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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…

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…

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?

China and Korea evenly pegged after 19th LG Cup round of 16


After one brief day to lounge by the pool, it was back to business on June 11, 2014 for the winners of 19th LG Cup’s round of 32. Three of the pairs have only played each other once before and two of the games repeated the previous result…

19th LG Cup gets serious – Round of 32


The main draw of the 19th LG Cup kicked off on June 9, 2014 at the Lakai Sandpine Resort in Korea. This year, Li Weiqing broke through to the preliminaries, to rub shoulders with the big guns in the main draw. Like us, this next fact will probably make most readers feel their age…

Lee Sedol strikes twice! Quadruple ko in the Chinese A League


Lee Sedol was involved in another quadruple ko on June 5, 2014. This time in a game with Jiang Weijie, in the Chinese A League. The referee declared the game a draw at move 276 and an immediate rematch took place…

Google celebrates Honinbo Shusaku’s 185th birthday


It’s not every day that our favorite game appears on the homepage of the world’s most popular search engine, but today is Honinbo Shusaku’s 185th birthday! Google celebrated the occasion by changing their logo to a drawing of Shusaku with Go stones spelling out the word ‘Google’…

Lee Sedol on top of the world: Gu Li vs Lee Sedol jubango – Game 5


Lee Sedol literally soared to new heights to defeat Gu Li in game 5 of their jubango today. The 5th game of their 10 game match took place on May 25, 2014, in Shangri-La, Yunnan, China. Lee Sedol won by resignation, reclaiming his lead in the match with an overall score of 3-2 in Lee’s favor…

Lee Sedol vs Gu Li Jubango – Game 5 is this weekend!


A quick reminder for everyone who’s following the MLily Gu vs Lee Jubango – a 10 game match between Gu Li 9p and Lee Sedol 9p. Game 5 of the match will take place this weekend. The Jubango is currently tied at 2-2 and whoever wins this weekend will take the lead…