Don’t miss Lee Sedol vs Gu Li this weekend – Plus, weekly Go wrap up

One more quick update before we send out the weekly newsletter.

Don’t forget that game 3 of the Lee Sedol – Gu Li Jubango is on this weekend.

Join us for live coverage of the game

Live coverage with commentary of the match will start on Baduk TV three hours after the first move is played.

The commentators will replay and analyze the game from the beginning and Go Game Guru’s An Younggil 8p will translate and discuss the game with Baduk TV Live viewers (in English).

The coverage starts at 1:00 pm Korea time on Sunday, March 30, 2014.

Which is:

  • 4:00 am, Sunday morning, UTC
  • Midnight, Sunday morning, US Eastern Daylight Time
  • 9:00 pm, Saturday night, US Pacific Daylight Time
  • 5:00 am, Sunday morning, British Summer Time
  • 6:00 am, Sunday morning, Central European Summer Time, and
  • 3:00 pm, Sunday afternoon, Australian Eastern Daylight Time.

You can join us for the game for as little as $2.70 with a Baduk TV Day Pass.

If you plan to watch the game from the very start, remember to subtract three hours from the times given above. Baduk TV starts the coverage three hours later because the games go for so long.

A busy week for Gu Li and Lee Sedol

A lot’s been happening this week and Lee Sedol 9p and Gu Li 9p will have played three new games together (in one week) by the end of Sunday.

Here’s a quick wrap up of recent news, with more detailed reports to follow…

The 4th Zhaoshang Cup

Korea just barely won the 4th Zhaoshang Cup on Sunday, March 23, as Younggil reported here.

One thing that was interesting about this tournament was that Lee Sedol and Gu Li were paired together in round 2. Gu Li won the game.

Park Junghwan 9p also ended his losing streak against Shi Yue 9p, to win the tournament for Korea.


Gu Li 9 dan and Lee Sedol 9 dan play at the 4th Zhaoshang Cup.

The 10th Chunlan Cup

The 10th Chunlan Cup is also underway in China.

Round 1 took place on March 26, and the seeded players will join the tournament for round 2 tomorrow (Friday, March 28).

Once again, Lee and Gu have been paired to play together, which will be their second game this week. Perhaps the universe is having a joke at their expense?

The Chunlan Cup has also been interesting so far because Japan’s Iyama Yuta 9p, Cho U 9p, Kono Rin 9p and Murakawa Daisuke 7p have all progressed through the first round. They defeated Wang Yuanjun 7p (Taiwan), Fan Hui 2p (Europe), Fan Tingyu 9p (Ing Cup title holder) and Lian Xiao 7p respectively.

We’ll post a more detailed report on the Chunlan Cup after round 2 concludes tomorrow.


Gu Li draws his seed for round 2 of the 10th Chunlan Cup… and realizes he’s going to play Lee Sedol again.

MLily Gu vs Lee Jubango

As I said above, the third game of Lee and Gu’s jubango will take place this weekend, on Sunday March 30, in Sichuan, China.

This will be their third game together in a week, and also the most important one for both players.

Lee Sedol currently leads the 10 game match 2-0, so the pressure will be on Gu Li to catch up. Hopefully his recent win in the Zhaoshang Cup will buoy his spirits.

All in all, a great week for fans of Gu Li and Lee Sedol!

We’ll be back over the weekend with more news and a commentary to follow later, of course.

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  1. Hi, I think the timezone is UTC, not UCT?

  2. Ha! I like the smile on Gu’s face. It’s like saying, “Not again?!!” Haha.

    • David Ormerod says:

      Me too, though I thought he seemed kind of excited about another game with Lee Sedol 🙂

  3. You left out Cho U’s first round win in the chunlan cup. He is playing for japan, right?

    • David Ormerod says:

      Thanks Miles, Cho U always confuses me and I was rushing to meet our (self imposed) deadline.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Will the translation and discussion of the 3rd game be saved for later viewing? Thanks.

  5. Gu Li beat Lee Sedol earlier today, in the second round of the Chunlan Cup. Lee Sedol resigned at the last dame (losing by a half moku!)
    The third game of the jubango will be relayed live on kgs too, and commented. It wasn’t advertized (no idea why ?) but here are the informations : ” The 3rd game commentary will be held on KGS, on March 30th. Schedule & details will be posted on the E-Journal in a few days, according to MyungWan.
    The 3rd game starts at 2014-03-30 01:00, the live game commentary by MyungWan & his team starts at 2014-03-30 03:00 on KGS. ” Let’s see if Gu Li is back on a winning streak 🙂

  6. Hi Younggil, just to be sure, you are commenting the game here, on GoGameGuru in english, right?

    looking forward to it, see you tonight!