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Weekly Go problems: Week 26


Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: Making life in Go is fundamentally about dividing your eyespace into two separate areas. Sometimes you can do this better by retreating a little. Intermediate Go problem: This is basically a shape problem. Make shape and you’ll make life. Hard Go problem: Black’s shape is full of holes. Give and you shall receive.

An interview with Choi Jung


Recently I interviewed Choi Jung, an up and coming player who just won the 13th Female Myeongin title in Korea. I also commented the final game between Choi Jung and Kim Miri earlier. Here’s what Choi had to say: An Younggil: Hello Jung, do you remember me? I saw you studying at Yu Changhyeok’s dojo before […]

Zhou Hexi to challenge Chen Yaoye in the 26th Tianyuan


On February 18, 2012, Zhou Hexi (4p) defeated Tan Xiao (5p) to become the challenger for the 26th Tianyuan title (the Chinese equivalent of Tengen). Zhou, was also the challenger for the Tianyuan title in 2011 and will once again take on Chen Yaoye (9p) for a second shot at the title. Can Zhou go one better than last year?

Go Commentary: Kim Miri vs Choi Jung – 13th Female Myeongin


This is the second game of the 13th Female Myeongin final, between Kim Miri (2p) and Choi Jung (1p). Kim Miri is 20 years old and she became a pro in 2008. In 2011, she joined the 9th Jeongganjang Cup as a member of the Korean team. Choi Jung became a pro in 2010. She was in the final of the 5th Female Kisung (Kisei) last year, but was defeated by Rui Naiwei (9p).

Weekly Go problems: Week 25


Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: Capturing a stone isn’t always the best approach. Intermediate Go problem: When you have the advantage it’s important not to get greedy… Hard Go problem: This is not a situation to shoot first and ask questions later. In fact, just the opposite.

Jiang Weijie wins 16th LG Cup


On February 15, 2012 Jiang Weijie of China (who will now certainly be promoted from his former rank of 5p) defeated Lee Changho (9p) of Korea in the final of the 16th LG Cup. The final started on February 13 and Lee appeared to have a good game until Jiang ended things suddenly by killing a large white group in the center…

Wang Chenxing on a 6 game streak in the 2nd Huang Longshi Cup


The first half of the 2nd Huang Longshi Cup concluded on February 2nd, 2012. Let’s see how the teams stand. Huang Longshi is a female team tournament between China, Japan and Korea. It uses a win and continue format and is named after an ancient Chinese Go genius from the 17th century called Huang Longshi…

Weekly Go problems: Week 24


Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: Do you know the shape that makes an eye here? If you don’t, remember this one… Intermediate Go problem: In capturing races like this, you have to be meticulous. Don’t give white any leeway. Hard Go problem: Making an eye isn’t that hard, you just need to figure out how to do it in sente.

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Weekly Go problems: Week 23


Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: You need two stones to make a second eye, think about which one to place first. Intermediate Go Problem: Does this look familiar? You can settle things with one precise blow. Hard Go problem: Black’s marked stones seem to threaten white. Finding a way to balance offense with defense is the key to attacking.