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Weekly Go problems: Week 18

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Here are the weekly Go problems for week 18. 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 […]

Go Commentary: Cho Hanseung vs Choi Cheolhan – 55th Kuksu

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This is the 5th and deciding game from the 55th Kuksu title match in Korea. Cho Hanseung (9p) won the first and third games, and Choi Cheolhan (9p) won second and forth. Choi won the Kuksu title three times, in 2004, 2005 and 2010. His opponent in each of the finals was Lee Changho. On the other hand, this is Cho’s second time in the Kuksu Final. Let’s see the game…

Merry Christmas and happy new year from Go Game Guru – 2011

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We’ve reached the end of another year and what a busy one it’s been! Younggil, Jing and I would like to wish you all a merry Christmas and a happy new year. We’ll all be taking a bit of a break for what’s left of the year and spending time with our families, so we won’t be around to talk to you about Go or answer questions for a week or so. Have a safe and happy holiday with your family and friends.

Lee Sedol wins 2nd Olleh KT Cup

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On December 22, 2011, Lee Sedol (9p) defeated Lee Changho (9p) in the much anticipated 2nd Olleh KT Cup final, winning 3-1. After Lee Changho won the first game in early December, many of his fans hoped this would be his comeback match. Unfortunately though, it was not to be. Lee Sedol fought back with three consecutive wins. In the end, Lee Sedol won the 4th game by just half a point.

Weekly Go problems: Week 17

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Here are the weekly Go problems for week 17. 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 […]

China sweeps the field in 1st Sports Accord World Mind Games

Mixed Pair Go medalists, from left: Choi Cheolhan and Kim Hyemin (Korea), Piao Wenyao and Li He (China) and Yamashita Keigo and Mukai Chiaki (Japan).

On December 16, 2011, China made a clean sweep at the 1st Sports Accord World Mind Games, winning gold in both the Mixed Team and Mixed Pair Go events. Korea claimed silver in both events and the bronze medals went to Japan. Following up on our previous World Mind Games report, China went on to successfully defeat Japan in the Mixed Team event and won with straight wins. Find out what happened in the mixed pairs…

Go Commentary: Won Seongjin vs Gu Li – 16th Samsung Cup

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This is the last game from the 16th Samsung Cup final. Won Seongjin won the first game of this series, but Gu Li made it a tie in the second game. This third game was the decider. Gu Li is currently number 1 in the world, according to the ranking system by Dr Bai Taeil. On the other hand, Won Seongjin is number 10. Gu Li has won seven international titles so far, but this is Won’s first time in a major international final.

Weekly Go problems: Week 16

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Here are the weekly Go problems for week 16. 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 […]

Amateur Go players rub shoulders with pros at 2011 World Mind Games

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On December 9, 2011, the inaugural Sports Accord World Mind Games kicked off in Beijing, China. Participants from the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe and gathered to pit their minds against each other in Bridge, Chess, Chinese Chess, Draughts and Go. There are two Go events held at the games – mixed Pair Go and the mixed team competition.

Park Younghun wins 39th Myeongin

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On December 8, 2011, Park Younghun (9p) won his third game in the 39th Myeongin final, successfully defeating Baek Hongseok (8p) 3-1 and taking the title for another year. The end of the 39th Myeongin tournament also marks the end of our 2011 Three Meijins series of reports.