Chosei: Eternal life in the board game Go

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A very rare eternal life (長生) position appeared recently in the 2013 Korean Baduk League. The game was played between Choi Cheolhan and Ahn Seongjun on June 29, 2013. When it appeared on the board, Kang Hun, who was the referee for the game, came and judged it to be a draw…

Takemiya Masaki, Nie Weiping and Cho Hunhyun: History repeats in 2011

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On November 5, 2011, three stalwarts of the Go world, Takemiya Masaki (9p) of Japan, Cho Hunhyun (9p) of Korea and Nie Weiping (9p) of China met to face each other in the Chibi Ancient Battlefield Cup. It was like the 1st Ing Cup final in 1989 all over again!

Top 20 Go Players: Lee Changho and Qiu Jun

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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.