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2011-05-26 Expert: Alexander Dinerchtein Rate: (5)  5 ratings

WAGC-2011 in Japan and KGS players

Tommorow they will play the 1st round of the World Amateur Go Championship 2011.
Please share KGS nicknames of players, if you know some.
Here is the full list of family names and countries:

We can start from kghin (Taiwan), Sadaharu (Singapore), Tsunamigo&Diplomat (Russia), windtalker (Malaysia), suponev (Belarus), fukurokuji (Cyprus), Hiphop (Czehia), fj (Germany),spirit (Netherlands).

I was surprised to see 85 year old Hirata, representing Japan. His main opponents (China, S.Korea, Taiwan, HongKong) are only 80 years old all together!
In case of Hirata's success I will propose to send Go Seigen as Japanese representative on Fujitsu/LG/Samsung and other pro events. Someone has to stop Gu Li and Lee Sedol!


4d ( PL ) 2011-05-30 06:05
4d from Poland on 4/4! Well I never!
2011-05-29 06:05
If you like to watch WAGC games live, you can find them on WBaduk. Enjoy!
4k ( RU ) 2011-05-27 06:05
What is it?
( ID ) 2011-05-27 01:05
Indonesia - yusa / kudosan / plains
2d ( CA ) 2011-05-27 02:05
kghin is representing Hong Kong, not Taiwan.
4d 2011-05-26 07:05
Austria - Sandmann, Romania - Cornel, UK - oasthouse, France - rubik, Poland - fisz, Belgium - janr, Finland - Kettu, Switzerland - betterlife

Cyprus - fukurokuji??, Slovenia - tiger??
2011-05-26 05:05
Few more words about Hirata:
After training as an insei along with Yamabe Toshiro and seeing Yamabes progress, he decided he was too weak at go and so abandoned the idea of becoming a professional. He won the world amateur championship in 1995 after surviving cancer.
Peter Dijkema
( NL ) 2011-05-26 02:05
Thanks for the preview, Alexander.
Nice read! I advised my editor to quote it in Dutch magazine GO.
2011-05-26 01:05
One more note:
This is probably the weakest WAGC in history. Many European countries did not send their top players. For example, we cannot find Ilya Shikshin, Artem Kachanovskij, Christian Pop, Ondrej Silt, Matthew Macfadyen, Leshek Soldan, Pal Balogh and Laurent Heiser ...
2011-05-26 01:05
Oleg was 3rd in Russian championshjip. I won it, but WAGC is open for amateurs only. Ilya Shikshin (roln111) was 2nd, but he is still in hospital
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