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Weekly Go problems: Week 69

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Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: When you’re fighting a capturing race in the corner, you need to guard your liberties carefully. Intermediate Go problem: Sometimes it helps if you can think of a similar shape that’s dead, and then try to force white into that shape. Hard Go problem: If you can understand what white wants, it becomes easier to come up with a practical way to resist.

Get free worldwide shipping on Go boards, stones and bowls

Get free worldwide shipping on Go boards, Go stones and Go bowls at Go Game Guru.

Have you ever wished you could get free worldwide shipping on Go equipment? We did. But since nobody was offering it, we decided to do it ourselves! Starting today, you can buy Go boards, Go stones and Go bowls from our Go Game Shop and get free shipping to anywhere that mail goes to. It doesn’t matter whether it gets there by truck, by plane or by camel…

Get Baduk TV English for just $20 (or try the new day pass)

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We’re really excited to announce that we now have enough customers to reduce the price of Baduk TV English to just $20/month (and we’ve already done so). Baduk TV is a 24/7 Go TV channel in Korea. Earlier this year we announced a partnership between Baduk TV and Go Game Guru to bring Baduk TV to Go players worldwide…

Go Commentary: Gu Li vs Lee Sedol – 17th Samsung Cup Final – Game 1

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This is the first match of three in the final of the 17th Samsung Cup, played by Lee Sedol and Gu Li. Both Lee Sedol and Gu Li are among the most popular and well known players in the world today. Many Go fans were waiting in anticipation for these exciting matches, and I was also one of them…

Lee Sedol edges out Gu Li to win the 17th Samsung Cup

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On December 13, 2012, Lee Sedol defeated Gu Li 2 games to 1, to win the match and the title, at the 17th Samsung Cup. Lee Sedol won the first game of the match on December 11. It was such a spectacular and thrilling game to watch. Gu Li seemed to be dispirited after losing, but he won the next game on the following day, scoring a one sided victory over Lee…

Weekly Go problems: Week 68

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Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: If you figure out where you’re going to make your eyes before playing, the vital point will become clear. Intermediate Go problem: White just played 1-3 in hope of separating black. With the right move though, you can make miai… Hard Go problem: Black’s group in the corner looks done for, but the two black stones on the outside offer a glimmer of hope.

Go Commentary: Choi Cheolhan vs Lee Sedol – 17th Samsung Cup

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This is the second game of the semifinal match between Lee Sedol and Choi Cheolhan at the 17th Samsung Cup. The semifinals of the Samsung Cup are played as a best of three match. Lee Sedol won the first game, so if he wins this one he’ll proceed to the final. At the time when this game was played, Lee Sedol was ranked #2 in Korea and Choi Cheolhan was ranked #3.

Chen Yaoye to challenge Lee Sedol for his first international title – 9th Chunlan Cup

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The quarter finals and semifinals of the 9th Chunlan Cup were played on December 4 and 6, 2012, in Hangzhou, China. Of the final 8 players, the only Korean to win his quarter final match was the defending champion, Lee Sedol, who defeated Piao Wenyao. Won Seongjin fell to Jiang Weijie, Kim Jiseok was knocked out by Kong Jie and Park Junghwan was unable to overcome Chen Yaoye…

Weekly Go problems: Week 67

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Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: It looks like white has more liberties than black, but remember that there’s a shortage of liberties in the corner. Intermediate Go problem: If these stones were closer to the corner it would be easy… Hard Go problem: These kinds of nebulous shapes are always tricky.

A slight edge for China in the 14th Nongshim Cup

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The 14th Nongshim Cup resumed play from November 26 to 30, 2012 for the second stage of games. When we last caught up with the 14th Nongshim Cup, Lee Hobum (3p) was celebrating Korea’s first win, having stopped China’s Tan Xiao from becoming a runaway train…