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16th LG Cup: Stage set for Lee Changho and Jiang Weijie in the final

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On November 23, 2011, Lee Changho (9p) of Korea delighted his fans by defeating China’s Xie He (7p), for a chance to win his 5th LG Cup. On the other semi final board, Jiang Weijie (5p) of China repeated his recent Fujitsu Cup win over Korea’s Kim Jiseok (7p), storming his way into the final. This sets up an interesting Lee Changho vs Jiang Weijie final…

16th LG Cup quarter final results

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On November 21, 2011, the quarter finals of the 16th LG Cup took place in Beijing, China. Lee Changho, Xie He, Kim Jiseok and Jiang Weijie will advance to the finals after defeating Chen Shiyuan, Heo Youngho, Qiu Jun and Won Seongjin respectively. The semi finals will be played in Beijing on November 23.

What will the Go server of the future look like?

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This is a guest article by Gabriel Benmergui of Kaya.gs: “I could never imagine that in the year 2050 we would still be using what we know today. So I started wondering, what features would the Go server of the future have and what would it look like?… The next generation of Go servers has to be undisputably different…”

Go Commentary: Kong Jie vs Na Hyun – 16th Samsung Cup

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This game is from the quarter finals of the 16th Samsung Cup in 2011. It’s between Kong Jie (9p) and Na Hyun (1p). Kong Jie is regarded as one of the best three in the world, along with Lee Sedol (9p) and Gu Li (9p). On the other hand, Na Hyun is young and not yet well known. I hope you enjoy this game.

Weekly Go problems: Week 12

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Here are the weekly Go problems for week 12. Black plays first in all problems and all solutions are labeled ‘correct’. Have fun! Easy Go problem Download the solutions to the easy problem as an SGF or PDF file.   Intermediate Go problem Download the solutions to the intermediate problem as an SGF or PDF […]

Cho Hanseung wins 55th Kuksu in Korea

Cho Hanseung (featured image).

On November 16, 2011, the 55th Kuksu ended in Korea, with Cho Hanseung (9p) winning his first Kuksu title over defending champion Choi Cheolhan (9p). The Kuksu is a domestic title tournament in Korea. Choi, was the defending title holder and also a past title holder. However, Cho, who gained an early finish from military service based on his Go performance, was certainly a dark horse.

Top 20 Go Players: Won Seongjin and Li Zhe

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I’d like to introduce some more of the top 20 Go players of 2010. Won Seongjin (9p) of Korea and Li Zhe (6p) of China are both currently ranked number 9 according to Dr Bai Taeil. Won Seongjin became a pro in 1998 when he was only 13 years old. Li Zhe became a pro in 2000, when he was only 11. Let’s talk a bit about these two players.

Weekly Go problems: Week 11

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Here are the weekly Go problems for week 11. Black plays first in all problems and all solutions are labeled ‘correct’. Have fun! Easy Go problem Download the solutions to the easy problem as an SGF or PDF file.   Intermediate Go problem Download the solutions to the intermediate problem as an SGF or PDF […]

Richard Bozulich: Alive and well after all!

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Recent reports of Richard Bozulich’s death have, as Mark Twain once said, been greatly exaggerated. Earlier this week (5 November, 2011), Go Game Guru published a report that Richard Bozulich had died. Mr Bozulich, founder of the Ishi Press and the Kiseido Publishing Company, is the author, translator or publisher of many popular Go books. He is, in fact, alive and well and this article is being published to correct the misinformation provided earlier.

Takemiya Masaki, Nie Weiping and Cho Hunhyun: History repeats in 2011

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On November 5, 2011, three stalwarts of the Go world, Takemiya Masaki (9p) of Japan, Cho Hunhyun (9p) of Korea and Nie Weiping (9p) of China met to face each other in the Chibi Ancient Battlefield Cup. It was like the 1st Ing Cup final in 1989 all over again!