2023 New York Go Summit

October 28 - 29, 2023


Get ready for a Go experience like no other as the 2023 New York Go Summit prepares to welcome the legendary Go champion, Kim Jiseok 9 dan, along with many other esteemed professionals. This event promises to be a thrilling journey into the heart of Go, taking place on October 28-29 at the New York Institute of Go, located in Manhattan, NY.

The crowning jewel of the Summit will undoubtedly be Kim Jiseok's electrifying simul rengo games, where players of all levels will have the chance to face off against the world champion himself. Beyond the games, the event will feature a special Q&A discussion panel where you can delve into the world of Go strategy and gain insights directly from the experts. Plus, don't miss the exciting lottery prize at the social dinner, an opportunity for all players to win big!

The New York Go Summit is more than just a tournament; it's a celebration of a game that has captivated minds for centuries. Whether you're a seasoned Go veteran or new to the game, this weekend promises something for everyone. It's a unique chance to not only strengthen your Go skills but also to connect with fellow enthusiasts, forging new friendships within the vibrant Go community of New York.

What truly sets this event apart is its commitment to inclusivity. The entry fee, $85 for both days and $45 for one day, is designed to cover tournament prizes and operational costs while the event offers an incredible array of knowledge and expertise entirely free. Attendees are encouraged to show their support for this exceptional event by making voluntary donations. Your contributions help sustain the Go community and ensure the continued success of top-tier Go events.

Don't miss this extraordinary opportunity to be part of the 2023 New York Go Summit, a landmark event that promises to elevate your Go experience and create lasting memories. Join us for a day of unparalleled Go experiences, where passion meets strategy, at the New York Institute of Go. Your generosity fuels the Go community's growth, and we can't wait to meet you all there!





Full $85 (or one day $45)


October 28 @ 9:00 am - October 29 @ 6:00 pm


424 W 49th Street 1A, New York, NY 10019


Players are grouped into divisions based on their AGA rank. Prizes in all divisions.


AGA rules. 30 minutes main time + 5x30 second byoyomi.


9:00 am - 9:30 am

Opening Ceremony

9:30 am - 11:30 am

Tournament round 1

11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Tournament round 2

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm


2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Crazy Go & tsumego challenge

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Rengo against all teachers

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Panel discussion and Q&A session

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Get together dinner (kids friendly)

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Open Activities