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Go Commentary: DeepMind AlphaGo vs Fan Hui – Game 5

This is a commentary of the final game of the five game match between Fan Hui 2p and Google DeepMind’s AlphaGo. News of AlphaGo’s 5–0 victory over Fan shocked the Go community and made mainstream news headlines around the world…

Computer Go player ‘AlphaGo’ defeats pro in even game for first time – challenges Lee Sedol next

For the first time ever, a computer Go program has defeated a professional Go player on even terms – an event that experts previously thought was at least a decade away. This startling announcement comes from a paper published in the science journal Nature, by members of Google DeepMind, on January 27, 2016…

Ke Jie defeats Lee Sedol to win the 2nd MLily Cup

Ke Jie kicked off 2016 with a bang by winning the 2nd MLily Cup, 3-2, against Lee Sedol 9p on January 5. The first two games of the final were played in Nantong, Jiangsu Province and the last three took place in Rugao, Jiangsu Province…

Shin Jinseo wins his first title – 2015 Let’s Run Park Cup

Shin Jinseo 3p defeated Kim Myounghun 2p to win the 2015 Let’s Run Park Cup final on December 22, 2015, and he become a new teenager title holder in Korea. The first game of the final was played on December 16. Kim Myounghun won the very complicated fighting game.

Ke Jie wins his 2nd international title – 2015 Samsung Cup

Ke Jie 9p won the 2015 Samsung Cup by defeating Shi Yue 9p with a 2-0 score! The final of the 2015 Samsung Cup was held on December 8 and 9, in Shanghai, China…

Gu Li dominates round 2 of 17th Nongshim Cup

Gu Li dominates round 2 of 17th Nongshim Cup. The 2nd round of the 17th Nongshim Cup was played from November 27 to December 1, 2015, in Busan, Korea. Choi Cheolhan 9p, the 3rd player from team Korea, played against Wu faced to Guangya 6p, who stopped Ichiriki Ryo’s winning streak at the end of round 1.

Iyama Yuta wins 41st Tengen and 63rd Oza

Iyama Yuta 9p came back to Tengen by defeating Takao Shinji 9p with a 3-0 score. The 41st Tengen final, game 3 was played on November 25, 2015 in Fukuoka, Japan, and Iyama Yuta won by resignation at 147 moves. In 2014, Takao Shinji challenged for the 40th Tengen, and he defeated Iyama Yuta with a 3-2 score to become a new Tengen.

Lee Sedol to face Ke Jie in the 2nd MLily Cup final

Lee Sedol 9p to face Ke Jie 9p in the final of the 2nd MLily Cup. The semifinals of the 2nd MLily Cup were played on November 22 to 25, 2015, in Hefei, China. Lee Sedol 9p was faced to Ahn Seongjun 6p, and Ke Jie 9p was played against Park Younghun 9p.

´╗┐Kang Dongyun and Park Younghun to meet in 20th LG Cup final

Kang Dongyun 9p and Park Younghun 9p proceed to the final of the 2015 LG Cup. The quarter finals and semifinals of the 20th LG Cup took place on November 16 and 18, 2015, in Inje Speedium, Gangwon, Korea. Kang Dongyun 9p and Park Younghun 9p defeated Shi Yue 9p and Tuo Jiaxi 9p in the semifinals respectively.

Ke Jie and Shi Yue proceed to the final of the 2015 Samsung Cup

The Semifinals of the 2015 Samsung Cup took place on November 3 to 5, 2015. The venue was the Samsung Global Research and Development Center in Gyeonggi, Korea. Lee Sedol 9p was faced to Ke Jie 9p, and Shi Yue 9p was played against Tang Weixing 9p in the semifinals…