Mi Yuting wins his first world championship – 1st MLily Cup

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On December 6, 2013, the 1st MLily Cup saw the crowning of a new world Champion and China’s newest 9 dan, Mi Yuting. Mi certainly had his work cut out for him on his journey towards this breakthrough win. He defeated Lee Sedol, Kang Dongyun, Kong Jie, Dang Yifei and Wang Xi to earn his place in the final…

Introducing new, affordable Go equipment (plus, why we’ve changed our pricing)

The Featherweight Go Set, among the lightest full size Go sets you can find anywhere, saves you money on shipping.

You may have noticed that we’ve recently added some new equipment to our store and adjusted some of our prices. We’ve received quite a lot questions about this, so I thought I should write a quick post to explain these changes…

Chen Yaoye’s China Korea Tengen hat trick

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The 17th China Korean Tengen was held on August 22, 23 and 24, 2013, in Hangzhou, China. Chen Yaoye won the tournament for the third year running, defeating Park Younghun. Chen has become quite the regular at these showdowns – between the winners of the Tianyuan and Chunwon…

China dominates 1st MLily Cup

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On August 9, 2013, there was much elation in China after their players claimed all eight quarter final places at the 1st MLily Cup. Korean fans watched in dismay as the recent dreadful results of the 18th LG Cup were repeated. Japan’s Yuki Satoshi, who also made it to the round of 16, was knocked out too…

Commented Games by Lee Sedol (Volume 2) hits the press!

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Great news everyone – the wait for the eagerly anticipated Commented Games by Lee Sedol: Volume 2 is almost over! We’re excited to announce that the book is now available for pre-order, exclusively from Go Game Guru. For a limited time only, we’re pleased to offer you FREE Worldwide Shipping on pre-orders…

Iyama Yuta wins 25th Asian TV Cup

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Japan continued their recent strong form with Iyama Yuta winning the 25th Asian TV Cup on June 30, 2013. Over the two previous days, in Tokyo, Iyama defeated Lee Changho and Wang Xi to reach the final, where he came face to face with Korea’s wunderkind, Park Junghwan 9p…

Chen Yaoye wins 9th Chunlan Cup, finally achieves international success

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The 9th Chunlan Cup finals were held in Jinan, China on June 17, 19 and 20, 2013. Much to China’s delight, Chen Yaoye 9p defeated Lee Sedol 9p 2-1, to win his first and much overdue major international title. It was smiles all round as Chen finally made his breakthrough on the world stage…

18th LG Cup: Japan fights on, Korea knocked out

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After a brief day’s respite, the 16 remaining players in the 18th LG Cup returned to battle on June 12, 2013. For the first time in the history of the LG Cup, there are no Koreans in the quarter final line-up. Meanwhile, Japan continues their charge through the draw…

Remembering Ing Chang-ki: The 10th Changqi Cup

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The 10th Changqi Cup kicked off on May 27, 2013, followed by rounds two and three on May 29 and 31 respectively. Chen Yaoye 9p, the defending champion, and Tuo Jiaxi 3p, the previous runner-up, were seeded directly into the second round. This allowed them to relax and enjoy the games on day one…

Chen Yaoye makes 5 in a row – wins the 27th Tianyuan title

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On May 13 and 15, 2013, Chen Yaoye defended his Tianyuan title against yet another challenger, in the 27th Tianyuan title match, in China. This victory marks Chen’s fifth consecutive year as title holder! This year’s challenger, Gu Lingyi 5p, won the right to challenge Chen earlier in February…