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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…

Shi Yue wins 1st World Go League

On April 29, 2013, Shi Yue 9p won the three month long World Go League at go9dan. The World Go League is an invitational tournament for five players from South Korea and five players from China, which kicked off this year. The organizers heralded it as the ultimate pro top 10…

2nd Huading Cup goes down to the wire

The 2nd Huading Cup took place in Taizhou, China, from April 26-28, 2013. Team Korea won this women’s team event with a score of 2-1 and 6 individual wins. When the dust settled, Team China had the same record as Korea, but Team Korea won by a whisker’s breadth after the countback…

Weekly Go problems: Week 87

Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: With some experience, black’s first move should become reflexive. Intermediate Go problem: Save as many of black’s stones as you can. Hard Go problem: If reducing eyespace from the outside doesn’t work, the next thing you should try is a placement on the vital point…

Kim Jiseok wins 18th GS Caltex Cup

On April 22, 2013, Kim Jiseok took the 18th GS Caltex Cup from the defending champion, Lee Sedol. In doing so, Kim also earned himself a promotion to 9 dan! After winning the first two games of the best of five final on April 16 and 17, it seemed likely that Kim would win the title…

6 new Go books (and a few others too!)

Today we added six new Go books from Hinoki Press to the Go Game Shop and also updated a couple of older books. The highlights of the current and upcoming titles are the four new books from Valery Shikshin’s Theory and Practice of Go series and two books from the Best of Kido series…

Weekly Go problems: Week 86

Here are the weekly Go problems for week 86. Black plays first in all problems and all solutions are labeled ‘correct’. Have fun! Easy Go problem There are five different ways for black to defend his stone on the second line. Each one serves a special purpose in the right circumstances. Download the solutions to […]

Lee Sedol and Gu Li 10 game match looking likely

Recently there have been persistent rumors about an upcoming ten game match between Lee Sedol and Gu Li. We didn’t mention this news earlier, because there was very little detail to discuss. However, over the last few weeks, more concrete details about the proposed event have emerged…

Weekly Go problems: Week 85

Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: Black should be able to win this capturing race. Intermediate Go problem: Under normal circumstances black would be in trouble here. Hard Go problem:
White’s just struck at the vital point. Try to resist, but be careful not to end up short of liberties…

Report from the 2013 British Go Congress

The 2013 British Go Congress took place last weekend, April 5-7, at the Cromwell Hotel, Stevenage in Hertfordshire, England. Special guest, Japanese/American professional Go player, Michael Redmond, started events on Friday with a teaching session and a spot-the-move competition…