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Weekly Go problems: Week 15

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Here are the weekly Go problems for week 15. Black plays first in all problems and all solutions are labeled ‘correct’. Have fun! Easy Go problem Download the solutions to the easy problem as an SGF or PDF file.   Intermediate Go problem Download the solutions to the intermediate problem as an SGF or PDF […]

Won Seongjin wins 16th Samsung Cup!

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At long last, on December 5, 2011, China’s Gu Li (9p) and Korea’s Won Seongjin (9p) met in Shanghai to decide the winner of the 16th Samsung Cup. On December 7, 2011, Won defeated Gu 2-1, taking the 16th Samsung Cup and winning his first major international title.

So who won the Go books?

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I know a lot of readers have been waiting to find out who won the Go books in our recent competitions. In November 2011, we gave away four Go books to mark the opening of our new Go shop. There was a public competition, and also a second competition that was only open to newsletter subscribers. Here are the results…

Jiang Weijie wins 24th Mingren

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While Japan has already crowned its Meijin for 2011, the 39th Myeongin continues and 24th Mingren concluded this week, with Jiang Weijie (5p) defeating Kong Jie (9p) in five games. Here’s where things stand as of December 1, 2011.

Weekly Go problems: Week 14

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Here are the weekly Go problems for week 14. Black plays first in all problems and all solutions are labeled ‘correct’. Have fun! Easy Go problem Download the solutions to the easy problem as an SGF or PDF file.   Intermediate Go problem Download the solutions to the intermediate problem as an SGF or PDF […]

Top 20 Go Players: Gu Li and Xie He

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Today I’d like to introduce two more of the top 20 Go players of 2010. In early 2011, Gu Li was ranked number 7, and Xie He was ranked number 8, according to Dr Bai Taeil. Gu Li is regarded as one of the best three Go players in the world, along with Lee Sedol and Kong Jie. Xie He is currently ranked number 2 in China, just behind Zhou Ruiyang 5p.

An interview with Na Hyun

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Recently I was speaking to a friend in Korea, on the phone, and I had an opportunity to say hello to Na Hyun (1p). I asked him a few brief questions, for his fans at Go Game Guru.

Weekly Go problems: Week 13

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Here are the weekly Go problems for week 13. Black plays first in all problems and all solutions are labeled ‘correct’. Have fun! Easy Go problem Download the solutions to the easy problem as an SGF or PDF file.   Intermediate Go problem Download the solutions to the intermediate problem as an SGF or PDF […]

16th LG Cup: Stage set for Lee Changho and Jiang Weijie in the final

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On November 23, 2011, Lee Changho (9p) of Korea delighted his fans by defeating China’s Xie He (7p), for a chance to win his 5th LG Cup. On the other semi final board, Jiang Weijie (5p) of China repeated his recent Fujitsu Cup win over Korea’s Kim Jiseok (7p), storming his way into the final. This sets up an interesting Lee Changho vs Jiang Weijie final…

16th LG Cup quarter final results

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On November 21, 2011, the quarter finals of the 16th LG Cup took place in Beijing, China. Lee Changho, Xie He, Kim Jiseok and Jiang Weijie will advance to the finals after defeating Chen Shiyuan, Heo Youngho, Qiu Jun and Won Seongjin respectively. The semi finals will be played in Beijing on November 23.