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China wins 15th Nongshim Cup in tightly fought match


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


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…

Weekly Go problems: Week 114


Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: You can’t let white have more than two liberties. Intermediate Go problem: How can black make use of his captured stone? Hard Go problem: Sometimes you need to ask a question before answering one…

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


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…

Go Commentary: Lee Sedol vs Gu Li – Jubango – Game 1


This was the first game of the MLily Gu vs Lee Jubango, played between Gu Li 9p and Lee Sedol 9p on January 26, 2014. This event will almost certainly be the most popular and exciting match of 2014. These two players have been the top two in the world over the last 10 years…

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


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


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…

Weekly Go problems: Week 113


Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: It’s easy to trap stones near the edge of the board. Intermediate Go problem: Capturing races play a role in life and death problems too. Hard Go problem: Once upon a time, I showed this problem to a 7d who was sharing accommodation with me at a Go tournament…

Go Commentary: Choi Cheolhan vs Park Junghwan – 18th Chunwon


This is the 2nd game of the 18th Chunwon (Korean Tengen) final, which was played on January 14, 2014. Park won the 1st game of the final, and was aiming to make his come back as Chunwon title holder by winning this game. Park Junghwan’s currently ranked #1 in Korea…

Weekly Go problems: Week 112


Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: The process of finding a successful defense can reveal the true vital point. Intermediate Go problem: Once you establish that a group can’t be captured, you should switch your focus… Hard Go problem: If you always stop reading too early, you’ll miss many fantastic opportunities…