About Younggil An

Younggil is an 8 dan professional Go player with the Korean Baduk Association. He qualified as a professional in 1997 and won an award for winning 18 consecutive professional matches the following year. After completing compulsory military service, Younggil left Korea in 2008, to teach and promote the game Go overseas. Younggil now lives in Sydney, Australia, and is one of the founders of Go Game Guru. On Friday evenings, Younggil is usually at the Sydney Go Club, where he gives weekly lessons and plays simultaneous games.

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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…

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…

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…

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


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


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


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…

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

Mi Yuting 4 dan at game 2 from 1st MLily Cup final.

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


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…

An Jungki turns pro at the 2nd MLily Cup


The main tournament of the 2nd MLily Cup began in Beijing this week. An Jungki defeated Hu Yuqing and achieved the 100 points necessary to qualify as a pro in Korea!