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 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:

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


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…

Gu Li strikes back: Gu Li vs Lee Sedol jubango – Game 3


Gu Li 9p chalked up his first win in the MLily Gu vs Lee jubango, forcing Lee Sedol 9p to resign in game 3, on March 30, 2014. Lee and Gu faced one another in Chengdu – the capital city of Sichuan, China – having traveled straight there after their game at the 10th Chunlan Cup two days earlier…

Don’t miss Lee Sedol vs Gu Li this weekend – Plus, weekly Go wrap up


One more quick update before we send out the weekly newsletter. Don’t forget that game 3 of the Lee Sedol – Gu Li Jubango is on this weekend. Join Go Game Guru’s An Younggil 8p and discuss the game with him while watching Baduk TV Live…

Go Commentary: Gu Li vs Lee Sedol – Jubango – Game 2


The second game of the MLily Gu vs Lee Jubango took place in near Shanghai, on February 23, 2014. This time Gu Li held black and Lee Sedol played white. Lee won the first game, so it became more important for Gu to even the series by winning this game…

Lee Sedol races ahead 2-0: Gu Li vs Lee Sedol jubango


The second game of the MLily Gu vs Lee Jubango got underway on outskirts of Shanghai on, February 23, 2014. In what can only be described as a very disappointing game for Gu Li, Lee Sedol snatched the game from the jaws of defeat in the late endgame, to win by half a point…

Go Commentary: Lee Sedol vs Gu Li – Jubango – Game 1


This was the first game of the MLily Gu vs Lee Jubango, played between Gu Li 9p and Lee Sedol 9p on January 26, 2014. This event will almost certainly be the most popular and exciting match of 2014. These two players have been the top two in the world over the last 10 years…

Lee Sedol gets off to a flying start: Gu Li vs Lee Sedol jubango


Go fans around the world gathered to watch as the first game of the long awaited jubango between Lee Sedol 9p and Gu Li 9p commenced in Beijing, on Janurary 26, 2014. Lee Sedol, playing black, started with the micro Chinese formation, and white 6, 8 and 10 were typical of Gu Li’s powerful style…

The showdown of the decade starts this weekend: Gu Li vs Lee Sedol


In less than 48 hours, the most anticipated match of the decade gets underway. Lee Sedol and Gu Li will play the first game of the ‘MLily Gu vs Lee Jubango’, in Beijing, China. A 10 game match to determine the stronger player of the two. Game 1 of 10 will begin at…

Lee Sedol vs Gu Li showdown scheduled for 2014 – MLily Gu vs Lee Jubango


The dates for the much anticipated jubango between Lee Sedol and Gu Li have been announced, and the match will start in January 2014. The official launch of the match was held on November 24, 2013, at the Conrad Hotel in Beijing, China. A jubango is a 10 game match between two noteworthy players…

Lee Sedol and Gu Li 10 game match looking likely


Recently there have been persistent rumors about an upcoming ten game match between Lee Sedol and Gu Li. We didn’t mention this news earlier, because there was very little detail to discuss. However, over the last few weeks, more concrete details about the proposed event have emerged…