2020 Edition of the Stage canceled !

Dear all,

As on 11/08/20 we got not enough registration for the Go WE (go stage), we decided to cancel the 2020 edition. :-(

More info: here

IMPORTANT - impact of Coronavirus / Covid 19 on Go related activities

The new Covid measures forbids any cultural related activities gatherings.
Go clubs have to stop their activities involving gathering of players starting from this day. This includes weekly meetings as well as any sort of Go tournament (such as Interclubs).

Therefore, until the situation improves, we advice players to meet on Internet to play Go (OGS, KGS...).
See list of Internet Go sites here.

new old Belgo available

The scan of 3 old issues of "Belgo", the magazine published by the Belgian Go Federation, have been recently added in the archives (issues 90, 91 and 92; from 2017 and 2018). Enjoy !

Regards on the European Go Congress

Here you find some interviews and (mostly positive ! :-) regards on the EGC that Belgium organized this summer !


Coming soon: Saturday 16/02 2 P.M.: annual general assembly of the Belgian Go Federation

The Annual General Assembly of the Belgian Go Federation will take place on Saturday 16 February at 2:00 PM in Brussels.

The exact location is:
Association Belgique Chine - Vereniging België-China
Avenue Paul Deschanellaan 92
1030 Brussels

From Gare du Nord/Noordstation: 20 mn walk, 10 mn with tram 25 (station Coteaux/Wijnheuvelen)

Everyone interested to participate in the organization of Belgium Go Federation activities is welcome !

Also with the EGC, this year 2019 will be very busy !

EGC 2019 - Brussels

As most of you probably already know, Belgium will host the 2019 EGC in Brussels.
You can register online at: http://register.egc2019.eu/php/register.php
More info can be found on the website in the months to come: http://egc2019.eu/
And you can follow, and like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EuropeanGoCongress/

We hope to see you all there :)

Coming soon: the annual General Assembly Sunday 14/01/2018 in Brussels

The annual General Assembly of the Belgian Go Federation is the sovereign instance of our federation.

All the members can express their point of view, wishes, critics, suggestions, offer of help (:-),...for the forthcoming year/s.

The president will present the 2017 activity report; and the tresorer the 2017 financial report.

Then, we discuss the future activities and we vote the 2018 budget.

Last but not least, the (new) board is elected.

The annual general assembly of the Belgian Go Federation will take place on Sunday 14 January at 3:30 PM in Brussels.
The exact location is L'Eau Chaude / Het Warm Water 25 rue des renards 1000 Bruxelles

You are very welcome !

PS: in particular, we would very pleased to welcome the club responsibles !

Commented AlphaGo's games

Recently, 2 series of commented AlphaGo games were published on the net.

1. Michael Redmond, the 9-d pro from USA, makes very detailed review of all the 50 games AlphaGo played against itself
(remenber: these games were given as a heritage to the Humanity by DeepMind, when Google decided to quit the world of go).

Up to now, 7 games have been commented.

The comments exist on 2 forms: vidéo and sgf files (which are more detailed...but less entertaining).

The level is rather high (difficult for a double digit kyu player), but still the comments are very interesting...

You can find the videos here:
game 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjsN9BRInys
game 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83B6MfrCAsg
game 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bybkv-8zegg
game 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVwcTZBJR3g
game 5: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ugqVWcPE_4
game 6: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IChbHs6LTg
game 7: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNPpbgI2Sa8

2. No less interesting: Fan Hui and Ke Jie comment the 3 games of the match AlphaGo - Ke Jie (they spreak chinese but subtitles are available in English).
Especially interesting is that Fan Hui asked "live" AlphaGo what it should have played in case of alternative moves...

Game 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIu9P9wEIsc&feature=youtu.be
Game 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SF486mbvAOI&feature=youtu.be
Game 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUZxe7bXKxo&feature=youtu.be

Enjoy !

Pandanet New season is coming!

Dear Go players, with this message I'm happy to inform you the next season of Pandanet Go European Team Championship will start on 15th of September. If you want to be a member of the Belgian team, please just fill the doodle (with your first name, family name and rank):


The 12 top ranked participant will be accepted in the team (but qualification can be organised if there is much more than 12 participants).

Condition to be a member of the Team:
1° To live in Belgium or being a belgian player.
2° Agreed to play for Belgium only (cannot change team after season start).
3° Be ready to play a game on tuesday evening (usually from 20h- to 23h) every three weeks (on internet). Schedule will be sent at the beginning of the season so I expect you to put it in your agenda
4° Fill this doodle before 7th of september with complete name and rank.
5° Send me before 8th of september your Pandanet account (http://pandanet-igs.com/communities/pandanet).

This is a great opportunity to play against other european players (and even pro sometimes) without moving too far !

Please read the infos about the matches before season starts:

With great expectations for this year,
your devoted team captain,
Gabriel Mercier.

Interview of François Gonze by Daily Science

François Gonze was recently interviewed by Daily Science about his passion. Read the full interview in French by following this link.

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