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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An Younggil’s Pro Go Videos: DeepMind AlphaGo vs Lee Sedol – Game 4

This is a commentary of game four from the Google DeepMind Challenge Match. It was played between AlphaGo and Lee Sedol 9p on March 13, 2016 in Seoul, Korea. Lee Sedol has won 14 world titles in his career, and was challenged by DeepMind because he has been the best Go player in the world over the last decade…

An Younggil’s Pro Go Videos: DeepMind AlphaGo vs Lee Sedol – Game 2

This is a commentary of game two from the Google DeepMind Challenge Match. It was played between AlphaGo and Lee Sedol 9p on March 10, 2016 in Seoul, Korea. Lee Sedol has won 14 world titles in his career, and was challenged by DeepMind because he has been the best Go player in the world over the last decade…

Ke Jie defeated Lee Sedol to win for China -17th Nongshim Cup

Ke Jie 9p defeated Lee Sedol 9p in the final game of the 17th Nongshim Cup on March 5, 2015. With this victory, Team China takes the Cup back home for another year. The final round of the 17th Nongshim Cup was played from March 1 to 5, 2016, in Shanghai, China.

Go Commentary: Lee Sedol vs Park Junghwan – 43rd Myeongin Final, Game 4

This game is from the 43rd Myeongin (Korean Meijin) final, game 4. It was played between Lee Sedol 9p and Park Junghwan 9p on January 21, 2016, in Seoul, Korea. Lee Sedol (#2 in Korea) to face Park Junghwan (#1 Korea) in the 43rd Myeongin.

Go Commentary: Ke Jie vs Lee Sedol – 2nd MLily Cup Final, Game 5

This game is from the 2nd MLily Cup final, the title deciding match. It was played between Ke Jie 9p and Lee Sedol 9p on January 5, 2016, in Jiangsu, China. Ke Jie won the 2nd Bailing Cup by defeating Qiu Jun 9p in early 2015, and he won the 2015 Samsung Cup by overwhelming Shi Yue 9p at the end of 2015.

An interview with Kang Dongyun, 20th LG Cup winner

Kang Dongyun 9p returned to the top by winning the 20th LG Cup, 2–1, against Park Younghun 9p on February 4, 2016. The three games of the final were played on February 1–4, in Pyeongchang, Gangwon province, Korea. It was the battle of two past world champions, both looking for another elusive world title…

An Younggil’s Pro Go Videos: DeepMind AlphaGo vs Fan Hui – Game 2

Today we’re going to look at game two of the five game match between Fan Hui 2p and Google DeepMind’s AlphaGo. We’ll see how strong AlphaGo is, and learn about its strengths and weaknesses. We will also learn about repairing weaknesses, haengma, and why we shouldn’t play thin moves…

Go Commentary: DeepMind AlphaGo vs Fan Hui – Game 5

This is a commentary of the final game of the five game match between Fan Hui 2p and Google DeepMind’s AlphaGo. News of AlphaGo’s 5–0 victory over Fan shocked the Go community and made mainstream news headlines around the world…

Shin Jinseo wins his first title – 2015 Let’s Run Park Cup

Shin Jinseo 3p defeated Kim Myounghun 2p to win the 2015 Let’s Run Park Cup final on December 22, 2015, and he become a new teenager title holder in Korea. The first game of the final was played on December 16. Kim Myounghun won the very complicated fighting game.

Go Commentary: Ke Jie vs Kang Dongyun – 20th LG Cup

This game is from the 20th LG Cup, quarter finals. It was played between Ke Jie 9p and Kang Dongyun 9p on November 16, 2015, in Gangwon, Korea. Kang Dongyun is ranked #4 in Korea. He was born in 1989, and became a pro in 2002. Ke Jie is ranked #1 in China, and apparently he’s the strongest player in the world at the moment.