Chen Yaoye and Park Junghwan play a really big game of Go!

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On September 21, 2013, Chen Yaoye defeated Park Junghwan by 14.5 points in a giant game of Go, in Fenghuang, Hunan Province, China. This was China’s second victory in this biennial exhibition match. Chen Yaoye is currently #1 in China and has been in excellent form this year…

Wang Chenxing wins 4th Bingsheng Cup

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Wang Chenxing defeated Yu Zhiying to win the final of the 4th Bingsheng Cup, on September 12, 2013. With this win – her first major international title – Wang has become a new star in the Go world. In the final showdown, Yu Zhiying built big territories in the top right area and the top left corner. Meanwhile…

2013 Samsung Cup group stage wrap up

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After all the excitement over the last few days, the group stage of 2013 Samsung Cup finally concluded on September 5, 2013. 16 players progressed, including 11 players from China, and just 5 players from Korea. Japan’s players were all eliminated in the group stage…

Chen Yaoye’s China Korea Tengen hat trick

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The 17th China Korean Tengen was held on August 22, 23 and 24, 2013, in Hangzhou, China. Chen Yaoye won the tournament for the third year running, defeating Park Younghun. Chen has become quite the regular at these showdowns – between the winners of the Tianyuan and Chunwon…

Go: Master the game

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The third video from the Play More Go project was released this week. As with the previous two videos, please feel free to share your thoughts and discuss the video with other Go players…

Don’t miss the 2013 SportAccord-Pandanet Cup Online Go Tournament

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Our friends at the World Pair Go Association would like to remind Go players around the world that registration for the 2013 SportAccord-Pandanet Cup Online Go Tournament closes on August 18, 2013. The tournament is open to amateur Go players worldwide and includes four different divisions…

China dominates 1st MLily Cup

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On August 9, 2013, there was much elation in China after their players claimed all eight quarter final places at the 1st MLily Cup. Korean fans watched in dismay as the recent dreadful results of the 18th LG Cup were repeated. Japan’s Yuki Satoshi, who also made it to the round of 16, was knocked out too…

The Game of Go: What is it?

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The second video from the Play More Go project has just been released. Their previous video, which we posted two weeks ago, turned out to be controversial. That was mainly because of a deliberate strategy to only show Go in a very limited way. So some readers will be relieved to see that this video is different…

Go: More than a game

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The team over at Play More Go have just released their first short Go video. As explained in their guest article from earlier this year, the intention is to promote the game by showing people what it feels like to be a Go player, and to be part of the Go community, rather than focusing exclusively on the game itself…

Iyama Yuta defends Honinbo title – 68th Honinbo

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The final game of the 68th Honinbo title match was played on July 17 and 18, in Hadano, Kanagawa prefecture, Japan. When the game finished, Iyama Yuta had defeated Takao Shinji by 4.5 points. With this win, and a final score of 4-3 for the best of seven series, Iyama successfully defended the Honinbo title…