Ke Jie wins his first world title at the 2nd Bailing Cup

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Ke Jie defeated Qiu Jun to win the 2nd Bailing Cup final, and become a new world champion, on January 14, 2014. The first two games of the final were held on November 27 and 29 in Hefei, Anhui, China. Ke Jie won game 1, but Qiu won game 2 by half a point to tie the score at 1-1…

Kim Jiseok takes his first international title – 2014 Samsung Cup

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The final of the 2014 Samsung Cup was held on December 9 and 10, in Xi’an, China. China’s Tang Weixing was hoping to defend his title, while Korea’s Kim Jiseok was aiming for his first international title…

All 3 countries still in play for the final round of the 16th Nongshim Cup

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The 2nd round of the 16th Nongshim Cup was played from November 28 to December 3, 2014, in Busan, Korea. After the last round, Korea’s Kang Dongyun was looking confident. He’d defeated both Tuo Jiaxi and Ida Atsushi in round 1. Kang’s next opponent was China’s Wang Xi…

Go Commentary: Park Junghwan vs Tang Weixing – 2014 Samsung Cup

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This is the last game of the 2014 Samsung Cup semifinals. This game was played between Park Junghwan 9p and Tang Weixing 9p, on November 7, 2014. Tang Weixing won the first game of this match, but Park tied the score in the second game, so this game would decide the finalist of 2014 Samsung Cup…

Kim Jiseok to face defending champion Tang Weixing in the 2014 Samsung Cup final

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The 2014 Samsung Cup semifinals were played from November 5-7, 2014 in Daejeon, Korea. The pairing saw China’s top ranked Shi Yue pitted against Korea’s number 2, Kim Jiseok, and China’s number 9, Tang Weixing, take on Korea’s leading player, Park Junghwan…

Go Commentary: Kang Dongyun vs Ida Atsushi – 16th Nongshim Cup

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The 16th Nongshim Cup got started in Beijing, China, from October 21 to 24, 2014. The Nongshim Cup is a team event between China, Japan and Korea. We’re going to have a look at the fourth game, between Kang Dongyun and Ida Atsushi.

Go Commentary: Gu Li vs Lee Sedol – Jubango – Game 8

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This is the eighth and final game of the MLily Gu vs Lee Jubango. This game was played on September 28, 2014, in Chongqing, China – which is Gu Li’s hometown. The score going into this game was 5-2 in Lee Sedol’s favor which meant that this game was a kadoban for Gu…

Go boards kick cars off the street in Seoul!

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Hundreds of people gathered to play Go in Korea’s Gwanghwamun Square, on September 21, 2014. This event was part of Seoul’s Street Without Cars Festival and Learn Go Week. 100 pros played simultaneous games with attendees…

Go Commentary: Lee Sedol vs Gu Li – Jubango – Game 7

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This is game 7 of the MLily Gu vs Lee Jubango. It was played in Lhasa, Tibet, on August 31, 2014. Lee Sedol was leading 4-2 going into this game, so it was very important for Gu to win. If he lost, Lee would extend his lead to 5-2, meaning that Gu could only hope for a 5-5 draw in this 10 game match…

Go Commentary: Gu Li vs Lee Sedol – Jubango – Game 6

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This is game 6 of the MLily Gu vs Lee Jubango. Lee Sedol won first two games, but Gu Li won the next two, to tie the series at 2-2. Then Lee won game 5, taking a 3-2 lead. There was a two month break between games 5 and 6, because…