Tuo Jiaxi seizes his first international title – 18th LG Cup

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The last game of the 18th LG Cup final was played on February 13, 2014. Tuo Jiaxi 3p defeated Zhou Ruiyang 9p, with a 2-1 score, after winning game 3 by resignation. This is Tuo’s first international title! According to the Chinese promotion rules, Tuo will now be promoted to the rank of 9p…

Lee Sedol gets off to a flying start: Gu Li vs Lee Sedol jubango

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Go fans around the world gathered to watch as the first game of the long awaited jubango between Lee Sedol 9p and Gu Li 9p commenced in Beijing, on Janurary 26, 2014. Lee Sedol, playing black, started with the micro Chinese formation, and white 6, 8 and 10 were typical of Gu Li’s powerful style…

The showdown of the decade starts this weekend: Gu Li vs Lee Sedol

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In less than 48 hours, the most anticipated match of the decade gets underway. Lee Sedol and Gu Li will play the first game of the ‘MLily Gu vs Lee Jubango’, in Beijing, China. A 10 game match to determine the stronger player of the two. Game 1 of 10 will begin at…

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…