China dominates 1st MLily Cup


On August 9, 2013, there was much elation in China after their players claimed all eight quarter final places at the 1st MLily Cup. Korean fans watched in dismay as the recent dreadful results of the 18th LG Cup were repeated. Japan’s Yuki Satoshi, who also made it to the round of 16, was knocked out too…

13 year old Xie Erhao youngest semifinalist at 1st Bailing Cup


On August 23, 2012, as the inaugural Bailing Cup names its semifinalists, China has already started celebrating with a guaranteed all China final. Park Junghwan, Korea’s last man standing, fell to one China’s highest rated players, Zhou Ruiyang. The other three semifinalists are…

16 of China’s strongest players meet at the 1st Dachongjiu Cup


In late July 2012, China’s top pros met to compete in a newly established domestic invitational for the strongest players in China, the Dachongjiu Cup. The Dachongjiu Cup is open to the top 16 pros in China. Over four days, the pros play a single knockout tournament until one winner remains…

17th LG Cup back on the road


On June 18, 2012, the main draw of the 17th LG Cup began in Korea. The LG Cup is a major international Go tournament. This year’s first round draw produced some exciting games, such as the battle between two favorites, China’s Kong Jie and Korea’s Lee Sedol…

An interview with Baek Hongseok


Recently Baek Hongseok won the 4th BC Card Cup, and many of you followed the news or watched the games on Baduk TV. I also commented some of his games with Dang Yifei from the final earlier. Baek talked to me on the phone about the BC Card Cup and some other things. Here’s what he had to say…

Go Commentary: Dang Yifei vs Baek Hongseok – 4th BC Card Cup Final – Game 4


This is the 4th and last game from the final of the 4th BC Card Cup. It’s between Baek Hongseok (9p) and Dang Yifei (4p). Dang won the first game, but Baek won the second and the third games. At this point, Baek is leading the series 2-1. Let’s have a look at the game…

Go Commentary: Dang Yifei vs Baek Hongseok – 4th BC Card Cup Final – Game 2


This is the second game of the 4th BC Card Cup final between Baek Hongseok (9p) and Dang Yifei (4p). Baek Hongseok is currently ranked number 8 in Korea. This is his first time in the final of an international tournament. As this game begins, Dang’s on a 17 game winning streak in international matches, and it’s really amazing…

Baek Hongseok wins 4th BC Card Cup


On May 16, 2012, much to the delight of Korean Go fans, Baek Hongseok defeated Dang Yifei of China to win the 4th BC Card Cup 3 games to 1. Congratulations to Baek Hongseok on his first major international win and Dang Yifei on his impressive performance in reaching the finals.

Go Commentary: Dang Yifei vs Park Younghun – 4th BC Card Cup


This is a game between Park Younghun and Dang Yifei from the quarter finals of the 4th BC Card Cup. Park Younghun’s ranked number 3 in Korea. On the other hand, Dang Yifei is a new face. He was ranked number 54 in China before this tournament, but he beat Lee Sedol and Tan Xiao before this game. Lee and Tan are number one in Korea and China respectively.

4th BC Card Cup finals about to begin!


Korea’s lone rider, Baek Hongseok, is still on his horse in the 4th BC Card Cup. On May 9, 2012 Baek defeated China’s Hu Yaoyu to reach the final. The following day, China’s Dang Yifei defeated fellow countryman Piao Wenyao, to join Baek in the finals. Dang has had a dream run at this year’s tournament, beating Lee Sedol and Park Younghun along the way.