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Reminder: How to subscribe to our Newsletter

Reminder: How to subscribe to our Newsletter

We are only five weeks away from the beginning of our congress. As we get closer and closer, updates to this news section will come faster and more furiously. Subscribing to our newsletter is your best way for keeping up with things, such as: News roundups with a summary of the most important news so you never miss anything Breaking news with significant tournament results and announcements ...

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EGC broadcast done by EuroGoTV

EGC broadcast done by EuroGoTV

If you can't make it to the Pisa this year, don't worry! EuroGoTV will be present during EGC to broadcast the top games of the Open European Championship live from Pisa to you! Alongside the video broadcast, there will also be a live relay of the top boards on the KGS Go Server. You can catch the EuroGoTV video feeds on their own website from 29 July to 11 August (except Wednesdays). The...

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New historic playing venue: Bastione Sangallo

New historic playing venue: Bastione Sangallo

Today we are proud to announce a very special feature of the Go congress. In addition to our main venue, the Municipal Congress Center, some of our congress events will also take place in the Florentine fortress Bastione Sangallo! The historic citadel was constructed in the 15th century as the Cittadella Nuova by Renaissance architect Giuliano da Sangallo, commissioned by the local...

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Human & Computer Rengo: Manja Marz 3d & Leela Zero vs. Hayashi Kozo 6p & Leela Zero

Human & Computer Rengo: Manja Marz 3d & Leela Zero vs. Hayashi Kozo 6p & Leela Zero

To close out our Scientific Conference on August 8 after all the lectures are finished, we will be holding a Computer Rengo demonstration game. Manja Marz, 3 dan amateur from Germany, will team up with Leela Zero (beyond pro level computer program) against another instance of Leela Zero teaming up with Hayashi Kozo, Japanese 6 dan professional. Both human players are known for their charming...

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New EGC price rates for June!

New EGC price rates for June!

We've reached a new congress fee price rate for June. From now until June 30 you can still get a discount of up to ~13%: instead of paying 230 EUR for two weeks, you pay 200 EUR. Make sure to register in time to benefit! We are currently at 1179 registered members, so you will be in good company.  

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Joint message from US Go Congress 2018

Joint message from US Go Congress 2018

Today we have a special message from the congress director of the U.S. Go Congress 2018 in Williamsburg, Virginia. He would like to invite you to the United States East Coast for a week of Go during July 21 – July 28 (this does overlap with the first two days of EGC). Please also note that the Early Bird pre-registration discount for USGC will expire tomorrow, May 31. Diego Pierrottet:...

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EGC Championship prize split reveiled

EGC Championship prize split reveiled

We have just a quick update on the allocation of prize money for EGC participants for you. As per EGF decision these are the prizes awarded to the top 8 best players of the European Championship: 1st place 4.000 Euro2nd place 2.500 Euro3rd place 1.500 Euro4th place 1.000 Euro5th place – 8th place 500 Euro Good luck!

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New schedule for professional Go teachers

New schedule for professional Go teachers

Our professional lineup for EGC 2018 is taking shape. Fourteen professionals and two strong amateur players are set to visit Pisa and teach you this wonderful game. You can find an overview showing every teacher with a short profile and for how long they will be staying during the congress at our Professionals page: Professionals schedule This lineup is far from complete though; the major Asian...

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Prizes for tournament winners are finalised

Prizes for tournament winners are finalised

We can now announce new details on tournament prizes as rewards for the best of the best in not just the big, but also the small tournaments: The top 10 best players in the Open European Championship will receive combined prize earnings of 6.500 Euro. The top 5 best players in the Weekend tournament will receive combined prize earnings of 2.500 Euro. The top 5 best players in the Rapid...

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New Tournament Pages under Go Events

New Tournament Pages under Go Events

While planning the congress schedule, we are finally ready to show you separate website pages for almost all of the tournaments that will be included in the event. You can find them now as a new top-level menu called 'Go Events' on the EGC homepage. Please note that the pages are far from complete since we plan on adding many useful features to most of them, such as: a schedule, picture...

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Schedule for the 3rd Scientific Conference

Schedule for the 3rd Scientific Conference

The third International Conference on Research in Mind Games taking place at EGC 2018 now has a schedule. You can spend 8 August, your second "free" Wednesday, at the congress in a scientifically minded setting listening to eight lectures from speakers hailing from six different countries. All lectures will at least feature Go, but you can also learn about Chess and its variants, seen from...

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Over 1.000 pre-registrations!

Over 1.000 pre-registrations!

The unbelievable has happened and we have passed the 1.000 player milestone for pre-registrations! No other EGC has had this many people register up front. To be exact, currently we are at 1010 players and counting. We are working hard to offer you many interesting activities during your time in Pisa. Very soon we should be able to reveal some more details on congress features we haven't shown off...

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Pisa 2018 pre-registration reaches record numbers

Pisa 2018 pre-registration reaches record numbers

At 960+ people, pre-registration for Pisa is exceeding all our expectations. With three months still to go, EGC 2018 appears to be growing as big, if not bigger than the already record-breaking congresses in Oberhof, Germany, last year and St. Petersburg, Russia, the year before. Thank you for your support in making this happen! A few statistics: The biggest share of participants is from Germany...

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Less than 50% of rooms left in S.M.S. student house & new special hotel discounts up to 15%

Less than 50% of rooms left in S.M.S. student house & new special hotel discounts up to 15%

Accommodation in Pisa for the Summer can be tricky so we're keeping you up to date on the situation so all of you can find a room for the congress. S.M.S. student house with our special arrangement is very popular with many EGC guests. This also means, however, that over 50% of the rooms at S.M.S. are already booked. If you were thinking of staying there, please decide quickly before...

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Excursions and activities with special discounts for EGC guests

Excursions and activities with special discounts for EGC guests

To give you a taste of what's to come during EGC outside the Go board, you can now have a look at our new Excursions page. It is split between the activities and events we are offering (group visits to nearby cities, cultural heritage sites, hangouts at the beach, etc.) and those that are organised by the Pisa Convention Bureau. Please note that the list for our activities is not final yet! We...

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New EGC price rates for April!

New EGC price rates for April!

We've reached a new congress fee price rate for April and May. From now until May 31 you can still get a discount of up to ~20%: instead of paying 230 EUR for two weeks, you pay 185 EUR. Make sure to register in time to benefit! We are currently at 840 registered members, so you will be in good company.    

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Learn Italian and cheap flights

Learn Italian and cheap flights

Here again we have some new info about the European go congress in Pisa. We have reached 772 registrations on our web site! The current subscription rate (170 € for the whole congress period) will expire at the end of March. You can pay using PayPal, bank transfer or various payment cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Bancontact, Giropay, iDEAL, SOFORT.). Whether you have already...

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Low price high quality

Low price high quality

Be sure visit the dedicated page to get updated info!   Dear players We are delighted to be able to inform you that we have reached an agreement for low price and high quality accommodation near to Palazzo dei Congressi. We strongly advise you to book as soon as possible, not just for the low price but also to ease the management process and provide you the best support during your stay. ...

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Forum and visa invitation letters

Forum and visa invitation letters

As we write this we have reached 710 registered players! The current subscription rate (170 € for the whole congress period) will expire at the end of march 2018. You can pay using PayPal, bank transfer or credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Bancontact, Giropay, iDEAL, SOFORT.). If you need a Visa invitation letter, please visit this page to get more information. We invite...

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Volunteers and supporters

Volunteers and supporters

As we write this we have reached 660 registered players!You can became an EGC2018 supporter making a silver or a gold subscription (in addition to normal subscription). Silver and gold subscription will guarantee you several benefits, including Pick-Up-Service, EGC 2018's souvenirs, a special gift consisting of typical Italian food and wine products and a free reserved lecture!We need many...

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Happy new year

Happy new year

As we write this we have reached 622 registered players! The current subscription rate (170 € for the whole congress period) will expire at the end of march 2018. You can pay using PayPal, bank transfer or credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Bancontact, Giropay, iDEAL, SOFORT.). We suggest you to find an accommodations as soon as possible. In the accomodation page you can...

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Flights & miscellaneous

Flights & miscellaneous

As we write this we have reached 478 registered players! Below you can find a table with the number of registered players by nation (updated to last week). You can pay using PayPal, bank transfer or credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Bancontact, Giropay, iDEAL, SOFORT.). The current subscription rate (150 € for the whole congress period) will expire at the end of 2017. ...

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Tariff & awards

Tariff & awards

During the EGC in Oberhof about 300 players registered for the EGC in Pisa. As we write this we have reached 457 registered players! You can pay using PayPal, bank transfer or credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Bancontact, Giropay, iDEAL, SOFORT). The current subscription rate (150 € for the whole congress period) will expire at the end of 2017. Below you can find a list of...

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Low tariff for registrations by the end of EGC 2017

Low tariff for registrations by the end of EGC 2017

As we write this we have reached 147 registered players! You can pay using PayPal, bank transfer or credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Bancontact, Giropay, iDEAL, SOFORT.). The current tariff (130 € for the whole congress period) will expire at the end of EGC 2017. We are also preparing a Japanese version of the web site. Some representatives of the EGC 2018 Committee will...

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Implementations: Paypal and Accommodations

Implementations: Paypal and Accommodations

Still more than a year to go before the congress, and we’ve already reached 120 participants! Woo-Hoo! From May 2017 the subscription price will be increased (but still very low), and finally you can pay online through paypal. Also, on our accommodation page, our suggestions for rooms and apartments have been included.Check it out! Italian Go Federation

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Welcome to Italy

Welcome to Italy

EGC 2018 is going to be held in Pisa, historical city of Tuscany, in the central-west side of our country. Although Pisa is known worldwide for its leaning tower, the city offers more than 20 other historic monuments and the beautiful sights of the River Arno. (Not to mention the delicious food! ; )) The city is at 10km from the sea, and the summer temperature is 16-29°C. Nearby, you can find...

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The EGC2018 Website is online!

The EGC2018 Website is online!

The European Go Congress 2018 Website is now up!Here you can find all the news about the Congress and the details of the tournament.From now on, registration for the tournaments will be available, after site registration and logging into your personal area. We hope to see you all in Pisa 2018! ; )F.I.G.G. Federazione Italiana Gioco Go

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