The Gu Li vs Lee Sedol Jubango

Two of the world's top Go players, Lee Sedol and Gu Li, will play a jubango throughout 2014, to decide which of them is the stronger player.
 
A jubango is a 10 game match between two players. The term originates from the Japanese language and has been imported into English language Go parlance. The first player to win six games wins the match.
 

Lee Sedol vs Gu Li - The Book

 
Results will be posted here as the match progresses, and links to articles and game commentary will be added below.

Lee Sedol 4 : Gu Li 2

Lee Sedol is racing ahead!

 
The schedule for the jubango is as follows:
 
Game 1: January 26, in Beijing - Lee +R - Commentary - Videos 1, 2
Game 2: February 23, in Shanghai - Lee +0.5 - Commentary - Videos 1, 2, 3
Game 3: March 30, in Chengdu - Gu +R - Commentary - Videos 1, 2, 3
Game 4: April 27, in Shinan, Korea - Gu +R - Commentary - Videos 1, 2
Game 5: May 25, in Shangri-La - Lee +R - Commentary - Videos 1, 2, 3
Game 6: July 27, in Liuan, Anhui - Lee +R
Game 7: August 31, in Lhasa
Game 8: September 28, in Chongqing
Game 9: October 26, in Hong Kong, and
Game 10: November 30 in Wuhu, Anhui.

 
The official name for this event is the 'MLily Gu vs Lee Jubango'. MLily is a mattress and bedding company that also sponsors the MLily Cup. Here's an official promotional video for the match, translated by Go Game Guru:
 

 
All games are played under Chinese rules, with 7.5 points komi. The players both have 3 hours and 55 minutes, plus 5 x 1 minute byo-yomi thinking time.

Another couplet for Lee Sedol: Gu Li vs Lee Sedol jubango – Game 6

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Lee Sedol extended his lead against Gu Li to 4:2, when he won game 6 of their 10 game match on July 27, 2014. Once again, Gu Li’s skill in the opening gained him an early lead and the game favored Black after 27 moves…

Lee Sedol vs Gu Li Jubango resumes this weekend – Game 6

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The World Cup is over and the MLily Gu vs Lee Jubango resumes this weekend! If you’re following the 10 game match between Gu Li 9p and Lee Sedol 9p, don’t miss game 6. Lee Sedol currently leads the match 3-2 after breaking his losing streak against Gu Li in game 5…

Go Commentary: Lee Sedol vs Gu Li – Jubango – Game 5

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This is game 5 of the MLily Gu vs Lee Jubango, between Lee Sedol and Gu Li. The mood of the series changed dramatically when Gu Li defeated Lee Sedol in four consecutive games and the overall score for the Jubango became 2-2…

Lee Sedol cools on retirement plans

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In 2013 Go Game Guru reported on Lee Sedol’s plans to retire (from competitive play) and move to the US. Go players, especially in the US, were excited at the time. However, one year later, it seems that Lee’s plans are less definite than we originally thought…

Lee Sedol on top of the world: Gu Li vs Lee Sedol jubango – Game 5

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Lee Sedol literally soared to new heights to defeat Gu Li in game 5 of their jubango today. The 5th game of their 10 game match took place on May 25, 2014, in Shangri-La, Yunnan, China. Lee Sedol won by resignation, reclaiming his lead in the match with an overall score of 3-2 in Lee’s favor…

Lee Sedol vs Gu Li Jubango – Game 5 is this weekend!

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A quick reminder for everyone who’s following the MLily Gu vs Lee Jubango – a 10 game match between Gu Li 9p and Lee Sedol 9p. Game 5 of the match will take place this weekend. The Jubango is currently tied at 2-2 and whoever wins this weekend will take the lead…

Go Commentary: Gu Li vs Lee Sedol – Jubango – Game 4

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This is game 4 of the MLily Gu vs Lee Jubango, between Lee Sedol 9p and Gu Li 9p. The mood of the series changed when Gu Li defeated Lee Sedol in three consecutive games, including in game 3 of this match, but the overall score for the Jubango was still 2-1 in Lee’s favor…

Neck and neck: Gu Li vs Lee Sedol jubango – Game 4

Gu Li 9 dan (left) and Lee Sedol 9 dan at game 4 of their jubango.

Gu Li 9p won game 4 of the MLily Gu vs Lee Jubango, drawing even with Lee Sedol 9p at two all for the match so far. Game 4 was held on Jeungdo (Jeung Island) in Shinan County, near Lee Sedol’s hometown, and was the first and only game scheduled in Korea…

Lee Sedol vs Gu Li Jubango – Game 4 – Match times and details

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Just in case you’ve forgotten, a quick reminder that game 4 of the MLily Gu vs Lee Jubango takes place tomorrow. Lee Sedol currently leads the 10 game match 2-1, but Gu Li is on a three game winning streak against Lee…

Go Commentary: Lee Sedol vs Gu Li – Jubango – Game 3

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This is game 3 of the MLily Gu vs Lee Jubango, between Lee Sedol and Gu Li. Since Lee Sedol won the first two games, he should have had a psychological advantage going into this one. However, the mood of the series changed shortly before this game took place…