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Go Commentary: Lee Sedol vs Chen Yaoye – 2013 Samsung Cup

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This game is from the 2013 Samsung Cup, round of 16. The game was played between Lee Sedol 9p and Chen Yaoye 9p on October 8, 2013, in Daejeon, Korea…

Go Commentary: Yamashita Keigo vs Iyama Yuta – 70th Honinbo

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This is game 5 from the 70th Honinbo final. The game was played between Yamashita Keigo 9p and Iyama Yuta 9p on June 29 and 30, 2015, in Osaka, Japan…

Go Commentary: Cho Chikun vs Cho Hunhyun – Korean Baduk 70th Anniversary Match

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This game is from the Korean Baduk 70th Anniversary Match – an exhibition match to celebrate 70 years of modern Korean baduk. Cho Chikun 9p played Cho Hunhyun 9p on July 11, 2015, in Seoul, Korea. Both Cho Hunhyun and Cho Chikun are two of the greatest Go players born in Korea…

Weekly Go problems: Week 136

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Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: There’s more than one solution, but it’s all about the vital point. Intermediate Go problem: Never give up just because it looks like stones might escape. Hard Go problem: Thinking about your opponent’s plans more than your own is one of the secrets of playing well…

Go Commentary: Mi Yuting vs Gu Li – 1st MLily Cup

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This is game 2 from the 1st MLily Cup final. The game was played between Gu Li 9p and Mi Yuting 4p on December 2, 2013, in Jiangsu, China. Gu Li won game 1 of the final…

Go Commentary: Takemiya Masaki vs Cho Chikun – 5th Igo Masters Cup

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This game is from the final of the 5th Igo Masters Cup. It was played between Takemiya Masaki 9p and Cho Chikun on July 11, 2015, in Tokyo, Japan. Cho’s style of play is very dynamic and passionate. He used to play extremely territorial games when he was in his 30s. On the other hand, Takemiya is very famous for his cosmic style of play…

Weekly Go problems: Week 135

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Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: Sometimes groups have fewer liberties than they seem to. Intermediate Go problem: Do you get the sense that White’s shape is quite short of liberties? Hard Go problem: There are many cases where exchanging a hane on the second line just reduces your liberties…

An Younggil’s Pro Go Videos: Liu Xing vs Lee Donghoon – 2nd MLily Cup

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Today I’m going to show you a game played between Liu Xing 7p and Lee Donghoon 5p in the final round of the 2nd MLily Cup preliminaries. Liu Xing is well known for his unique and creative style of play. Lee Donghoon is a rising star in Korea…

Weekly Go problems: Week 134

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Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: Liberties are important in life and death problems too. Intermediate Go problem: Once work out why normal moves aren’t good enough, the solution may present itself. Hard Go problem: Being quick to spot vital points can sometimes cause a kind of blindness…

Go Commentary: An Jungki vs Chen Yaoye – 20th LG Cup

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This game is from the round of 32 of the 20th LG Cup. The game was played between An Jungki 5d amateur and Chen Yaoye 9p on June 8, 2015, in Kangwon, Korea…