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Go Commentary: Shi Yue vs Park Younghun – 2015 Samsung Cup

This game is from the 2015 Samsung Cup, round of 32, group stage. It was played by Shi Yue 9p and Park Younghun 9p on September 8, 2015, in Beijing, China. Shi Yue had been ranked #1 in China for more than a year, but Ke Jie 9p has been very powerful, and Shi Yue’s rank was down to #2 in September, 2015.

Kang Dongyun and Park Younghun to meet in 20th LG Cup final

Kang Dongyun 9p and Park Younghun 9p proceed to the final of the 2015 LG Cup. The quarter finals and semifinals of the 20th LG Cup took place on November 16 and 18, 2015, in Inje Speedium, Gangwon, Korea. Kang Dongyun 9p and Park Younghun 9p defeated Shi Yue 9p and Tuo Jiaxi 9p in the semifinals respectively.

Ke Jie and Shi Yue proceed to the final of the 2015 Samsung Cup

The Semifinals of the 2015 Samsung Cup took place on November 3 to 5, 2015. The venue was the Samsung Global Research and Development Center in Gyeonggi, Korea. Lee Sedol 9p was faced to Ke Jie 9p, and Shi Yue 9p was played against Tang Weixing 9p in the semifinals…

Ichiriki Ryo wins first three games at 17th Nongshim Cup

The first round of the 17th Nongshim Cup was played from October 20 to 23, 2015, in Chongqing, China. Ichiriki Ryo 7p, the first player from team Japan, won three games in the first round; defeating Baek Chanhee 1p, Fan Yunruo 4p and Min Sangyoun 4p consecutively…

Yu Zhiying wins her first international title – 6th Bingsheng Cup

Yu Zhiying 5p defeated Park Jieun 9p in the final of the 6th Bingsheng Cup, on October 21, 2015. The final was played in Suzhou, China, and Yu won by 2.5 points after 260 moves.

Go Commentary: Zen vs Franz-Josef Dickhut – 2nd Codecentric Go Challenge, Game 1

The 2nd Codecentric Go Challenge began on October 3, 2015, with the computer Go program Zen challenging 11 time German Go champion Franz-Josef Dickhut in the first game of a best of five match…

2015 Samsung Cup – Round of 16 and quarter final wrap up

The round of 16 and the quarter finals of the 2015 Samsung Cup took place on October 6 and 8, 2015, in Gyeonggi, Korea. It was a showdown between China and Korea, with Japanese, Taiwanese and American players eliminated in the group stage…

Iyama wins 40th Meijin, three years in a row

Iyama Yuta 9p defended his Meijin title on October 6, 2015, defeating Takao Shinji 9p with a straight 4-0 score in the 40th Meijin title match. Game 4 of the final was played on October 5 and 6 in Mie Prefecture, Japan, and Iyama Yuta won by resignation after 227 moves…

Weekly Go problems: Week 140

Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: One of the Golden Rules of Go is “take care of yourself when attacking.” Intermediate Go problem: There are two basic tactics in capturing races; reduce liberties or increase them. Hard Go problem: The aji in Black’s lone cutting stone is surprisingly strong!

Weekly Go problems: Week 139

Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: When you’re trying to reduce a group’s liberties, it’s usually better not to allow it to extend in a straight line. Intermediate Go problem: Separating White’s groups is surprisingly tricky. Hard Go problem: It looks like White has miai to kill Black…