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: 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…

Choi Cheolhan wins 16th Maxim Cup

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Choi Cheolhan 9p won the 16th Maxim Cup on May 5, 2015, defeating Hong Seongji 9p with a 2-1 score. Hong Seongji won game 1, but Choi Cheolhan won the next two games to take the best of three match…

Go Commentary: Song Ronghui vs Choi Jung – 5th Huang Longshi Cup

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This is a commentary of game 11 of the 5th Huang Longshi Cup. The game was played between Song Ronghui and Choi Jung on April 8, 2015. Song’s style of play is thick and solid whereas Choi’s game is flexible and powerful…

Ida Atsushi becomes youngest Judan in history – 53rd Judan

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Ida Atsushi has won his first major title and become the youngest Judan in history, defeating Takao Shinji in the 53rd Judan with a 3-2 score. The fifth game of the best of five title match was played on April 22, 2015, at the Nihon Kiin, Tokyo, Japan…

Team Korea wins 5th Huang Longshi Cup

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Choi Jung defeated Yu Zhiying in game 12 of the 5th Huang Longshi Cup on April 10, 2015. With this victory, Team Korea takes the title back home. O Junga , who was Team Korea’s first player, got off to a really good start in this women’s team tournament…

Go Commentary: Iyama Yuta vs Yamashita Keigo – 39th Kisei Final

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This is game 7 of the 39th Kisei title match. The game was played between Iyama Yuta and Yamashita Keigo on March 19 and 20, 2015, in Niigata, Japan. Iyama got off to a good start in this match. He won the first three games, so the score was 3-0…

Mok Jinseok wins 1st title in 15 years – 20th GS Caltex Cup

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Mok Jinseok won the 20th Caltex Cup on April 2, 2015, defeating Choi Cheolhan with a 3-1 score. The final was played from March 30 to April 2 in Seoul, Korea. This was Mok Jinseok’s 2nd career title. He also won the 19th KBS Cup in the year 2000, defeating Lee Changho…

Go Commentary: Yu Zhiying vs Li Qincheng – 21st Xinren Wang

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This is game 3 from the 21st Xinren Wang (Rookies’ tournament) final. The game was played between Yu Zhiying 5p and Li Qincheng 1p on March 4, 2014 in Shanghai, China…