Commented Go Games

Are you looking for Go commentary and analysis? Then you're in the right place. This is a list of all the professional Go games commented by Go Game Guru's An Younggil 8p, and more. Review, download and enjoy!

Go Commentary: Won Seongjin vs Gu Li – 16th Samsung Cup

This is the last game from the 16th Samsung Cup final. Won Seongjin won the first game of this series, but Gu Li made it a tie in the second game. This third game was the decider. Gu Li is currently number 1 in the world, according to the ranking system by Dr Bai Taeil. On the other hand, Won Seongjin is number 10. Gu Li has won seven international titles so far, but this is Won’s first time in a major international final.

Go Commentary: Kong Jie vs Na Hyun – 16th Samsung Cup

This game is from the quarter finals of the 16th Samsung Cup in 2011. It’s between Kong Jie (9p) and Na Hyun (1p). Kong Jie is regarded as one of the best three in the world, along with Lee Sedol (9p) and Gu Li (9p). On the other hand, Na Hyun is young and not yet well known. I hope you enjoy this game.

Go Commentary: Park Jieun vs Tang Yi – 2nd Bingsheng Cup

This game is from final of the 2nd Bingsheng Cup in China. The Bingsheng Cup is a world Go championship tournament for women, which started in 2010. Park Jieun won the inaugural tournament last year and made it back to back wins this year. This was Tang Yi’s first time in the final of an international tournament. She played well, but couldn’t defeat Park this time.

Go Commentary: Kim Kiyong vs Choi Cheolhan – 2nd Olleh KT Cup

This is an unusual game from the 2nd Olleh KT Cup. It features some interesting fighting, which results in a contest between two very large territories. Kim Kiyong is ranked number 20 in Korea, but he did well to beat Choi Cheolhan in this game. Choi is currently ranked number 4. I used to study Go with Kim when we were younger.

Go Commentary: Iyama Yuta vs Yamashita Keigo – 18th Agon Cup

This game is from the final of the 18th Agon Cup. It’s between Iyama Yuta (9p) and Yamashita Keigo (9p). These two players are also playing in the 36th Meijin title match at the moment. I played games with Iyama and Yamashita, once each, a long time ago. I played a game with Yamashita at the Rookies’ friendship matches between China, Japan and Korea in 1999. I also once played with Iyama in 2002…

Go Commentary: Cho Insun vs Park Jeonggeun – 39th Myeongin

In September 2011, Cho Insun became the first amateur Go player to qualify as a professional under new rules for amateurs competing in tournaments with professionals in Korea. This is a commentary of Cho Insun and Park Jeonggeun’s game from the 39th Myeongin tournament. It was Cho’s final obstacle in becoming a professional Go player. Let’s look at the game…

Go Commentary: Park Junghwan vs Chen Yaoye – 16th Samsung Cup

This is a commentary of the game between Park Junghwan (9p) and Chen Yaoye (9p), in the round of 32 of the 16th Samsung Cup. The game features novel and creative moves from both players in the early opening and middle game. Park tries a new move during the opening and Chen manages it superbly. Once again Chen demonstrates his skill in defending and counter attacking.

Go Commentary: Choi Cheolhan vs Chen Yaoye – China Korea Tengen

This is a commentary of the second game of the 15th Korea China Tengen, between Choi Cheolhan (9p) and Chen Yaoye (9p). Choi Cheolhan is number 2 in Korea (as of August, 2011), but his results against Chen Yaoye are no good, somehow. Choi really likes fighting. His nickname is ‘venomous snake’. Chen is also good at fighting. However, his style of play is thick and solid. He waits for his opponent’s invitation to battle.

Go Commentary: Jiang Weijie vs Park Younghun – 2nd World Meijin

This game is from the recent World Meijin event, where the Meijins from China, Japan and Korea faced one another. Park Younghun (9p) and Jiang Weijie (5p) both defeated Iyama Yuta (9p) to play in the final. This is the first time these two have played and the match was on August 20, 2011. Recently, Park’s results aren’t that impressive. Some say it’s because his style of play is not suitable for the modern game. Jiang is a fairly new face. His recent results are amazing.

Go Commentary: Park Junghwan vs Qiu Jun – 24th Fujitsu Cup

This game is from the final of the 24th Fujitsu Cup. Park Junghwan (9p) beat Iyama Yuta (9p) in the semi final, and Qiu Jun (8p) beat Jiang Weijie (5p) to reach this final. Park Junghwan is regarded as a future Lee Sedol, and he’s the most promising player in Korea right now. On the other hand, Qiu Jun is well known as a very hard thinker and worker. He seems to be getting stronger as time goes on.