The 10th Chunlan Cup begins in China

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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…

Korea wins 4th Zhaoshang Cup by a whisker

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The 4th Zhaoshang Cup was played on March 21 and 23, 2014, in Hangzhou, China. Teams China and Korea competed in a seven board team tournament of the top players from the two countries. Round 1 was held on March 21 and Team Korea won 4-3 against Team China…

Choi Cheolhan overcomes his nemesis – Jingdezhen exhibition match

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An exhibition match between Choi Cheolhan and Chen Yaoye was played in Jingdezhen, on March 9, 2014. This was the third iteration of this invitational match and Choi Cheolhan won by 1.5 points. Chen held black and the opening of the game was interesting…

Japan all out at 15th Nongshim Cup

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The second round of the 15th Nongshim Cup finished on December 7, 2013 with Team Japan being eliminated. When play resumed on December 2, 2013, Kang only managed one more win, over Kono Rin, before succumbing to Team China’s Chen Yaoye. Chen also had a pretty good run, with three straight wins…

No longer underdogs: Zhou Ruiyang and Tuo Jiaxi fight their way to 18th LG Cup final

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The semifinals of the 18th LG Cup were played on November 13, 2013, at the Paradise Hotel in Incheon, Korea. Zhou Ruiyang 9p defeated Chen Yaoye 9p and Tuo Jiaxi 3p defeated Li Zhe to proceed to the final. Both of them are in very good form these days, so it’s hard to predict who will have the advantage in the final…

Good news for Korea at last: 2013 Samsung Cup – Round of 16

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The round of 16 of the 2013 Samsung Cup was played on October 8, 2013. Four players from China and four from Korea progressed through to the quarter finals. As a result, it’s very likely that the sponsor, Samsung, will arrange four China vs Korea matches for the quarter finals…

Chen Yaoye and Park Junghwan play a really big game of Go!

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On September 21, 2013, Chen Yaoye defeated Park Junghwan by 14.5 points in a giant game of Go, in Fenghuang, Hunan Province, China. This was China’s second victory in this biennial exhibition match. Chen Yaoye is currently #1 in China and has been in excellent form this year…

Go Commentary: Chen Yaoye vs Park Younghun – 17th China Korea Tengen

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This was the first game of the 17th China Korea Tengen, between Chen Yaoye and Park Younghun. Chen Yaoye is currently ranked #1 in China, and he’s already won this China Korea Tengen three times. Park Younghun 9p is ranked #6 in Korea. Recently, Park’s been playing more of an active, fighting game…

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…

Chen Yaoye’s China Korea Tengen hat trick

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The 17th China Korean Tengen was held on August 22, 23 and 24, 2013, in Hangzhou, China. Chen Yaoye won the tournament for the third year running, defeating Park Younghun. Chen has become quite the regular at these showdowns – between the winners of the Tianyuan and Chunwon…