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An interview with Kang Dongyun, 20th LG Cup winner

Kang Dongyun 9p returned to the top by winning the 20th LG Cup, 2–1, against Park Younghun 9p on February 4, 2016. The three games of the final were played on February 1–4, in Pyeongchang, Gangwon province, Korea. It was the battle of two past world champions, both looking for another elusive world title…

An Younggil’s Pro Go Videos: DeepMind AlphaGo vs Fan Hui – Game 2

Today we’re going to look at game two of the five game match between Fan Hui 2p and Google DeepMind’s AlphaGo. We’ll see how strong AlphaGo is, and learn about its strengths and weaknesses. We will also learn about repairing weaknesses, haengma, and why we shouldn’t play thin moves…

Myungwan Kim 9p: The strengths and weaknesses of DeepMind AlphaGo

In this video, Myungwan Kim 9p and Andrew Jackson discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the computer Go program DeepMind AlphaGo, with examples from AlphaGo’s recent match with Fan Hui 2p. In October 2015, AlphaGo played a five game match with Fan Hui and won 5–0…

Go Commentary: DeepMind AlphaGo vs Fan Hui – Game 5

This is a commentary of the final game of the five game match between Fan Hui 2p and Google DeepMind’s AlphaGo. News of AlphaGo’s 5–0 victory over Fan shocked the Go community and made mainstream news headlines around the world…

Computer Go player ‘AlphaGo’ defeats pro in even game for first time – challenges Lee Sedol next

For the first time ever, a computer Go program has defeated a professional Go player on even terms – an event that experts previously thought was at least a decade away. This startling announcement comes from a paper published in the science journal Nature, by members of Google DeepMind, on January 27, 2016…

Ke Jie defeats Lee Sedol to win the 2nd MLily Cup

Ke Jie kicked off 2016 with a bang by winning the 2nd MLily Cup, 3-2, against Lee Sedol 9p on January 5. The first two games of the final were played in Nantong, Jiangsu Province and the last three took place in Rugao, Jiangsu Province…

Shin Jinseo wins his first title – 2015 Let’s Run Park Cup

Shin Jinseo 3p defeated Kim Myounghun 2p to win the 2015 Let’s Run Park Cup final on December 22, 2015, and he become a new teenager title holder in Korea. The first game of the final was played on December 16. Kim Myounghun won the very complicated fighting game.

Go Commentary: Ke Jie vs Kang Dongyun – 20th LG Cup

This game is from the 20th LG Cup, quarter finals. It was played between Ke Jie 9p and Kang Dongyun 9p on November 16, 2015, in Gangwon, Korea. Kang Dongyun is ranked #4 in Korea. He was born in 1989, and became a pro in 2002. Ke Jie is ranked #1 in China, and apparently he’s the strongest player in the world at the moment.

Ke Jie wins his 2nd international title – 2015 Samsung Cup

Ke Jie 9p won the 2015 Samsung Cup by defeating Shi Yue 9p with a 2-0 score! The final of the 2015 Samsung Cup was held on December 8 and 9, in Shanghai, China…

Gu Li dominates round 2 of 17th Nongshim Cup

Gu Li dominates round 2 of 17th Nongshim Cup. The 2nd round of the 17th Nongshim Cup was played from November 27 to December 1, 2015, in Busan, Korea. Choi Cheolhan 9p, the 3rd player from team Korea, played against Wu faced to Guangya 6p, who stopped Ichiriki Ryo’s winning streak at the end of round 1.