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30 May

Honinbo 400th Anniversary!

  It has been 400 years since Tokugawa Shogunate (Tokugawa government) gave salary to Honinbo House (Hoinbo Sansa) and accepted him as a professional go player.
  Yamashita Dowa Honinbo and Iyama Yuta (the challenger of the 67th Honinbo title match) and the past Honinbo title holders (Rin Kaiho, Ishida Shuho, Takemiya Masaki, Cho Chikun, Cho Sun Jin, O Meien, Cho U, Takao Shinji, Hane Naoki) were specially invited to the ceremonial party in Kyoto on 14th May 2012. The special memorial rengo game was played between above players at the party.
  On 15 and 16 May the first game of the 67th Honinbo title match was held in Kyoto and Iyama (Black) defeats Yamashita Honinbo by resignation.
  The second game will be played on 28th and 29th May 2012.

  Date Result
1st game 15, 16 May 2012 Iyama(B) won by resignation
2nd game 28, 29 May 2012 Iyama(W) won by 5.5
3rd game 5, 6 June 2012  
4th game 18, 19 June 2012  
5th game 24, 25 June 2012  
6th game 9,10 July 2012  
7th game 18, 19 July 2012  

Iyama to Challenge for Gosei Title

  In the play-off to decide the challenger for the 37th Gosei title, held at the Nihon Ki-in on 7 May, Iyama Yuta (black) defeats Yamashita Keigo by 12.5 points and will play for Gosei title match for his first time. Hane and Iyama will play against each other for a title match for the first time. The first game of the 37th of Gosei title match will be played on 28 June 2012 in Hiroshima.

The 33rd World Amateur Go Championship in Guangzhou

  The 33rd World Amateur Go Championship was held from 14th to 17th May 2012 at Guangzhou Qi-Yuan in China.
  55 players from 55 nations and territories gathered together to play for the tournament. The winner of the tournament is the 16 year-old Qiao Zhijian from China. The top 4 players of the tournament are all teenagers from Asia.

The top eight are as follows:
Place Name Country/Territory Age Wins SOS
1 Qiao Zhijian China 16 8 90
2 Hyunjoon LEE South Korea 18 7 82
3 CHEN Cheng-Hsun Chinese Taipei 13 6 90
4 CHAN Chi Hin Hong Kong China 14 6 84
5 RI Kwang Hyok DPR Korea 24 6 82
6 Pal BALOGH Hungary 26 6 80
7 Juri KURONEN Finland 23 6 74
8 Nakazono Seizoh Japan 61 6 74

To find all players of the tournament, please check the following link:

Summer Go School and Camp

  The Nihon Ki-in Summer Go School and Camp only for overseas players is scheduled to be held at The Nihon Ki-in (Tokyo) for 10 days from from 27th August 2012.
  To help you increase the level of go drastically, our selective and skillful professionals will zealously give you intensive go sessions such as teaching games, reviews and lectures from morning to evening during the period.
  Most of them can give you above intensive sessions in English!
  (Please note that in case, interpreters will be available when needed to assist the professionals and participants.)
  Please download and get the application form and detailed information from here (PDF/Word) and submit the application form to overseasdept@nihonkiin.or.jp by 30 June 2012.

Please kindly note the followings:
1) The Summer Go School may be cancelled if the number of participants does not reach 20 people.
2) This is not an annual event which means that it may not be held next year since the 34th World Amateur Go Championship will be held in Japan.

  If you have any question on the Summer School, please feel free to email us: overseasdept@nihonkiin.or.jp.

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