3rd BC Card Cup: Get ready for a Lee Sedol, Gu Li showdown

On 19 April 2011, defending champion, Lee Sedol 9p of Korea  advanced to the final of the 3rd BC Card Cup by defeating fellow countryman Park Junghwan 9p.

Lee Sedol (9 dan, left) vs Park Junghwan (9 dan)

A day later, Gu Li 9p of China won his semi final against Heo Youngho 8p of Korea to join Lee.

Gu Li (9 dan, pictured) vs Heo Youngho (8 dan)

Two former champions face off

Gu was the winner of the 1st BC Card Cup in 2009, so its a showdown between two former BC Card Cup world champions. Go fans have been eagerly anticipating a possible Lee versus Gu final and this exciting spectacle has finally eventuated. Let’s see what kind of magic they can create together!

Interestingly enough, Lee and Gu have a head to head record of 11 wins apiece, so this best of five match will tip the scales.

The matches are scheduled to start on Saturday April 23, Korean time, and will continue until we have a winner. Come back to Go Game Guru for all the action over the next few days.

Here are the game records from the semi finals:

Game record: Park Junghwan vs Lee Sedol


Download SGF File (Go Game Record)


Game record: Heo Youngho vs Gu Li


Download SGF File (Go Game Record)


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  1. The posted game between Gu and Heo is actually the quarterfinal between Gu and Kim Jiseok…

    • Thanks for letting us know. There was a bit of a mix up with the files and I’ve fixed it now. Enjoy the games.