China and Korea evenly pegged after 19th LG Cup round of 16

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After one brief day to lounge by the pool, it was back to business on June 11, 2014 for the winners of 19th LG Cup’s round of 32. Three of the pairs have only played each other once before and two of the games repeated the previous result…

19th LG Cup gets serious – Round of 32

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The main draw of the 19th LG Cup kicked off on June 9, 2014 at the Lakai Sandpine Resort in Korea. This year, Li Weiqing broke through to the preliminaries, to rub shoulders with the big guns in the main draw. Like us, this next fact will probably make most readers feel their age…

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…

Tang Weixing defeats Lee Sedol in 2013 Samsung Cup – China sweeps international Go in 2013

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The 2013 Samsung Cup final was played on December 10 and 11, 2013, at the Shilla Hotel in Suzhou, China. Tang Weixing defeated Lee Sedol 2-0 in the final, becoming a new world champion and 9 dan professional player. Not many people expected Tang Weixing to defeat Lee Sedol, because…

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…

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…

China dominates 1st MLily Cup

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On August 9, 2013, there was much elation in China after their players claimed all eight quarter final places at the 1st MLily Cup. Korean fans watched in dismay as the recent dreadful results of the 18th LG Cup were repeated. Japan’s Yuki Satoshi, who also made it to the round of 16, was knocked out too…

Go at the 4th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games

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The 4th Asian Indoor & Martial Arts Games kicked off on June 29, 2013 in Incheon, Korea. The Asian Indoor & Martial Arts Games is an amalgamation of two multi-disciplinary events – the Asian Indoor Games and the Asian Martial Arts Games. It attracts over 2,000 athletes…