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Cotsen Open announces 2018 dates!

Vaughn | May 29, 2018

The Cotsen Open will take place on October 13th and 14th this year at the Korean Cultural Center in Los Angeles. Registration info is coming soon! As always volunteers are needed for setup before, during and takedown after the event……

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Go Clubs added!

Vaughn | January 22, 2018

Thanks to info sent in by Larry Holmgren (thanks Larry!) we’ve added some new Go clubs and updated info for others. Clubs added: Irvine Go Club Long Beach Go Club New Go Club Info updated: South Bay Kiin

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An AlphaGo Zero cheat sheet

Vaughn | October 29, 2017

Here’s a handy overview of how our new overlord works. View story at Medium.com Fascinating and amazing.

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AlphaGo – the movie!

Vaughn | September 26, 2017

Here’s the trailer for the upcoming documentary that follows DeepMind and AlphaGo through the 5 game tournament with Lee Sedol. Needless to say, we’re excited to see this.

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SoCal Go Players Spotted on TV

Vaughn | June 6, 2017

The “Predicting the Future” episode of the National Geographic TV series “Breakthrough” used a few local Go players for their segment on AI and it’s influence on society. The B-roll is dramatic but we’re sure no Go players were harmed…..

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AlphaGo Watch Parties?

Vaughn | May 21, 2017

If any group or club is planning a watch party for the upcoming Future of Go Summit AlphaGo/Ke Jie games in Southern California please let us know! We’ll repost here and on our Twitter account, @socalgo.

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“The Surrounding Game” to Premiere in Palm Springs

Vaughn | March 19, 2017

The anxiously awaited documentary “The Surrounding Game” will premiere at the American Documentary Film Festival in Palm Springs, CA on April 3, 2017. Tickets are available for the screening via the festival’s website. The film has been in production for…..

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Mark Lee wins 4th annual SoCal tournament

Vaughn | March 9, 2017

From the AGA E-Journal: Mark Lee won the SoCal Go Tournament held last weekend in Los Angeles. Sponsored by Jay Zheng (showing off a special 2017.03.03_so-cal-tourney“Thank you” trophy at right) and his Dadao Culture Association, the fourth annual tournament took…..

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Ke Jie to challenge Alpha Go

Vaughn | February 10, 2017

Ke Jie has announced he will play a best-of-3 game series against Alpha Go sometime in April. Should Ke lose China, South Korea and Japan may form teams to challenge Alpha Go. Check back to see which clubs will host…..

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National Go Center Signs Lease

Vaughn | February 1, 2017

The National Go Center in Washington D.C. has found a home! If all goes well it should be open in early April 2017. We can’t wait to visit! More from the AGA: http://www.usgo.org/news/2017/01/lease-signed-for-national-go-center/

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