Welcome to the Gothenburg Online Open!
The Gothenburg Open has been held as a yearly live tournament since the early 1980s, but due to this year's travel restrictions and covid recommendations it will instead be held as an online tournament on the 5 - 6 December. Our ambition is to organize the tournament similar to how it would usually be, with five rounds over two days, online meetups at the start and end of the tournament and chat rooms for discussions / reviews.
The tournament is open to all players who wish to participate. In our live tournaments there are usually players from about ten different countries ranging from 25k to 6d in strenght, but as this tournament is more easily accessible, we are hoping for an even greater and more diverse field of participants than usual.
Due to the nature of online play, this year's tournament will not have any cash prizes for the top finishing players. This is an attempt from the organizers to discourage any kind of possible cheating. There will, however, be symbolic prizes as encouragement for players outside of the top group who are doing well.
Friends of the Gothenburg Online Open:
The Internet Go School is a long running online learning platform founded by 5p professional Guo Juan. Guo is one of the strongest players in Europe and also one of the most experienced teachers with massive experience from giving lectures and teaching live and online.
The go school has over the years built up a large collection of lectures & problems and can be well worth checking out for any learning Go player.
The Nordic Go Dojo is an online resource for studying Go, run by professional player Antti Törmänen and Go teacher Su Yang, 6d.
Members of the Dojo gets to play weekly games in an online league and receives reviews for each game from exceptionally strong teachers. The Dojo offers a friendly atmosphere and reasonable pricing.