Go Commentary: Kong Jie vs Choi Cheolhan – 12th Nongshim Cup

Here is a commentary of the final match of the 12th Nongshim Cup (2011). The players are Choi Cheolhan (9 dan – white) of Korea and Kong Jie (9 dan) of China. Choi won by resignation and took home the Nongshim Cup for Korea. We hope you enjoy this game.

Commented game record

Kong Jie vs Choi Cheolhan – 12th Nongshim Cup


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  1. Great game, and thanks a lot for commenting.

  2. The L7 shape is really cool. I also saw it in the Paris 2011 tournament by Liu Yuanbo 2p (Milanmilan on KGS) http://www.eurogotv.com/index.php?menu=SGF&replay=1303728065 . I used it in a recent game of mine (http://www.online-go.com/games/board.php?boardID=308955) and my opponent immediately resigned!

  3. F7 tesuji is cool. You should turn it into a problem! 🙂

    • Younggil An says:

      Thanks for your suggestion. It doesn’t look easy to turn into a problem, but would you try to make it Hippo please?

  4. OK; I can see why it might be tricky, but I’ll have a go as you ask. 🙂

    BTW, I’d love to see a commentary on this very interesting game:


    Move 77 surprised me: nice.

    • Younggil An says:

      Thanks for the problem Hippo.

      That game was interesting, but not a good game for a commentary. Thanks for your kind suggestion anyway. 🙂