Welcome to Pandanet!
Welcome to the Pandanet Internet Go Server, a great place for playing, watching, studying, and enjoying the game of Go on the internet. At any time, day or night, you can find hundreds of other players from all over the world and of all playing levels, from beginners to professionals. Whatever your ability, you can find opponents of similar skill to play with.
Championship matches for top professional events, including the Meijin, Honinbo, Kisei, Judan and Tengen titles, and the Professional Pair Go Championship are broadcasted live, along with great international tournaments like the Pandanet Go European Team Championship, all for free.
On Pandanet this and the next Weeks
| Pair Go World Cup 2016 TOKYO Tournment official special event
PANDA SENSEI CHALLENGE MATCH
|Saturday July 9-
Sunday July 10
|PAIR GO WORLD CUP 2016 TOKYO|
|Monday July 25-
Sunday July 31
|he 2nd 13×13 Amateur World Go Championship Semifinals|
The 42nd Meijin title, Preliminary round A, Yuki Satoshi 9p.vs. Takiguchi Masaki 9p.
The 65th Oza title, Preliminary round B, Moriyama Naoki 9p.vs. Mine Yasuhiro 2p.
|Thursday July 28||The 41th Gosei title match, 3rd game|
The 41th Gosei title match
The 40th Gosei is being broadcast live on GoPanda2 client.
- The first game: June 25th (Fri). Iyama Yuta won, B+Resign.
- The second game: July 18th (Mon). Iyama Yuta won, W+Resign.
- The third game: July 28th (Thu).
- The fourth game: August 17th (Fri).
- The fifth game: August 24th (Sat).
21st Samsung Cup 2016 – Seoul, South Korea
The Samsung Cup is a prestigious international Go competition held every year since 1996 and it’s one of the toughest Go tournaments as top class players from Korea, China , Japan , Taiwan and even amateurs can take part in the preliminary rounds and compete in the final stage to win attractive prizes of almost 300.000 us$ which makes it comparable with the major titles in Japan like Kisei, Honinbo and Meijin.
The official name of the tournament is The Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance World Masters Baduk.
The host of this big international event is Hankuk Kiwon ( Korean Baduk Association ) which is located in Seoul, S. Korea.
Usually the format of the Samsung Cup starts with a preliminary tournament where top pro players and top amateurs are invited to play in order to qualify for the last 32 players main event which is a Knock-Out tournament with best of 3 games played in the finals.
This year’s World Division preliminary rounds were held in S. Korea at Hankuk Kiwon from july 17 till july 20 and 1 player got the seat for the final stage of the tournament.
Among the 12 players who took part in the qualification there were 4 european players who joined as well: Ali Jabarin 1p from Israel, Pavol Lisy 1p from Slovakia, Mateusz Surma 1p from Poland and Cornel Burzo 6d from Romania.
All the games started at 1p.m ( local time in Seoul ) with 1 round/ day and time limits : main time 2 hours/ player and byo yomi 1min/5times
Only 8 players took part in the 1st round, including 3 of the Europeans.
The other 4 players got automatically seated in the 2nd round and played the winners from the first round .
1st round :
|Ho Yang Fei (5d) – Cornel Burzo (6d)||0-1|
|Luciano Salerno (2d) – Manuel Velasco (6d)||0-1|
|Pavol Lisy (1p) –Karuehawanit Wichrich (4d)||1-0|
|Mateusz Surma (1p) – Khanh Lam Bui Le (5d)||1-0|
|Cornel Burzo (6d) – Eric Lui (1p)||1-0|
|Manuel Velasco (6d) – Ali Jabarin (1p)||0-1|
|Pavol Lisy (1p) – Andrew Huang (7d)||1-0|
|Mateusz Surma (1p) – Guang Chow (7d)||1-0|
It was quite impressive that all 4 european players managed to get in the last 4 to compete for the seat in this Samsung Cup great event.
3rd round :
|Cornel Burzo (6d) – Ali Jabarin (1p)||0-1|
|Pavol Lisy (1p) – Mateusz Surma (1p)||1-0|
|Ali Jabarin( 1p )- Pavol Lisy (1p )||1-0|
Congrats to the winner of this year’s World Division Ali Jabarin 1p and let’s hope he will make a great performance in the Samsung Cup tournament along with top pros like Ke Jie 9p, the winner of this big event in 2015.
Kansai Kiin live broadcasts
Pandanet is broadcasting weekly matches from Kansai Kiin.
Wednesday July 20: The 43th Tengen title, Preliminary round B, Honda Kunihisa 9p.vs. Watanabe Mitsuki 2p. Result: Honda Kunihisa won, B+Resign.
Wednesday July 20: The 65th Oza title, Preliminary round B, Endo Takahiro 9p.vs. Yokota Shigeaki 9p. Result: Yokota Shigeaki won, B+Resign.
The 71st Honinbo title match
The 71st Honinbo title is broadcast live on GoPanda2 client.
The Honinbo tournament is organized by Mainichi Newspaper Co., Ltd.
- The first game : May 9th (Mon) and 10th (Tue). Takao Shinji won, W+Resign
- The second game: May 23rd (Mon) and 24th (Tue). Iyama Yuta won, W+Resign
- The third game: June 2nd (Thu) and 3rd (Fri). Iyama Yuta won, B+Resign
- The fourth game: June 13th (Mon) and 14th (Tue). Iyama Yuta won, W+Resign
- The fifth game: June 29th (Wed) and 30th (Thu). Iyama Yuta won, B+Resign
- The sixth game: July 5th (Tue) and 6th (Wed).
- The seventh game: July 14th (Thu) and 15th (Fri).
Iyama Yuta kept the Honinbo title!
All rounds starts at 09:00 (Japan Time), i.e., 02:00 CEST. The time limit is eight hours each.