UCL- Japan Youth Challenge 2021

Date(s) - 13/08/2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am

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The Strange History of Go in Europe

Go has been played in Japan for about fourteen hundred years. Even if a Japanese does not play, a little bit like Chess in the West they will know the basics. As I will be talking to two audiences, I will start by introducing the game to UK students, most of whom will not have heard of this game. I will then discuss some structural aspects of the game that might not be so obvious to everyone. I will use this to support my remarks about the origins of Go in Europe, but will start my journey going back in time with that famous win in 2016 by a British player against the world’s #1 which absolutely no-one expected and conclude with an outrageous proposition.

One of the lectures in this year’s programme