Baek Hongseok wins 4th BC Card Cup


On May 16, 2012, much to the delight of Korean Go fans, Baek Hongseok defeated Dang Yifei of China to win the 4th BC Card Cup 3 games to 1. Congratulations to Baek Hongseok on his first major international win and Dang Yifei on his impressive performance in reaching the finals.

4th BC Card Cup finals about to begin!


Korea’s lone rider, Baek Hongseok, is still on his horse in the 4th BC Card Cup. On May 9, 2012 Baek defeated China’s Hu Yaoyu to reach the final. The following day, China’s Dang Yifei defeated fellow countryman Piao Wenyao, to join Baek in the finals. Dang has had a dream run at this year’s tournament, beating Lee Sedol and Park Younghun along the way.

Lee Sedol wins 17th GS Caltex Cup


Lee Sedol defeated Park Younghun in the 5th and deciding game of the 17th GS Caltex Cup finals, on May 6, 2012. Lee won the first game on April 25, but Park responded by winning games 2 and 3 on April 30 and May 1, making Lee’s fans nervous…

4 in a row: Chen Yaoye wins 26th Tianyuan title


On May 4, 2012, the 26th Tianyuan concluded with Chen Yaoye (9p) defeating Zhou Hexi (4p) to win the title for the fourth consecutive year. Tianyuan is the Chinese equivalent of the Japanese Tengen title. Later this year, Chen will face the Chunwon winner in the annual China Korea Tengen playoff, which he also won last year.

4th BC Card Cup: Down to the final four

Baek Hongseok (9 dan) gives a post game interview.

On April 16 and 17, 2012, the quarter finals of the 4th BC Card Cup were played at TV studios in Seoul, Korea. When we last checked on this tournament’s progress China was dominating the draw, claiming 13 spots in the round of 16. Now only four players remain…

China wins 2nd Huang Longshi Cup


The 2nd Huang Longshi Cup ended on April 9th, 2012, with Team China convincingly defending the title. When we last looked at this competition, Team Japan still had Mannami Nao (2p) and Xie Yimin (6p) in play, while only Park Jieun (9p) remained for Team Korea. This was all because of Wang Chenxing’s amazing six game winning streak…

13 year old Yang Dingxin wins 12th Ricoh Cup


The 12th Ricoh Cup ended on April 7th, 2012 with teenager Yang Dingxin (3p) defeating Piao Wenyao (9p) to take the title. Yang, who is only 13 years old, has caused quite a stir by becoming the youngest domestic title holder in China. This puts Yang in the league of other famous young title holders like Lee Changho (9p).

China on a roll in 4th BC Card Cup


The 4th BC Card Cup has now reached the round of 32. This year’s tournament has been full of upsets with favorites falling left and right in the early rounds. Here’s how things stand as of March 20, 2012…

Park Junghwan wins 13th Maxim Cup


On March 5, 2012, Park Junghwan (9p) defeated Choi Cheolhan (9p) to take the 13th Maxim Cup two games to zero. The Maxim Cup is a 9 dan only invitational tournament in Korea. It seems that reporters make a habit of giving the players a hard time at the Maxim Cup finals…

China wins 13th Nongshim Cup


On February 24, 2012, Team China took the 13th Nongshim Cup, after Xie He 7p defeated Lee Changho 9p in the final game. The Nongshim Cup is a team event between China, Japan and Korea. The sponsor, Nongshim, is a Korean instant noodles company. Korea won the 12th Nongshim Cup last year. In fact, Korea has […]