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Go Commentary: Park Junghwan vs Kim Jiseok – 19th LG Cup

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This is game 3 from the 19th LG Cup Final. The game was played between Park Junghwan 9p and Kim Jiseok 9p on February 12, 2015, in Gangneung, Gangwon-do, Korea…

Go Commentary: Kono Rin vs Lee Sedol – 26th Asian TV Cup

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This game is from the 26th Asian TV Cup final, between Kono Rin 9p and Lee Sedol 9p. It was played on August 19, 2014, in Beijing, China…

Go Commentary: Iyama Yuta vs Park Junghwan – 16th Nongshim Cup

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This is game 10 of 16th Nongshim Cup. This game was played between Iyama Yuta 9p and Park Junghwan 9p on December 3, 2014 in Busan, Korea…

Go Commentary: Fujisawa Rina vs Mukai Chiaki – 33rd Women’s Honinbo

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This is game 3 from the 33rd Japanese Women’s Honinbo final. The game was played between Mukai Chiaki 5p and Fujisawa Rina 2p on November 7, 2014, in Tokyo, Japan…

Go Commentary: Kim Jiseok vs Tang Weixing – 2014 Samsung Cup

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This is game 2 from the 2014 Samsung Cup final. The game was played between Kim Jiseok and Tang Weixing on December 10, 2014, in Xian, China…

Weekly Go problems: Week 129

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Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: It’s easy to think that this shape is already alive, but look more closely. Intermediate Go problem: You need to seek out the best possible moves instead of just accepting life. Hard Go problem: This sort of shape can be confusing in real games…

Weekly Go problems: Week 128

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Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: This week’s problems are all about shortage of liberties. Intermediate Go problem: Capturing White requires a delicate move order. Hard Go problem: Sometimes I feel guilty because I don’t care whether my stones live or die…

Go Commentary: Park Junghwan vs Tang Weixing – 2014 Samsung Cup

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This is the last game of the 2014 Samsung Cup semifinals. This game was played between Park Junghwan 9p and Tang Weixing 9p, on November 7, 2014. Tang Weixing won the first game of this match, but Park tied the score in the second game, so this game would decide the finalist of 2014 Samsung Cup…

Weekly Go problems: Week 127

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Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: The best moves are usually those that combine attack and defense. Intermediate Go problem: This shape is the result of a joseki. A lot of players don’t realize that Black can still live in the corner. Hard Go problem: If you allow White to maximize her eyespace, she’ll live easily.

Weekly Go problems: Week 126

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Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: The eye stealing tesuji is useful in life and death problems too. Intermediate Go problem: If you focus too much on capturing stones, you’ll often overlook good moves. Hard Go problem: Reduce White’s eyespace, then look for a vital point.