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Igo Hiroba 囲碁広場

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2020 Spring Semester

Igo Hiroba is the `place’ to learn and play the ancient game of Go, to talk about the personal quest for improving (in anything), discuss latest AI technologies, or simply for having a nice chat over the board.

Igo Hiroba is open to everyone in the AIU community. As the campus is closed for this semester, we move online. To connect to the meetings, please send a message egri-nagy at aiu.ac.jp.

Dates Time Comment
Apr 27 10:00-11:00 One new player.
Apr 30 10:00-11:00  
May 7 10:00-11:00  

More events to come!

2019 Fall Semester

Logical thinking, decision making, handling pressure, being able to recover from failures - skills you need. Undoubtedly. So, where do you practise them? Out there in real life, where stakes are high? Or, comfortably sitting in a cafe, sipping your favourite drink, by playing an ancient yet timeless board game. Your choice. The opportunity is here.

Beginners are welcome! Special fast track programme based on small-board midgame problems is prepared for them. Games are offered on 9x9, or 13x13. For playing on the full board, please contact in advance.

Location: College Cafe (or Student Hall if there is no available table in the Cafe, or outside of Cafe if weather is fine)

Time: lunchtime on the following dates, no need to book, just come to the table where you can see the Go boards

Dates Information
Sept 2 12:00 - 13:00
Sept 4 13:00 - 14:00
Sept 9 12:00 - 13:00 two beginners joined (1 student, 1 faculty)
Sept 11 12:00 - 13:00 one new player, 2 5x5, 4 9x9 games
Sept 18 13:00 - 14:00 1 player
Sept 23 12:00 - 13:00 historical moment: 2 players playing a real game
Sept 25 12:00 - 13:00 1 player
Sept 30 12:00 - 13:00 2 players, 1 new, 1-dan
Oct 2 11:30 - 12:30 1 player, 2 games
Oct 7 12:00 - 13:00
Oct 9 12:00 - 13:00 1 player, 1 game (recorded and analyzed)
Oct 13,14 Igo Playroom at AIU festival more info
Oct 16 12:00 - 13:00 this was not included before by mistake, 1 new player
Oct 21 12:00 - 13:00
Oct 23 12:00 - 13:00
Oct 28 12:00 - 13:00 3 players (2 new)
Oct 30 12:00 - 13:00 2 players
Nov 4 12:00 - 13:00 1 player
Nov 6 13:00 - 14:00 2 players
Nov 11 12:00 - 13:00 2 players
Nov 13 11:00 - 12:00 an hour earlier due to a meeting, 1 player
Nov 18 12:00 - 13:00 2 players, 1 kibitz
Nov 20 12:00 - 13:00 3 players (1 new)
Nov 25 12:00 - 13:00 3 players (1 new)
Nov 27 CANCELLED due to a LiterAkita event
Dec 2 12:00 - 13:00 2 players
Dec 4 13:00-14:00 2 players
Dec 9 12:00 - 13:00 2 players (1 new)
Dec 11 12:00 - 13:00 1 player
Dec 16 12:00 - 13:00 2 players
Dec 18 13:00 - 14:00 an hour later due to Faculty Forum, 1 player

2019 Spring Semester

You can take a free lesson on how to play Igo, or you can give one by showing your skills. You can solve Go puzzles, or simply just have a game and chat about it. Just come to the table with the Go boards. If you wish to secure a slot please email egri-nagy at aiu.ac.jp.

…a bit of thinking will not make you less smart…

Location: College Cafe (or Student Hall if there is no available table in the Cafe, or outside of Cafe if weather is fine)

Time: lunchtime on the following dates

Dates Information
April 15th 12:00 - 13:00 1 player, 2 games and tsumegos
April 22nd 12:00 - 13:00 1 player, 1 serious game with interesting turns and twists
May 6th 12:00 - 13:00 Cafe closed
May 13th 12:00 - 13:00 1 player, 1 spectator, a tutoring and a handicap game, one tsumego
May 20th 12:00 - 13:00
May 27th 12:00 - 13:00
June 3rd 12:00 - 13:00
June 10th 12:00 - 13:00 1 player, 3 handicap games, 4 tsumegos discussing two eyes/false eyes
June 17th 12:00 - 13:00
June 24th 12:00 - 13:00
July 1st 12:00 - 13:00
July 8th 12:00 - 13:00 2 players, 3 games
July 15th 12:00 - 13:00 Cafe closed
July 22nd 12:00 - 13:00 1 player, two games (5x5, 9x9), elementary tsumegos
July 29th 12:00 -13:00 1 player, 5x5 midgame puzzles

after that, sessions will continue in the Fall semester