2013 Samsung Cup group stage wrap up

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After all the excitement over the last few days, the group stage of 2013 Samsung Cup finally concluded on September 5, 2013. 16 players progressed, including 11 players from China, and just 5 players from Korea. Japan’s players were all eliminated in the group stage…

Remembering Ing Chang-ki: The 10th Changqi Cup

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The 10th Changqi Cup kicked off on May 27, 2013, followed by rounds two and three on May 29 and 31 respectively. Chen Yaoye 9p, the defending champion, and Tuo Jiaxi 3p, the previous runner-up, were seeded directly into the second round. This allowed them to relax and enjoy the games on day one…

China wins inaugural Tri-Nation Pair Go

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The inaugural Tri-Nation Pair Go competition was held in Heifei, Anhui Province, China on April 30, May 1 and 2, 2013. Much to the delight of the home crowd, China’s Chang Hao and Wang Chenxing won the tournament, which featured pairs from China, Japan and Korea…

Professionals play Pair Go at the 12th Ricoh Cup

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On December 28, 2011, the 7th Liguang Pair Go tournament started in China as part of the 12th Liguang Cup. The Liguang Cup is also referred to as the Ricoh Cup because Ricoh is the tournament sponsor. The tournament features a main draw, a ‘new talent’ draw and on the lighter side, a Pair Go tournament. Never one to shy away from joining in the fun, the legendary Nie Weiping (9p) also took part…

Does playing football make you better at Go?

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Between rounds one and two of the Weijia League Tournament (a Chinese domestic team event), professional Go players had the chance to play in a 5-per-team friendly football match against a top local amateur football team, Chongqing Bank. Find out how the pros faired.

BC Card Cup: Upset in 1st round

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Two top players, Chang Hao and Kong Jie, have been knocked out in the 1st round of the BC Cup. The 3rd BC Card Cup World Go Open started its tournament in the Hilton Hotel in South Korean Seoul on January 29 2011. Among 32 games, 10 games were between Chinese players and Korean players, and Chinese players won 7 of these 10 games.

3 International Go Tournaments in January 2011

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There are 3 major international tournaments between Asian professional Go players in January 2011, and these tournaments are 9th Jeongganjang Cup, 12th Nongshim Cup and the 3rd BC Card Cup. This article gives a round up of the players competing in each tournament.