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Go Commentary: Lee Sedol vs Lee Changho – 6th Price Information Cup

Go lovers always look forward to watching the game between ‘Living Legend’ Lee Changho and ‘mythical’ Lee Sedol, and there was a poll about this final on the one of Go websites in Korea. 49% of people anticipated Changho to win the final by 2:1, and 23% of people expected Sedol to win by 2:1. However, in the result, Sedol won by 2:0. Only 15% of people anticipated the result correctly.

Whole board seki game 2

This is the second of two ancient Chinese Go game records where the game ends as one big seki position across the whole Go board. It is clearly contrived, by one or more very strong Go players and not all the moves are perfect, but that doesn’t matter in my opinion. It is both a source of enjoyment and study material. I’ve learned a lot from it over the years, revisiting it as I got better at Go.

Whole board seki game 1

This article shows an ancient Chinese Go game record where the game ends as one big seki position across the whole Go board. It is clearly contrived, by one or more very strong Go players and not all the moves are perfect, but that doesn’t matter in my opinion. It is both a source of enjoyment and study material. I’ve learned a lot from it over the years, revisiting it as I got stronger.

Thinking big in Go

This article discusses how to think about the whole Go board when choosing a move in the game of Go. An example game between professional Go players is given and the different possible strategies are discussed. The focus is on how to play on a large scale in Go. This article will be most interesting for intermediate to advanced Go players.

Go Commentary: Lee Changho vs Lee Sedol – 6th Price Information Cup

A game review with commentary of Lee Sedol and Lee Changho’s game in the 6th Price Information Cup. The game was played on 1 September 2010, at the Baduk TV Studio in Bundang. Sedol beat Changho by resignation in 280 moves.

Go technique: Induction in the game of Go

Induction is a technique in the board game ‘Go’. Induction refers to playing a move that forces the opponent to respond in a predictable manner, so that you will then be compelled to play a move that you wanted to play anyway. Mastery of induction creates flowing Go games with interesting and natural fighting positions.