Go Commentary: Park Younghun vs Lee Changho – 12th Maxim Cup

This game is the second and last game of 12th Maxim Cup final, between Park Younghun and Lee Changho.

Park won the first game, and this game was played on Jeju island, which is a beautiful island in Korea.

It was a relatively peaceful game, and there weren’t any big fights, but if you look deeper, it’s a really interesting and fun game, as it was close throughout. You can see both players’ great endgame skills and accurate counting in byoyomi.

After this game finished, Park said “The game was extremely hard to play because I had to count on every single move, and read out moves at the same time. I’m exhausted”

I hope you all enjoy the commentary.

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Β Park Younghun vs Lee Changho – 12th Maxim Cup


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Younggil is an 8 dan professional Go player with the Korean Baduk Association. He qualified as a professional in 1997 and won an award for winning 18 consecutive professional matches the following year. After completing compulsory military service, Younggil left Korea in 2008, to teach and promote the game Go overseas. Younggil now lives in Sydney, Australia, and is one of the founders of Go Game Guru. On Friday evenings, Younggil is usually at the Sydney Go Club, where he gives weekly lessons and plays simultaneous games.

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  1. scwizard says:

    Excellent commentary. As a kyu player it’s very hard for me to see why move 54 is a mistake, but you explained it well so I was able to understand.

  2. frederic says:

    Thank you very much for the commentary, it’s very useful for me.

  3. that was a really great comment! I always enjoy them, please keep them coming!

  4. Some days ago,i complained about An’s commentary over Kim vs Gu’s final game that i considered inexplicably vague. And There were 13 very interesting replies to my critic, all of them in favor of An because of the difficult of traying to explain a go game not so common, a clasic one. I learned so much with those replies and i also thanked very much to all of these fellows. This An’s commentary about Lee vs Park’s game i liked very much because of the varied hints over the calm style and concealed intentions of both conttenders, the type of commentary i prefer, sorry An.

  5. Very clear and helpful commentary, thank you for it!
    I’d love peaceful style, like in this game, and I found some new ideas for me.
    Also I’d love Lee Changho games commentary, and I enjoy yours. πŸ™‚

  6. just wonderful…some of the sequences were a delight to watch πŸ™‚ thanks for the comments as well :

  7. I wonder how is it possible to say that somebody is winning 0.5-2.5 points during the move 86 πŸ™‚
    Please can you say do you count presumable territories so very precisely? Or maybe you just feel it thanks to your big experience ?