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Go Commentary: Park Junghwan vs Iyama Yuta – 25th Asian TV Cup

This game is from the final of the 25th Asian TV Cup, played between Iyama Yuta and Park Junghwan. Iyama Yuta is arguably the best player from Japan at the moment, currently holding five of the seven major Japanese titles. Park Junghwan is #2 in Korea, next to Lee Sedol 9p, and he defeated Yuki Satoshi 9p in the semifinal…

Weekly Go problems: Week 98

Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: Seeing an atari doesn’t mean you should stop reading! Intermediate Go problem: This is a special situation where white has played an inappropriate joseki. Hard Go problem: The shape that remains after stones are captured can be just as important as the stones themselves…

Now in store: Commented Games by Lee Sedol – Volume 2

Commented Games by Lee Sedol Volume 2 – Dream to be the Best is now in stock and ready to ship worldwide! Daniela Trinks from Baduktopia has worked incredibly hard on the translation and, in my opinion, the quality of the finished product is even better than that of Volume 1…

Go Commentary: Chen Yaoye vs Lee Sedol – 9th Chunlan Cup Final

This is the last game from the final of the 9th Chunlan Cup, played between Lee Sedol and Chen Yaoye. Chen won the first game of the final, but Lee made it tie with game two, and this was the deciding game. Lee and Chen had played five games together before this final, and their head to head record stood at 4-1 in Lee’s favor…

Go: More than a game

The team over at Play More Go have just released their first short Go video. As explained in their guest article from earlier this year, the intention is to promote the game by showing people what it feels like to be a Go player, and to be part of the Go community, rather than focusing exclusively on the game itself…

Weekly Go problems: Week 97

Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: You usually want to enlarge your eyespace as much as you safely can. Intermediate Go problem: Try to make a habit of identifying the vital points and getting to them quickly. Hard Go problem: The move order’s a bit tricky, but if black keeps playing ‘the only move’, white will die.

Iyama Yuta defends Honinbo title – 68th Honinbo

The final game of the 68th Honinbo title match was played on July 17 and 18, in Hadano, Kanagawa prefecture, Japan. When the game finished, Iyama Yuta had defeated Takao Shinji by 4.5 points. With this win, and a final score of 4-3 for the best of seven series, Iyama successfully defended the Honinbo title…

Weekly Go problems: Week 96

Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: How can you reduce white’s liberties as quickly as possible? Intermediate Go problem: It sounds mercenary, but it doesn’t matter if stones die. Hard Go problem: The vital point isn’t particularly elusive. The hard part is dealing with white’s resistance…

Go Commentary: Lee Younggu vs Iyama Yuta – 18th LG Cup

This is a game between Lee Younggu and Iyama Yuta, from the round of 16 at the 18th LG Cup. Iyama Yuta 9p is the #1 player in Japan. He currently holds five of the seven major Japanese titles. Lee Younggu 9p is currently #14 in Korea. He won the 7th Price Information Cup in 2011 and it was his first title…

Commented Games by Lee Sedol (Volume 2) hits the press!

Great news everyone – the wait for the eagerly anticipated Commented Games by Lee Sedol: Volume 2 is almost over! We’re excited to announce that the book is now available for pre-order, exclusively from Go Game Guru. For a limited time only, we’re pleased to offer you FREE Worldwide Shipping on pre-orders…