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Lee Sedol on top of the world: Gu Li vs Lee Sedol jubango – Game 5


Lee Sedol literally soared to new heights to defeat Gu Li in game 5 of their jubango today. The 5th game of their 10 game match took place on May 25, 2014, in Shangri-La, Yunnan, China. Lee Sedol won by resignation, reclaiming his lead in the match with an overall score of 3-2 in Lee’s favor…

Lee Sedol vs Gu Li Jubango – Game 5 is this weekend!


A quick reminder for everyone who’s following the MLily Gu vs Lee Jubango – a 10 game match between Gu Li 9p and Lee Sedol 9p. Game 5 of the match will take place this weekend. The Jubango is currently tied at 2-2 and whoever wins this weekend will take the lead…

Weekly Go problems: Week 116


Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: White’s shape is short of liberties. Intermediate Go problem: We looked at a similar shape last time, but don’t assume that both situations are the same. Hard Go problem: You can do a lot with thickness if you know how!

Why Ichiriki Ryo is a new sensation – 1st GLOBIS Cup


Japan’s Ichiriki Ryo won the 1st GLOBIS Cup, defeating Kyo Kagen on May 11, 2014. In a hopeful sign for Japan’s Go fans, Ichiriki Ryo and Kyo Kagen defeated Lian Xiao and Xia Chenkun, achieving an overall 2-0 score for Japan vs China in this tournament…

Go Commentary: Gu Li vs Lee Sedol – Jubango – Game 4


This is game 4 of the MLily Gu vs Lee Jubango, between Lee Sedol 9p and Gu Li 9p. The mood of the series changed when Gu Li defeated Lee Sedol in three consecutive games, including in game 3 of this match, but the overall score for the Jubango was still 2-1 in Lee’s favor…

Neck and neck: Gu Li vs Lee Sedol jubango – Game 4

Gu Li 9 dan (left) and Lee Sedol 9 dan at game 4 of their jubango.

Gu Li 9p won game 4 of the MLily Gu vs Lee Jubango, drawing even with Lee Sedol 9p at two all for the match so far. Game 4 was held on Jeungdo (Jeung Island) in Shinan County, near Lee Sedol’s hometown, and was the first and only game scheduled in Korea…

Lee Sedol vs Gu Li Jubango – Game 4 – Match times and details


Just in case you’ve forgotten, a quick reminder that game 4 of the MLily Gu vs Lee Jubango takes place tomorrow. Lee Sedol currently leads the 10 game match 2-1, but Gu Li is on a three game winning streak against Lee…

Go Commentary: Lee Sedol vs Gu Li – Jubango – Game 3


This is game 3 of the MLily Gu vs Lee Jubango, between Lee Sedol and Gu Li. Since Lee Sedol won the first two games, he should have had a psychological advantage going into this one. However, the mood of the series changed shortly before this game took place…

Gu Li strikes back: Gu Li vs Lee Sedol jubango – Game 3


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


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…