Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: It looks difficult to make two eyes, but do you really need to? Intermediate Go problem: White A looks like a strong move, except that black can capture some cutting stones… Hard Go problem: Don’t stop reading just because some stones are captured. Read things to their conclusion, then play.
This game is from the round of 16 in the 7th Ing Cup. It’s between Cho Chikun 9p and Liu Xing 7p. Cho Chikun is one of the most well known Go players in the world. He’s very famous for his indomitable spirit. On the other hand, Liu Xing is currently ranked number 16 in China. His style of play is lively and free, so it’s unpredictable.
Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: I think nets are fun. Can you see how to capture white’s cutting stone at A? Intermediate Go problem: If you just focus on the difference between important stones and expendable stones, you might realize it’s better to sacrifice sometimes. Hard Go problem: Everyone likes to capture cutting stones! Right?
Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: When your stones are short on liberties you need to choose your moves very carefully. Intermediate Go problem: If black saves the stone that’s in atari, white can capture with a ladder. However, black has a brilliant tesuji to play first. Hard Go problem: Even if a simple variation is played, it doesn’t mean both players aren’t reading.
Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: You want to make two eyes, but bigger isn’t always better in Go. Intermediate Go problem: The tesuji here isn’t as decisive as in many other problems, but it’s a situation that could easily arise in your games. Hard Go problem: This is from an amateur game. Sometimes in Go there are fleeting opportunities that go unnoticed…
This is the second game of the 4th BC Card Cup final between Baek Hongseok (9p) and Dang Yifei (4p). Baek Hongseok is currently ranked number 8 in Korea. This is his first time in the final of an international tournament. As this game begins, Dang’s on a 17 game winning streak in international matches, and it’s really amazing…
Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: Find the right shape to make a second eye. Intermediate Go problem: White just played A. First figure out what white’s plan is, then plan your counter attack. Hard Go problem: Knowing that sometimes offense is the best defense – worth four stones. Knowing the best time to ease off – priceless.
This is a game between Park Younghun and Dang Yifei from the quarter finals of the 4th BC Card Cup. Park Younghun’s ranked number 3 in Korea. On the other hand, Dang Yifei is a new face. He was ranked number 54 in China before this tournament, but he beat Lee Sedol and Tan Xiao before this game. Lee and Tan are number one in Korea and China respectively.
Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: First things first. It’s important to figure out whether you’re trying to kill or trying to live. Intermediate Go problem: White’s cut of some black stones, but there’s a crucial flaw in white’s shape. Can you find it? Hard Go problem: Take your time and find the vital points. You could easily make a mistake by rushing here.