Record :-)

In that 5th league I lost my last game and finally had score 3:2, but I managed to get 2nd place in a group and go to the 4th league. And there I managed to win 3 matches, I lost 1 and got 2nd place and I should move to the 3rd league. Continue reading

Flat and visa

The flat in Beijing is still the same, which I was living in last year. However, we had here one Chinese as the additional lodger, though the word “parasite” would be probably the more proper one. It’s someone, who was teaching kids at some Go camp, which was organised in Beijing and they let him live here. But, he was about to leave this flat till 1st September. He left on 16th September, after … the police intervention. Continue reading

Huai’an Cup 2016

From Urumqi I went to Beijing. And at the next day we were going from the school to Huai’an on another tournament. Taking part in the CEGO program, from Europe were going there: Staś Frejlak, Jonas Welticke, Vyatcheslav Kajmin, Oscar Vazquez and me (Ali Jabarin was at that time in Korea playing in the Samsung Cup). From America – Eric Lui. In China there are many cities, which are called Huai’an. The tournament had place in the “close to Beijing” Huai’an. We were travelling there by bus for 6,5h. We were living in a nice hotel, food was good. It’s just a pity, that I screwed up at the start, because after 6 rounds I had Continue reading

The Silk Road Tournament 2016

Hi! I haven’t been writing for pretty long, because I didn’t really have opportunities. After two days in journey, I managed to get somehow to Urumqi. I was flying with Staś Frejlak from Warsaw (but I had to come by train to Warsaw first, Polish trains aren’t as fast as the Chinese ones, so it took pretty long) with transfers in Helsinki and Beijing (the journey wasn’t awesome, because I was flying from Beijing to the Helsinki’s direction for 4h). After arrival we were waiting over an hour for a bus and they took us to the tournament’s venue. We were travelling over 1,5h by bus, which had something wrong with suspension, so that it was swinging pretty well. They told us to leave the luggage and go back to the bus, not to be late for the opening ceremony (we were less than 15 min in the hotel). As it turned out, the opening ceremony took place in the hotel nearby the airport. This time, Continue reading

The end of crowdfunding action

Collecting funds for releasing Go book for beginners “Kształty umysłu” (“Shapes of mind”) has finished yesterday at 23:00. We managed to collect 14394 PLN (179% of assumed minimal sum necessary to release the book). For everyone, who helped – thank you.

Tomorrow again away

Travelling again, uff. Tomorrow I go to Warsaw, day after tomorrow to China (unless there would be some delays, cancellations, etc.). Firstly the Silk Road Tournament in Urumqi. Later to school to Beijing. But, there is one problem – they gave me visa to China, but just single-entry per 30 days. Even though, I had an invitation per half year. Of course, nobody from the embassy was able to explain this decision somehow. I think, I’ve already got used to, that there will be always someone, who will kick other people’s “rear part of body”. I’ll try to extend visa in Beijing, but allegedly it’s possible to extend visa maximum for the same amount of time as the received visa (in my case for the next 30 days). At the end of October I’m about to go to Osaka for Sankei Cup, but then … I don’t know. I suppose I’ll be obliged to go to the Embassy of China in Japan (if they’d extend me the current visa for that month) and apply for the new Chinese visa.