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Go Commentary: Tang Weixing vs Lee Sedol – 2nd MLily Cup

This game is from the quarter finals of the 2nd MLily Cup. It was played by Tang Weixing 9p and Lee Sedol 9p on September 1, 2015, in Guangzhou, China. Lee lost the 2013 Samsung Cup to Tang Weixing, so this was his opportunity for reprisal. This was only their 3rd game together…

Weekly Go problems: Week 137

Here are the weekly Go problems. Sacrificing stones can be powerful tactic in a capturing race. Intermediate Go problem: This looks like a bit like joseki, but White is refusing to compromise. Hard Go problem: We’re continuing with the theme of this week’s easy problem, but you’ll need some sharper tesuji this time…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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…