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: 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

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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…

An Jungki turns pro at the 2nd MLily Cup

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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!

Go Commentary: An Jungki vs Chen Yaoye – 20th LG Cup

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This game is from the round of 32 of the 20th LG Cup. The game was played between An Jungki 5d amateur and Chen Yaoye 9p on June 8, 2015, in Kangwon, Korea…

Iyama Yuta wins 70th Honinbo, holds title for 4th consecutive year

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Iyama Yuta 9p defended his Honinbo title, defeating Yamashita Keigo 9p with a 4-1 score in the 70th Honinbo title match. Game 5 of the final was played on June 29 and 30 in Osaka, Japan, and Iyama Yuta won by resignation after 200 moves…

Go Commentary: Gu Li vs Zhou Ruiyang – 10th Chunlan Cup

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This is game 2 from the 10th Chunlan Cup final. The game was played between Gu Li 9p and Zhou Ruiyang 9p on June 10, 2015, in Zhangjiajie, China…

Almost pro: An interview with An Jungki

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An Jungki 5d defeated Chen Yaoye 9p in the round of 32 of the 20th LG Cup on June 8, 2015. Since then, many Go fans have been interested in learning more about him. Recently, I had the opportunity to speak to Jungki and this is what he said…

Go Commentary: Iyama Yuta vs Takao Shinji – 40th Tengen Final

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This is game 4 from the 40th Tengen final. The game was played between Iyama Yuta 9p and Takao Shinji 9p on December 11, 2014 in Kobe, Japan…

Go Commentary: Mi Yuting vs Chen Yaoye – 29th Tianyuan

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This is game 2 of the 29th Tianyuan (Chinese Tengen) title match. The game was played between Mi Yuting and Chen Yaoye on April 26, 2015, in Wujiang, China. Chen Yaoye won the first game on April 24…

Huang Yunsong wins 2nd GLOBIS Cup

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Huang Yunsong won the 2nd GLOBIS Cup World Go U-20, defeating Na Hyun, on May 10, 2015. This international tournament, for players who are 20 or younger, took place from May 8-10, 2015, at the Graduate School of Management, GLOBIS University, Tokyo, Japan…