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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…

No Learn Go Week in 2015


Last year, in cooperation with the international Go community, we started a new event called Learn Go Week. Unfortunately, I’m writing today to let you know that we won’t be able to coordinate Learn Go Week in 2015…

Go Commentary – Zhou Ruiyang vs Park Junghwan – 2nd MLily Cup


This game is from the 2nd MLily Cup, round of 16. It was played by Zhou Ruiyang 9p and Park Junghwan 9p on August 30, 2015, in Guangzhou, China…

Weekly Go problems: Week 138


Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: You need to choose between expanding your eyespace and defending a vital point. Intermediate Go problem: Once you find the mutual vital point, you’ll have a response for every continuation. Hard Go problem: Careful reading and a grasp for the fundamentals should reveal the key points…

Yu Zhiying’s 2015 Samsung Cup breakthrough


Yu Zhiying stunned everyone this week, by defeating heavyweights Mok Jinseok and Choi Cheolhan, in her breakthrough performance at the 2015 Samsung Cup. Yu’s impressive play earned her a spot in the upcoming round of 16, as the only woman remaining at this stage of the tournament…

Go Commentary: Tang Weixing vs Lee Sedol – 2nd MLily Cup


This game is from the quarter finals of the 2nd MLily Cup. It was played by Tang Weixing 9p and Lee Sedol 9p on September 1, 2015, in Guangzhou, China. Lee lost the 2013 Samsung Cup to Tang Weixing, so this was his opportunity for reprisal. This was only their 3rd game together…

Weekly Go problems: Week 137


Here are the weekly Go problems. Sacrificing stones can be powerful tactic in a capturing race. Intermediate Go problem: This looks like a bit like joseki, but White is refusing to compromise. Hard Go problem: We’re continuing with the theme of this week’s easy problem, but you’ll need some sharper tesuji this time…

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


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


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


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…