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Go Commentary: Gu Li vs Zhou Ruiyang – 10th Chunlan Cup

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This is game 2 from the 10th Chunlan Cup final. The game was played between Gu Li 9p and Zhou Ruiyang 9p on June 10, 2015, in Zhangjiajie, China…

Almost pro: An interview with An Jungki

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An Jungki 5d defeated Chen Yaoye 9p in the round of 32 of the 20th LG Cup on June 8, 2015. Since then, many Go fans have been interested in learning more about him. Recently, I had the opportunity to speak to Jungki and this is what he said…

Weekly Go problems: Week 133

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Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: There are two vital points in the corner. Intermediate Go problem: These kinds of situations call for subtlety. Hard Go problem: The key point is unclear, but if you focus on the fundamentals you’ll get your bearings…

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…

Weekly Go problems: Week 132

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Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: There are some things you can only get away with in the corner. Intermediate Go problem: When direct moves don’t work, you should think about offering a trade. Hard Go problem: Playing moves that are gote is fine, as long as you still make them count…

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!

Weekly Go problems: Week 131

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Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: You need to find two very useful tesuji, but first remember the basics. Intermediate Go problem: What’s the fastest way to reduce White’s liberties? Hard Go problem: The shape is a bit confusing, but if you’ve solved previous weeks’ problems you’ll be able to find the vital point.

Go Commentary: Iyama Yuta vs Takao Shinji – 40th Tengen Final

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This is game 4 from the 40th Tengen final. The game was played between Iyama Yuta 9p and Takao Shinji 9p on December 11, 2014 in Kobe, Japan…

Weekly Go problems: Week 130

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And we’re back! Here are the weekly Go problems for week 130. Easy Go problem: There’s an eye bulging vital point in White’s shape. Intermediate Go problem: Try to anticipate how the capturing race will unfold before playing. Hard Go problem: Solving a ridiculous looking problem often requires a ridiculous looking move…

How to look after your Go board

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Two of the most common questions we receive at Go Game Guru are “how do I get better at Go?” and “how should I look after my Go board?” We’ll cover the most important aspects of looking after a Go board in this article…