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Go Commentary: Iyama Yuta vs Takao Shinji – 40th Tengen Final

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This is game 4 from the 40th Tengen final. The game was played between Iyama Yuta 9p and Takao Shinji 9p on December 11, 2014 in Kobe, Japan…

Weekly Go problems: Week 130

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And we’re back! Here are the weekly Go problems for week 130. Easy Go problem: There’s an eye bulging vital point in White’s shape. Intermediate Go problem: Try to anticipate how the capturing race will unfold before playing. Hard Go problem: Solving a ridiculous looking problem often requires a ridiculous looking move…

Go Commentary: Mi Yuting vs Chen Yaoye – 29th Tianyuan

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This is game 2 of the 29th Tianyuan (Chinese Tengen) title match. The game was played between Mi Yuting and Chen Yaoye on April 26, 2015, in Wujiang, China. Chen Yaoye won the first game on April 24…

An Younggil’s Pro Go Videos: Xinsational – Xin + 3 stones vs Younggil

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Younggil will share his ideas and plans with you while playing. However Xin will be playing on the other side of the room so he can’t hear Younggil’s plans…

An Younggil’s Pro Go Videos: 53rd Judan Final decider – Ida Atsushi vs Takao Shinji

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The game was and interesting contest between Black’s challenging and aggressive style of play and White’s defensive and sophisticated style. There weren’t any big fighting in the game, but neither player lost balance, and you’ll enjoy this exciting game right up until the very end…

An Younggil’s Pro Go Videos: 20th GS Caltex Cup Final Game 4 – Choi Cheolhan vs Mok Jinseok

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Younggil is going to show you a game played between Choi Cheolhan and Mok Jinseok from the 20th GS Caltex Cup Final – Game 4…

Go Commentary: Song Ronghui vs Choi Jung – 5th Huang Longshi Cup

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This is a commentary of game 11 of the 5th Huang Longshi Cup. The game was played between Song Ronghui and Choi Jung on April 8, 2015. Song’s style of play is thick and solid whereas Choi’s game is flexible and powerful…

An Younggil’s Pro Go Videos: How to maintain a small lead – Lian Xiao vs Kim Jiseok

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This game, from the 16th Nongshim Cup, was very exciting. There was heavy fighting in the top left corner, but the game soon became well balanced. The middle game was calm and quiet, but there was an big, unexpected ko at the end of the game and it’s exciting to watch…

An Younggil’s Pro Go Videos: The new world – Mateusz Surma vs Ilya Shikshin

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Europe’s own new pros clash in the final of the 1st European Go Grand Slam 2015. Can Ilya Shikshin exact revenge on Mateusz Surma who defeated him in the 2015 European Pro Qualifiers…

Go Commentary: Iyama Yuta vs Yamashita Keigo – 39th Kisei Final

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This is game 7 of the 39th Kisei title match. The game was played between Iyama Yuta and Yamashita Keigo on March 19 and 20, 2015, in Niigata, Japan. Iyama got off to a good start in this match. He won the first three games, so the score was 3-0…