Transatlantic Professional Go Team Championship 2023 Announced

The eagerly anticipated professional team championship between the North American Go Federation (NAGF) and the European Go Federation (EGF) is coming back for a second edition. In the previous tournament in 2019, the EGF team defeated the North American team by 5-3 in a win-and-continue format. This time, the tournament will again be played online, on OGS, but the format will be different.


There will be a total of three rounds. In each round, three players from each team will play games against three players from the other team. These games will take place simultaneously. The player order for both teams will be announced before each round. Please note that there will be a third round regardless of the results of the first two rounds.

Dates & Time:

Mark your calendars for a series of three battles on September 16, 30, and October 7. The matches will begin at 12:30 pm US Eastern Time (6:30 pm European Central Time). Each player will get 60 minutes base time plus 60 seconds 5 times byoyomi.

Live Streaming:

Follow all games with live commentary on the EGF Twitch channel at <>! This is a joint streaming collaboration between the EGF and the NAGF.

Confirmed Players Pool:

  • EGF Team:
    • Artem Kachanovskyi 2P
    • Pavol Lisy 2P
    • Ali Jabarin 2P
    • Andrii Kravets 1P
    • Stanisław Frejlak 1P
    • Tanguy Le Calvé 1P
    • Jan Simara 1P
  • NAGF Team:
    • Ryan Li 4P
    • Eric Lui 2P
    • Kevin Yang 1P
    • Alexander Qi 1P
    • Michael Chen 1P

First Round Matches:

  • Board 1: Andrii Kravets 1P vs. Ryan Li 4P
  • Board 2: Stanisław Frejlak 1P vs. Eric Lui 2P
  • Board 3: Pavol Lisy 2P vs. Kevin Yang 1P


The Iwamoto North American Foundation for Go, renowned for its dedication to promoting and preserving the game of Go in North America, has generously sponsored this championship. The Iwamoto Foundation’s support demonstrates a shared commitment to fostering international Go competition and advancing the global Go community.