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…

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…

Tuo Jiaxi seizes his first international title – 18th LG Cup

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The last game of the 18th LG Cup final was played on February 13, 2014. Tuo Jiaxi 3p defeated Zhou Ruiyang 9p, with a 2-1 score, after winning game 3 by resignation. This is Tuo’s first international title! According to the Chinese promotion rules, Tuo will now be promoted to the rank of 9p…

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…

No longer underdogs: Zhou Ruiyang and Tuo Jiaxi fight their way to 18th LG Cup final

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The semifinals of the 18th LG Cup were played on November 13, 2013, at the Paradise Hotel in Incheon, Korea. Zhou Ruiyang 9p defeated Chen Yaoye 9p and Tuo Jiaxi 3p defeated Li Zhe to proceed to the final. Both of them are in very good form these days, so it’s hard to predict who will have the advantage in the final…

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…