Why Ichiriki Ryo is a new sensation – 1st GLOBIS Cup

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Japan’s Ichiriki Ryo won the 1st GLOBIS Cup, defeating Kyo Kagen on May 11, 2014. In a hopeful sign for Japan’s Go fans, Ichiriki Ryo and Kyo Kagen defeated Lian Xiao and Xia Chenkun, achieving an overall 2-0 score for Japan vs China in this tournament…

Neck and neck: Gu Li vs Lee Sedol jubango – Game 4

Gu Li 9 dan (left) and Lee Sedol 9 dan at game 4 of their jubango.

Gu Li 9p won game 4 of the MLily Gu vs Lee Jubango, drawing even with Lee Sedol 9p at two all for the match so far. Game 4 was held on Jeungdo (Jeung Island) in Shinan County, near Lee Sedol’s hometown, and was the first and only game scheduled in Korea…

Lee Sedol vs Gu Li Jubango – Game 4 – Match times and details

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Just in case you’ve forgotten, a quick reminder that game 4 of the MLily Gu vs Lee Jubango takes place tomorrow. Lee Sedol currently leads the 10 game match 2-1, but Gu Li is on a three game winning streak against Lee…

Gu Li strikes back: Gu Li vs Lee Sedol jubango – Game 3

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Gu Li 9p chalked up his first win in the MLily Gu vs Lee jubango, forcing Lee Sedol 9p to resign in game 3, on March 30, 2014. Lee and Gu faced one another in Chengdu – the capital city of Sichuan, China – having traveled straight there after their game at the 10th Chunlan Cup two days earlier…

The 10th Chunlan Cup begins in China

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The 10th Chunlan Cup kicked off on March 26, 2014, in Taezhou, China. The Chunlan Cup is an invitational tournament for 24 top players from around the world. This year’s North American and European representatives – Jiang Mingjiu 7p and Fan Hui 2p – are certainly no strangers to the Western Go community…

Don’t miss Lee Sedol vs Gu Li this weekend – Plus, weekly Go wrap up

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One more quick update before we send out the weekly newsletter. Don’t forget that game 3 of the Lee Sedol – Gu Li Jubango is on this weekend. Join Go Game Guru’s An Younggil 8p and discuss the game with him while watching Baduk TV Live…

Korea wins 4th Zhaoshang Cup by a whisker

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The 4th Zhaoshang Cup was played on March 21 and 23, 2014, in Hangzhou, China. Teams China and Korea competed in a seven board team tournament of the top players from the two countries. Round 1 was held on March 21 and Team Korea won 4-3 against Team China…

Choi Cheolhan overcomes his nemesis – Jingdezhen exhibition match

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An exhibition match between Choi Cheolhan and Chen Yaoye was played in Jingdezhen, on March 9, 2014. This was the third iteration of this invitational match and Choi Cheolhan won by 1.5 points. Chen held black and the opening of the game was interesting…

China wins 15th Nongshim Cup in tightly fought match

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The 15th Nongshim Cup ended on February 28, 2014, with Team China emerging victorious. Kim Jiseok was in the chair at the end of round 2 and resumed the campaign for Korea, against China’s Tan Xiao, at the start of round 3. Tan was able knock Kim out, but didn’t last long…

Lee Sedol races ahead 2-0: Gu Li vs Lee Sedol jubango

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The second game of the MLily Gu vs Lee Jubango got underway on outskirts of Shanghai on, February 23, 2014. In what can only be described as a very disappointing game for Gu Li, Lee Sedol snatched the game from the jaws of defeat in the late endgame, to win by half a point…