This is the 12th game of the 13th Nongshim Cup, between Kim Jiseok (7p) of Korea and Xie He (7p) of China. The Nongshim Cup is a win and continue tournament between China, Japan and Korea. Kim Jiseok has won four games in a row at this point. Xie He is China’s final player in this event. He has to win three games in a row now.
Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: It looks like white’s two stones have enough liberties, until you find the tesuji. Intermediate Go problem: Maybe you’ve faced a situation like this in your own games? Hard Go problem: Based on the same pattern as the previous problem, this one may be harder than it looks.
Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: It looks like black’s in trouble, but you can take advantage of white’s shortage of liberties. Intermediate Go problem: There’s still some life left in this position. Strange things happen… Hard Go problem: There are many ways to make an eye along the bottom edge. Choose carefully.
A lot of Go players are interested in computer Go and, especially after the recent Man vs Machine match between John Tromp and Zen19, many people have questions about it. I’m certainly no expert on computer Go, but I talked to someone who is: Martin Müller from the University of Alberta in Canada. Here’s what Martin had to say…
On February 24, 2012, Team China took the 13th Nongshim Cup, after Xie He 7p defeated Lee Changho 9p in the final game. The Nongshim Cup is a team event between China, Japan and Korea. The sponsor, Nongshim, is a Korean instant noodles company. Korea won the 12th Nongshim Cup last year. In fact, Korea has […]
Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: Making life in Go is fundamentally about dividing your eyespace into two separate areas. Sometimes you can do this better by retreating a little. Intermediate Go problem: This is basically a shape problem. Make shape and you’ll make life. Hard Go problem: Black’s shape is full of holes. Give and you shall receive.
Recently I interviewed Choi Jung, an up and coming player who just won the 13th Female Myeongin title in Korea. I also commented the final game between Choi Jung and Kim Miri earlier. Here’s what Choi had to say: An Younggil: Hello Jung, do you remember me? I saw you studying at Yu Changhyeok’s dojo before […]