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1st of Mar. 2017. The Nihon Ki-in Summer Go Camp 2017

The Nihon Ki-in Summer Go Camp 2017 will be held from 25 August till 6 September in Koyo, Osaka and Tokyo!

♦ Plan/Host: The Nihon Ki-in
♦ Term: 25 August to 6 September 2017 (25-30 Aug: Kyoto & Osaka / 1-6 Sep: Tokyo)
♦ Place: Kyoto, Osaka and Tokyo (The Nihon Ki-in)
♦ Fee: 90,000JPY for full / 50,000JPY for Tokyo or Osaka & Kyoto
Special Offers!
   -15% OFF from above fee *This offer will end on 31 May 2017.
   -10,000JPY Cash-back! *This offer will end on 20 July 2017.
   Make registration by 20 July 2017 to get 10,000JPY cash-back at 1st day of the Camp!

♦ Participants: from 20 kyu up to high dan players
♦ Instructors: Ishida Yoshio (24th Honinbo), M. Redmond 9p, Chizu Kobayashi 6p & More
♦ Contents:
   -Special Lectures, Teaching Games and Reviews by high-dan experienced pros
   -Visiting to see Meijin title match (*plus attending the reception party)
   -Playing for Takara Shuzo Cup (*most popular amateur go tournament in Japan)
   -Playing for goodwill match with Japanese University students
   -Computer A.I Go latest Study (Master, AlphaGo v.s Ke Jie 9p, DeepZenGo)
   -Kyoto and Osaka special sightseeing programs
    And more fantastic programs will be planned!!

♦ Language: All lectures will be conducted in English and/or with English translations.
♦ Website: http://www.nihonkiin.or.jp/english/summer_go_camp2017/index.html
♦ Registration: https://conv.toptour.co.jp/shop/evt/summer_go_camp2017/
♦ For inquiry: overseasdept@nihonkiin.or.jp (*overseas department of The Nihon Ki-in)
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16 Mar. The World Go Championship in Osaka!

We are pleased to inform you that the World Go Championship will be held in Osaka, Japan from 21 to 23 March 2017.

This is the first international go tournament in which the world class go players representing each country of Japan, China and Korea and a computer Go A.I. will compete each other.

The Nihon Ki-in sees that the development of Go AI will greatly contribute to the advancement of the skills of Go players. It will take this opportunity to hold “World Go Championship”, which will include a GO AI as a player, with the collaboration of Japan, China and Korea. Participating players include Yuta Iyama 9p who is a holder of six major titles in Japan, Mi Yu Ting 9p who won the qualifying competition in China, Park Jeong Hwan 9p, who is the No.1 player in Korea, and DeepZenGo (Go AI).
This Championship will decide who the best Go player in the world is through by a round-robin tournament. The winner will get 30 million Japanese Yen.

【 Rules 】
Time allowance: 3 hours
Even game with black giving 6.5 points komi with Japanese rules

When players have the same score of wins, tie-break games will be arranged.
For further details, please visit the official website (in English) from here.

【 Live Broadcast and Commentaries 】
Please be informed that the Nihon Ki-in will provide you with the English live commentaries on the above matches in YouTube from the following link : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iohS6jbLOoA
* The commutators will be both M. Redmond 9p and A. Tormanen 1p

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