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Remembering Ing Chang-ki: The 10th Changqi Cup

The 10th Changqi Cup kicked off on May 27, 2013, followed by rounds two and three on May 29 and 31 respectively. Chen Yaoye 9p, the defending champion, and Tuo Jiaxi 3p, the previous runner-up, were seeded directly into the second round. This allowed them to relax and enjoy the games on day one…

Weekly Go problems: Week 91

Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: Taking a liberty directly isn’t the only way to win a capturing race. Intermediate Go problem: White looks well and truly alive, but there’s a fatal flaw in his shape. Hard Go problem: Black has a brilliant tesuji combination to reduce white’s liberties…

Go Commentary: Kim Jiseok vs Lee Sedol – 18th GS Caltex Cup Final – Game 3

This is the third game of the 18th GS Caltex Cup final, between Kim Jiseok and Lee Sedol. It was played on April 22, 2013. Kim Jiseok won the first two games of the best of five final on April 16 and 17, so he only had to win this game to win the 18th GS Caltex Cup. Both Lee and Kim like fighting, but Kim is more of an infighter…

Chen Yaoye makes 5 in a row – wins the 27th Tianyuan title

On May 13 and 15, 2013, Chen Yaoye defended his Tianyuan title against yet another challenger, in the 27th Tianyuan title match, in China. This victory marks Chen’s fifth consecutive year as title holder! This year’s challenger, Gu Lingyi 5p, won the right to challenge Chen earlier in February…

Weekly Go problems: Week 90

Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: Sometimes you can live by exploiting a shortage of liberties. Intermediate Go problem: There’s more than one way to attack this shape. As the situation changes, you should be flexible. Hard Go problem: Black can preserve his own liberties and live, but only with exquisite move order.

Weekly Go problems: Week 89

Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: It looks like white has plenty of eye shape, but is that really the case? Intermediate Go problem: Sometimes you can stop your opponent taking a vital point without playing there yourself. Hard Go problem: Force white into a familiar shape and use what you’ve learned to capture the corner…

Man walks 200 miles to promote the board game Go

What would you be willing to do to promote the game of Go? Next week, Chris Garlock and his wife Lisa will answer that question by walking 200 miles across England! The couple are raising funds for the American Go Foundation (AGF) – a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting Go in the US…

Go Commentary: Fan Tingyu vs Park Junghwan – 7th Ing Cup Final – Game 4

This is the 4th game from the 7th Ing Cup final, between Park Junghwan and Fan Tingyu. Fan won the first game and the third games, and was leading the best of five series 2-1 at this point. With the score at 2-1 in Fan’s favor, the pressure was now on Park to win the next game, just to stay in the final…

China wins inaugural Tri-Nation Pair Go

The inaugural Tri-Nation Pair Go competition was held in Heifei, Anhui Province, China on April 30, May 1 and 2, 2013. Much to the delight of the home crowd, China’s Chang Hao and Wang Chenxing won the tournament, which featured pairs from China, Japan and Korea…

Weekly Go problems: Week 88

Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: Black can win the capturing race if black knows tesuji. Intermediate Go problem: When dealing with a familiar shapes, it’s important to pay attention to liberties and cutting points. Hard Go problem: The surrounding position can also affect the life and death status of groups…