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Park Junghwan and Tang Weixing proceed to 8th Ing Cup final

2016 is divisible by four, which means only one thing to Go fans – forget the Olympics, it’s an Ing Cup year!

The semifinals of the 8th Ing Cup were held in Wuhan, China from June 10 to 14, 2016. China’s Tang Weixing 9p and Shi Yue 9p vied desperately for a coveted spot in the final. Meanwhile Park Junghwan 9p faced fellow countryman, Lee Sedol in the other semifinal match…

Ke Jie defeated Lee Sedol to win for China -17th Nongshim Cup

Ke Jie 9p defeated Lee Sedol 9p in the final game of the 17th Nongshim Cup on March 5, 2015. With this victory, Team China takes the Cup back home for another year. The final round of the 17th Nongshim Cup was played from March 1 to 5, 2016, in Shanghai, China.

An interview with Kang Dongyun, 20th LG Cup winner

Kang Dongyun 9p returned to the top by winning the 20th LG Cup, 2–1, against Park Younghun 9p on February 4, 2016. The three games of the final were played on February 1–4, in Pyeongchang, Gangwon province, Korea. It was the battle of two past world champions, both looking for another elusive world title…

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.