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Weekly Go problems: Week 35


Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: You can probably see how you’re going to make an eye already, but think about your move order too. Intermediate Go problem: In a symmetrical situation, play on the point of symmetry… Hard Go problem: There are only a few choices and it looks obvious, but be wary of shooting from the hip.

Go Commentary: Mi Yuting vs Lee Changho – 4th BC Card Cup


This game is from the round of 32 in the 4th BC Card Cup. It’s between Lee Changho (9p) and Mi Yuting (3p). Lee Changho is one of the most well known players in the world, but he’s not in very good form these days. On the other hand, Mi Yuting is a newbie for Go fans. He’s very young, but he’s a rising star in China…

Weekly Go problems: Week 34

Go problem cake that Jing made.

Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: It’s important to take care of your own shape when attacking. Intermediate Go problem: Black is on the verge of collapse. The first move is crucial. Hard Go problem: This is a cake that Jing made. Can you eat all the white stones? And more importantly, do you like white chocolate?

4th BC Card Cup: Down to the final four

Baek Hongseok (9 dan) gives a post game interview.

On April 16 and 17, 2012, the quarter finals of the 4th BC Card Cup were played at TV studios in Seoul, Korea. When we last checked on this tournament’s progress China was dominating the draw, claiming 13 spots in the round of 16. Now only four players remain…

Go Commentary: Lee Sedol vs Qiu Jun – 9th Chunlan Cup


This game is from the second round of the 9th Chunlan Cup. It’s between Lee Sedol (9p) and Qiu Jun (9p). In this game there was a huge life and death battle and an enormous group was killed. It’s really rare to see such a huge group get chased and captured in top pros’ games, so I hope you enjoy watching it. Let’s have a look at the game…

Weekly Go problems: Week 33


Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: Black’s short of liberties, but so is white, so it’s a fair fight. Intermediate Go problem: It looks like white A and B are miai. Time for some black magic… Hard Go problem: There are quite a few moves that look like tesuji. Take your time and choose the best move.

China wins 2nd Huang Longshi Cup


The 2nd Huang Longshi Cup ended on April 9th, 2012, with Team China convincingly defending the title. When we last looked at this competition, Team Japan still had Mannami Nao (2p) and Xie Yimin (6p) in play, while only Park Jieun (9p) remained for Team Korea. This was all because of Wang Chenxing’s amazing six game winning streak…

13 year old Yang Dingxin wins 12th Ricoh Cup


The 12th Ricoh Cup ended on April 7th, 2012 with teenager Yang Dingxin (3p) defeating Piao Wenyao (9p) to take the title. Yang, who is only 13 years old, has caused quite a stir by becoming the youngest domestic title holder in China. This puts Yang in the league of other famous young title holders like Lee Changho (9p).

Weekly Go problems: Week 32


Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: It’s tempting to try to live with as much as possible, but sometimes retreat is the better… Intermediate Go problem: An application of last week’s problem. Is that enough of a clue? Hard Go problem: “Go is move order” – Rin Kaiho (9p)

Go Commentary: Choi Cheolhan vs Park Junghwan – 13th Maxim Cup


This is the second game of the 13th Maxim Cup final. It’s between Choi Cheolhan (9p) and Park Junghwan (9p). The Maxim Cup is a 9 dan only invitational tournament in Korea. Let’s have a look at the game…