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China wins 16th Nongshim Cup

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Lian Xiao defeated Kim Jiseok in the final round of the 16th Nongshim Cup on March 5, 2015. With this victory, Team China takes the Cup back home for another year. Captain Iyama Yuta, who was the last man standing for Team Japan, played against Mi Yuting in the first game of the final round…

Tuo Jiaxi won the 2015 CCTV Chinese New Year Cup

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Tuo Jiaxi 9p defeated Kim Jiseok 9p to win the 2015 CCTV Chinese New Year Cup. The 2015 CCTV Chinese New Year Cup was held on February 20 to 22 in Beijing, China…

Park Junghwan wins 19th LG Cup – Breaking international title drought

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Park Junghwan defeated Kim Jiseok to win the 19th LG Cup. The final of the 19th LG Cup was held on February 9, 10 and 12, 2015, in Gangneung, Gangwon-do , Korea…

Ke Jie wins his first world title at the 2nd Bailing Cup

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Ke Jie defeated Qiu Jun to win the 2nd Bailing Cup final, and become a new world champion, on January 14, 2014. The first two games of the final were held on November 27 and 29 in Hefei, Anhui, China. Ke Jie won game 1, but Qiu won game 2 by half a point to tie the score at 1-1…

Murakawa Daisuke takes Oza title in surpise victory over Iyama Yuta

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The final game of the 62nd Oza title match was played on December 16, 2014, in Japan. Murakawa Daisuke defeated Iyama Yuta with a 3-2 score, to become the new Oza title holder. The Oza is Murakawa’s first major title…

Kim Jiseok takes his first international title – 2014 Samsung Cup

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The final of the 2014 Samsung Cup was held on December 9 and 10, in Xi’an, China. China’s Tang Weixing was hoping to defend his title, while Korea’s Kim Jiseok was aiming for his first international title…

All 3 countries still in play for the final round of the 16th Nongshim Cup

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The 2nd round of the 16th Nongshim Cup was played from November 28 to December 3, 2014, in Busan, Korea. After the last round, Korea’s Kang Dongyun was looking confident. He’d defeated both Tuo Jiaxi and Ida Atsushi in round 1. Kang’s next opponent was China’s Wang Xi…

Korean comeback at the 19th LG Cup

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The quarter and semifinals of the 19th LG Cup were played on November 17 and 19, 2014, in Gangwon, Korea. When we last reported on the LG Cup, Korea and China were evenly pegged – with four players each in the quarter finals…

Kim Jiseok to face defending champion Tang Weixing in the 2014 Samsung Cup final

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The 2014 Samsung Cup semifinals were played from November 5-7, 2014 in Daejeon, Korea. The pairing saw China’s top ranked Shi Yue pitted against Korea’s number 2, Kim Jiseok, and China’s number 9, Tang Weixing, take on Korea’s leading player, Park Junghwan…

Go Commentary: Kang Dongyun vs Ida Atsushi – 16th Nongshim Cup

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The 16th Nongshim Cup got started in Beijing, China, from October 21 to 24, 2014. The Nongshim Cup is a team event between China, Japan and Korea. We’re going to have a look at the fourth game, between Kang Dongyun and Ida Atsushi.