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24 Jan 14 09:18:00

Big Jubango - Lee Sedol 9p vs Gu Li 9p

Two of the world’s top Go players – Lee Sedol 9p (Korea) and Gu Li 9p (China) – will be playing a jubango throughout 2014.
Both Lee and Gu were born in 1983, and became pros in 1995.
Pandanet is broadcasting live all 10 games !

Live broadcast  
Game 6 (Liuan, Anhui)
July 27 (Sun) 1:00am (GMT) / 10:00am local time
Lee Sedol 9p  -  Gu Li 9p
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Outline of Big Jubango
  • Sponsor MLily will award the first player to win six games with 5 million RMB (approximately 820,000 USD).
  • The other player will receive a consolation prize of 200,000 RMB (approximately 33,000 USD).
  • If the score is tied 5-5, the prize will be split without a tie-breaker.
  • The time allowance is hour hours, plus five minutes of thinking time, to be used in one-minute units. minutes.
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Results
Lee Sedol 4  :  Gu Li 2

Game 1: January 26, in Beijing – Lee Sedol B+R
Game 2: February 23, in Shanghai – Lee Sedol W+1.5
Game 3: March 30, in Chengdu, Sichuan – Gu Li W+R
Game 4: April 27, in Korea – Gu Li B+R
Game 5: May 25, in Shangri-La, Yunnan – Lee Sedol B+R
Game 6: July 27, in Liuan, Anhui – Lee Sedol W+R
Game 7: August 31, in Lhasa
Game 8: September 28, in Chongqing
Game 9: October 26, in Hong Kong
Game 10: November 30 in Wuhu, Anhui

15 Jun 11 22:35:43

Kansai Kiin live broadcasts

Pandanet is broadcasting weekly matches from Kansai Kiin.

Monday August 8: The 58th Kansai Kiin Championship,Round 3, Murakawa Daisuke 7p.vs. Yo Seiki 7p.

Wednesday July 23: The 40th Meijin title, Preliminary round A, Kurahashi Masayuki 9p.vs. Fujii Shuya 7p. Result: Kurahashi Masayuki 9p won, W+Resign.

Previous results

How to watch

20 Jun 14 02:33:11

The 39th Gosei title match

The 39th Gosei is being broadcast live on GoPanda2 client.

Defending champion is Iyama Yuta Gosei and challenger is Kono Rin 9p. The time limit is four hours each.

Schedule:
  • The first game: June 26th (Thu). Kono Rin won, B+Resign.
  • The second game: July 20th (Sun). Iyama Yuta won, B+Resign.
  • The third game: August 11th (Mon).
  • The fourth game: August 25th (Mon).
  • The fifth game: August 29rd (Fri).
14 May 14 02:16:01

The 69th Honinbo title match

The 69th Honinbo title is broadcast live on GoPanda2 client.

Champion is Iyama Yuta Honinbo. The challenger is Ida Atsushi 8p. The match is best of seven games, so four wins are required to secure the title.

The Honinbo tournament is organized by Mainichi Newspaper Co., Ltd..

  • The first game : May 14th (Wed) and 15th (Thu). Iyama Yuta won, B+Resign
  • The second game: May 25th (Sun) and 26th (Mon). Iyama Yuta won, W+Resign
  • The third game: June 4th (Wed) and 5th (Thu). Iyama Yuta won, B+Resign
  • The fourth game: June 18th (Wed) and 19th (Thu). Ida Atsushi won, B+Resign
  • The fifth game: June 30th (Mon) and July 1st (Tue). Iyama Yuta won, B+Resign
  • The sixth game: July 9th (Wed) and 10th (Thu).
  • The seventh game: July 16th (Wed) and 17th (Thu).

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.

07 May 14 10:13:44

2014 "China CITIC Bank Cup" TV blitz GO tournament

Pandanet will broadcast finals.

Winner : Li Chin Cheng B+R

Live broadcast  
Final game
May 7th (Wed) 7:30am (GMT) / 3:30am local time
GoPanda2(Ver.2.2.0) or Panda-Tetsuki is required to watch the games.
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21 Apr 14 04:05:05


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16 Apr 14 03:06:49

The 28th Tianyuan - Chen Yaoye 9p vs Ke Jie 4p

The match for the 28th Tianyuan title starts on April 22th.

Defending champion is Chen Yaoye 9p and challenger is Ke Jie 4p. The match is best of three games, so two wins are required to secure the title!

The 3rd game in Tongli will start at 9:30 am local time / 1:30am GMT.
The game will be broadcasted live on Pandanet at 9:30am local time/ 1:30am GMT
Live broadcast  
Game 3 (Tongli, China)
April 25th (Fri) 1:30am (GMT) / 9:30am local time
Chen Yaoye 9p  -  Ke Jie 4p
GoPanda2(Ver.2.2.0) or Panda-Tetsuki is required to watch the games.
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Results
Chen Yaoye 2  :  Ke Jie 1

Game 1: April 22, in Tongli – Ke Jie W+R
Game 2: April 24, in Tongli – Chen Yaoye W+R
Game 3: April 25, in Tongli – Chen Yaoye W+R

Chen Yaoye kept the Tianyuan title!

28 Feb 14 01:40:07

The 52nd Judan title match

The match for the 52nd Judan title starts on March 4th.

Defending champion is Yuki Satoshi Judan and challenger is Takao Shinji 9p. The match is best of five games, so three wins are required to secure the title.

How to watch

Schedule
  • The 1st game: March 4 (Tue).
    Takao Shinji won, W+0.5.
  • The 2nd game: March 27 (Thu).
    Yuki Satoshi won, W+0.5.
  • The 3rd game: April 10 (Thu).
    Yuki Satoshi won, B+10.5.
  • The 4th game: April 17 (Thu).
    Takao Shinji won, B+Resign.
  • The 5th game: April 21 (Mon).
    Takao Shinji won, B+Resign.


Won the “Judan” Takao Shinji 9p

15 Jan 14 01:42:08

Professional Pair Go Championship 2014

16 pairs of male and female professional Go players who represent the Japanese Go world will play tournament games, and in the 4th round, the winning pair will be decided. Games from the 1st round to the semifinal round will be played at the Nihon Ki-in, and there will be commentaries using a large demonstration board. The final game will be played in the studio of IGO & SHOGI CHANNEL and broadcast at a later date.

March 28 , 2014 (Fri) The Final

28 Feb 14 01:49:27

The 26th Women's Meijin title match

The match for the 26th Women’s Meijin Title starts on March 5th.

Defending champion is Shei Imin Women’s Meijin and challenger is Kato Keiko 6p. The match is best of three games, so two wins are required to secure the title.

How to watch

Schedule
  • The 1st game: March 5 (Wed).
    Shei Imin won, B+Resign.
  • The 2nd game: March 12 (Wed).
    Kato Keiko won, B+1.5.
  • The 3rd game: March 24 (Mon).
    Shei Imin won, B+Resign.

Shei Imin kept the Women’s Meijin title!

06 Dec 13 11:01:36

The Go competition of the 3rd SportAccord World Mind Games will take place from 11-18 December 2013 in Beijing, China. Pandanet will make reports from the games.

Go competition
Men’s Team – Gold :
Korea
Women’s Individual – Gold :
Zhiying YU 4 Dan – Pro [ China ]
Pair Go – Gold :
Chenxing WANG 5 Dan–Pro & Ruiyang ZHOU 9 Dan–Pro [ China ]

Date / Venue

December 11 (wed) – 18 (wed), 2013
Beijing International Convention Center

All Results

18 Oct 13 02:20:04

61st Oza Title Match

The match for the 61st Oza title starts on October 24th.

Defending champion is Iyama Yuta Oza. and challenger is Cho U 9p. The match is best of five games, so three wins are required to secure the title.

How to watch

Schedule
  • The first game: October 24 (Thu).
    Iyama Yuta won, W+Resign.
  • The second game: November 19 (The).
    Iyama Yuta won, B+Resign.
  • The third game: November 21 (Thu).
    Cho U won, B+Resign.
  • The fourth game: December 2 (Mon).
    Iyama Yuta won, B+Resign.
  • The fifth game: December 12 (The).

Iyama Yuta kept the Oza title!

All rounds starts at 10:00 (Japan Time), i.e., 02:00 CEST. The time limit is three hours each.

20 Nov 13 03:45:25

“Futian Cup” The 3rd Shenzhen International Pair Go Masters Tournament
will take place from November 24 – 26, 2013 in Shenzhen, China.

Winner : China Pair

All results

Date / Venue

November 24 (Sun) – 26 (Tue), 2013
Shenzhen, China

Tournament Schedule

November 24(Sun)Opening Ceremony
November 25(Mon)Round 1
November 26(Tue)Round 2 & Closing Ceremony

27 Jun 13 03:59:51

2013 SportAccord-Pandanet Cup Online Go Tournament

* Final Rounds
September 26 (Thu) – October 8 (Tue)

Main Class Winner
ID : RoseDuke [ South Africa ]
NAME : Mr. Victor Guang Chow

Game results of the Final Rounds  
Main Class  
3rd round – Final round
1st & 2nd round
Europe & Africa / North and South America / Asia & Oceania
A Class  
B Class  
C Class  
The way ranks are expressed in the tournament:
All games are played without handicaps. TEMPORARILY, FOR THE DURATION OF THE TOURNAMENT, the participating players’ true ranks are not displayed. Instead, their ranks are unified in the tournament room as below.
[Main Class] 8d / [A Class] 2d / [B Class] 4k / [C Class] 8k

* Preliminary Rounds

Game results of the Preliminary Rounds  
Main Class  
Europe & Africa / North and South America / Asia & Oceania
A Class  
Europe & Africa / North and South America / Asia & Oceania
B Class  
Europe & Africa / North and South America / Asia & Oceania
C Class  
Europe & Africa / North and South America / Asia & Oceania


Tournament Outline

*This tournament serves as the 18th Pandanet Cup Internet World Amateur Go Tournament concurrently.

The winner of the Final Rounds will receive an invitation to the 3rd SportAccord World Mind Games (a round-trip ticket to Beijing, accommodation, a commemorative medal and a certificate). There are also generous prizes by lottery!

  • Tournament name: 2013 SportAccord-Pandanet Cup Online Go Tournament
  • Organiser: The International Go Federation , Pandanet Inc.
  • Special cooperation: SportAccord , World Pair Go Association
  • System cooperation: Pandanet Inc.

Class

There are four categories. One is the Main Class and the others are Ranked Classes (A-C Classes).

  • Main Class (You can participate in the Main Class regardless of your Go strength.)
  • A Class (2d – 3k)
  • B Class (4k – 7k)
  • C Class (8k – 17k)

*If you are 3d or above, your class will be Main Class automatically.
*People who hope to participate in A~C Class and have not been confirmed of their rank by Pandanet, need to play at least 20 games and be confirmed of their rank by August 18. If a question mark appears next to the rank, it means the rank has not been officially confirmed by Pandanet.
 

Playing Rules

Time allowance



The time allowance is 10 minutes per side,
with overtime of 25 moves every 15minutes
Playing Conditions



All games are played even,
with Black giving a komi of 6.5 points
Color Colors are determined by the system automatically

 

Preliminary Rounds

  • Participants play freely at least six games in their Class room during the Preliminary Rounds. Participants are not allowed to play with the same person twice.
  • The top 64 players from the Main Class and the top 16 players, selected from the Ranked Classes can proceed to the Final Rounds.

*Selection into the Final Rounds is based on ranking, see below. In addition, ranking comparison is decided within each of the three regional groups (Asia & Oceania, Europe & Africa, North and South America).
*Main Class 64 players (Asia & Oceania 32, Europe & Africa 16, North and South America 16)
*A-C Class 16 players each Class (Asia & Oceania 8, Europe & Africa 4, North and South 4)

The ranking is determined by points in descending order.

  1. 1. Points = W / N + W * 0.02 (W = number of wins, N = number of games played)
    Example: you win 3 out of 6 games, you collect 3/6 + 3 * 0.02 = 0.56 points.
    Example: you win 4 out of 8 games, you collect 4/8 + 4 * 0.02 = 0.58 points.
  2. With tied points, player with higher number of wins is ranked higher.
  3. With tied points and wins, player with higher number of SOS (sum of opponents’ score) is ranked higher.
  4. With tied points, wins, and SOS, the players are ranked equal.

[ Click here for details ]
 

Final Rounds

  • In the Final Rounds, single eliminations are played until a champion is determined. The organizer decides the playing combination in a drawing. In the Main Class, 1st and 2nd are regional rounds and 3rd to 6th rounds are rounds with mixed groups. In the Ranked Classes, all rounds are rounds with mixed groups.

[ Click here for details ]
 

Schedule

June 28 (Fri) – August 18 (Sun) Registration period
August 22 (Thu) – September 12 (Thu) Preliminary Rounds
September 26 (Thu) – October 8 (Tue) Final Rounds

Preliminary Rounds Schedule

Participants can play freely at any time during the Preliminary Rounds period.

Final Rounds Schedule

Date Time Main Class A-C Class
Sep 26 (Thu) See below 1st round  
Sep 28 (Sat) See below 2nd round  
Oct 2 (Wed) See below 3rd round 1st round
Oct 4 (Fri) See below 4th round 2nd round
Oct 6 (Sun) See below Semi-finals Semi-finals
Oct 8 (Tue) See below Final Final
*NOTE: The playing time changes according to your opponent’s regional group.

Asia & Oceania vs. Asia & Oceania:JST 8:00pm (GMT 11:00am)
Europe & Africa vs. Europe & Africa:CEST 8:00pm (GMT 6:00pm)
North and South America vs. North and South America:PDT 8:00pm (GMT 3:00am on the following day)

Asia & Oceania vs. Europe & Africa:JST 8:00pm, CEST 1:00pm (GMT 11:00am)
North and South America vs. Asia & Oceania:PDT 8:00pm, JST 12:00pm on the following day (GMT 3:00am on the following day)
Europe & Africa vs. North and South America:CEST 8:00pm, PDT 11:00am (GMT 6:00pm)

*JST=Japan Standard Time (GMT+9)
CEST=Central European Summer Time (GMT+2)
PDT=Pacific Daylight Time (GTM-7)

 

Requirements for Participation

  • Participant must be an amateur Go player.
  • Participant must be able to communicate by email in English.
  • People who hope to participate in A~C Class and have not been confirmed of their rank by Pandanet, need to play at least 20 games and be confirmed of their rank by August 18. If a question mark appears next to the rank, it means the rank has not been officially confirmed by Pandanet.
  • Participants in the Main Class are not required to have their rank verified.
  • Players in the BC (beginner class) are not allowed to participate.
     

Notes

  • All games must be exclusive played on the Pandanet server. Please use Pandanet’s official client, GoPanda2 or Panda-Tetsuki. (Panda-Tetsuki is for iOS and android.)
  • Please play in the official Pandanet tournament room.
  • Please play games by yourself. Taking advice from a third person, or playing by a third person, is against the rules.
  • In principle, your games should be played from your home. Please let the organizer know in advance in case you want to play at another location other than your home, such as a Go club where many people gather. The organizer may check the origin of your Internet connection.
  • If you lower your rank intentionally by losing games before the tournament, you will not be allowed to participate.
  • Please exchange greetings when starting and finishing your games. Insulting comments are strictly prohibited. If you are treated impolitely, please let the organizers know.
  • Please resign the game if you think there is no hope of winning, instead of dragging out the game.
  • Likewise, please don’t tell your opponent to resign, even if your opponent is clearly losing. However, please let the organizers know if your opponent keeps playing useless moves and does not finish the game.
  • When the organizers finds out that you have violated the rules, you may be disqualified, even if the game result has been confirmed.
     

Participation Fee

Free of charge
 

Prizes

Main Class

Lottery prizes

Several players who have played six games or more at the Preliminary Rounds will receive a special present from SportAccord by lottery.

Winner
  1. The 3rd SportAccord World Mind Games Online Go Tournament Champion title will be awarded by SportAccord.
  2. Invitation to the 3rd SportAccord World Mind Games in Beijing (a round-trip ticket to Beijing , accommodation, a commemorative medal and a certificate) by SportAccord.
    The 3rd SportAccord World Mind Games in Beijing : December 12 - 18, 2013
  3. The 18th Pandanet Cup Internet World Amateur Go Tournamentant Champion title will be awarded by Pandanet.
  4. JPY 100,000 by Pandanet

Runner-up

JPY 30,000 by Pandanet

3rd to 16th place

Prize by Pandanet

Ranked Classes

Lottery prizes

Several players who have played six games or more at the Preliminary Round will receive a special present from SportAccord by lottery.

1st to 8th place (A-C Class)

Prize by Pandanet

  

29 Oct 13 02:48:30

The 24th International Amateur Pair Go Championship

Internet Broadcast of the Final : 16:00 (JPN time) November 3 (Sun), 2013
[ IAPG Cup Winner ] Korea ( Kim & Jeon )
[ JAPG Cup Winner ] Japan ( Oda & Nagayo )

Round1 – Final : All Results are here

[ Explanation of Championship ]
Five-rounds of tournament style games will be played by 32 representative pairs from 21 overseas countries and territories, and 11 pairs selected from 8 domestic regions.
The International Championship and Japan Championship are combined as the International Amateur Pair Go Championship, and the highest ranked Japanese pair will be crowned the Japan Amateur Pair Go Champion.

[ Prizes ]
First Place : IAPG CUP, Certificate, Medal, Prize
Second Place : Certificate, Medal, Prize
Third Place : Certificate, Medal, Prize
4th to 8th Place : Certificate, Prize
Best Japanese Pair : JAPG CUP, Medal, Prize

02 Sep 13 03:53:21

The 38th Meijin title match

The 38th Meijin title is broadcast live on GoPanda2 client.

Champion is Yamashita Keigo Meijin. The challenger is Iyama Yuta Kisei. The match is best of seven games, so four wins are required to secure the title.

The Mijin tournament is organized by Asahi Newspaper Co., Ltd.

How to watch

Schedule
  • The first game : September 5th (Thu) and 6th (Fri).
    Yamashita Keigo won, W+Resign.
  • The second game: September 19th (Thu) and 20th (Fri).
    Iyama Yuta won, W+Resign.
  • The third game: September 25th (Wed) and 26th (Thu).
    Iyama Yuta won, B+1.5.
  • The fourth game: October 9th (Wed) and 10th (Thu).
    Iyama Yuta won, W+Resign.
  • The fifth game: October 16th (Mon) and 17th (Tue).
    Iyama Yuta won, B+4.5.

Winner : Iyama Yuta Kisei

All rounds starts at 09:00 (Japan Time), i.e., 02:00 CEST. The time limit is eight hours each.

23 Aug 13 07:24:51

The 34th World Amateur Go Championship will take place from September 1 – 4, 2013 in Sendai, Miyagi.

Winner :
[ KOREA ] Hyunjae Choi 6 dan
Runner-up :
[ CHINA ] Yuqing Hu 8 dan
3rd place :
[ UKRAINE ] Artem Kachanovskyi 6 dan

All Results

Tournament Schedule

August 31 (Sat) : Opening Ceremony
September 1 (Sun) : 1st Game / 2nd Game
September 2 (Mon) : 3rd Game / 4th Game
September 3 (Tue) : 5th Game / 6th Game
September 4 (Wed) : 7th Game / 8th Game / Award Ceremony

01 Jul 13 08:56:59

The 13th Cho Chikun(25th Honinbo) Cup

Results

The following players have managed to become a “Finisher” so far:

Finishers Date Finishers Date Finishers Date
k58961367 July 29 nagaya August 1 NakaaraiM August 2
kiyosi1113 August 3 s1949103 August 4 Earl August 4
tosiaki August 5 gorira1 August 5 redpepper August 5
nm2403 August 5 ken77 August 6 kyasuke August 6
miya555 August 6 itirou1212 August 7 Marron August 7
torahana August 7 vrg1947 August 7 minotam August 8
JK2843 August 8 moriyoshi August 9 stoshio104 August 9
Mae August 9 PLUTO August 10 dragonfly2 August 10
HisashiS August 10 hyogo1938 August 10 SEIHOU August 10
Kusu August 11 attu1130 August 11 M1091 August 11
KUROKAWA23 August 11 momot August 12 SK211 August 12
sakamoto19 August 12 raulk August 12 sugatyan August 12
jyonkona August 12 icc479 August 13 D1 August 13
mokuhazusi August 13 sukesan7 August 13 maki17 August 13
silk5 August 13 na3311 August 14 takeshi101 August 14
cfg80230 August 14 Miwao August 14 h5y4 August 14
sam8843 August 14 th63033 August 15 kurikuri3 August 15
tnk3 August 15 yseta4444 August 15 tutuji0428 August 15
toshiusa August 15 nmrk2624 August 15 pulsar August 16
yodogawa88 August 16 Tajima August 16 H194310 August 16
st1101 August 17 tatukii August 17 hirikinago August 17
gorimuchu August 17 H195041 August 17 kurobuta August 17
TOSANOKAMI August 17 ka0330sf August 17 donguri2 August 17
gogotai50 August 18 Charle70 August 18 MAMOCHAN August 18
ryoken August 18 a4750 August 18 Natsuko August 18
hamacha August 19 m123456789 August 19 sgo8125 August 19
koubun04 August 19 yg4772 August 19 sekitei August 19
t0134 August 19 canl August 19 daiaka August 19
Danndann August 20 kyotetsu55 August 20 kta35 August 20
kazuo331y August 20 xipayahagi August 20 MOosuka August 20
ktms04 August 20 VPshunt August 21 tosy24 August 21
TH0804 August 21 Turbo15 August 22 kkuni August 22
FRKW August 22 wistaria August 22 Mafu August 23
yoshisgw August 23 ezaty August 23 oinagaki August 23
ISSAC2 August 24 niboshi August 24 tenarai August 24
etizen August 24 sayo August 24 k766t August 24
ArcherN August 24 joh August 24 nh2225 August 24
t0089 August 25 titi0919 August 25 kxj19k August 25
yaku August 25 kuribaya August 25 poko August 25
mattyi226 August 25 vela August 26 mimatu August 26
igu80607 August 26 yuma56 August 26 fujisawa August 27
masa241 August 27 mikiko720 August 27 koch0109 August 27
saruaberi August 27 renzo August 28 Bunchan August 28
RitsHue August 28 n700123 August 29 Ryohta2000 August 29
S4187 August 29 TIKE1 August 29 Golucky August 29
Steinbach August 30 Noruh August 30 yamagata August 30
kerochan August 30 syu2 August 31 shoji9089 August 31
pineland August 31 ARA0407 August 31 gotanosiku August 31
ak5155 August 31

Congratulations!

Cho Chikun
Cho Chikun
Matsumoto Takehisa and Tsuruyama Atsushi
Matsumoto Takehisa and
Tsuruyama Atsushi

The popular event 42.195 Marathon Championship was well received so we organize it again this year. You have 42 days and 19.5 hours to play your games.

The head referee of the event is Cho Chikun(25th Honinbo), who has devoted himself to the spread of the game of Go.

Tournament Outline

Organizer:
PANDANET
Special Cooperation:
Japan Pair Go Association
Head Judge:
Cho Chikun (25th Honinbo)
Judges:
Matsumoto Takehisa 7P, Tsuruyama Atsushi 7P
Tournament Period:
42 days and 19.5 hours: From Saturday, July 20th 2013, 24:00 to Saturday August 31st 2013, 19:30 (Japanese time)

Registration Period

Registration Period:
From Friday, July 1st until Monday, July 19th (Fri), 2013
How to register:
Fill out the information required on the registration page
registration page
Entry Fee:
Free of charge
Eligibility for participation:
All Pandanet members

Tournament Rules

The following games will not be counted:

  • A game which was not started or finished within the designated period
  • A game which was interrupted due to disconnection by both players
  • A game played on other than 19×19 board
  • A game played against Robot (Robot’s user ID is Robot??)
  • A game which does not meet the following time requirement:
    1. Pandanet style: at least 5 minutes for 25 moves
    2. Byoyomi style: at least 20 seconds per move
    3. No Byoyomi: at least 30 minutes for one game
  • A game with less than 40 moves
  • A game which Organizing Committee considered to be inappropriate

Please note that the tournament is not for competing the speed of Go. From the view point of manner, the winning percentage must be at least 30%.

Games during the tournament period are also reflected on your rating. The Organizer Committee reserves the right to disqualify any players who is excessively discourteous to other players.

Prizes

We call participants who earned 300 points “Finisher”. The IDs of all finishers will be listed on Pandanet web site. We will issue a certificate to all finishers, which you can see on the Pandanet web.

Three people selected in a drawing among finishers will receive a diploma signed by Cho Chikun.

Ten people selected in a drawing among finishers will receive an Internet Go lesson by professionals Matsumoto Takehisa, 7 dan or Tsuruyama Atsushi, 7 dan.

05 Jul 13 07:20:12

The 38th Gosei title match

The 38th Gosei is being broadcast live on GoPanda2 client.

Defending champion is Iyama Yuta Gosei and challenger is Kono Rin 9p. The time limit is four hours each.

Schedule:
  • The first game: July 6th (Sat). Kono Rin won, B+Resign.
  • The second game: July 22nd (Mon). Kono Rin won, W+Resign.
  • The third game: July 26th (Fri). Iyama Yuta won, W+1.5.
  • The fourth game: August 9th (Fri). Iyama Yuta won, B+Resign.
  • The fifth game: August 23rd (Fri). Iyama Yuta won, W+2.5.
Iyama Yuta kept the title!
10 May 13 07:36:25

The 68th Honinbo title match

The 68th Honinbo title is broadcast live on GoPanda2 client.

Champion is Iyama Yuta Honinbo. The challenger is Takao Shinji 9p. The match is best of seven games, so four wins are required to secure the title.

The Honinbo tournament is organized by Mainichi Newspaper Co., Ltd..

  • The first game : May 16th (Thu) and 17th (Fri). Iyama Yuta won, W+4.5.
  • The second game: May 28th (Tue) and 29th (Wed). Takao Shinji won, W+Resign
  • The third game: June 5th (Wed) and 6th (Thu). Takao Shinji won, B+Resign
  • The fourth game: June 17th (Mon) and 18th (Tue). Iyama Yuta won, B+Resign
  • The fifth game: June 24th (Mon) and 25th (Tue). Iyama Yuta won, W+Resign
  • The sixth game: July 10th (Wed) and 11th (Thu). Takao Shinji won, W+Resign
  • The seventh game: July 17th (Wed) and 18th (Thu). Iyama Yuta won, B+4.5

Winner : Iyama Yuta 9p

All rounds starts at 09:00 (Japan Time), i.e., 02:00 CEST. The time limit is eight hours each.

Cornel Burzo will be commenting the games live on GoPanda2.

21 Jun 13 12:29:55

Go competition of the 4th Asian Indoor & Martial Arts Games Incheon 2013 will take place from June 29 – July 6, 2013 in Incheon, Korea.

Go competition
Pair Go – Gold :
[ CHINA ] GAO Xing 1p & PENG Liyao 5p
Men’s Team – Gold :
[ KOREA ] NA 3p, LEE 2p, BYEON 2p, KANG 2p
Men’s Individual – Gold :
[ CHINA ] TANG Weixing 3p

All Results

Date / Venue

June 29 (Sat) – July 6 (Sat), 2013
Yonsei University International Campus, Incheon

official web site

Tournament Schedule

Men’s Individual : June 30 (Sun) – July 2 (Tue)

Pair Go : June 30 (Sun) – July 2 (Tue)

Men’s Team : July 3 (Wed) – July 5 (Fri)

22 May 13 02:05:36

European Pair Go Championship 2013 in Amsterdam

On May 9-13, The Amsterdam Go Together 2013 event drew over one hundred go lovers to the capital of the Netherlands. The European Pair Go Championship as well as The International Amsterdam Go Tournament were played as a part of the event.

The level of the Pair Go Championship tournament was notably high this year, most of the 24 participating pairs having a dan ranking on average. The favorite pair for the win, the Russian siblings Shikshin and Shikshina, neatly succeeded in claiming the throne. Followed by them at the second place were Klara Zaloudkavova and Jan Hora from the Czech Republic. You can see the full results here.

A possible reason for the high number of strong participants was the prizes for the first two places: the winners received a seat for the International Amateur Pair Go Championship, and the runners-up a seat for the 3rd SportAccord World Mind Games.

The well-organized event drew praise from its participants, who are now already looking forward to its next installation. Written by Laura Avram

22 Apr 13 07:27:31



  • WINNER : CHINA ( Wang 5-dan & Chang 9-dan )

All Results are here


05 Mar 13 00:16:13

The 51st Judan title

The match for the 51st Judan is being broadcast live on Pandanet-IGS.

Defending champion is Iyama Yuta, Judan and challenger is Yuki Satoshi, 9d. The match is best of five games, so three wins are required to secure the title.

How to watch

Schedule
  • The 1st game: March 6 (Wed). Iyama Yuta won, W+Resign.
  • The 2nd game: March 28 (Thu). Yuki Satoshi won, W+2.5.
  • The 3rd game: April 4 (Thu). Yuki Satoshi won, B+Resign.
  • The 4th game: April 18 (Thu). Iyama Yuta won, B+Resign.
  • The 5th game: April 26 (Fri). Yuki Satoshi won, W+1.5.

Won the “Judan” Yuki Satoshi 9d

All rounds starts at 10:00 (Japan Time), i.e., 03:00 CEST. The time limit is three hours each.

08 Feb 13 02:49:58

Professional Pair Go Championship 2013

Internet Broadcast of the Final : 20:00 (JPN time) March 31 (Sun), 2013
[ WINNER ]
Hsieh Yi Min Women’s Honinbo / Women’s Meijin / Women’s Kisei & Satoru Kobayashi 9-dan

16 pairs of male and female professional Go players who represent the Japanese Go world will play tournament games, and in the 4th round, the winning pair will be decided. Games from the 1st round to the semifinal round will be played at the Nihon Ki-in, and there will be commentaries using a large demonstration board. The final game will be played in the studio of IGO & SHOGI CHANNEL and broadcast at a later date.

Round1 – Final : All Results are here

13 Aug 12 09:17:30

The 2nd SportAccord World Mind Games Online Tournament

* Main Tournament: [1st round] 15 October ~ [Final round] 26 October, 2012.


* Main Tournament : 3rd round – Final rounds
  [ The tournament table. ]

Winner : shangshang ( China )
goraku1 ( Japan ) – shangshang ( China )

   Followings are the starting time for the 3rd – final rounds.
   Please be noted that the starting time is different depending on which group you and your opponent in.

    Asia and Oceania vs. North and South America
    PM 8:00 ( Local time of North and South America player )

    North and South America vs. Europe and Africa
    PM 8:00 ( Local time of Europe and Africa player )

    Europe and Africa- vs. Asia and Oceania
    PM 8:00 ( Local time of Asia and Oceania player )

* Main Tournament : 1st-2nd round – The tournament table
  [ SAWMG-EU. ]  [ SAWMG-AM. ]  [ SAWMG-Asia. ]


  Main Tournament details.
  Pairings for the third round of the Main Tournament.


* Preliminary Round Results
  [ SAWMG-EU. ] [ SAWMG-AM. ] [ SAWMG-Asia. ]


Tournament Outline

The winner of the main tournament will receive an invitation to the 2nd SportAccord World Mind Games (a round-trip ticket to Beijing , accommodation, a commemorative medal and a certificate), There are also generous prizes for sectional winners, as well iPAD’s as lottry prizes for anyone who finish the preliminary round!

Schedule

  • Registration period: 14 August – 12 September, 2012.
  • Preliminary Round: 16 September – 10 October, 2012.
  • Main Tournament: 16 October – 26 October, 2012.
         1st round: October 16 8pm (JST), 15 8pm (CET), 15 7pm (PST)
         2nd round: October 18 8pm (JST), 17 8pm (CET), 17 7pm (PST)
         3rd round: October 19 – 20
         4th round: October 21 – 22
         Semifinal: October 23 – 24
         Final: October 25 – 26

      * JST=Japan Standard Time (GMT+9)
        CET=Central European Time (GMT+2)
        PST=Pacific Standard Time (GTM-7)
      * The times after 3rd round are decided by the time zone of both players.

Requirements for participation

  • Participant must be a national or resident of an IGF member country or region.
  • Participant must be an amateur player.
  • All games are to be played on Pandanet.
  • Participant must be able to communicate by email.

Playing Schedule and Rules

[ Preliminary Round ]

  • Tournament period: September 16 – October 10, 2012
  • Grouping of players: Participants must register before September 12th 2012, into one of three groups (depending on where the participant resides): Europe and Africa, Asia and Oceania, North and South America.
  • During the tournament period, players play freely in his/her regional group during the tournament period. The games should be played in the “SAWMG-EU”, “SAWMG-AM”, or “SAWMG-Asia” rooms.
  • Players need to play at least 10 games in the preliminary round.
  • Qualification: 32 highest ranked players from the Asia and Oceania Group, 16 highest ranked players each from the Europe and Africa and the North and South America groups advance into the main tournament. (Ranking is done within each group only). The ranking is determined by points in descending order:
  1. Points = W / N + W * 0.02
    (W = number of wins, N = number of games played.
    Example: you win 3 out of 6 games, you get 3/6 + 3*0.02 = 0.56.
    Example: you win 4 out of 8 games, you get 4/8 + 3*0.02 = 0.58.
  2. With tied points, player with higher number of wins is ranked higher.
  3. With tied points and wins, player with higher SOP (sum of opponents’ points) is ranked higher.
  4. With tied points, wins, and SOP, the players are ranked equal.
  • All games are played even, with 6.5 point komi. Colors are determined by the system. Time allowance is 10 minutes basic time, with overtime of 25 moves in 15 minutes.
  • Special note for 2012: all players who finish ten games or more will be entered for a drawing for a grand prize, regardless of how or if they play in the main tournament.

Preliminary Round Results.[ SAWMG-EU ] [ SAWMG-AM ] [ SAWMG-Asia ]
Preliminary Round details.

[ Main Tournament ]

  • 64 players who have passed the preliminary round play a tournament. Single eliminations are played until a champion is determined.
  • Tournament period: October 16 – October 26, 2012
         1st round: October 16 8pm (JST), 15 8pm (CET), 15 7pm (PST) [64 players→ 32 players]
         2nd round: October 18 8pm (JST), 17 8pm (CET), 17 7pm (PST) [32 players→ 16 players]
         3rd round: October 19 – 20 [16 players → 8 players]
         4th round: October 21 – 22 [8 players → 4 players]
         Semifinal: October 23 – 24 [4 players → 2 players]
         Final: October 25 – 26 [2 players → winner and runner-up]
         *1st and 2nd are regional rounds. 3rd-6th rounds are rounds with mixed regions.

      * JST=Japan Standard Time (GMT+9)
        CET=Central European Time (GMT+2)
        PST=Pacific Standard Time (GTM-7)
      * The times after 3rd round are decided by the time zone of both players.

  • All games are played even, with 6.5 point komi. Colors are determined by the system. Time allowance is 10 minutes basic time, with overtime of 25 moves in 15 minutes.

The playing combination of the main tournament will be updated on the website. You can also check your opponent on the “Net Social Plaza”.
Basically, the games must be played at the designated time and date. If you can’t play at the designated time and date, please contact your opponent in advance on the “Net Social Plaza” and decide when you will play.

The designated time for the 1st and 2nd round is already set up.
As for the 3rd to 6th rounds, we will set up the time taking into account your time zone. Please press the [Settings] button on the “Net Social Plaza” and select your time zone.

The tournament table.[ SAWMG-EU ] [ SAWMG-AM ] [ SAWMG-Asia ]
Final Round details.

Notes

  • Please play in the official Pandanet tournament room.
  • Please play by yourself. Taking advice from a third person, or playing by a third person, is against the rules.
  • You must play your games at your home. The organiser may check the origin of your Internet connection.
  • If the organiser discovers that you have violated the rules, you may be disqualified, even if the game result has been confirmed. There could also be long-term suspensions by the International Go Federation and/or SportAccord for international play.
  • All games must be exclusive be played on the Pandanet Server.
  • Please use Pandanet’s client, GoPanda or Panda-Tetsuki.
  • There is a possibility that a second server may join the tournament. In which case, the format for determining the overall winner may change.

Participation Fee

Free of charge

Prizes

  1. The winner of the main tournament will receive an invitation to the 2nd SportAccord World Mind Games (a round-trip ticket to Beijing , accommodation, a commemorative medal and a certificate)
    Winner: shangshang
  2. The highest finisher in each regional group will receive a digital camera. ( three digital cameras in total)
    Winners: baduk1, fernando, goraku1
    After the main tournament finished, all rankings of 64 players will be decided. In the regional group of the main tournament winner, the second finisher will receive a digital camera.
  3. One lottery winner from each regional group will receive an iPad. (three iPads in total)
    Winners: Gagovedo, perreo, tomomasa
    *The three winners will be randomly drawn from all players who finished more than 10 games at the preliminary round.
  4. We will give two samsung computer tablets and two Swatch watches to four players who played ten games or more at the preliminary round by lottery.
    Winners of Samsung computer tablets: germgo, HappyLook
    Winners of Swatch watches: pouicpouic, kakimon

21 Nov 12 12:14:37

The 2nd SportAccord World Mind Games in Beijing

Go competition
Men’s Individual – Gold :
CHOI Chulhan 9 Dan – Pro [ Korea ]
Women’s Individual – Gold :
LI He 3 Dan – Pro [ China ]
Pair Go – Gold :
CHOI Jeong 2 Dan–Pro & CHOI Chulhan 9 Dan–Pro [ Korea ]

The Go competition of the 2nd SportAccord World Mind Games will take place from 12-19 December 2012 in Beijing, China. Pandanet will make reports from the games.

All Results

Also tv-broadcast games on the official event website.

Date / Venue

December 12th (Wed) – 19th (Wed), 2012
Beijing International Convention Center

Participants

A total of 28 players to participate, with the following distribution:

  1. China, Japan, and Korea – three men and two women each
  2. Chinese Taipei – two men and two women
  3. Europe – three men and three women
  4. U.S. – one man and one woman
  5. South America – one man

Tournament Format

Men’s Individual – A total of 16 players will play a double-elimination tournament.
Women’s Individual – A total of 12 players will play a double-elimination tournament.
Match duration is 60 minutes each side, with three 30-second byo-yomi periods.
Pair Go – A total of eight pairs (4 from Asia, three from Europe, one from US) will play in a single-elimination tournament. Match duration is 60 minutes each side, with three 30-second byo-yomi periods.

Tournament Schedule

December, 2012. Time zone: CST (UTC+8).

Individual

Round 1 Dec 12 (wed) 14:00-17:00
Round 2 Dec 13 (thu) 9:30-12:30
Round 3 Dec 13 (thu) 15:00-18:00
Round 4 Dec 14 (fri) 15:00-18:00
Round 5 Dec 15 (sat) 9:30-12:30
Semifinals Dec 15 (sat) 15:00-18:00
Final Dec 16 (sun) 15:00-18:00

Pair Go

Quarterfinals Dec 18 (tue) 9:30-12:30
Semifinals Dec 18 (tue) 15:00-18:00
Final Dec 19 (wed) 9:30-12:30

Online award

Online award Dec 16 (sun) 10:00-11:30

Players

Players marked with * will play in both Individual and Pair Go

Japan M MURAKAWA Daisuke
7 Dan – Pro *
UCHIDA Shuhei
7 Dan – Pro
FUJITA Akihiko
3 Dan – Pro
F MUKAI Chiaki
5 Dan – Pro *
OKUDA Aya
3 Dan – Pro
 
China M JIANG Weijie
9 Dan – Pro *
CHEN Yaoye
9 Dan – Pro
TUO Jiaxi
3 Dan – Pro
F LI He
3 Dan – Pro *
RUI Naiwei
9 Dan – Pro
 
Korea M CHOI Chulhan
9 Dan – Pro *
KANG Dongyoon
9 Dan – Pro
PARK Jeonghwan
9 Dan – Pro
F CHOI Jeong
2 Dan – Pro *
PARK Jieun
9 Dan – Pro
 
Chinese Taipei M LIN Chi-han
9 Dan – Pro *
LIN Chun-yen
5 Dan – Pro
 
F Joanne MISSINGHAM
6 Dan – Pro *
SU Sheng-fang
2 Dan – Pro
 
Europe M Csaba MERO
6 Dan [Hungary] *
Jan HORA
6 Dan [Czech] *
Ilya SHIKSHIN
7 Dan [Russia] *
F Rita POCSAI
5 Dan [Hungary] *
WONG Lok Ying
5 Dan [UK] *
Natalia KOVALEVA
5 Dan [Russia] *
North America M Tianyu LIN
7 Dan [Canada] *
   
F Irene SHA
6 Dan [Canada] *
   
Latin America M Fernando AGUILAR
7 Dan [Argentina]
   
F      

The total amount of prize money

USD $400,000

29 Nov 12 09:22:11

The 23rd International Amateur Pair Go Championship

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The 23rd version of this great event, a festival of international celebration of Pair Go, was held November 3 and 4, 2012 at the Hotel Metropolitan Edmont in Iidabashi, Tokyo. As has become standard, 21 international pairs and 11 Japanese regional pairs were included in the main tournament.

A separate, open handicap tournament, the Araki Cup, was simultaneously held for the general public.

More information

04 Oct 12 10:53:32

60th Oza Title Match

The match for the 60th Oza title starts on October 25th.

Defending champion is Cho U Oza and challenger is Iyama Yuta. The match is best of five games, so three wins are required to secure the title.

How to watch

Schedule
  • The first game: October 25 (Thu).
    Iyama Yuta won, W+7.5.
  • The second game: October 27 (Sat).
    Iyama Yuta won, B+Resign.
  • The third game: November 22 (Thu).
    Iyama Yuta won, W+Resign.

Iyama Yuta got the Oza title with three straight win!

All rounds starts at 09:00 (Japan Time), i.e., 02:00 CEST. The time limit is three hours each.

23 Aug 12 09:38:59

The 37th Meijin title match

The match for the 37th Meijin title is broadcast live on Pandanet-IGS, starting on August 30th.

Defending champion is Yamashita Keigo Meijin and challenger is Hane Naoki. The match is best of seven games, so four wins are required to secure the title.

How to watch

Schedule
  • The first game: Aug 30 (Thu) and Aug 31 (Fri).
    Yamashita Keigo won, W+Resign.
  • The second game: Sep 20 (Thu) and Sep 21 (Fri).
    Hane Naoki won, W+Resign.
  • The third game: Sep 27 (Thu) and Sep 28 (Fri).
    Hane Naoki won, B+Resign.
  • The forth game: Oct 10 (Wed) and Oct 11 (Thu).
    Yamashita Keigo won, B+Resign.
  • The fifth game: Oct 17 (Wed) and Oct 18 (Thu).
    Yamashita Keigo won, W+Resign.
  • The sixth game: Oct 31 (Wed) and Nov 1 (Thu).
    Hane Naoki won, W+Resign.
  • The seventh game: Nov 12 (Mon) and Nov 13 (Tue).
    Yamashita Keigo won, W+Resign.

Yamashita Keigo kept the title!

All rounds starts at 09:00 (Japan Time), i.e., 02:00 CEST. The time limit is eight hours each.

17 Jul 12 14:04:02

The 17th Internet World Amateur Go Tournament 2012

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Results

The winner of the 17th Internet World Amateur Go Tournament 2012 was RAICHUU (Japan) Congratulations!

Kifu (in ugi format) from the final game

More information

Prizes

Main Championship:
  • First prize: JPY 100,000
  • Second prize: JPY 30,000
  • 3rd – 16th place: Prize
Ranked Championship:
  • 1st – 8th place: Prize
13 Sep 12 12:49:03

"Pandanet Go European Team Championship" "European Pair Go Tournament" in the "European Go Congress 2012 BONN" was held.

13 Sep 12 12:50:18

"Youth-Adult Pair Go" "North American Pair Go Championship" in the "2012 US Go Congress North Carolina" was held.

08 Aug 12 06:37:45

The 2nd World Mind Sports Games - Go Competition August 13-23, 2012

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The second edition of the World Mind Sports Games will take place from 9-23 August 2012 in Lille, France.
Pandanet will make reports from the games.

Live Broadcasts


Go Competition Outline:

Date:
August 13-23, 2012
Venue:
Grand Palais Lille, Lille, France
Organizer:
IMSA (International Mind Sports Association)
System Cooperation:
Pandanet Inc.
Competition:
Men’s Individual / Women’s Individual / Pair Go / Team of 3 players / Youth
Schedul:
August10:0014:3017:30
13
(Mon)
 Men’s / Women’s Individual Round 1 
14
(Tue)
Men’s / Women’s Individual Round 2Men’s / Women’s Individual Round 3 
15
(Wed)
Men’s / Women’s Individual Round 4Men’s / Women’s Individual Round 5 
16
(Thu)
Men’s / Women’s Individual Semi-FinalMen’s / Women’s Individual Finals 
17
(Fri)
Teams Round 1Teams Round 2 
18
(Sat)
Teams Round 3Teams Round 4Teams Round 5
19
(Sun)
Teams Semi-FinalTeams Final
(13:30 Teams 3/4 Place)
 
20
(Mon)
Pair Go / Youth Round 1Pair Go / Youth Round 2 
21
(Tue)
Pair Go / Youth Round 3Pair Go / Youth Round 4 
22
(Wed)
Pair Go / Youth Round 5Pair Go / Youth Semi-Final 
23
(Thu)
Pair Go / Youth 3/4 Place12:00 Pair Go / Youth Final 
Live Broadcast:
Pandanet will make reports from the games.
Live Broadcasts
Photo:
Click Here.
official website:
Here is the official website of the 2nd World Mind Sports Games.
26 Jun 12 07:28:06

37th Gosei

The 37th Gosei is being broadcast live on the IGS server.

Defending champion is Hane Naoki Gosei and challenger is Iyama Yuta Tengen. The time limit is four hours each.

Schedule:
  • The first game: June 28rd (Thu).
    Iyama Yuta won, B+Resign
  • The second game: July 13th (Fri).
    Iyama Yuta won, W+Resign
  • The third game: July 23th (Mon).
    Iyama Yuta won, B+Resign

Iyama Yuta won the Gosei title with three straight wins!

01 May 12 08:48:59

The 67th Honinbo title match

Yamashita Keigo Honinbo
©Mainichi Newspaper Co., Ltd

The 67th Honinbo title is broadcast live on Pandanet-IGS, starting on Tuesday, May 15th. To watch the games you can, e.g., use the GoPanda client.

Defending champion is Yamashita Keigo Honinbo (also known as Yamashita Dowa Honinbo while he is holding the title). The challenger is Iyama Yuta Tengen. The match is best of seven games, so four wins are required to secure the title.

The Honinbo tournament is organized by Mainichi Newspaper Co., Ltd..

  • The first game : May 15th (Tue) and 16th (Wed)
    Iyama Yuta won, B+Resign
  • The second game: May 28th (Mon) and 29th (Tue)
    Iyama Yuta won, W+5.5
  • The third game: June 5th (Tue) and 6th (Wed)
    Yamashita Keigo won, W+Resign
  • The fourth game: June 18th (Mon) and 19th (Tue)
    Yamashita Keigo won, B+Resign
  • The fifth game: June 24th (Sun) and 25th (Mon)
    Iyama Yuta won, B+Resign
  • The sixth game: July 9th (Mon) and 10th (Tue)
    Yamashita Keigo won, B+Resign
  • The seventh game: July 18th (Wed) and 19th (Thu)
    Iyama Yuta won, W+7.5

Iyama Yuta is the new Honinbo!

All rounds starts at 09:00 (Japan Time), i.e., 02:00 CEST. The time limit is eight hours each.

Cornel Burzo will be commenting the games live, both on Pandanet and on twitter.

01 Jun 12 11:57:19

European Pair Go Championship

Pandanet-IGS will braodcast games from the European Pair Go Championship, which is played on the weekend 2nd to 3rd of June in Lyon.

The top pair will be invited to the 23th International Amateur Pair Go Championship.

14 Mar 12 08:51:59

The 50th Judan title

The match for the 50th Judan is being broadcast live on Pandanet-IGS.

Defending champion is Iyama Yuta Judan and challenger is Cho U Kisei. The match is best of five games, so three wins are required to secure the title.

How to watch

Schedule
  • The 1st game: March 1st (Thu).
    Iyama Yuta won, W+Resign
  • The 2nd game: March 19th (Mon).
    Iyama Yuta won, B+Resign
  • The 3rd game: April 5th (Thu).
    Cho U won, B+Resign
  • The 4th game: April 18th (wed).
    Iyama Yuta won, B+Resign

Iyama Yuta defended his title!

All rounds starts at 10:00 (Japan Time), i.e., 03:00 CEST. The time limit is three hours each.

14 Mar 12 08:38:59

24th Female Meijin

The title match for the 24th Female Meijin is broadcast live on Pandanet-IGS. To watch the games you can, e.g., use the GoPanda client.

Defending champion is Xie Yimin and challenger is Mukai Chiaki. The match is best of three games, so two wins are required to secure the title.

How to watch

Schedule
  • The first game: Feb 29th (Wed).
    Xie Yimin won, W+15.5
  • The second game: Mar 14th (Wed).
    Xie Yimin won, B+1.5

Xie Yimin defended her title with two straight wins!

All rounds starts at 09:00 (Japan Time), i.e., 02:00 CEST. The time limit is three hours each.

14 Mar 12 08:20:53

36th Kisei

The title match for the 36th Kisei is broadcast live on Pandanet-IGS. To watch the games you can, e.g., use the GoPanda client.

Defending champion is Cho U Kisei and challenger is Takao Shinji. The match is best of seven games, so four wins are required to secure the title.

How to watch

Schedule
  • The first game: Jan 12th 1st (Thu) and 13th (Fri).
    Takao Shinji won, B+2.5
  • The second game: Jan 26th (Thu) and 27th (Fri).
    Cho U won, B+Resign
  • The third game: Feb 1st (Wed) and 2nd (Thu).
    Takao Shinji won, B+0.5
  • The forth game: Feb 15th (Wed) and 16th (Thu).
    Cho U won, B+Resign
  • The fifth game: Feb 23th (Thu) and 24th (Fri).
    Cho U won, W+Resign
  • The sixth game: Mar 7th (Wed) and 8th (Thu).
    Takao Shinji won, W+Resign
  • The seventh game: Mar 14th (Wed) and 15th (Thu).
    Cho U won, B+Resign

Cho U retained the Kisei title with four wins against three.

All rounds starts at 09:00 (Japan Time), i.e., 02:00 CEST. The time limit is eight hours each.

06 Feb 12 13:43:35

Panda-Tetsuki available for android

Panda-Tetsuki is now also available on Google Play

20 Feb 12 08:38:39

Rating Graph

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You can now watch the progress of your rating on Pandanet-IGS on a rating graph.

Note that a flash player is required.

07 Dec 11 12:09:15

The 1st SportAccord World Mind Games in Beijing -Go Competition-

* Team:December 9th(Fri) – 14th(Wed) / Pair Go:December 15(Thu) – 16(fri)

The first edition of the SportAccord World Mind Games will take place from 8-16 December 2011 in Beijing, China. Pandanet will make reports from the games.

Live Relay is from here

Date / Venue

December 8th(Thu)-16th(Fri)
Beijing International Convention Center

Competition format

6 teams from Europe, U.S.A, Japan, China, Korea and Chinese Taipei in the competition. Each team can enter 5 players including 4 male players and 1 female player. 6 pairs with 1 male player and 1 female player for each will participate in Pair Go event.

Team :
One round each day for a total of five rounds. Time limit is 2 hours each, with five 1-minute byo-yomi periods.

Pair Go :
Two rounds each day for a total of three rounds. Time limit is 1 hour each side, with three 30-second byo-yomi periods.

Competition Schedule

Team : December 9th(Fri) – 14th(Wed)
Pair Go : December 15(Thu) – 16(fri)

Prize

*Team:170,000 USD total
*Pair Go: 30,000 USD total

Team :
Champion  80,000 USD
Runner-up  40,000 USD
Number 3  20,000 USD
Number 4  10,000 USD
Number 5  10,000 USD
Number 6  10,000 USD

Pair Go :
Champion  12,000 USD
Runner-up    6,000 USD
Number 3     4,000 USD
Number 4     4,000 USD
Number 5     2,000 USD
Number 6     2,000 USD

Live Relay is from here

23 Sep 11 11:39:29

59th Oza Title Match

The match for the 59th Oza title starts on October 20th.

Defending champion is Cho U Oza and challenger is Hane Naoki Gosei. The match is best of five games, so three wins are required to secure the title.

How to watch

Schedule
  • The first game, Oct 20th(Thu): Cho U won, W+3.5.
  • The second game, Nov 11th(Fri): Cho U won, B+1.5.
  • The third game, Nov 24th(Thu): Cho U won, W+Resign.

Cho U retained the title with a 3—0 victory.

All rounds starts at 09:00 (Japan Time), i.e., 02:00 CEST. The time limit is three hours each.

23 Sep 11 11:45:46

37th Tengen Title Match

The match for the 37th Tengen title starts on October 24th.

Defending champion is Yuki Satoshi Tengen and challenger is Iyama Yuta Meijin. The match is best of five games, so three wins are required to secure the title.

How to watch

Schedule
  • The 1st game: Oct 24th(Mon). Result: Iyama Yuta won, W+Resign
  • The 2nd game: Nov 8th(Tue). Result: Iyama Yuta won, B+0.5
  • The 3rd game: Nov 17th(Thu). Result: Iyama Yuta won, W+Resign

Iyama Yuta is the new title holder, with three straight wins!

All rounds starts at 10:00 (Japan Time), i.e., 03:00 CEST. The time limit is three hours each.

16 Nov 11 03:41:36

The 22nd International Amateur Pair Go Championship (I・A・P-GO CUP / J・A・P-GO CUP)

The 22nd International Amateur Pair Go Championship [ I・A・P-GO CUP / J・A・P-GO CUP ] is broadcast live on PANDA-EGG . (Only for Windows), starting on November 19th-20th. To watch the games, use the “PANDA-EGG”. Software download is no-charge.

More details

Explanation of Championship

Five-rounds of tournament style games will be played by 32 representative pairs from 21 overseas countries and regions, and 11 pairs selected from 8 regions of japan.
The International Championship and Japan Championship are combined as the International Amateur Pair Go Championship, and the highest ranked Japanese pair will be crowned the Japan Amateur Pair Go Champion.

Schedule
  • Game 1 : Nov 19th(Sat), 13:30pm~15:00pm(Japan Time)
  • Game 2 : Nov 20th(Sun), 9:30am~11:00am(Japan Time)
  • Game 3 : Nov 20th(Sun), 11:10am~12:40pm(Japan Time)
  • Game 4 : Nov 20th(Sun), 13:20pm~14:50pm(Japan Time)
  • Game 5 : Nov 20th(Sun), 15:00pm~16:30pm(Japan Time)
  • Championship Game and The Final :20 November. 16:00pm~17:30pm(Japan Time)

How to download

25 Aug 11 12:17:18

Pandanet will present "Teaching Go Online" to 90 Pandanet users!

Christian Pop
Christian Pop
Cornel Burzo
Cornel Burzo
Ion Florescu
Ion Florescu

We are pleased to announce that three very strong players from Europe, Cornel Burzo, Ion Florescu and Cristian Pop, are going to teach Go for Pandanet users. Every month from September to November, 30 users (10 users for each teacher—90 users in total) can take an Internet Go lesson for free!

Apply for the November Lessons

Note: There was an error on the registration page. If you tried to register to the November lessons between October 17th and October 19th, please do it again now.
Condition of application
  • Being a Pandanet user
  • Being a well-manner player
  • (Please play on the latest version of GoPanda or Panda-Tetsuki.)
How to take a lesson
  1. Apply from the application form below. (The deadline for November is Novmeber 2nd, GMT time)
  2. Pandanet will email the winners by November 8th. (If you don’t receive any emails by November 8th, it means you are not selected this time.)
  3. We will inform the winners of the date, time and teacher. (You cannot select a teacher.)
  4. The game time is 45 minutes for playing and 15 minutes for review. (If you don’t log in by the designated time, the time loss will be deducted from your playing time. If you are late more than 20 minutes, you cannot take the lesson.)
  5. The review will be conducted by the chat function.
Schedule
Nov 9 (Wed) 6:00 GMT 8:30 GMT 11:30 GMT 14:00 GMT
Nov 16 (Wed) 6:00 GMT 8:30 GMT 11:30 GMT 14:00 GMT
Nov 30 (Wed) 6:00 GMT 8:30 GMT 11:30 GMT 14:00 GMT

Note that the times are in GMT, please make sure to check the correct time where you live.

Apply for the November Lessons

14 Sep 11 10:23:33

The 36th Meijin Title Match

The match for the 36th Meijin title is broadcast live on Pandanet-IGS, starting on September 1st. To watch the games you can, e.g., use the GoPanda client.

Defending champion is Iyama Yuta Meijin and challenger is Yamashita Keigo Honinbo. The match is best of seven games, so four wins are required to secure the title.

Yamashita Keigo got the title with the score 4—2.

How to watch

Schedule
  • The first game: Sep 1st (Thu) and 2nd (Fri).
    Yamashita Keigo won, B+5.5
  • The second game: Sep 14th (Wed) and 15th (Thu).
    Iyama Yuta won, B+Resign
  • The third game: Sep 21st (Wed) and 22nd (Thu).
    Yamashita Keigo won, B+Resign
  • The forth game: Oct 5th (Wed) and 6th (Thu).
    Yamashita Keigo won, W+Resign
  • The fifth game: Oct 13th (Thu) and 14th (Fri).
    Iyama Yuta won, W+Resign
  • The sixth game: Oct 27th (Thu) and 28th (Fri).
    Yamashita Keigo won, W+3.5

All rounds starts at 09:00 (Japan Time), i.e., 02:00 CEST. The time limit is eight hours each.

05 Oct 11 09:47:45

The 10th World Students Go OZA Championship

Student Oza
Student Oza

We are pleased to announce that we are going to hold the 10th World Students Go Oza Championship from Feb 27 to March 2 in 2012 in Tokyo, Japan.

To select 16 students to proceed the championship in Tokyo, we are going to have two preliminary rounds on the Internet.

University/College students under the age of 30 can participate in the preliminary rounds. We would like as many students as possible to participate in the Internet tournament using Pandanet-IGS.

The application deadline is Oct 30th.

Please, also let your young friends know about this tournament!

Thank you for your support in advance. If you have any questions, please send an email to gakusei15league@gmail.com.

Details and Entry Form

15 Jun 11 11:34:52

The 36th Gosei title match.

The 36th Gosei is being broadcast live on the IGS server.

Defending champion is Sakai Hideyuki and challenger is Hane Naoki. The time limit is four hours each.

Schedule:
  • The first game: June 23rd(Thu). Sakai Hideyuki won, W+Resign.
  • The second game: July 10th(Sun). Sakai Hideyuki won, B+1.5.
  • The third game: July 29th(Fri). Hane Naoki won, B+3.5.
  • The fourth game: August 18th(Thu). Hane Naoki won, W+6.5.
  • The fifth game: August 29th(Mon). Hane Naoki won, W+Resign.

Hane Naoki is the new Gosei champion!

08 May 11 08:21:08

The 66th Honinbo title match

First moves of the 66th Honinbo
©Mainichi Newspaper Co., Ltd
Hane Naoki
©Mainichi Newspaper Co., Ltd
Yamashita Keigo Honinbo
©Mainichi Newspaper Co., Ltd

The 66th Honinbo title is broadcast live on Pandanet-IGS, starting on Wednesday, May 11th. To watch the games you can, e.g., use the GoPanda client.

Defending champion is Yamashita Keigo Honinbo (also known as Yamashita Dowa Honinbo while he is holding the title). The challenger is Hane Naoki, 9 dan, winner of both the 63th and 64th Honinbo tournament. The match is best of seven games, so four wins are required to secure the title.

The Honinbo tournament is organized by Mainichi Newspaper Co., Ltd..

Yamashita Keigo retained the Honinbo title, beating Hane Naoki 4-3.
  • The first game : May 11th (Wed) and 12th (Thu)
    Yamashita Keigo won, W+7.5
  • The second game: May 24th (Tue) and 25th (Wed)
    Yamashita Keigo won, B+Resign
  • The third game: June 2nd (Thu) and 3rd (Fri)
    Yamashita Keigo won, W+1.5
  • The fourth game: June 15th (Wed) and 16th (Thu)
    Hane Naoki won, W+0.5
  • The fifth game: June 29th (Wed) and 30th (Thu)
    Hane Naoki won, B+Resign
  • The sixth game: July 13th (Wed) and 14th (Thu)
    Hane Naoki won, W+7.5
  • The seventh game: July 20th (Wed) and 21th (Thu)
    Yamashita Keigo won, W+4.5

All rounds starts at 09:00 (Japan Time), i.e., 02:00 CEST. The time limit is eight hours each.

Cornel Burzo will be commenting the games live, both on IGS and on twitter.

01 Jun 11 10:21:02

Report on the Great East Japan Earthquake Donation

Total amount raised: 398,148 yen
(Pandanet users : 368,900 yen, American Go Association 29,248 yen)

All funds will be transferred to the victims through the Chamber of Commerce and Industries Youth Section in the disaster prefectures.

We offer our sincere thanks to everyone who supported our disaster donation.

06 May 11 11:11:21

Currently Running: Pandanet Go European Team Championship

With 300 top players from 30 countries, the Pandanet Go European Team Championship is the strongest European tournament ever played. All the games are going to be played on IGS. To watch them, you just need to create an account on IGS , download GoPanda , and log on to IGS.

Keep an eye on the schedule to make sure you don’t miss anything.

16 Nov 10 00:26:01

Registration for European Team Champs open

The registration for the Pandanet Go European Tournament is now open. If you play in the tournament, please register as soon as possible.

16 Nov 10 00:24:50

Website launched!

The Pandanet IGS Website is now open!
It is still being worked on, so check back frequently for updates.


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