EGCC Go Camp for top players with teaching games

[2016-07-17 09:54:04] by William Wandel

It is our pleasure to announce the EGCC Go Camp for the European top players to be held from 19th of July till 21st of July 2016 in Saint Petersburg.

This training is offered by the European Go Cultural Centre in close cooperation with the Nihon Ki-in to the top players in the European Go Academy. With this new initiative we (the EGCC and the Nihon Ki-in) want to contribute to the professionalization of European Go. We are pleased to inform you that the Nihon Ki-in will dispatch two professionals for this training:

Yamashiro Hiroshi 9p:

-              Yamashiro was born in 1958.

-              He became an a shodan professional of the Nagoya branch of the Nihon Ki-in in 1972.

-              He became a 9 dan pro in 1985.

-              He challenged for Japan's seven major titles: the 16th Kisei, 41st, 42nd and 48th Honinbo, 18th Tengen and 32nd Oza.

-              In 2008 Mr. Yamashiro scored his 1000th win in his career as the 10th player of the Nihon Ki-in.

-              He won the Okan (Crown) Tournament 16 times

-              He serves as a vice chairman of the Nihon Ki-in since 2012

-              He also serves as a manager of the Japan’s pro national team since 2013


Ohashi Hirofumi 6p:

-              He was born in 1984 and became professional in 2002

-              Runner up in the 1st Okage in 2010

-              He is known for his spectacular openings like The Black Hole on all four 7-7 points, The Milky Way and Orion's belt

-              He visited the Go Congress 2012 in Bonn


Participants to the first EGCC Go Camp are:

Andreij Kravets

Artem Kachanovskyi

Grigorii Fionin

Jonas Welticke

Viktor Lin

All participants will play against both teachers, Yamashiro Hiroshi Sensei and Ohashi Hirofumi Sensei.

Thinking time is 1 hour per person.

Directly after the games are finished they will be commented, one after the other, by both teachers.

So there will be two hours playing time and roughly, two times 45 minutes for commenting the games, per session.


Timeschedule 19th – 21st of July, (in GMT+1, Amsterdam, Berlin, Madrid, Paris, Prague):               

Tuesday, 13:00 - 16:30     Yamashiro 9p vs Kravets  and Ohashi 6p vs Kachanovskyi 1p             

Wednesday, 9:00 - 12:30    Yamashiro 9p vs Welticke and Ohashi 6p vs Lin             

Wednesday, 13:00 - 16:30   Yamashiro 9p vs Kachanovskyi 1p and Ohashi 6p vs Fionin             

Thursday, 9:00 - 12:30     Yamashiro 9p vs Lin and Ohashi 6p vs Kravets              

Thursday, 13:00 - 16:30    Yamashiro 9p vs Fionin and Ohashi 6p vs Welticke          

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