INAF Announces the Presentation of Three Videos Produced in Cooperation with Nihon Kiin

The first is a lecture by Takemiya Masaki 9p on his choice of the “best selection of cosmic-style game”. He gives detailed commentary of the game between himself and Cho Chikun to decide the 1988 Kisei challenger. See

The second video introduces several modern “AI style Josekis” in a lecture by Cho Zuiketsu 5p. These new moves are analyzed in detail using actual games between Cho and other pros as examples, including a very clever ladder-blocker that you don’t want to miss! Cho should be familiar to the western players as he was dispatched by the Nihon Kiin to the Seattle Go Center in 2018 and to Europe in 2019. See

The third video is given by Tajiri Yuto 5p on “how to use thickness for kyu players”. Tajiri visited the US Go Congress and the Seattle Go Center in 2019 and was a popular lecturer for the kyu players. In this lecture he discusses how to build and use thickness, an important topic as one moves from the kyu to dan ranks. See

November 21st, 2022|

Request for Proposals: Relationship between Mind Sports and Cognitive Functions

INAF seeks to fund one or two university projects for a comprehensive literature survey and review of research linking mind sports to cognitive science. Of particular interest is how mind sports such as Go may contribute to the cognitive development of youth and to the cognitive maintenance of senior citizens. The deadline for submitting a proposal is March 31, 2023. See details.

November 20th, 2022|

INAF Solicits Nominations for a Newly Established Lifetime Achievement Award

INAF Board has approved establishing a new “INAF Lifetime Achievement Award” to honor individuals who, over their lifetime, have made significant contributions to the advancement of the culture and sport of Go in North America. It is expected that up to one award will be made each year. The deadline for submitting a nomination is March 31. See details.

November 20th, 2022|