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 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.

Ke Jie wins his 2nd international title – 2015 Samsung Cup

Ke Jie 9p won the 2015 Samsung Cup by defeating Shi Yue 9p with a 2-0 score! The final of the 2015 Samsung Cup was held on December 8 and 9, in Shanghai, China…

Gu Li dominates round 2 of 17th Nongshim Cup

Gu Li dominates round 2 of 17th Nongshim Cup. The 2nd round of the 17th Nongshim Cup was played from November 27 to December 1, 2015, in Busan, Korea. Choi Cheolhan 9p, the 3rd player from team Korea, played against Wu faced to Guangya 6p, who stopped Ichiriki Ryo’s winning streak at the end of round 1.

Iyama Yuta wins 41st Tengen and 63rd Oza

Iyama Yuta 9p came back to Tengen by defeating Takao Shinji 9p with a 3-0 score. The 41st Tengen final, game 3 was played on November 25, 2015 in Fukuoka, Japan, and Iyama Yuta won by resignation at 147 moves. In 2014, Takao Shinji challenged for the 40th Tengen, and he defeated Iyama Yuta with a 3-2 score to become a new Tengen.

Lee Sedol to face Ke Jie in the 2nd MLily Cup final

Lee Sedol 9p to face Ke Jie 9p in the final of the 2nd MLily Cup. The semifinals of the 2nd MLily Cup were played on November 22 to 25, 2015, in Hefei, China. Lee Sedol 9p was faced to Ahn Seongjun 6p, and Ke Jie 9p was played against Park Younghun 9p.

Go Commentary: Shi Yue vs Park Younghun – 2015 Samsung Cup

This game is from the 2015 Samsung Cup, round of 32, group stage. It was played by Shi Yue 9p and Park Younghun 9p on September 8, 2015, in Beijing, China. Shi Yue had been ranked #1 in China for more than a year, but Ke Jie 9p has been very powerful, and Shi Yue’s rank was down to #2 in September, 2015.