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Ichiriki Ryo wins first three games at 17th Nongshim Cup

The first round of the 17th Nongshim Cup was played from October 20 to 23, 2015, in Chongqing, China. Ichiriki Ryo 7p, the first player from team Japan, won three games in the first round; defeating Baek Chanhee 1p, Fan Yunruo 4p and Min Sangyoun 4p consecutively…

Yu Zhiying wins her first international title – 6th Bingsheng Cup

Yu Zhiying 5p defeated Park Jieun 9p in the final of the 6th Bingsheng Cup, on October 21, 2015. The final was played in Suzhou, China, and Yu won by 2.5 points after 260 moves.

2015 Samsung Cup – Round of 16 and quarter final wrap up

The round of 16 and the quarter finals of the 2015 Samsung Cup took place on October 6 and 8, 2015, in Gyeonggi, Korea. It was a showdown between China and Korea, with Japanese, Taiwanese and American players eliminated in the group stage…

Iyama wins 40th Meijin, three years in a row

Iyama Yuta 9p defended his Meijin title on October 6, 2015, defeating Takao Shinji 9p with a straight 4-0 score in the 40th Meijin title match. Game 4 of the final was played on October 5 and 6 in Mie Prefecture, Japan, and Iyama Yuta won by resignation after 227 moves…

No Learn Go Week in 2015

Last year, in cooperation with the international Go community, we started a new event called Learn Go Week. Unfortunately, I’m writing today to let you know that we won’t be able to coordinate Learn Go Week in 2015…

Yu Zhiying’s 2015 Samsung Cup breakthrough

Yu Zhiying stunned everyone this week, by defeating heavyweights Mok Jinseok and Choi Cheolhan, in her breakthrough performance at the 2015 Samsung Cup. Yu’s impressive play earned her a spot in the upcoming round of 16, as the only woman remaining at this stage of the tournament…

Korean pros dominate 2nd MLily Cup – Round of 16 and quarter final wrap up

The round of 16 and the quarter finals of the 2nd MLily Cup took place on August 30 and September 1, 2015, in Guangzhou, China. It was a showdown between China and Korea, with Japanese and Taiwanese players eliminated in earlier rounds…

Lee Sedol wins his 4th Asian TV Cup title – 27th Asian TV Cup

Lee Sedol defeated Park Junghwan in the final of the the 27th Asian TV Cup, on August 28, 2015. The final was played in Seoul, Korea, and Lee won by resignation after 207 moves. Lee Sedol played wonderfully against Park Junghwan in the final, and added a 4th Asian TV Cup to his international record…

Iyama Yuta wins 40th Gosei, 3rd victory against Yamashita Keigo in 2015

Iyama Yuta 9p defended his Gosei title, defeating Yamashita Keigo 9p with a 3-1 score in the 40th Gosei title match.
Game 4 of the final was played on August 07, 2015, in Tokyo, Japan, and Iyama Yuta won by resignation after 122 moves…

An Jungki turns pro at the 2nd MLily Cup

The main tournament of the 2nd MLily Cup began in Beijing this week. An Jungki defeated Hu Yuqing and achieved the 100 points necessary to qualify as a pro in Korea!