Tang Weixing defeats Lee Sedol in 2013 Samsung Cup – China sweeps international Go in 2013

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The 2013 Samsung Cup final was played on December 10 and 11, 2013, at the Shilla Hotel in Suzhou, China. Tang Weixing defeated Lee Sedol 2-0 in the final, becoming a new world champion and 9 dan professional player. Not many people expected Tang Weixing to defeat Lee Sedol, because…

Japan all out at 15th Nongshim Cup

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The second round of the 15th Nongshim Cup finished on December 7, 2013 with Team Japan being eliminated. When play resumed on December 2, 2013, Kang only managed one more win, over Kono Rin, before succumbing to Team China’s Chen Yaoye. Chen also had a pretty good run, with three straight wins…

Mi Yuting wins his first world championship – 1st MLily Cup

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On December 6, 2013, the 1st MLily Cup saw the crowning of a new world Champion and China’s newest 9 dan, Mi Yuting. Mi certainly had his work cut out for him on his journey towards this breakthrough win. He defeated Lee Sedol, Kang Dongyun, Kong Jie, Dang Yifei and Wang Xi to earn his place in the final…

Go Commentary: Akiyama Jiro vs Iyama Yuta – 39th Tengen

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This is game 3 of the 39th Tengen final, which was played on November 28. After this Tengen victory and his successful December 2 defense of the Oza, Iyama is on track to challenge Yuki Satoshi for the Judan and to complete the Japanese grand slam of Go in 2014…

Lee Sedol vs Gu Li showdown scheduled for 2014 – MLily Gu vs Lee Jubango

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The dates for the much anticipated jubango between Lee Sedol and Gu Li have been announced, and the match will start in January 2014. The official launch of the match was held on November 24, 2013, at the Conrad Hotel in Beijing, China. A jubango is a 10 game match between two noteworthy players…

No longer underdogs: Zhou Ruiyang and Tuo Jiaxi fight their way to 18th LG Cup final

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The semifinals of the 18th LG Cup were played on November 13, 2013, at the Paradise Hotel in Incheon, Korea. Zhou Ruiyang 9p defeated Chen Yaoye 9p and Tuo Jiaxi 3p defeated Li Zhe to proceed to the final. Both of them are in very good form these days, so it’s hard to predict who will have the advantage in the final…

Lee Sedol and Tang Weixing to meet in 2013 Samsung Cup final

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The semifinals of the 2013 Samsung Cup were played on November 4, 6, and 7, at the Samsung Training Institute, in Daejeon, Korea. Lee Sedol 9p defeated Wu Guangya 6p by resignation, after 152 moves, and proceeded to the final after winning 2-1. Meanwhile, Tang Weixing 3p defeated Shi Yue 9p by 2.5 points…

The 24th International Amateur Pair Go Championship

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The 24th International Amateur Pair Go Championship was held in Tokyo, Japan from November 2-3, 2013. Kim Sooyang and Jeon Junhak, representing Korea, won the tournament with five straight wins – after a close final round game with Oda Ayako and Nagayo Kazumori from Japan…

Iyama Yuta completes Japanese trifecta with 38th Meijin victory

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Iyama Yuta, the strongest Go player in Japan, completed his trifecta of the big three Japanese titles by winning the 38th Meijin on October 17, 2013. When the final game finished, Iyama Yuta had defeated Yamashita Keigo by 4.5 points…

Good news for Korea at last: 2013 Samsung Cup – Round of 16

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The round of 16 of the 2013 Samsung Cup was played on October 8, 2013. Four players from China and four from Korea progressed through to the quarter finals. As a result, it’s very likely that the sponsor, Samsung, will arrange four China vs Korea matches for the quarter finals…