We are pleased to inform you that Nordic Go Dojo, the spiritual successor of Nordic Go Academy, will start its online league in January 2019! We are continuing the same concept that made NGA popular: league games are reviewed offline by our teachers, and in addition we hold lectures and our head coach, Jeff, provides personal feedback to the students on their progress.
Ever since strong go-playing AI became accessible to everybody, there has been a revolution in how the game is studied. Anybody who has a moderately well-equipped computer can now install the latest version of Leela Zero and have a professional-level sparring partner and research tool. In the future, similarly to chess, the world champion of go will likely be a player that has studied with AI for the most of their career.
We see AI as a valuable tool, but also put value on human decision-making and planning. We believe that the best teachers are still human: while the AI may play stronger moves, it is unable to explain why it plays them. That is why we endeavor to create a learning environment where go enthusiasts can study the game and discuss the newest pattern developments together while at the same time getting directions from our experienced teachers.
Here are the specifics of our program in a nutshell:
- Online league format – one registration spans two months
- Two intensity options:
- Full option (90€) – eight games reviewed, four lectures and personal coaching
- Half option (50€) – four games reviewed and four lectures
- Runs on the KGS Go Server
- League games are played with players of similar level, and the league rankings are adjusted bimonthly according to results. All games are reviewed!
The first season of our online league has an introductory price with a 20% discount! If you are interested, why not give it a go?
Antti Törmänen, 1-dan professional – Lectures and reviews
Su Yang (Jeff), 6-dan – Lectures, reviews and coaching
Lukas Podpera, 7-dan – Reviews