About Jing

Jing likes writing, and can occasionally be convinced to play a game of Go. Even though she doesn't play Go as often as she once did, she still enjoys following the professional Go scene and writing about it on Go Game Guru.

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Park Junghwan and Tang Weixing proceed to 8th Ing Cup final

2016 is divisible by four, which means only one thing to Go fans – forget the Olympics, it’s an Ing Cup year!

The semifinals of the 8th Ing Cup were held in Wuhan, China from June 10 to 14, 2016. China’s Tang Weixing 9p and Shi Yue 9p vied desperately for a coveted spot in the final. Meanwhile Park Junghwan 9p faced fellow countryman, Lee Sedol in the other semifinal match…

Introducing Relentless: Lee Sedol vs Gu Li

We are very excited to announce that Relentless: Lee Sedol vs Gu Li is almost here! This is the culmination of over two years of work (and dare I say, even obsession) by Younggil and David. We are thrilled and humbled that Lee Changho 9 dan agreed to write the foreword…

Computer Go player ‘AlphaGo’ defeats pro in even game for first time – challenges Lee Sedol next

For the first time ever, a computer Go program has defeated a professional Go player on even terms – an event that experts previously thought was at least a decade away. This startling announcement comes from a paper published in the science journal Nature, by members of Google DeepMind, on January 27, 2016…

Ke Jie defeats Lee Sedol to win the 2nd MLily Cup

Ke Jie kicked off 2016 with a bang by winning the 2nd MLily Cup, 3-2, against Lee Sedol 9p on January 5. The first two games of the final were played in Nantong, Jiangsu Province and the last three took place in Rugao, Jiangsu Province…

Yu Zhiying’s 2015 Samsung Cup breakthrough

Yu Zhiying stunned everyone this week, by defeating heavyweights Mok Jinseok and Choi Cheolhan, in her breakthrough performance at the 2015 Samsung Cup. Yu’s impressive play earned her a spot in the upcoming round of 16, as the only woman remaining at this stage of the tournament…

Korean pros dominate 2nd MLily Cup – Round of 16 and quarter final wrap up

The round of 16 and the quarter finals of the 2nd MLily Cup took place on August 30 and September 1, 2015, in Guangzhou, China. It was a showdown between China and Korea, with Japanese and Taiwanese players eliminated in earlier rounds…

One broken leg and a Taiwanese import – 20th LG Cup

The 20th LG Cup kicked off with the round of 32 on June 8, 2015 in Kangwon, Korea. As always, a lavish banquet proceeded official matches. Young fans didn’t waste any time acquiring autographs from their favorite Go celebrities…

Gu Li back on top, wins 10th Chunlan Cup

On June 3, 2015, Gu Li defeated Zhou Ruiyang 2-0 to win the 10th Chunlan Cup in Zhangjiajie, China. After two nail biting games, Gu finally ended a long drought of international titles. This is Gu’s first international title since the 15th Samsung Cup in 2010!

Korean comeback at the 19th LG Cup

The quarter and semifinals of the 19th LG Cup were played on November 17 and 19, 2014, in Gangwon, Korea. When we last reported on the LG Cup, Korea and China were evenly pegged – with four players each in the quarter finals…

Park Junghwan ends Chen Yaoye’s China Korea Tengen run

The 18th China Korea Tengen was held on Jeju Island, Korea, from September 23 to 26, 2014. The China Korea Tengen is a best of three match between the winners of Korea’s Chunwon and China’s Tianyuan tournament…