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Go Commentary: Akiyama Jiro vs Iyama Yuta – 39th Tengen

This is game 3 of the 39th Tengen final, which was played on November 28. After this Tengen victory and his successful December 2 defense of the Oza, Iyama is on track to challenge Yuki Satoshi for the Judan and to complete the Japanese grand slam of Go in 2014…

Lee Sedol vs Gu Li showdown scheduled for 2014 – MLily Gu vs Lee Jubango

The dates for the much anticipated jubango between Lee Sedol and Gu Li have been announced, and the match will start in January 2014. The official launch of the match was held on November 24, 2013, at the Conrad Hotel in Beijing, China. A jubango is a 10 game match between two noteworthy players…

No longer underdogs: Zhou Ruiyang and Tuo Jiaxi fight their way to 18th LG Cup final

The semifinals of the 18th LG Cup were played on November 13, 2013, at the Paradise Hotel in Incheon, Korea. Zhou Ruiyang 9p defeated Chen Yaoye 9p and Tuo Jiaxi 3p defeated Li Zhe to proceed to the final. Both of them are in very good form these days, so it’s hard to predict who will have the advantage in the final…

Lee Sedol and Tang Weixing to meet in 2013 Samsung Cup final

The semifinals of the 2013 Samsung Cup were played on November 4, 6, and 7, at the Samsung Training Institute, in Daejeon, Korea. Lee Sedol 9p defeated Wu Guangya 6p by resignation, after 152 moves, and proceeded to the final after winning 2-1. Meanwhile, Tang Weixing 3p defeated Shi Yue 9p by 2.5 points…

The 24th International Amateur Pair Go Championship

The 24th International Amateur Pair Go Championship was held in Tokyo, Japan from November 2-3, 2013. Kim Sooyang and Jeon Junhak, representing Korea, won the tournament with five straight wins – after a close final round game with Oda Ayako and Nagayo Kazumori from Japan…

Iyama Yuta completes Japanese trifecta with 38th Meijin victory

Iyama Yuta, the strongest Go player in Japan, completed his trifecta of the big three Japanese titles by winning the 38th Meijin on October 17, 2013. When the final game finished, Iyama Yuta had defeated Yamashita Keigo by 4.5 points…

Good news for Korea at last: 2013 Samsung Cup – Round of 16

The round of 16 of the 2013 Samsung Cup was played on October 8, 2013. Four players from China and four from Korea progressed through to the quarter finals. As a result, it’s very likely that the sponsor, Samsung, will arrange four China vs Korea matches for the quarter finals…

Chen Yaoye and Park Junghwan play a really big game of Go!

On September 21, 2013, Chen Yaoye defeated Park Junghwan by 14.5 points in a giant game of Go, in Fenghuang, Hunan Province, China. This was China’s second victory in this biennial exhibition match. Chen Yaoye is currently #1 in China and has been in excellent form this year…

Wang Chenxing wins 4th Bingsheng Cup

Wang Chenxing defeated Yu Zhiying to win the final of the 4th Bingsheng Cup, on September 12, 2013. With this win – her first major international title – Wang has become a new star in the Go world. In the final showdown, Yu Zhiying built big territories in the top right area and the top left corner. Meanwhile…

2013 Samsung Cup group stage wrap up

After all the excitement over the last few days, the group stage of 2013 Samsung Cup finally concluded on September 5, 2013. 16 players progressed, including 11 players from China, and just 5 players from Korea. Japan’s players were all eliminated in the group stage…