The next two players in the Top 20 Go Players of 2010 are Lee Changho (9p) and Qiu Jun (8p). Lee Changho is the most well-known player in the Go world today, and his career is extraordinary. Qiu Jun became a pro when he was 12 in 1994. He won the Mingren (Master – Chinese equivalent of Meijin) in 2003. He has become one of the top players in China.
Following on from his victory over Lee Sedol (9p) earlier this week, Iyama Yuta (9p) has done it again, defeating Gu Li (9p) of China and winning the Chongqing invitational for Japan. Iyama has been a rising star in the Japanese Go world for the last five or six years. Many have speculated that he might one day rekindle Japan’s success in international Go. Has this day finally come?
People who visit Go Game Guru frequently, might have noticed our new design over the last few days. Hopefully you’ve also noticed that the site is loading much faster than before. We’ve been busy upgrading our site recently, including enhancing the mobile version of the website for people who browse using their phones.
This year’s Chongqing International Golden Buddha Mountain Tourism and Cultural Festival (in China) is staging a head-to-head mini-tournament called the Bosai Cup, between three of the world’s top professional Go players. Korea’s Lee Sedol (9p), China’s Gu Li (9p) and Japan’s Iyama Yuta (9p) are the invited participants. Iyama Yuta defeated Lee Sedol in game one, setting the stage for an exciting tournament.
We’re excited to announce the start of our new Go Game Q&A series. If you’ve got something you’ve been wondering about, you can ask us and get a clear answer from Go Game Guru. We want to hear about things you’ve been trying to solve for awhile and haven’t been able to despite searching. We’ll take the best questions and write articles based on them. Many of the others we’ll also answer here.
Many Go players I know are not confident in their ability to deal with openings using the 5-4 point. On the other hand, some players understand the 5-4 point well and use it as a weapon in their games. In this article we’ll cover some effective ways of dealing with your opponent’s 5-4 play and also show you some tricks that you or your opponent might try.
In April this year Anders Kierulf, Go player and author of SmartGo, surprised and excited the Go world with the launch of SmartGo Books – for iPad and iPhone. Anders has been busy recently, working on SmartGo Books and other exciting features for the SmartGo suite. Go Game Guru was lucky enough to get some time to interview Anders, shortly after the release of SmartGo Books.
This is a commentary of the fourth game from the finals of the 3rd BC Card Cup, between Gu Li (9p) and Lee Sedol (9p). A fight began at move 20, and the fighting never stopped until almost the end of the game. Both players are infighters, and games between them are always interesting and full of excitement and tension.