RIP Go Seigen

Go Seigen passed away in hospital, in Japan, on Sunday November 30, 2014. He was 100 years old. Many people regard Go Seigen to be the greatest Go player ever. Rest in peace, Go Seigen.

Go Seigen turns 100 today!

Today is Go Seigen’s 100th birthday. Go Seigen is regarded by many to be the greatest Go player who ever lived. He created a new paradigm in the game of Go and raised the understanding of future players to a new level…

Chosei: Eternal life in the board game Go

A very rare eternal life (長生) position appeared recently in the 2013 Korean Baduk League. The game was played between Choi Cheolhan and Ahn Seongjun on June 29, 2013. When it appeared on the board, Kang Hun, who was the referee for the game, came and judged it to be a draw…

Go Seigen: The Go Master

June 12 is Go Seigen’s birthday. In 2013 he turns 99. Go Seigen is a legend in the Go world. In fact, he’s one of the first professional Go players many people learn about, along with Lee Changho. He’s also well known by the Chinese reading of his name, Wu Qingyuan (吴清源)…

Classic Go Games: Fujisawa Hosai vs Go Seigen

This was the second game in a ten game match between Fujisawa Hosai and Go Seigen. It was played on February 25 and 26, 1943. Go Seigen is regarded as the greatest Go player in the history of Go. We refer to him as a ‘living legend’ in Korea. Next year (in 2014), he’ll celebrate his 100th birthday…