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…
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.
Results will be posted here as the match progresses, and links to articles and game commentary will be added below.
Lee Sedol 2 : Gu Li 1
Lee Sedol leads the match!
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, Sichuan - Gu +R
Game 4: April 27, in Korea
Game 5: May 25, in Shangri-La, Yunnan
Game 6: July 27, in Liuan, Anhui
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: