Go Commentary: Kong Jie vs Choi Cheolhan – 12th Nongshim Cup

Here is a commentary of the final match of the 12th Nongshim Cup (2011). The players are Choi Cheolhan (9 dan – white) of Korea and Kong Jie (9 dan) of China. Choi won by resignation and took home the Nongshim Cup for Korea. We hope you enjoy this game.

Commented game record

Kong Jie vs Choi Cheolhan – 12th Nongshim Cup

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About Younggil An

Younggil is an 8 dan professional Go player with the Korean Baduk Association. He won the 'Prize of Victory of the Year' in 1998 for winning 18 consecutive pro games. After completing compulsory military service, Younggil left Korea to teach and promote the game Go overseas. Younggil now runs Younggil's Go School in Sydney, Australia and writes at Go Game Guru. You can find Younggil on Google+ and follow Go Game Guru on Facebook, Google+ or Twitter.


  1. Great game, and thanks a lot for commenting.

  2. The L7 shape is really cool. I also saw it in the Paris 2011 tournament by Liu Yuanbo 2p (Milanmilan on KGS) http://www.eurogotv.com/index.php?menu=SGF&replay=1303728065 . I used it in a recent game of mine (http://www.online-go.com/games/board.php?boardID=308955) and my opponent immediately resigned!

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