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Don’t miss the 2013 SportAccord-Pandanet Cup Online Go Tournament

Our friends at the World Pair Go Association would like to remind Go players around the world that registration for the 2013 SportAccord-Pandanet Cup Online Go Tournament closes on August 18, 2013. The tournament is open to amateur Go players worldwide and includes four different divisions…

China dominates 1st MLily Cup

On August 9, 2013, there was much elation in China after their players claimed all eight quarter final places at the 1st MLily Cup. Korean fans watched in dismay as the recent dreadful results of the 18th LG Cup were repeated. Japan’s Yuki Satoshi, who also made it to the round of 16, was knocked out too…

The Game of Go: What is it?

The second video from the Play More Go project has just been released. Their previous video, which we posted two weeks ago, turned out to be controversial. That was mainly because of a deliberate strategy to only show Go in a very limited way. So some readers will be relieved to see that this video is different…

Go: More than a game

The team over at Play More Go have just released their first short Go video. As explained in their guest article from earlier this year, the intention is to promote the game by showing people what it feels like to be a Go player, and to be part of the Go community, rather than focusing exclusively on the game itself…

Iyama Yuta defends Honinbo title – 68th Honinbo

The final game of the 68th Honinbo title match was played on July 17 and 18, in Hadano, Kanagawa prefecture, Japan. When the game finished, Iyama Yuta had defeated Takao Shinji by 4.5 points. With this win, and a final score of 4-3 for the best of seven series, Iyama successfully defended the Honinbo title…

Go at the 4th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games

The 4th Asian Indoor & Martial Arts Games kicked off on June 29, 2013 in Incheon, Korea. The Asian Indoor & Martial Arts Games is an amalgamation of two multi-disciplinary events – the Asian Indoor Games and the Asian Martial Arts Games. It attracts over 2,000 athletes…

Iyama Yuta wins 25th Asian TV Cup

Japan continued their recent strong form with Iyama Yuta winning the 25th Asian TV Cup on June 30, 2013. Over the two previous days, in Tokyo, Iyama defeated Lee Changho and Wang Xi to reach the final, where he came face to face with Korea’s wunderkind, Park Junghwan 9p…

Chosei: Eternal life in the board game Go

A very rare eternal life (長生) position appeared recently in the 2013 Korean Baduk League. The game was played between Choi Cheolhan and Ahn Seongjun on June 29, 2013. When it appeared on the board, Kang Hun, who was the referee for the game, came and judged it to be a draw…

Chen Yaoye wins 9th Chunlan Cup, finally achieves international success

The 9th Chunlan Cup finals were held in Jinan, China on June 17, 19 and 20, 2013. Much to China’s delight, Chen Yaoye 9p defeated Lee Sedol 9p 2-1, to win his first and much overdue major international title. It was smiles all round as Chen finally made his breakthrough on the world stage…

18th LG Cup: Japan fights on, Korea knocked out

After a brief day’s respite, the 16 remaining players in the 18th LG Cup returned to battle on June 12, 2013. For the first time in the history of the LG Cup, there are no Koreans in the quarter final line-up. Meanwhile, Japan continues their charge through the draw…