Ryan Li 3P Wins 2nd Transatlantic Professional Go League

Text credit: IGF – https://www.intergofed.org/igf-news-feed/ryan-li-3p-wins-2nd-transatlantic-professional-go-league.html The second season of the Transatlantic Professional Go League (TPGL) concluded on July 17th with a best-of-five final match between American professionals Ryan Li 3p and Kevin Yang 1p. Ryan won three games straight, thus winning the match and the whole season. European professionals Ilya Shikshin 4p and Artem Kachanovskyi ... Read More

Meet the NAGF’s newest pros in a live streaming event!

On Sunday, July 24 from 10 AM to 11:30 AM Pacific Time, the AGA Twitch Channel will stream an online event featuring new pros Kevin Yang 1P and Alexander Qi 1P, hosted by Devin Fraze. During the 90-minute event, Kevin and Alexander will review one game each from the Pro Qualification Tournament, and answer questions ... Read More

Kevin Yang and Alexander Qi Certified as New NAGF Professional Players

Text credit AGA – https://www.usgo.org/news/2022/07/kevin-yang-and-alexander-qi-top-2022-nagf-professional-tournament/ Kevin Yang and Alexander Qi topped a competitive field at the North American Go Federation’s (NAGF) 2022 Pro Qualification tournament this week. Click here for final standings, game records and links to video commentaries. Held at the National Go Center in Washington D.C., the pro qualifier featured eleven top North American amateurs ... Read More

2022 NAGF Pro Qualification Tournament Begins Coming Sunday

The North American Go Federation (NAGF) is organizing the 2022 Pro Qualification Tournament next week from June 26 to July 1 at the National Go Center in Washington, DC. The top two players from this tournament will be certified by the NAGF as professional 1 dan. Also, the NAGF offers prize money of $2,000 USD ... Read More

2022 NAGF Pro Qualification Tournament Plans

The North American Go Federation (NAGF) will hold the 2022 Pro Qualification Tournament at the National Go Center in Washington, D.C. from June 26 to July 1, 2022. Because last year’s tournament was canceled due to covid, the NAGF will certify the top two players from this tournament as new professional players. For more information ... Read More

NAGF Announces Next-Generation Exhibition Match

The North American Go Federation (NAGF) is hosting exhibition games for North American players. The matches will be between promising young players and professionals. The event details are also available on the NAGF website. When: Saturday December 11th, at 7PM EST (4pm PST) Where: The games will be played online on OGS, and broadcast on the AGA twitch channel. ... Read More

Ryan Li Wins the 1st Transatlantic Pro League

Ryan Li, an NAGF-certified professional 3 dan, defeated EGF pro Ilya Shikshin 4P by 2-0 in the best-of-three final of the 1st Transatlantic Pro League, which took place on August 15. Li wins the €1,000 prize along with the Transatlantic Pro League title. The video from the live commentary event can be viewed at https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1119207310. ... Read More

NAGF Pro Qualification Tournament Postponed

Due to growing concerns about the Covid outbreak across the US, the NAGF Pro Qualification Tournament has been postponed.  The main reasons for this decision were: New Covid cases are growing rapidly across the US, including in Washington DC, which hosts the National Go Center, the venue for this tournament. The Delta variant is known ... Read More

Ryan Li and Ilya Shikshin Advance to Transatlantic Professional Go League Final

The final round of the 1st Transatlantic Professional Go League will feature a showdown between North American pro Ryan Li 3P and European pro Ilya Shikshin 4P. The players will compete for a first-place prize of €1,000. In the semi-final round, Li defeated Artem Kachanovskyi 2P and Shikshin defeated Tanguy Le Calve 1P to earn ... Read More

Transatlantic Professional Go League Announced

The North American Go Federation (NAGF) is joining the European Go Federation’s (EGF) Pro League to form a new Transatlantic Pro League, starting on May 15th. All EGF-certified and NAGF-certified pros have been invited to compete. Six European pros (Ilya Shikshin 4P, Ali Jabarin 2P, Artem Kachanovski 2P, Pavol Lisy 2P, Andrii Kravets 1P, Tanguy ... Read More