Game 5 of the match will take place this weekend. We’ve delayed the newsletter this week for readers who didn’t catch the news in time last month.
Join us for live coverage of the game
Live coverage with commentary of the match will start on Baduk TV three hours after the first move is played.
The coverage starts at 1:00 pm Korea time on Sunday, May 25, 2014.
- 4:00 am, Sunday morning, UTC (GMT)
- Midnight, Sunday morning, US Eastern Daylight Time
- 9:00 pm, Saturday night, US Pacific Daylight Time
- 5:00 am, Sunday morning, British Summer Time
- 6:00 am, Sunday morning, Central European Summer Time, and
- 2:00 pm, Sunday afternoon, Australian Eastern Standard Time.
You can join us for the game for as little as $2.70 with a Baduk TV Day Pass.
If you plan to watch the game from the very start, remember to subtract three hours from the times given above. Baduk TV starts the coverage three hours later because the games go for so long.
Timezones and daylight saving
If the region you live in isn’t included in the list above, you can calculate it by adding or subtracting your time zone difference to 4:00 am GMT. Or you can use this website to calculate it for you.
By the way, a number of the regions in this list have started or ended daylight saving since the earlier games, so don’t assume that the starting time will be the same as it was for earlier games. Some readers were caught out by that with previous games.
Have I mentioned that I hate daylight saving time? This video does a good job of explaining the problems it causes.
The halfway point in the match
2014 is flying by and we’re already up to game 5!
This is very likely the midpoint of the match and the players will take a break in July, so this is the last Jubango game we’ll see for two months.
The sponsor (Ni Zhanggen from MLily) made a vague comment in a TV interview that the match could be extended to 13 games (if it’s tied 5-5 after the first 10). However, nothing to do with that has been decided yet (as far as I know), so please regard it as a rumor for the time being.
Who do you think will take the lead?
As I said above, the match is currently tied and whoever wins this weekend will take the lead.
Lee Sedol got off to a good start with two wins, but Gu Li has won the last two games and is currently on a four game winning streak against Lee Sedol (something that’s never happened before between these two players).
Who do you think will win this weekend, and who are you rooting for? Can Lee Sedol put a stop to Gu’s winning streak, or is Gu’s form looking too good?
Click here to leave a comment and let us know what you think!