanov held a Go game workshop for Snob magazine.
“Snob is an international project and a one-of-kind social medium for people, who live in various countries around the world, speak various languages but think in Russian.” — states the website of this project. More than 100 people accepted invitations to our presentation. The major part of the participants were the members of Snob Club and guests of Mildberry Branding Agency where our workshop took place. Nobody knew about Go before. As a result more than 50 people took part in this event.
Igor Grishin found an original conception for this workshop. Each participant chose one of the three roles: a pupil (only 5 people), a listener or a viewer. Participants who chose to be listeners could stay away from the game but were able to ask questions during the workshop. Viewers could just watch how Igor Grishin explained the rules of Go and how pupils were learning them and trying to play.
Pupils study the rules of the game
9×9 Go boards from Czech Republic is an elegant solution for Go presentations!
Igor Grishin greets the guests of the workshop.
Some videos from this event in Igor Grishin’s blog
Also see the photos of participants’ impressions on Snob site
Go class at Pavlovo School
Pavlovo School is a modern private school, situated in the outskirts of Moscow. Since this year Russian Go and Strategy School has launched Mikhail Emelyanov Go class for pupils of it.
Danila, has previously attended a Go class
The presentation of Go game for pupils
Parents studied rules and played with children
Children qualification in Moscow
Mitya and Ksyusha, Mikhail Emelyanov’s pupils
The next photos were taken at children Chin-San qualification (May, 2010, Russian Go and Strategy School)
Anthony plays qualification game on a samurai goban from Japan
The general task for children was to play a game with Timofey (who took part in Paris Go Tournament’2010 and won 4 games), and after that – to review it with Mikhail Emelyanov.
Gleb and Mikhail. The winner of this game had a 10 Chin diploma and the looser — 11 Chin
To record one’s game is an important rule in our school
Timofey plays qualification games
X-mas at children Go Game Club in Moscow
Here are the photos from X-mas tournament in the oldest Moscow children Go club “Voskhojdenie” (founded by Igor Grishin).
Thanks for organizers: Alexander Lazarev and Vladimir Spiridonov!
Photos by A. Lazarev
All-Russian Go and Strategy promotion tour
The president of The Go Federartion (Moscow, Russia) Igor Grishin visited big cities in all corners of Russia.
He conducted many lectures and master-classes for students and young Russian politicians about Strategy and Go as strategy tool. “Go should be used for development of Russia. Only in this case the game will bring profit to youth in our country” – he said.
Krasnodar. Igor Grishin and Russian Go game champion Ruslan Dmitriev near the Kuban State Technological University
Lecture for student of the Kuban State Technological University
Igor Grishin gave an interview to the university television channel where he told about his Youth Train and strategic Go
The president of The GO Federation Igor Grishin at the North Caucasus State Technical University. Lecture on Go and its benefits for Russian youth for disabled.
Igor Grishin explains Go game rules at Stavropol Children Creativity Center.
Igor Grishin talks about Go at Orenburg State University. The purpose of such master-classes is to teach young men strategic thinking, to develop their intelligence, to be able to see the prospects and not to be afraid to make decisions.
Young politicians play Go in Orenburg
gor Grishin answers questions after a big lecture on Basics of Communication for Nizniy Novgorod schoolboys. There are more than 70 attendants on this lecture.