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…

China wins 15th Nongshim Cup in tightly fought match

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The 15th Nongshim Cup ended on February 28, 2014, with Team China emerging victorious. Kim Jiseok was in the chair at the end of round 2 and resumed the campaign for Korea, against China’s Tan Xiao, at the start of round 3. Tan was able knock Kim out, but didn’t last long…

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…

Lee Sedol and Tang Weixing to meet in 2013 Samsung Cup final

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The semifinals of the 2013 Samsung Cup were played on November 4, 6, and 7, at the Samsung Training Institute, in Daejeon, Korea. Lee Sedol 9p defeated Wu Guangya 6p by resignation, after 152 moves, and proceeded to the final after winning 2-1. Meanwhile, Tang Weixing 3p defeated Shi Yue 9p by 2.5 points…

Go Commentary: Park Junghwan vs Shi Yue – 2013 Samsung Cup – Quarter Finals

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This game was played between Shi Yue and Park Junghwan, in the quarter finals of the 2013 Samsung Cup, on October 10, 2013. Park Junghwan is currently ranked #1 in Korea. He’s very good at fighting. Shi Yue is currently ranked #3 in China. He seems to like playing a thick and solid game…

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…

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…

Japan strikes back! The 18th LG Cup

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The main tournament of the 18th LG Cup started on June 10. There were many sensational games, especially those of Japanese players. There were only four players from Japan in the main tournament, but three of them won their first round games…

Remembering Ing Chang-ki: The 10th Changqi Cup

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The 10th Changqi Cup kicked off on May 27, 2013, followed by rounds two and three on May 29 and 31 respectively. Chen Yaoye 9p, the defending champion, and Tuo Jiaxi 3p, the previous runner-up, were seeded directly into the second round. This allowed them to relax and enjoy the games on day one…