Sunday, December 11, 2011

A tournament between France and

Hi, it's been a while since I last posted an article on this blog. Well, that's mostly because there wasn't really anything worth saying. Anyway, there's a tournament between France and China which is taking place every sunday at 10 am and 1 pm (French time) on the server "China III" on the server I introduced to you a while ago : "WBaduk". The France is currently leading 3-2 but the chinese team is making up for its losses and may actually take the lead. Each team consists of 7 players and one coach and their presentation is here.
The french team's members are those ones :
1st Benjamin Dréan-Guénaïzia
2nd Tanguy Le Calvé
3rd Damien Popote
4th Alban Granger
5th Benjamin Chetioui (me)
6th Florian Humbert
7th Roman Lemasson

Our first player, Roman, was defeated after 3 victories (he's currently the only one who has won in our team).
Florian was up next. Although he played quite well in my opinion, because of the pressure of time and of his bad start, he couldn't overcome the difficulties and his opponent got him. The game was still beautiful though.
Next sunday, I'll be the one to play. I hope I can win, and I'll do my best to meet everyone's expectations.
By the way, our coach's name is Fan Hui and he's got the best rating in Europe. The chinese team from is really strong and I hope that we can at least put up a good show against them !

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Two interesting problems

Hi ! Did you go to EGC this summer ? It took place in Bordeaux, France. I went there and Hwang In-Seong, Semi Lee and some pro players provided an introduction to WBaduk which was really interesting. Some people had the chance to play with Juyeon Ko 8p or Kim Sungrae 8p. Afterwards, some people who registered first were invited on the "scene" to solve some tsumego and if they got 5 correct answers within one minute, they would get a prize. Those who went there probably remember that mouse pads were handed out at the entrance of the room. On these mouse pads, which represented an iPad logged on WBaduk, there were two tsumego : Since they were a bit complicated (one was 7D and the other one was 2D), the korean activity leaders would give a fan to the two players who would solve one of these problems. I managed to solve the top right one, which was 2D (and yay ! I got my fan) but no one managed to solve the other one. Don't hesitate to send me your answer by e-mail or to leave a comment ! I will regularly post different kinds of problems. Don't hesitate to try them ! Each month, the player who will be the first to solve the biggest number of problems will get a free teaching game from me :) Good luck !

(;GM[1]FF[4]CA[UTF-8]AP[CGoban:3]ST[2] RU[Japanese]SZ[19]KM[0.00] AW[pa][qa][ra][ob][oc][pd][pe][pf][qf][rg][qh][dn][bo][co][dp][cq]AB[pb][qb][rb] [pc][qd][qe][rf][bl][dm][em][bn][cn][ep][dq][eq][gq]C[Top right is 2D. Bottom left is 7D. Black to play in both.])

Friday, September 2, 2011

Contact me

Hi ! If you're interested in sponsoring me, please don't hesitate to contact me to discuss about what I could give you in exchange for your support. I've been thinking about some T-shirt I would wear during every Go event I'd participate in to make you publicity. You'd maybe want to talk to me about Go itself, or teachings too. In any case, don't hesitate to send me an e-mail.

France 2011 Open games

Hey guys, here are the games of the France 2011 Open Championship that I wanted to share with you !
This championship was won by Dai Junfu (ericdai [9d] on KGS) followed by the 2nd (Thomas Debarre, who's rubik on KGS) and the 3rd (Tanguy Le Calvé who's Welvang on KGS). They played amazing games and I hope you'll take pleasure in watching these games.


Hi, my name is Benjamin ! I'm a 16-year-old go player from France, who have been playing Go for about 3 years now :) I'm currently looking for sponsors to go to Korea in order to study this game with the purpose of becoming a professionnal go player, like my friend Issa. If you don't know what Baduk (= go or weiqi) is, I suggest you follow this tutorial. Don't hesitate to leave me a message if you have any question or if you'd be interested to sponsor me. Also, don't hesitate to spread this blog and the game itself :) ~ Finally, here's a great manga about Go ! I discovered this game thanks to this manga and I'd like to share this exceptional success. Please leave feedback :)

< Here's a picture from Hikaru No Go

About me

Hi, my name is Benjamin. I'm a 16-year-old go player and I want to go study in Korea in order to become a professional Go player, which is why I'm looking for sponsors. I'm also accepting donations and giving teaching games or commentaries. If you're interested in it, don't hesitate to send me an e-mail. I'll soon create a KGS account especially dedicated to teaching. Also, please visit my friend Issa's blog.
Thanks in advance for your support !