5th Latin American Pandanet League starts on January
As of the 24th of January, fourteen Latin American countries divided in two leagues will be fighting to reach the top in the 5th Pandanet Go Latin American Team Championship.
Novelty in this season is Cuba playing in the League A and standing as a strong competitor for the Championship as their top 3 boards rank as 5 dan and the team has an average level of 3 dan.
Meantime in the League B, we also find a strengthened Uruguay with the recent incorporation of Martin Benenati 5d, which projects a very fought scenario with Chile and Venezuela also trying to fight their way back to the League A.
Showdown starts as soon as the first round with heavy matches like Argentina vs Mexico, who last season finished second and fourth respectively and Brazil vs Peru who finished first and third respectively.
Follow the 1st round of the Championship on Sunday 24th at 19 hrs GMT-6 on the LatinAmericanTeam Champ room in Pandanet.
Brazil wins the 4th Pandanet Go Latin American Team Championship
On a hard fought match, Brazil overcame Argentina to become the champion of the 4th PGLATC.
Of the three games played, the first one to finish was third board match between Brazil’s Helcio Alexander and Argentina’s Luciano Salerno. While Salerno kept the lead throughout most of the game, a latter invasion proved too deep which gave the victory to Alexander.
Later on, the second board finished with a large point victory for Brazil’s Wang Sen Feng over Argentina’s Santiago Tabares.
At last, the first board finished with a victory of Argentina’s Fernando Aguilar over Israelian-Brazilian Amir Fragman, in a game with plenty of fighting and group exchanging.
So the result is a 2-1 victory for Brazil. Congratulations!
Check out Mateusz Surma 2p live commentary of this match on this link.
Brazil and Argentina to play in the final match of the 4th Pandanet Latin American Team Championship
After a long wait, finally Brazil and Argentina will be facing each other on the final match of the 4th Pandanet Latin American Team Championship.
Brazil and Argentina finished 1st and 2nd respectively at the end of the 2020 League, which grants them the right to play the final match for the championship. Originally this match was to be played in Buenos Aires, during the 4th Latin American Go Congress but due the COVID-19 pandemic, the match will be played online.
The match will take place on Sunday, November 22th at 18 hrs GMT -3 in Latin American Room in Pandanet and it will also be live commented by Mateusz Surma 2p from EGF through https://www.twitch.tv/aagotv
Players playing the final are:
Amir Fragman (Wade)
Feng Wang (wsfbr)
Helcio Alexandre Pacheco (HelcioAlex)
Fernando Aguilar (Fernando)
Santiago Tabares (Petete)
Luciano Salerno (salerno)
4th Pandanet Latin American Go League launches with an increased roaster of 14 countries
For 2020 two new teams are joining the Pandanet Go Latin American Team Championship which are Panama and Cuba. This gives a total of 14 countries that are playing in the 4th season of this event, that recently started in January.
Another new feature this season has is that the 14 teams are divided in two leagues, on which top 2 teams on League B are ascending and bottom two teams in League A are descending to the other League respectively at the end of the season.
The League is played to 8 rounds on which every team is playing two rounds with teams of the other league. At the end of the season top tow teams on League A get the chance to play a final match during the 4th Latin American Go Congress Buenos Aires Argentina on October.
2nd Round is taking place on February 16th UTC-6 on the Latin American Team Champ Room in Pandanet.
Mexico becomes Pandanet Go Latin American Team Champion for 3rd time in a row
On October 12th during the 3rd Latin American Go Congress in Sao Paolo, Brazil the final match of the 3rd PGLATC took place between Colombia and Mexico on 3 boards.
The first board to finish was the 1st one between Felipe Burgos from Colombia and Abraham Florencia from Mexico on which Abraham managed to capture a large group on an early stage of the game.
On the 2nd board Mexico’s Emil Garcia played Colombia’s Brandal Henao, on which after a sudden invasion by Brandal a rather large group ended up being seized, giving a fair advantage to the Mexican player, which he secured into the end of the game.
On the 3rd board Fernando Manrique from Colombia faced Sebastian Rios from Mexico in what turned out to be a game with some interesting exchanges that in the end favored Sebastian, giving him the victory.
In this way Mexico won the match 3-0, claiming the title for the third time in a row. All three games were broadcasted in Pandanet.
Now everything is getting ready for the 4th PGLATC in which most likely new countries will be joining the league. It’s also worth mentioning that the 4th PGLATC final match will be played during 4th Latin American Go Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2020, so stay tuned for more updates!
Colombia and Mexico to play Pandanet League final match during 3rd Latin American Go Congress in Brazil
Colombia and Mexico finished as top two teams on the Pandanet Go Latin American Team Championship, after long 11 rounds on which 12 countries played against each other. This grants this two teams a seat in a final match to be held in Sao Paulo Brasil during the 3rd Latin American Go Congress.
The final will be played on October 12th at 09:00 hrs UTC-3 on three boards:
From Colombia: Juan Burgos, Brandal Henao and Fernando Manrique
From Mexico: Abraham Florencia, Emil García and Sebastián Ríos
Mexico, who has won the two previous championships will be going into its third final.
Follow all three games through Pandanet broadcast and also follow the top board live feed from the Brasil Nihon Kiin twitch channel.
Final showdown on Latin American Pandanet League
After 10 rounds the league stage of the 3rd Pandanet Go Latin American Team Championship comes to its final round with a triple tie at the top of the table. On this Pandanet event, the top two teams at the end of the league earn a spot to play a face to face final match during the 3rd Latin American Go Congress in Sao Paolo, Brazil.
So far Brazil, Colombia and Mexico have all 8 points, nonetheless on this final round Brazil will be facing Colombia which most likely imply that only one of them will earn a seat for the final match.
Considering the importance of this final showdown, the Brasil Nihon Kiin will be hosting Zirui Song 1p from the American Go Association for a live game commentary on the Brazil vs Colombia second board match. This match will be played between Brasil’s Feng Wang 5d and Colombia’s Juan David Ramírez 4d. Follow the broadcast on Brazil Nihon Kiin twitch channel on Sunday August 11th at 19:30 hrs GMT-6.
You may also follow all the games of this round directly on the Pandanet client where another very interesting match is taking place: Argentina vs Chile, where both teams have lined up their best players including Argentina’s Fernando Aguilar.
As a conclusion we will have a spectacular closing for the league stage of the Pandanet Go Latin American Team Championship so don’t miss it!
Triple tie and three rounds to go in Latin American Team Championship
After 8 rounds out of 11, the Latin American League has 3 countries tied with 6 wins. Brazil leads with 19 board points next Colombia with 18 and last Mexico with 16. Three rounds are still to go and tension is greater than ever. The outcome is still to be decided where top two teams will get a seat in the final match during the 3rd Latin American Go Congress in Brazil on mid october.
Follow next round games this Sunday June 30th at 19 hrs UTC-6 on the LatAm room.
Pandanet Latin American League comes halfway through
This Sunday April 28th the 6th round of the Pandanet Go Latin American Team Championship will take place.
So far this is the most fought LA League ever, no team is undefeated, two teams have 4 victories: Brazil and Mexico, four teams have 3 victories: Colombia, Chile, Argentina and Uruguay and the rest of the teams have 2 victories, except for Dominican Republic with no victories.
All teams are fighting for one of the two spots at the final match which will take place during the 3rd Latin American Go Congress on mid october in Sao Paolo, Brazil. Transfer expenses are covered by Pandanet so we expect strong fighting to come.
Watch the games at the Latin American Team Champ Room in Pandanet at 19 hrs UTC-6.
Latin America to launch 3rd Pandanet League with increased roster
Everything is ready for the start of the 3rd Pandanet Go Latin American Team Championship. This event is organized by the Ibero American Go Federation and sponsored by Pandanet. On its 3rd edition it will gather for the first time twelve countries from North, Central and South America along with one country from the Caribbean Sea. The two new teams joining the league are Uruguay and Dominican Republic.
The eleven round league will start on January 20th and finish on August 11th, 2019. On each round 3 players from each team are chosen to represent the country out of a 8 players total. Games take place on Pandanet’s Latin American Team Champ Room at 19 hours UTC-6.
After the 11 online rounds the top 2 teams will be invited with transfer expenses sponsored by Pandanet to play an “over the board” final match during the 3rd Latin American Go Congress, which is planned to take place in Sao Paolo, Brasil during mid October, 2019.
On the last two seasons Mexico has come out as the indisputable champion but this season strong competition is expected. For example, Brazil has recruited Amir Fragman an EGF 5d, half Israeli, half Brazilian player, who has been 4 times in a row Israeli Champion since 2015. Besides him Wang Seng Feng a taiwanese born, former top Latin American Go player has also joined the Brazilian team.
This event reunites the top players of the Latin American region such as Fernando Aguilar from Argentina and Abraham Florencia of Mexico, whom actually played and early 1st round match showing us a little of what is to come.
Check Argentinian’s Luciano Zinni video broadcast of this game below or check the kifu directly.
Keep yourself updated about this great event directly here on the website.
Mexico defends the title in Antigua Guatemala to become 2nd Pandanet Go Latin American Team Champion
Saturday October 13th 2018.
The final match of the 2nd PGLATC began at 17:00 hrs UTC-6 in the rear of the playing area in the 2nd Latin American Go Congress hall.
Broadcast in Pandanet of the 3 boards was made under the accounts of Raku, A1 and srbanana.
On the 1st board a premature end brought Mexico their 1st victory with Abraham Florencia seizing a large group which Sebastian Montiel tried to save with a ko only that no ko threats were available.
On the 2nd board Emil García managed to claim the 2nd win for Mexico after Hernan Bustos from Chile allowed a key connection in the center which secured Emil’s groups and which later on ended killing a large group of Hernan.
On the 3rd board Sebastian Rios from Mexico managed to build a huge mayo against Chile’s Alexander Larrain giving so the title to Mexico with a perfect 3-0 score.
It was a great event where friendship was the real winner, building bonds within this two teams which have never met face to face before.
Thanks to Pandanet for all its support to Latin American Go we really appreciate it!!
Check the full final match album here.
Check the full album of the 2nd Latin American Go Congress here.
Latin American Team Championship Final ready for kick off at Antigua Guatemala.
After an exciting 9 round league the top two eligible teams, Mexico and Chile, will be playing the final match of this Championship during the 2nd Latin American Go Congress in Antigua Guatemala.
With both countries team members decided for this match, everything is ready. The teams will be composed by:
Chile: Sebastian Montiel 3d, Hernan Bustos 1d and Alexander Larrain 1d
Mexico: Abraham Florencia 5d, Emil García 5d, Sebastian Rios 3d
All 3 boards will be broadcasted in Pandanet on October, Saturday 13th at 17:00 hrs GMT-6. Also follow the live broadcast through twitch’s account fedibergo01
Final of the Pandanet Latin American League to take place during 2nd Latin American Go Congress in Antigua Guatemala
After a thrilling 9th and last round of the league, the 2nd PGLATC season came to an end. In spite that Mexico and Venezuela came as top 2 teams in the table, Venezuela fail to comply with the Championship rules in its point 3.9 which states:
(9) All team members shall play at least one game over the season. Teams that don’t follow this rule won’t be eligible to play the final round.
Considering this the top 2 eligible teams turn out to be Mexico and Chile who will play the final match of this Championship on October, Friday 13th during the 2nd Latin American Go Congress in Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala.
Keep yourself updated through the Congress’s website
Final showdown towards the 2nd Latin American Go Congress in Antigua Guatemala.
As the season comes to an end, top Latin American teams are competing to earn a place in the final match of this 2nd PGLATC, which will take place in Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala during the 2nd Latin American Go Congress.
On the 8th round of this Championship a surprising Venezuela will be facing a steady Chile, a match in which both have only one defeat and the winner will have a step in on the final match of this championship to be played during the 2nd Latin American Go Congress in Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala from october 12th to 15th.
8th round will take place on sunday July 1st 19 hrs UTC-6
Check the full pairings here.
Amazing matches in 5th round of Latin American League
The 5th round of the 2nd Pandanet Go Latin American Team Championship witnessed really interesting matches in a moment where the only 2 undefeated teams, a powerful Chile, who came of defeating Argentina on the 3rd round and Mexico, the defending champion, would face each other.
On an early match, on the 3rd board, Chile’s Ignacio Iglesis 2d captured a large group in a rather early stage of the game to Mexico’s Vladimiro González 4d, which gave the first board point to Chile.
Next to finish was the 1st board between Chile’s Avelio Sepulveda 6d and Mexico’s Abraham Florencia 7d where in a swinging game which resembled more of a street fight than a high dan game, Abraham managed to prevail to tie the scores.
At last in the 2nd board, Chile’s Nicolas Schroeter 2d managed to keep a solid lead during most of the game against Mexico’s Emil Garcia 5d, but due time pressure, Nico which was in his last byo-yomi over looked a major cut which allowed Garcia to capture a large group, allowing him to claim the board point and so does the match for Mexico.
Find the kifus of this round here.
Very interesting matches are still to come with 3 teams tied in second place and all looking for a spot on the grand final match which will take place at the 2nd Latin American Go Congress in Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala during mid-october 2018.
Follow next round on sunday may 20th 19 hrs UTC-6 on the LatAm Champ Room.
Clash of titans on Pandanet Go Latin American Team Championship 3rd round
3rd round of the PGLATC will host a great duel between Argentina and Chile who finished in 2nd and 3rd place of the 1st PGLATC respectively.
On the 1st board of this match we will have Argentina’s Fernando Aguilar 7d vs Chile’s Avelio Sepulveda 6d which promises to be a real clash of titans. 2nd and 3rd board of the match are very promising too.
Argentina comes from an unexpected defeat against a powerful Colombia, so they’ll have to try their best to regain position on the table. 3rd round is taking place on March 11th UTC-6, you can check the full teams pairing on:
2nd Pandanet Go Latin American Team Championship launches this january
After the successful 1st PGLATC which ended in Cancun, Mexico, this 2nd season promises to be full of excitements with the final round taking place in Lima, Peru on october 2018.
This yearly season starts on january 28th with 10 teams on the roster. Be sure to follow the games.
Mexico wins final match of 1st Pandanet Go Latin American Team Championship
The final match of the 1st PGLATC was played on October 13th, 2017 within the 1st Latin American Go Congress held in Cancun, Mexico.
The teams playing were Argentina vs Mexico in a 3 board match. They won the chance to play an over the board final by finishing 2nd and 1st place respectively in a 10 Latin American country league played in Pandanet. For Argentina the players were: Fernando Aguilar, Santiago Tabares and Luciano Salerno. For Mexico the players were: Abraham Florencia, Emil Garcia and Sebastian Rios (on photo).
A clash of titans took place on the first board between Argentina’s renowned Fernando Aguilar and Mexico’s champion Abraham Florencia, the expertise of Aguilar prevailed giving Argentina the first victory. On the 3rd board Sebastian Rios managed to build a huge moyo on the center giving a win to Mexico which tied the score 1-1. Everything would be decided in the match between Santiago Tabares and Emil Garcia, where Garcia managed to overcome a major mid-game overplay and claim the match for Mexico.
In this way Mexico stands as the 1st PGLATC champion, congratulations!
Thanks for all the support Pandanet gave throughout the league and for the sponsorship for this championship, it was a truly amazing experience for everyone.
Check the live broadcast on youtube of the match here:
And the photo album of the match:
See you next year!
Final match of the 1st Pandanet Go Latin American Team Championship to be held in Cancun, Mexico
The over the board final of the 1st Pandanet Go Latin American Team Championship will take place on friday October 13th within the 1st Latin American Go Congress which will be held in Cancun, Mexico.
This final will be played between Mexico and Argentina which ended in 1st and 2nd place respectively of the 9 round league between 10 Latin American countries.
The players for each country as of today are:
Mexico: Abraham Florencia, Emil García and Vladimiro González
Argentina: Fernando Aguilar, Santiago Tabares and Luciano Salerno
This final is scheduled at 14:30 hrs. UTC-5 and all 3 boards will be broadcasted in Pandanet.
For more information on the 1st Latin American Go Congress please check:
League stage of the 1st Pandanet Go Latin American Team Championship ends successfully
After 8 months, the 9 round Latin American league has come to an end. It was a very exciting and motivational event where many surprises occurred. Mexico ended on the top of the table undefeated with 9 wins with Argentina and Chile following with 7 wins each.
On the last round the 2nd place was still to be decided, where a critical match between Argentina and Chile took place. If Chile where to win the match 3-0 due tie breakers they would have took over the 2nd place which Argentina retained for the whole season.
Nonetheless Chile won the match over Argentina, they did it with a 2-1 score which was not enough to seize the 2nd place. This is important considering that the top 2 teams at the end of the league get to go to Cancun, Mexico top play an “over the board” final on the 1st Latin American Go Congress on october with travel expenses sponsored by Pandanet.
Stay tuned for updates on the 1st Latin American Go Congress which will host the final of this 1st PGLATC between Argentina and Mexico.
Mexico to organize 1st Latin American Go Congress
While the Pandanet Go Latin American Team Championship (PGLATC) goes past half season, the Ibero American Go Federation (FIG) has chosen the Mexican Go Association (AMGO) as the host Association for this year’s Ibero American Go Championship (CIG), the biggest Go event of the Latin American region which will take place in October.
“Since this year the host country of the CIG also has to host the final of the 1st PGLATC we came up with the idea of organizing a bigger event that included this 2 events plus some more activities for the attendees, that’s how we came up with the idea of running the 1st Latin American Go Congress” Emil García, president of the AMGO reports.
With 4 rounds remaining for the PGLATC, Mexico leads with a perfect 5-0 score, with Argentina and Colombia on its heels with a 4-1 record. The final rounds will prove to be real challenges as the top 2 teams at the end of the league will get to go to Mexico sponsored by Pandanet to play an over the board final to claim this Championship.
5th round is scheduled for Sunday, march 26th at 19 hrs UTC-6, follow it on GoPanda2 in the LatinAmericaTeamChamp room. Check this round pairings in the Pandanet Latin American League website.
México organizará el 1er Congreso Latinoamericano de Go
Mientras la Liga Latinoamericana de Go por Equipos en Pandanet (PGLATC) pasa por la mitad de la temporada, la Federación Iberoamericana de Go (FIG) designó a la Asociación Mexicana de Go (AMGO) como la anfitriona del Campeonato Iberoamericano de Go (CIG) de este año, el cual se realizará del 13 al 15 de octubre.
“Dado que este año el país anfitrión del CIG también deberá ser anfitrión de la final del PGLATC, se nos ocurrió la idea de organizar un evento más grande que englobe estos 2 eventos aunado a algunas actividades adicionales para los asistentes, así es como tuvimos la idea de organizar el 1er Congreso Latinoamericano de Go” reporta Emil García, presidente de la AMGO.
Con 4 rondas faltantes en el PGLATC, Mexico encabeza la tabla con un marcador perfecto de 5-0, con Argentina y Colombia pisándole los talones con un record de 4-1. Las rondas finales probarán ser todo un reto considerando que los 2 mejores países al final de la liga viajarán a Mexico patrocinados por Pandanet para jugar una final sobre el tablero para clamar este título.
La 5ta ronda esta programada para el domingo 26 de marzo a las 19 hrs. UTC-6, síganla en GoPanda2 en la sala LatinAmericaTeamChamp. Revisen los pareos de la ronda en el sitio de la Liga Latinoamericana de Pandanet.
Pandanet Go Latin American Team Championship reloads this 2017
January 29th was the date for the first match of the Pandanet Go Latin American Team Championship on this 2017. The Championship 3rd round witnessed 5 team matches between the 10 participating countries: Colombia vs Brazil, Mexico vs Peru, Argentina vs Guatemala, Ecuador vs Costa Rica and Chile vs Venezuela.
With the first teams in each bracket winning by a 3-0 score, the positions table places Colombia on the top with one more board point than Mexico who has the same match points.
6 rounds are still to come for this championship with 4th round taking place on February 12th 19 hrs UTC -6 on the LatinAmericanTeamChamp room. You can check the whole info on the Pandanet website.
As in other Pandanet leagues, at the end of the season the top two teams will get the chance to play an over the board final on the country that gets chosen as host of the IberoAmerican Championship 2017 with travel expenses sponsored by Pandanet.
Latin America launches its own Pandanet Team Championship
10 countries affiliated to the IberoAmerican Go Federation have gotten together to launch the Pandanet Go Latin American Team Championship, firs in its type for the Latin American region.
Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Venezuela and Peru are the 10 teams participating in this round robin league. With over 60 players registered, teams are made up of maximum 8 players, with 3 members per team playing in each round.
The league started in late november 2016 and ends in june 2017. The top two teams at the end of the league will get to play an over the board final sponsored by Pandanet in the country that gets chosen by the Ibero American Go Federation to be the host of the Ibero American Go Championship, the biggest Go event of the Latin American region around october 2017.
“This tournament marks a milestone for Latin American Go”, webmaster Leon Rios from Peru reports. “Europe and the US are making great achievements in their Go development, Latin America can not stay behind in this Go boom the western world is experiencing. Most captains and players are from a new generation of Go players eager to learn and share through this game, undoubtedly this event will be a huge success”, league manager Emil García from Mexico comments.
Round 2 takes place on Sunday december 11th 19 hrs UTC-6 with a very interesting match between Fernando Aguilar 6d from Argentina facing Abraham Florencia 5d from Mexico, both former Ibero American champions.
Keep following the event’s website for updates and results.