NAGF Wins Transatlantic Team Match

The North American Go Federation (NAGF) team clinched a triumphant 3-0 victory over the European Go Federation (EGF) in the second round of the Transatlantic Professional Go Team Championship, securing their lead in the 2023 event. On the first board, Kevin Yang 1P defeated Artem Kachanovskyi 2P in an intense game  (game). The second board ... Read More

Michael Chen Becomes the Newest NAGF Pro

Michael Chen has become the newest North American professional, sweeping Eric Lee 2-0 in the final of the North American Go Federation Professional Qualification Tournament. 2023 NAGF Pro Qualification Tournament was sponsored by the Iwamoto North American Foundation for Go (INAF), and organized by the San Francisco Go Club. The Pro Qualification Tournament results, standings ... Read More

2023 NAGF Pro Qual Starts this Sunday

Eleven of North America’s top go players will gather in San Francisco next week for the North American Go Federation’s 2023 Pro Qualification Tournament. Top-board games at the event, which begins this Sunday, August 6, will stream on the AGA’s homepage. The competitors include Michael Chen 7D, Emil Garcia 5D, Eric Lee 6D, Stephen (Dong-Lien) Lin ... Read More

Qualification Tournament for Shin-An World Baduk Masters

Shin-An World Baduk Masters is a professional tournament in South Korea for players over 45 years old. The North American Go Federation, along with the San Francisco Go Club, will host a qualification tournament to select one player to represent North America in this tournament. For North America, both professional and amateur players are accepted. ... Read More

2023 NAGF Pro Qualification Tournament Applications Open

The North American Go Federation (NAGF) will hold the 2023 Pro Qualification Tournament at the San Francisco Go Club at 22 Peace Plaza #501, San Francisco, California from August 6 to 11, 2023. The NAGF will certify one player from this tournament as a new professional player. For more information on the tournament, including eligibility ... Read More

Ryan Li Promoted to Professional 4 Dan

Ryan Li has been promoted to Professional 4 dan, after he reached 60 points from winning the 2022 North American Professional Go Championship. News about the North American Professional Go Championship can be found here ( The North American Go Federation (NAGF) rank promotion policy can be found on the NAGF’s website here (