Why Ichiriki Ryo is a new sensation – 1st GLOBIS Cup

Japan’s Ichiriki Ryo won the 1st GLOBIS Cup, defeating Kyo Kagen on May 11, 2014. In a hopeful sign for Japan’s Go fans, Ichiriki Ryo and Kyo Kagen defeated Lian Xiao and Xia Chenkun, achieving an overall 2-0 score for Japan vs China in this tournament…

Andy Liu and Gansheng Shi become North America’s first pro Go players

August 4, 2012 became a momentous day for Go in the Western world when North America certified its first home grown professional Go players. Starting on July 30, 16 top amateurs from the USA and Canada met to compete in a double elimination tournament, titled the AGA-Tygem Pro Finals, to decide whom among them would be the first American pros…