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

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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

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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!

Iyama Yuta wins 70th Honinbo, holds title for 4th consecutive year

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Iyama Yuta 9p defended his Honinbo title, defeating Yamashita Keigo 9p with a 4-1 score in the 70th Honinbo title match. Game 5 of the final was played on June 29 and 30 in Osaka, Japan, and Iyama Yuta won by resignation after 200 moves…

One broken leg and a Taiwanese import – 20th LG Cup

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The 20th LG Cup kicked off with the round of 32 on June 8, 2015 in Kangwon, Korea. As always, a lavish banquet proceeded official matches. Young fans didn’t waste any time acquiring autographs from their favorite Go celebrities…

Gu Li back on top, wins 10th Chunlan Cup

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On June 3, 2015, Gu Li defeated Zhou Ruiyang 2-0 to win the 10th Chunlan Cup in Zhangjiajie, China. After two nail biting games, Gu finally ended a long drought of international titles. This is Gu’s first international title since the 15th Samsung Cup in 2010!

Huang Yunsong wins 2nd GLOBIS Cup

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Huang Yunsong won the 2nd GLOBIS Cup World Go U-20, defeating Na Hyun, on May 10, 2015. This international tournament, for players who are 20 or younger, took place from May 8-10, 2015, at the Graduate School of Management, GLOBIS University, Tokyo, Japan…

Choi Cheolhan wins 16th Maxim Cup

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Choi Cheolhan 9p won the 16th Maxim Cup on May 5, 2015, defeating Hong Seongji 9p with a 2-1 score. Hong Seongji won game 1, but Choi Cheolhan won the next two games to take the best of three match…

Ida Atsushi becomes youngest Judan in history – 53rd Judan

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Ida Atsushi has won his first major title and become the youngest Judan in history, defeating Takao Shinji in the 53rd Judan with a 3-2 score. The fifth game of the best of five title match was played on April 22, 2015, at the Nihon Kiin, Tokyo, Japan…

Team Korea wins 5th Huang Longshi Cup

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Choi Jung defeated Yu Zhiying in game 12 of the 5th Huang Longshi Cup on April 10, 2015. With this victory, Team Korea takes the title back home. O Junga , who was Team Korea’s first player, got off to a really good start in this women’s team tournament…

Mok Jinseok wins 1st title in 15 years – 20th GS Caltex Cup

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Mok Jinseok won the 20th Caltex Cup on April 2, 2015, defeating Choi Cheolhan with a 3-1 score. The final was played from March 30 to April 2 in Seoul, Korea. This was Mok Jinseok’s 2nd career title. He also won the 19th KBS Cup in the year 2000, defeating Lee Changho…