Twist & Shout with Relay Go

By |2017-07-25T19:40:21+02:00July 25th, 2017|

EGC Oberhof is well on its way with numerous side events going on at the same time. The biggest one thus far easily was the Relay Go Tournament, organised by our guests from China, the International Team-Relay-Go Committee. This tournament was special not only in its rules, but also in its conduct. You could hear [...]

“Invisible. The Games of AlphaGo” on sale at EGC for a special price

By |2017-07-24T21:20:20+02:00July 24th, 2017|

The first ever English language analysis on AlphaGo is now available from Hebsacker Verlag: "Invisible. The Games of AlphaGo". Antti Törmänen 1p has compiled all 78 games played by the strongest Go playing AI AlphaGo to date, with commentary by various professionals on 73 of them. The book consists of 283 pages, including a foreword [...]

We have a Twitter account now!

By |2017-07-23T16:11:12+02:00July 23rd, 2017|

If you want new impressions from EGC as it happens and breaking news as soon as possible, you can now follow the congress on Twitter @EGC_2017. Or you can tweet your own impressions with the hashtag #egc2017! Our official account is managed by the lovely Yvonne Limbach. When she comes around, please give her a big smile! :-) [...]

Opening Ceremony and Russia wins Euro Team Championship

By |2017-07-24T11:54:13+02:00July 23rd, 2017|

Correction: In a previous version of this article Hungary was missing from the participants of the European Team Championship. This has been corrected. Apologies! The Omikron European Go Congress 2017 has finally begun! Hundreds of people from all over the world had been pouring in to the Treff Hotel Panorama in Oberhof on Saturday, busy [...]

Getting ready for EGC – Emergency Phone Numbers and Suitcase Check List

By |2017-07-20T21:57:46+02:00July 20th, 2017|

Only ten days until EGC 2017 and we cannot wait! We want the congress to work as smoothly as possible, so we have created three phone numbers you can call so we can do our best to help you. Info desk hotline for general information (during EGC): +49-175 4707505 Help line for travel issues, in [...]

900+ participants registered

By |2017-07-15T23:11:08+02:00July 15th, 2017|

Our pre-registration has passed 900 participants and with some more visitors expected to register on site, we are going straight for the big round 1000. While there are a lot of registrations from Western European countries, we are especially happy that players from further away countries like Russia or Ukraine, from East Asia and America and even from South [...]