Interviews

Want to read interviews with Go players and other people from the world of Go? See who Go Game Guru has interviewed below.

Shi Yue wins 1st World Go League

Shi Yue 9 dan wins the go9dan World Go League.

On April 29, 2013, Shi Yue 9p won the three month long World Go League at go9dan. The World Go League is an invitational tournament for five players from South Korea and five players from China, which kicked off this year. The organizers heralded it as the ultimate pro top 10…

Lee Sedol’s imminent retirement and move overseas

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Recently, Lee Sedol said something which has shocked the Baduk community in Korea. “I’ll definitely retire and move overseas within three years.” Lee recently revealed his plans in an interview with a Baduk reporter from a Korean newspaper. This is a translation of excerpts from that interview…

Vogue interviews Xie Yimin

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Recently the fashion house Chanel has been sponsoring a series of interviews of various artists for Vogue Taiwan. One of the artists they interviewed was the current Japanese women’s Honinbo Meijin, Xie Yimin (6p). Here’s an edited video of the interview…

An interview with Baek Hongseok

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Recently Baek Hongseok won the 4th BC Card Cup, and many of you followed the news or watched the games on Baduk TV. I also commented some of his games with Dang Yifei from the final earlier. Baek talked to me on the phone about the BC Card Cup and some other things. Here’s what he had to say…

Honinbo Shuei: Great talents mature late

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Honinbo Shuei has long been esteemed by other professionals, even outside Japan. But who was Honinbo Shuei? Phrases such as the ‘Meijin of Meijins’ are bandied about. Takagawa Kaku even took up a professional career on the strength of having acquired a set of his collected games. Yet it has never been quite to clear to amateurs why he is so highly regarded…

Computer Go demystified: An interview with Martin Müller

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A lot of Go players are interested in computer Go and, especially after the recent Man vs Machine match between John Tromp and Zen19, many people have questions about it. I’m certainly no expert on computer Go, but I talked to someone who is: Martin Müller from the University of Alberta in Canada. Here’s what Martin had to say…

An interview with Choi Jung

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Recently I interviewed Choi Jung, an up and coming player who just won the 13th Female Myeongin title in Korea. I also commented the final game between Choi Jung and Kim Miri earlier. Here’s what Choi had to say: An Younggil: Hello Jung, do you remember me? I saw you studying at Yu Changhyeok’s dojo before […]

An interview with Na Hyun

Na Hyun (1 dan).

Recently I was speaking to a friend in Korea, on the phone, and I had an opportunity to say hello to Na Hyun (1p). I asked him a few brief questions, for his fans at Go Game Guru.

An interview with Anders Kierulf of SmartGo

Anders Kierulf, creator of SmartGo

In April this year Anders Kierulf, Go player and author of SmartGo, surprised and excited the Go world with the launch of SmartGo Books – for iPad and iPhone. Anders has been busy recently, working on SmartGo Books and other exciting features for the SmartGo suite. Go Game Guru was lucky enough to get some time to interview Anders, shortly after the release of SmartGo Books.