Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: It looks a lesson on making two eyes, but it’s a bit harder than it looks. Intermediate Go problem: White A was a mistake and now black has a fantastic opportunity. Hard Go problem: If a move is absolutely sente, and you don’t want to trade, then you should imagine it’s already on the board.
Recently Dr Bai Taeil announced an updated World Go Ranking for the top 30 Go players in the world. As you’ll see, Chinese players have improved their standing relative to the 2010 World Go Ranking. As a result, even though numbers 1 and 2 are Lee Sedol and Park Junghwan, numbers 3 to 10 are all Chinese players.
Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: It looks difficult to make two eyes, but do you really need to? Intermediate Go problem: White A looks like a strong move, except that black can capture some cutting stones… Hard Go problem: Don’t stop reading just because some stones are captured. Read things to their conclusion, then play.
This game is from the round of 16 in the 7th Ing Cup. It’s between Cho Chikun 9p and Liu Xing 7p. Cho Chikun is one of the most well known Go players in the world. He’s very famous for his indomitable spirit. On the other hand, Liu Xing is currently ranked number 16 in China. His style of play is lively and free, so it’s unpredictable.
Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: I think nets are fun. Can you see how to capture white’s cutting stone at A? Intermediate Go problem: If you just focus on the difference between important stones and expendable stones, you might realize it’s better to sacrifice sometimes. Hard Go problem: Everyone likes to capture cutting stones! Right?
Honinbo Shuei has long been esteemed by other professionals, even outside Japan. But who was Honinbo Shuei? Phrases such as the ‘Meijin of Meijins’ are bandied about. Takagawa Kaku even took up a professional career on the strength of having acquired a set of his collected games. Yet it has never been quite to clear to amateurs why he is so highly regarded…
Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: When your stones are short on liberties you need to choose your moves very carefully. Intermediate Go problem: If black saves the stone that’s in atari, white can capture with a ladder. However, black has a brilliant tesuji to play first. Hard Go problem: Even if a simple variation is played, it doesn’t mean both players aren’t reading.