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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…

Go Commentary: Mi Yuting vs Chen Yaoye – 29th Tianyuan

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This is game 2 of the 29th Tianyuan (Chinese Tengen) title match. The game was played between Mi Yuting and Chen Yaoye on April 26, 2015, in Wujiang, China. Chen Yaoye won the first game on April 24…

An Younggil’s Pro Go Videos: Xinsational – Xin + 3 stones vs Younggil

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Younggil will share his ideas and plans with you while playing. However Xin will be playing on the other side of the room so he can’t hear Younggil’s plans…

Huang Yunsong wins 2nd GLOBIS Cup

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Huang Yunsong won the 2nd GLOBIS Cup World Go U-20, defeating Na Hyun, on May 10, 2015. This international tournament, for players who are 20 or younger, took place from May 8-10, 2015, at the Graduate School of Management, GLOBIS University, Tokyo, Japan…

Choi Cheolhan wins 16th Maxim Cup

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Choi Cheolhan 9p won the 16th Maxim Cup on May 5, 2015, defeating Hong Seongji 9p with a 2-1 score. Hong Seongji won game 1, but Choi Cheolhan won the next two games to take the best of three match…

An Younggil’s Pro Go Videos: 53rd Judan Final decider – Ida Atsushi vs Takao Shinji

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The game was and interesting contest between Black’s challenging and aggressive style of play and White’s defensive and sophisticated style. There weren’t any big fighting in the game, but neither player lost balance, and you’ll enjoy this exciting game right up until the very end…