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Go Commentary: Iyama Yuta vs Yamashita Keigo – 18th Agon Cup

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This game is from the final of the 18th Agon Cup. It’s between Iyama Yuta (9p) and Yamashita Keigo (9p). These two players are also playing in the 36th Meijin title match at the moment. I played games with Iyama and Yamashita, once each, a long time ago. I played a game with Yamashita at the Rookies’ friendship matches between China, Japan and Korea in 1999. I also once played with Iyama in 2002…

Park Jieun wins 2nd Bingsheng Cup

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Park Jieun won the Bingsheng Cup for a second year in a row, after defeating Tang Yi in the final on October 13, 2011. The Bingsheng Cup is a women’s tournament, held in Qionglong Mountain, Suzhou, China. Amateur players can participate by qualifying to represent their region, and this year Natalia Kovaleva represented Europe. North America and Oceania were represented by professional players, Feng Yun and Joanne Missingham.

Weekly Go problems: Week 7

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Here are the weekly Go problems for week 07. 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 […]

Go Commentary: Cho Insun vs Park Jeonggeun – 39th Myeongin

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In September 2011, Cho Insun became the first amateur Go player to qualify as a professional under new rules for amateurs competing in tournaments with professionals in Korea. This is a commentary of Cho Insun and Park Jeonggeun’s game from the 39th Myeongin tournament. It was Cho’s final obstacle in becoming a professional Go player. Let’s look at the game…

Weekly Go problems: Week 6

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Here are the weekly Go problems for week 06. 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 […]

4 players left standing in the 16th Samsung Cup

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On October 5th, 2011, the 16th Samsung Cup reached the quarter finals. Of the hundreds of players who started this tournament only four remain standing. Representing China, we have Chen Yaoye and Gu Li. Meanwhile, Korea’s still fielding Won Seongjin and 16 year old 1 dan, Na Hyun. The quarter final featured some exciting pairings and the resulting games didn’t disappoint. See all the results and games from today and tell us who you think will win the tournament!

16th Samsung Cup: Kong Jie, Gu Li knock out Lee Sedol, Lee Changho

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The round of 16 in the 16th Samsung Cup concluded today, with two highly anticipated games. In one corner, Korea’s Lee Sedol and Lee Changho stood ready to do battle. In the other corner China’s Kong Jie and Gu Li were ready to rumble. Unfortunately for Korea, China came out 2-0. Meanwhile Kim Jiseok, Lee Younggu, Chen Yaoye, Na Hyun, Won Seongjin and Park Younghun also made it through to the quarter finals.

Rui Naiwei wins 5th Female Kisung

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On October 2, 2011, Rui Naiwei defeated Choi Jung to reclaim the Female Kisung title. Rui’s won the title almost every year since it began in 2006, only missing 2010. Choi Jung put up a good fight and lost by only half a point. The teenager will turn 15 on October 7 and is definitely one to watch in the future. Rui is widely acknowledged as the strongest female Go player in the world. She’s previously won open tournaments, as well as dominating the women’s scene for over a decade.

Iyama Yuta wins Agon Cup, Kong Jie becomes Mingren challenger

Iyama Yuta (9 dan) wins the 18th Agon Cup

On October 1, 2011, Iyama Yuta defeated Yamashita Keigo in the final of the Agon Kiriyama Cup. Iyama and Yamashita are also playing in the 36th Meijin title match, with game 4 scheduled to begin on October 5. Meanwhile in China, the challenger match for the 24th Mingren has concluded, with Kong Jie defeating Li Zhe 2-1 to become the challenger. Kong will now challenge Jiang Weijie for the title, starting October 21.

Weekly Go problems: Week 5

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Here are the weekly Go problems for week 05. 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 […]