Go Commentary: Rui Naiwei vs Cho Hyeyeon – 12th Female Myeongin

This is a commentary of the final game of the Female Myeongin Cup in Korea. It was played between Rui Naiwei and Cho Hyeyeon on February 18, 2011.

Cho Hyeyeon (9 dan, left) challenges Rui Naiwei (9 dan) for the title of Female Myeongin

Rui won the first game of the best three, but Cho made it tie in the second, and this is the final game.

Rui Naiwei still the champion

As Rui won this game, she won the Female Myeongin Cup seven times in a row.┬áRui is getting older, but I think she’s still the top professional Go player amongst female Go players in the world.

Commented game record

Rui Naiwei vs Cho Hyeyeon – 12th Female Myeongin


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Cho Hyeyeon unsuccessful this time

Cho Hyeyeon studies the Go board during game two of the 12th Female Myeongin title match

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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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