Kevin Yang 1P Wins Lanke Cup Preliminary Round

Kevin Yang 1P has won the preliminary round of the 1st Quzhou Lanke Cup World Weiqi Open Tournament, an international professional event organized by the Chinese Weiqi Association. Yang will represent North America in the tournament, which kicks off December 24, 2022. The 1st Quzhou Lanke Cup offers a prize of 1,800,000 RMB (about $250,000 ... 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

NAGF Announces New Professional Rank Promotion System

The North American Go Federation (NAGF) has published its new professional rank promotion system, opening the way for NAGF pros to earn higher ranks based on performance in professional tournaments. The new system will be applied to all the NAGF-certified professional players retroactively. As a result, Ryan Li and Eric Lui have been promoted to ... Read More