The Insei League on KGS - new concept and rule changes
The major difference
between the KGS and Korean insei league used to be the age of players - we
worked generally with adults and the Korean schools focus on children under 18.
This result primarily occurred due to a large fee and the absence of discounts
when the American Go Association and the European Go Federation proclaimed
their first steps towards creating their professional systems in Go, the
development of youth Go becomes particularly vital.
to be just a hobby, we call for young players who are ready to devote
themselves to the game and to compete later with Asian professionals.
we have changed our pricing policy leading to extreme simplicity of entering and
participation in the League for any promising children.
three prizewinners of the European and the US Youth Go Championships under 12
and 18 (totally 12 people) get the free places at the Insei League.
Champions under 12 and 18 of any country get 3 month at the League instead of 1
players who took 2-5 places during the last youth Go championship of their
country can play for 2 months instead of 1 for $95 (is equal to 50% discount).
The rest of
young Go players under 18 (stronger than 10 kyu) get the 15% discount.
still a lot of adult players in the League so to avoid misunderstanding between
players of different ages we ask to put the real photo of every player in his
KGS profile (not a mandatory requirement)
We set up a
special jackpot that will be monthly increased by $250. What can you do to get
a current member of the Insei League
1-3 places at the World Youth Go Championship under 12 and 18 or 1-3 places at
the World Amateur Go Championship or 1-3 places at the Korean Prime Minister
the League will store about $3000 and we hope that this jackpot helps to
develop a more serious approach to Go studies.
2011 during the last session of the Insei League we noticed the lack of people
who are ready to review their games with the teachers. In order to increase the
amount of people who wish to get their games reviewed we decline all offline
reviews that have lost any notable popularity. It is still profitable to play
as much as possible to get the maximum amount of game reviews, but all the
games can be commented only on KGS in real time.
December 2011 Alexandre Dinerchtein will conduct 50% of all simultaneous games.
The rest of the simuls will be conducted under KGS nickname ???sabom???. Some
simuls will be held by roln111, solaris, aguilar, Wichmaster, Karnesun,
HappyLook and other 5-8 dan players.
December the prize money will be available only for top-group players.
The major innovation
of the League:
we will spend several hours watching the Korean Baduk TV with live translation
provided by Alexandre Dinerchtein. Part of the programs will be translated into
English, part - into Russian.
action on the screen will be transmitted to KGS. During commercial breaks on TV
Alexandre will answer your questions.
who wish to watch lectures and Baduk TV broadcasts without playing in the
League can get the room access for $25.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you are interested in joining us in March, 2012