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about the game of go

The history of go started in the ancient China approximately 4000 years ago — this is the only fact historians and archeologists agree about. Everything else is only theory. The most established among these is that in prehistoric times the early go-board and the stones were used to predict the future. From these materials it evolved to the first modern board game, which is played consantly since than.

The game of go is very simple and very complicated at the same time. The rules are easy to understand even for a four years old child, but the game itself is so sophisticated that computers can't keep up with it: even the strongest go playing computer program can be beaten by a beginner after a few months of practicing.

In Hungary go was spread by Pál Erdős, the famous matematician. In 30 years Hungarian players made it into the European front–line, but there is still a huge gap beetween the strongest masters of the Far East and them. Some players were even studying in go–schools of the Far East, and maybe with their help once we will be able to bring up young talents who could cope with the best players.

The Hungarian Go Association was founded in 2005, for the purpose of joining the goclubs existing all over the country since decides together. The Hungarian Go Association's main purpose is to create the conditions of a well–functioning sport, and to provide community to those who got to know and got to love this ancient strategic boardgame.

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tournaments coming up

2017.11.25-26: XXXVIII. Berliner Kranich

Berlin, Németország

Nagy nemzetközi verseny Németország fővárosában, tavaly 135 induló volt. Az esemény helyszíne a híres Humboldt Egyetem. [continue ... ]

2017.11.25-26: Koreai Nagykövet Kupája 2017

Koreai Kulturális Központ, 1124 Budapest, Csörsz u. 51,

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2017.12.03: Mikulás Kupa 2017

Kondor Béla Közösségi Ház

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2017.12.09-10: Magyar Góbajnokság Döntő - 2017

Nyugati Oktatási Központ - 1065 Budapest Révay utca 14. II

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2018.01.12: Gó Nemzeti Diákverseny Budapesti elődöntő

Gazdagréti Közösségi Ház

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latest changes in the ranking list

#    name rank Élő-rating change date
1. M   Csizmadia Róbert 3d 2060 0 2017-11-19
2. M   Köllner Barnabás 4k 1710 13 2017-11-19
3. M   Csizmadia Miklós 3k 1645 -9 2017-11-19
4. F   Köllner Dóra 10k 1444 96 2017-11-19
5. M   Goschler Áron 13k 1365 127 2017-11-19
6. M   Goschler Levente 14k 1304 25 2017-11-19
7. M   Simon Péter 15k 1288 45 2017-11-19
8. M   Réti Zoltán 15k 1282 -3 2017-11-19
9. F   Simon Zsófia 15k 1260 -8 2017-11-19
10. F   Zagon Hanna 20k 1180 63 2017-11-19
11. F   Matolcsi Nóra 20k 1159 -13 2017-11-19
12. F   Simon Boglárka 20k 1147 32 2017-11-19
2017-11-18–19 Magyar Gyermek és Ifjúsági Góbajnokság 2017

latest news

2013-12-17: Pál Balogh is the 2013 Hungarian Go Champion

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2013-11-29: Qualification tournaments for the final of the Hungarian Championship has been completed

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2010-12-14: 2010 KBC Baduk Camp

17. to 23. December 2010
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2010-03-10: National School Kids Go Championship

This school year the National School Kids Go Championship is being organized for the first time. In this competition the students represent their schools, they don't need any licenses to take part in the championship. The main purpose of the championship is to make the game of go more widely known among students. [continue ... ]

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