China wins inaugural Tri-Nation Pair Go

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The inaugural Tri-Nation Pair Go competition was held in Heifei, Anhui Province, China on April 30, May 1 and 2, 2013. Much to the delight of the home crowd, China’s Chang Hao and Wang Chenxing won the tournament, which featured pairs from China, Japan and Korea…

Kim Jiseok wins 18th GS Caltex Cup

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On April 22, 2013, Kim Jiseok took the 18th GS Caltex Cup from the defending champion, Lee Sedol. In doing so, Kim also earned himself a promotion to 9 dan! After winning the first two games of the best of five final on April 16 and 17, it seemed likely that Kim would win the title…

Crazy Stone computer Go program defeats Ishida Yoshio 9 dan with 4 stones

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Crazy Stone, a computer Go program by Rémi Coulom, defeated Ishida Yoshio 9p with a four stone handicap, as part of the inaugural Denseisen at the 6th Computer Go UEC Cup in Japan (March 20, 2013). It was an ironic showdown between the computer and ‘The Computer’…

Congratulations Younggil and Jisun!

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Congratulations Younggil and Jisun! Married on Saturday March 23, 2013.

Fan Tingyu’s record breaking 7th Ing Cup victory

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Fan Tingyu defeated Park Junghwan to win the 7th Ing Cup on March 6, 2013. After the semifinals took place in September 2012, the stage was set for a showdown between these two precocious teenagers. The Ing Cup is the Go world’s most prestigious event and it’s only held once every four years…

Korea wins 14th Nongshim Cup

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On March 1, 2013, the 14th Nongshim Cup concluded with Park Junghwan defeating Jiang Weijie and reclaiming the Cup for Korea. With this win, Korea continues its undisputed dominance in this team tournament – this is the Korean team’s 11th win in the history of the Nongshim Cup.

Trading blows at the 3rd Huang Longshi Cup

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On February 20, 2013, the 3rd Huang Longshi Cup kicked off with China, Japan and Korea each showcasing a team of five of their strongest women. Kim Chaeyoung gave Korea a running start, quickly dispatching Japan’s Osawa Narumi and Ishii Akane, and China’s Song Ronghui and Chen Yiming…

Shi Yue’s international breakthrough – 17th LG Cup champion

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On February 20, 2013, Shi Yue ended the 17th LG Cup early, defeating Won Seongjin 9p in two straight games. Coming into this final, Shi’s game seemed to be dangerously strong against the Korean style.
His record in 2012 was 17-2 against Korean pros – ‌including a win against Lee Sedol in the 2nd round of this tournament…

A year of Go in photos 2012-13

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Throughout the year, we see a lot of Go photos. And sometimes, when we see something funny, clever or interesting, we save a copy to share with you! Here are some of our favorite photos from the last year or so. We hope you’ll enjoy them…

Zhou Ruiyang wins 1st Bailing Cup with 3 hit combo

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The first few weeks of 2013 saw the end of the 1st Bailing Cup, as Zhou Ruiyang defeated Chen Yaoye 3-0 to win the final – and his first international title – on January 19. When we last checked in on the Bailing Cup, you could have been forgiven for thinking that it was just another domestic Chinese tournament…