Russian school of Go and Strategy takes part in the conference named “Techcrunch Disrupt-2011″ in San-Francisco. This is the main event of the year for the business startup companies working in the sphere of innovation technologies. Investors and the best startups from all over the world came together at this conference. Our school at the conference is represented by its head Igor Grishin.
We have managed to contact with him in the USA and to hear of his impressions after the first day of conference:
“We have placed the tables of Russian school of Go and Strategy with the playing boards and gobangs of different dimensions in the most visited zone of DISRUPT-2011 exhibition. Afro-american employees of our partner MegaCampus are ready to train playing Go each visitor or potential investor.
During the preparation for DISRUPT-2011 EXPO, MegaCampus team visited the US National Monument Muir Woods. This ancient and dreamy forest of giant trees creates a very deep and powerful impression. Playing Go under these giants is a special feeling not to be compared to anything else. We were literally saturated with striking energy. It went through our spines and disappeared in the sky where the tops of the sequoias and redwoods were pointing.”
Participation in the exhibition is only a part of the program. Igor Grishin plans to visit a number of large USA Universities in order to learn the different aspects of the scientific and educational work there. Moreover he is going to establish a partnership between those Universities and a Go and Strategy Dep. at the Synergy University.
Igor Grishin, head of Go and Strategy Dep., a Muir Woods
Igor Grishin plays with Vadim Lobov, vise-president of Moscow University of Industry and Finanse
Vlad E. Genin, dean of Phoenix University, with Igor Grishin
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
Hello, I am Dima. This is my story about the 33rd Quebec Open which hold in Montreal in 4-5 of June 2011. I participated in that tournament and as a result I won 4 of the 6 my games. I really enjoyed playing and talking this all interesting people who also came there. I hope I’ll have a chance to come there again…
Thanks to all audience for watching and listening.
“Go is a powerful mind catalyst not only for knowledge workers but for any person interested in self development” — a conceptual standpoint on Go by Dennis Olevanov, a business consultant of international IT company and a student of the Russian School of Go and Strategy.
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!
MILDBERRY INSPIRATION hosted Igor Grishin, a public figure, writer, publisher and teacher at Skolkovo Moscow School of Management. Grishin is also the president of Go Federation and the leader of Russian School of Go and Strategy.
Igor explained us how important order is in human life, how easily we can create anything we want with the help of it. Grishin spoke in complicated manner about complicated matters but he did it in a very fascinating and interesting way. But how else can one explain that, for example, a man needs liberty just to lose it or that property and ownership is not the same thing? We spoke about order and disorder, disputed about primacy of these matters and how finally everything would end. And, perhaps, the most important thing that one has to remember – order is important everywhere: in business, in private life and even in car driving.
Dmitriy Shorikov has been studying Go at our school since the last year. He is one of our promising pupils as he progresses really fast.
Now he is going to Canada where he will continue his studies at local school.