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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

The Oza is Murakawa Daisuke 8 dan's first major title.

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…

So Go Game Guru is in Canada now, eh?

Go Game Guru is now in Canada too!

Today I can finally announce that Go Game Guru has come to Canada! Our new warehouse near Toronto will provide cheaper and faster local shipping options to Canadians. This builds upon our existing services in the US, UK, Australia and Asia…

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…

Weekly Go problems: Week 129

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Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: It’s easy to think that this shape is already alive, but look more closely. Intermediate Go problem: You need to seek out the best possible moves instead of just accepting life. Hard Go problem: This sort of shape can be confusing in real games…

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…

RIP Go Seigen

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Go Seigen passed away in hospital, in Japan, on Sunday November 30, 2014. He was 100 years old. Many people regard Go Seigen to be the greatest Go player ever. Rest in peace, Go Seigen.

Weekly Go problems: Week 128

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Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: This week’s problems are all about shortage of liberties. Intermediate Go problem: Capturing White requires a delicate move order. Hard Go problem: Sometimes I feel guilty because I don’t care whether my stones live or die…

Go Commentary: Park Junghwan vs Tang Weixing – 2014 Samsung Cup

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This is the last game of the 2014 Samsung Cup semifinals. This game was played between Park Junghwan 9p and Tang Weixing 9p, on November 7, 2014. Tang Weixing won the first game of this match, but Park tied the score in the second game, so this game would decide the finalist of 2014 Samsung Cup…

Weekly Go problems: Week 127

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Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: The best moves are usually those that combine attack and defense. Intermediate Go problem: This shape is the result of a joseki. A lot of players don’t realize that Black can still live in the corner. Hard Go problem: If you allow White to maximize her eyespace, she’ll live easily.