AlphaGo Match Viewing Party

The AGA reports that Monday’s (US Time) face off between Ke Jie 9p and DeepMind’s updated AlphaGo software promises to be more than a long-awaited grudge match. Games and commentary will be streamed online. Games challenging AlphaGo will be played during the Future of Go Summit in Wuzhen, China.

Since the games are in Asia and are late at night the Santa Fe Go Club is holding a viewing party at Jon Zingale’s home at 7pm on Tuesday May 23rd to view this first game. It’s also potluck for food and drinks.

Please email us for directions if you are interested in attending.

There’s more info in this article from The Verge

Santa Fe Summer Go Tournament

IMG_6600On Saturday May 27 we are holding our Summer tournament. This will follow the format at our Spring Tournament in that the first round will be paired but subsequent games will be self-paired. It is an AGA rated tournament so that players can update an existing AGA rating or if unrated get their first AGA rating! As a handicap tournament, all playing strengths are welcome. Prizes will be awarded to deserving players!

Check-in will start at 9:00 am at the home of Nancy Dahl with the first round scheduled to start at 10:00 am. Sandwiches and beverages will be provided for lunch for entrants at no charge. While there are no tournament fees, an AGA Number will be required*. Register online now at GoClubsOnline. Players can either pay any AGA fees via credit card during registration or on the day with cash or checks. Directions are also available in the online details of the tournament.

* If you don’t yet have an AGA Number or wish to join please visit the AGA ahead of time at If you need to update your AGA membership please login at

More information on our tournaments is also available above under ‘Tournaments’.

Tuesday Go Night Moves to Violet Crown

We now meet Tuesday nights from about 6pm onward at the Violet Crown cinema in Santa Fe. There is a wide selection of beer and wines available along with a tasty menu for supper and snacks.

Join us for friendly games and refreshments.