Today we’re going to talk in an international language, because today I’m talking about a matter of vital importance, and spanish speakers are well informed.
An important go event is taking place from 4 of december to 8 in Spain. I’m talking about Spain Go Tournament. The Spain Go Tournament is one of the most important go events on the Iberian Peninsule. In this tournament a lot of people play go, of course, and a lot of strong people play go too.
We have some side events in the tournament, one of the most interesting is the challenge between human and machine. Everyone has heard about the improves on computer go, everyone has heard that machines are weaker than humans, but there’s one program. One very strong program that can beat amateur dans. I’m talking about MoGo. Olivier Teytayd and Arpad Rimmel, the coordinators of the Investigation Program are going to present us the program and they’re doing a lecture about the program.
Lluis Oh is a corean player teaching in Spain, he’s very strong ( 6 dan in EGF lists ) and he is doing a lecture too. Mikami a japanesse stronger player is going to be at the tournament, and he’s said to be the “pichon” master, because he teachs a lot of things to mid kyu players.
The tournament is taking place in Cadiz, Andaluzia, in the South of Spain. You can come to the tournament by plane, there’re airports in two near citys, Seville and Jerez. And from these citys to the Capital of the province by bus, or train, feel free to ask me how.
Why Cadiz? Let’s see what says English Wikipedia.
Cádiz, the oldest continuously-inhabited city in the Iberian Peninsula and possibly of all southwestern Europe, has been a principal home port of the Spanish Navy since the accession of the Spanish Bourbons in the 18th century. It is also the site of the University of Cádiz.
Despite its unique site—on a narrow spit of land hemmed in by the sea—Cádiz is, in most respects, a typically Andalusian city with a wealth of attractive vistas and well-preserved historical landmarks. The older part of Cádiz, within the remnants of the city walls, is commonly referred to as the Old City (in Spanish, Casco Antiguo). It is characterized by the antiquity of its various quarters (barrios), among them El Populo, La Viña, and Santa Maria, which present a marked contrast to the newer areas of town. While the Old City’s street plan consists largely of narrow winding alleys connecting large plazas, newer areas of Cádiz typically have wide avenues and more modern buildings. In addition, the city is dotted by numerous parks where exotic plants, including giant trees supposedly brought to Spain by Columbus, flourish.
So, if you want to know one of the oldest citys of occident ( the oldest one in Mediterraneam Sea), enjoy sun ( yes, there’s sun and warm temperatures even in december ), lively spanish people, beach ( there’s sun, there’s warm temperatures and there’s a beach too, Cadiz is an island ) fried fish, good cheap food ( spanish Tapas ) don’t lost this tournament in our lovely city.
More information here.