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Another couplet for Lee Sedol: Gu Li vs Lee Sedol jubango – Game 6


Lee Sedol extended his lead against Gu Li to 4:2, when he won game 6 of their 10 game match on July 27, 2014. Once again, Gu Li’s skill in the opening gained him an early lead and the game favored Black after 27 moves…

Lee Sedol vs Gu Li Jubango resumes this weekend – Game 6


The World Cup is over and the MLily Gu vs Lee Jubango resumes this weekend! If you’re following the 10 game match between Gu Li 9p and Lee Sedol 9p, don’t miss game 6. Lee Sedol currently leads the match 3-2 after breaking his losing streak against Gu Li in game 5…

Weekly Go problems: Week 122


Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: You shouldn’t always be satisfied with small gains. Intermediate Go problem: What’s the best endgame move for Black? Hard Go problem: You need to get to the vital point quickly…

Go Commentary: Cho Chikun vs Kobayashi Satoru – 4th Igo Masters Cup

Cho Chikun 9 dan receives a certificate from Yamashiro Hiroshi 9 dan. Photo: Akira Adachi

This game is from the final of the 4th Igo Masters Cup, played between Cho Chikun 9p and Kobayashi Satoru 9p on July 12, 2014. The Igo Masters Cup is a tournament for veteran players over the age of 50…

Meet Glift: New software to help you improve at Go


My name is Josh Hoak and I am both a Go player and programmer. For the past year, I’ve been working with Go Game Guru on various technical projects related to Go. At the core of these projects is a new open-source Go player written in JavaScript, called Glift…

Weekly Go problems: Week 121


Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: Do you know how Black should resolve things in the corner? Intermediate Go problem: This is the continuation of a common joseki… Hard Go problem: This problem was sent to us by Go Game Guru reader Edmund Shaw…

Go Commentary: Iyama Yuta vs Ida Atsushi – 69th Honinbo


This is game 5 of the 69th Honinbo final, played between Iyama Yuta 9p and Ida Atsushi 8p on June 30 and July 1 2014. Iyama Yuta was already leading the match 3-1 at this stage, so this game was a kadoban (match deciding game) for Ida…

How you can be a part of the world’s biggest Go event: Introducing Learn Go Week

Simultaneous games in Japan.

Imagine thousands of people around the world all doing something on the same day. Doesn’t that sound intriguing? Isn’t that something that would get your attention? Now what if that thing was Go?

Weekly Go problems: Week 120


Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: When your groups are solid enough, even relatively thin looking moves can work. Intermediate Go problem: Never stop reading just because a stone is in atari. Hard Go problem: This sort of double ladder problem is very hard to solve in an actual game…

Go Commentary: Lee Sedol vs Gu Li – Jubango – Game 5


This is game 5 of the MLily Gu vs Lee Jubango, between Lee Sedol and Gu Li. The mood of the series changed dramatically when Gu Li defeated Lee Sedol in four consecutive games and the overall score for the Jubango became 2-2…