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Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Lee Changho defends the Wangwi title

Lee Changho defeated my favorite Lee Sedol in the fifth and final game of the Korean Wangwi tournament. Lee Sedol was able to hang on for 182 moves before resigning. This is Lee Changho's ninth consecutive Wangwi title.

Sunday, August 15, 2004

Librarians to the Rescue

The American Library Association plans to distribute more balanced material to American schools through school libraries with the goal of balancing the one sided material being distributed by the BSA, MPAA, and RIAA. I was pleased to hear this announcement and am hopeful that other national library organizations will follow suit in their own jurisdictions - students should not be exposed to a single perspective on this or any issue. To quote Tony Samek, of the University of Alberta's School of Library and Information Studies, "The largest current threat to intellectual freedom in Alberta is the dwindling numbers of Teacher-Librarians employed in the province."

Friday, August 13, 2004

Yoda Norimoto defends the Gosei title

Yoda Norimoto defeated Yamada Kimio in the 4th game of the 29th Japanese Gosei title match by five and half points to defend the title. Yoda also holds the Japanese Meijin title.

Tuesday, August 10, 2004

Exhibit explores the Asian origins of popular board games

A major exhibit of Asia Society in New York City explores the Asian origins of games - including many of the favorite board games in the English speaking world. The exhibition explores how games have been as important as trade and religion in transmitting cultural ideas. Backgammon, dice games, chess, and of course, go/weiqi are explored among many others.

Update: See the /. story here.

Sunday, August 08, 2004

Important breaking news

England has hired its first official state jester - a certain "Kester the Jester" - since Oliver Cromwell eliminated the position in 1649. Could this signal a return to despotic monarchism in the UK?

Wednesday, August 04, 2004

Free Bobby

If you are interested, you can add your name to the free Bobby Fischer online petition. It seems to be sponsored by the Icelandic Chess Federation. Is Bobby a sacrificial pawn?
A 4th grade teacher is teaching some important lessons

Here are the rules: Each week, you get a salary of funny money (I think it can vary depending on grades and behavior, but the details aren't important). There are cheap, flashy toys you can buy with your funny money...
ALARM: Lee Changho takes game 4

Lee Changho has taken game 4 of the final match of the 38th Korean Wangwi. Changho forced Lee Sedol to resign after a mere 84 moves! For those unfamiliar with go, this is an overwhelming victory. The match is now tied 2-2.

UPDATE: The fifth and deciding game will be held on August 17. This is not a seven game match as I earlier reported.

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