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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…

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…