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Go Commentary: Gu Li vs Lee Sedol – Jubango – Game 3


This is game 3 of the MLily Gu vs Lee Jubango, between Lee Sedol and Gu Li. Since Lee Sedol won the first two games, he should have had a psychological advantage going into this one. However, the mood of the series changed shortly before this game took place…

Gu Li strikes back: Gu Li vs Lee Sedol jubango – Game 3


Gu Li 9p chalked up his first win in the MLily Gu vs Lee jubango, forcing Lee Sedol 9p to resign in game 3, on March 30, 2014. Lee and Gu faced one another in Chengdu – the capital city of Sichuan, China – having traveled straight there after their game at the 10th Chunlan Cup two days earlier…

The 10th Chunlan Cup begins in China


The 10th Chunlan Cup kicked off on March 26, 2014, in Taezhou, China. The Chunlan Cup is an invitational tournament for 24 top players from around the world. This year’s North American and European representatives – Jiang Mingjiu 7p and Fan Hui 2p – are certainly no strangers to the Western Go community…

Don’t miss Lee Sedol vs Gu Li this weekend – Plus, weekly Go wrap up


One more quick update before we send out the weekly newsletter. Don’t forget that game 3 of the Lee Sedol – Gu Li Jubango is on this weekend. Join Go Game Guru’s An Younggil 8p and discuss the game with him while watching Baduk TV Live…

How we just saved a customer $93 on international shipping for this Go board


If you live somewhere other than the US or Western Europe, you know how expensive international shipping can be, right? Especially when you want to buy something as heavy, big and unusual as a Go board. It’s just hard to find them locally in most places…

Weekly Go problems: Week 115


Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: Sometimes when a stone is in atari, it’s even less useful than if it weren’t on the board at all. Intermediate Go problem: The opponent’s vital point is your own. Hard Go problem: Normally Black’s corner group would be dead…

Korea wins 4th Zhaoshang Cup by a whisker


The 4th Zhaoshang Cup was played on March 21 and 23, 2014, in Hangzhou, China. Teams China and Korea competed in a seven board team tournament of the top players from the two countries. Round 1 was held on March 21 and Team Korea won 4-3 against Team China…

Go Commentary: Iyama Yuta vs Yamashita Keigo – 38th Kisei – Game 6


Iyama Yuta, the strongest Go player in Japan, successfully defended his Kisei title against challenger Yamashita Keigo, on March 13, 2014. This year’s 38th Kisei was the first time Iyama went into the title match as the title holder. He took the Kisei title from Cho U in 2013…

Choi Cheolhan overcomes his nemesis – Jingdezhen exhibition match


An exhibition match between Choi Cheolhan and Chen Yaoye was played in Jingdezhen, on March 9, 2014. This was the third iteration of this invitational match and Choi Cheolhan won by 1.5 points. Chen held black and the opening of the game was interesting…

Go Commentary: Gu Li vs Lee Sedol – Jubango – Game 2


The second game of the MLily Gu vs Lee Jubango took place in near Shanghai, on February 23, 2014. This time Gu Li held black and Lee Sedol played white. Lee won the first game, so it became more important for Gu to even the series by winning this game…