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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…

Japan strikes back! The 18th LG Cup

The main tournament of the 18th LG Cup started on June 10. There were many sensational games, especially those of Japanese players. There were only four players from Japan in the main tournament, but three of them won their first round games…

Remembering Ing Chang-ki: The 10th Changqi Cup

The 10th Changqi Cup kicked off on May 27, 2013, followed by rounds two and three on May 29 and 31 respectively. Chen Yaoye 9p, the defending champion, and Tuo Jiaxi 3p, the previous runner-up, were seeded directly into the second round. This allowed them to relax and enjoy the games on day one…

Chen Yaoye makes 5 in a row – wins the 27th Tianyuan title

On May 13 and 15, 2013, Chen Yaoye defended his Tianyuan title against yet another challenger, in the 27th Tianyuan title match, in China. This victory marks Chen’s fifth consecutive year as title holder! This year’s challenger, Gu Lingyi 5p, won the right to challenge Chen earlier in February…

Man walks 200 miles to promote the board game Go

What would you be willing to do to promote the game of Go? Next week, Chris Garlock and his wife Lisa will answer that question by walking 200 miles across England! The couple are raising funds for the American Go Foundation (AGF) – a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting Go in the US…

China wins inaugural Tri-Nation Pair Go

The inaugural Tri-Nation Pair Go competition was held in Heifei, Anhui Province, China on April 30, May 1 and 2, 2013. Much to the delight of the home crowd, China’s Chang Hao and Wang Chenxing won the tournament, which featured pairs from China, Japan and Korea…

Shi Yue wins 1st World Go League

On April 29, 2013, Shi Yue 9p won the three month long World Go League at go9dan. The World Go League is an invitational tournament for five players from South Korea and five players from China, which kicked off this year. The organizers heralded it as the ultimate pro top 10…

2nd Huading Cup goes down to the wire

The 2nd Huading Cup took place in Taizhou, China, from April 26-28, 2013. Team Korea won this women’s team event with a score of 2-1 and 6 individual wins. When the dust settled, Team China had the same record as Korea, but Team Korea won by a whisker’s breadth after the countback…

Kim Jiseok wins 18th GS Caltex Cup

On April 22, 2013, Kim Jiseok took the 18th GS Caltex Cup from the defending champion, Lee Sedol. In doing so, Kim also earned himself a promotion to 9 dan! After winning the first two games of the best of five final on April 16 and 17, it seemed likely that Kim would win the title…