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Korean pros dominate 2nd MLily Cup – Round of 16 and quarter final wrap up

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The round of 16 and the quarter finals of the 2nd MLily Cup took place on August 30 and September 1, 2015, in Guangzhou, China. It was a showdown between China and Korea, with Japanese and Taiwanese players eliminated in earlier rounds…

Lee Sedol wins his 4th Asian TV Cup title – 27th Asian TV Cup

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Lee Sedol defeated Park Junghwan in the final of the the 27th Asian TV Cup, on August 28, 2015. The final was played in Seoul, Korea, and Lee won by resignation after 207 moves. Lee Sedol played wonderfully against Park Junghwan in the final, and added a 4th Asian TV Cup to his international record…

Go Commentary: Lee Sedol vs Chen Yaoye – 2013 Samsung Cup

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This game is from the 2013 Samsung Cup, round of 16. The game was played between Lee Sedol 9p and Chen Yaoye 9p on October 8, 2013, in Daejeon, Korea…

Go Commentary: Yamashita Keigo vs Iyama Yuta – 70th Honinbo

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This is game 5 from the 70th Honinbo final. The game was played between Yamashita Keigo 9p and Iyama Yuta 9p on June 29 and 30, 2015, in Osaka, Japan…

Iyama Yuta wins 40th Gosei, 3rd victory against Yamashita Keigo in 2015

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Iyama Yuta 9p defended his Gosei title, defeating Yamashita Keigo 9p with a 3-1 score in the 40th Gosei title match.
Game 4 of the final was played on August 07, 2015, in Tokyo, Japan, and Iyama Yuta won by resignation after 122 moves…

Go Commentary: Cho Chikun vs Cho Hunhyun – Korean Baduk 70th Anniversary Match

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This game is from the Korean Baduk 70th Anniversary Match – an exhibition match to celebrate 70 years of modern Korean baduk. Cho Chikun 9p played Cho Hunhyun 9p on July 11, 2015, in Seoul, Korea. Both Cho Hunhyun and Cho Chikun are two of the greatest Go players born in Korea…

Weekly Go problems: Week 136

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Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: There’s more than one solution, but it’s all about the vital point. Intermediate Go problem: Never give up just because it looks like stones might escape. Hard Go problem: Thinking about your opponent’s plans more than your own is one of the secrets of playing well…

Go Commentary: Mi Yuting vs Gu Li – 1st MLily Cup

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This is game 2 from the 1st MLily Cup final. The game was played between Gu Li 9p and Mi Yuting 4p on December 2, 2013, in Jiangsu, China. Gu Li won game 1 of the final…

Go Commentary: Takemiya Masaki vs Cho Chikun – 5th Igo Masters Cup

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This game is from the final of the 5th Igo Masters Cup. It was played between Takemiya Masaki 9p and Cho Chikun on July 11, 2015, in Tokyo, Japan. Cho’s style of play is very dynamic and passionate. He used to play extremely territorial games when he was in his 30s. On the other hand, Takemiya is very famous for his cosmic style of play…

Weekly Go problems: Week 135

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Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: Sometimes groups have fewer liberties than they seem to. Intermediate Go problem: Do you get the sense that White’s shape is quite short of liberties? Hard Go problem: There are many cases where exchanging a hane on the second line just reduces your liberties…