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EGC 2018 in numbers

EGC 2018 in numbers

As of today, we have 1317 subscribers to the web site. This is an all-time high, and we are excited about it, thanks to all of you! We are now only ten days from the date of the congress, so we can try and do our last reasonable estimate to give you an idea of where we are going. We will publish the final figures after the end of EGC 2018, but you'll get the flavor with these, so here are the...

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Last minute checklist for your suitcase

Last minute checklist for your suitcase

Only eleven days remain until the start of the congress! But while you are excitedly packing your bags for the trip to Italy, we don't want you to forget anything important. So we have expanded our About Italy page once again with some important info and tips on what to bring to EGC. Please check it out and share it with others who might not have read this post!

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Beware of pickpockets!

Beware of pickpockets!

There are not many universal downsides to hosting an event like ours in a popular vacation spot like Pisa, but there is one we have to address today: theft. Pisa is a small town and a safe place to be with a low rate of violent crime. Especially during the Summer vacation season, however, pickpockets are commonplace. Crowded places and tourist sights, outdoor gatherings, and public transportation...

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Preview for Guo Juan's public lectures

Preview for Guo Juan's public lectures

As a little appetiser for what's to come, today we have a preview for Guo Juan's public lectures over the course of EGC: here The pictures will surely speak for themselves! ;-) Everybody will be able to attend these lectures. In addition, Guo Juan 5p will also be doing special lectures exclusive to our EGC friends.

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Go equipment and book sales via Schaak en Go

Go equipment and book sales via Schaak en Go

Since some of you were asking about merchandise sales at EGC, we can reassure you: our sponsor Schaak en Go will be present in Pisa offering Go boards and stones, as well as Go books and other related items for you to buy. Just make sure there is enough space in your suitcase for all the souvenirs! ;-)

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Eight additional pros joining EGC + two VIPs

Eight additional pros joining EGC + two VIPs

We're pleased to finally announce our remaining professional players acting as teachers during their stay in Pisa: Hu Yaoyu 8p and Lu Jian 5p come as official representatives of the Chinese Weiqi Association. The Korean Baduk Association will send Cho Hye-yeon 9p and Cho Yeon-woo 1p as their 'ambassadors'. And finally Yanagisawa Satoshi 5p and Catalin Taranu 5p will be the officials for the...

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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 somebody...

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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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低成本航班信息与意大利语学习

低成本航班信息与意大利语学习

Dear players, 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.). ...

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高性价比的住宿信息

高性价比的住宿信息

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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论坛与签证邀请函

论坛与签证邀请函

已经有710位选手注册本次大会了! 目前的 参赛费用优惠(全价170欧元)将会于2018年3月31日截止。您可以使用PayPal,银行汇款及以下信用卡(Visa,MasterCard,American Express,Bancontact,Giropay,iDEAL和SOFORT)进行支付。 如果您需要签证邀请函,请您于 签证信息 页面中查看更详细的说明。 ...

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担任志愿者与成为赞助者

担任志愿者与成为赞助者

现在,已经有660位选手注册本次大会啦! 您可以通过赞助我们成为2018 欧洲围棋大会的白金会员或黄金会员,我们将给予会员们包括接送服务、本次大会纪念品、经典的意大利美食和葡萄酒,以及免费围棋课堂等多项好礼哦。 ...

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新年快乐

新年快乐

新年快乐!我们很高兴现在的注册选手已经来到622人次! 目前的 参赛费用优惠(全价170欧元)将会于2018年3月31日截止。您可以使用PayPal、银行汇款及以下信用卡(Visa、MasterCard、American Express、Bancontact、Giropay、iDEAL和SOFORT)进行支付。 ...

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航班与其他信息

航班与其他信息

目前,注册的选手人数已经达到478人啦! 您可以在下方的表格中查看各个国家/地区的参赛选手人数。 您可以使用PayPal、银行汇款及以下信用卡(Visa、MasterCard、American Express、Bancontact、Giropay、iDEAL和SOFORT)进行支付。优惠全价 150欧元的早鸟价格将于2017年12月31日截止哦。 ...

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参赛费用与奖项

参赛费用与奖项

我们很荣幸目前在德国参加2017 欧洲围棋大会的选手中,已经有300位选手报名了本次大会,使得注册人数达到457人之多。 您可以使用PayPal、银行汇款及以下信用卡(Visa、MasterCard、American Express、Bancontact、Giropay、iDEAL和SOFORT)进行支付。优惠全价 150欧元的早鸟价格将于2017年12月31日截止哦。 ...

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