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…

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…

30 of the world’s best Go players 2011-2012

Recently Dr Bai Taeil announced an updated World Go Ranking for the top 30 Go players in the world. As you’ll see, Chinese players have improved their standing relative to the 2010 World Go Ranking. As a result, even though numbers 1 and 2 are Lee Sedol and Park Junghwan, numbers 3 to 10 are all Chinese players.

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.

4th BC Card Cup: Down to the final four

On April 16 and 17, 2012, the quarter finals of the 4th BC Card Cup were played at TV studios in Seoul, Korea. When we last checked on this tournament’s progress China was dominating the draw, claiming 13 spots in the round of 16. Now only four players remain…

China on a roll in 4th BC Card Cup

The 4th BC Card Cup has now reached the round of 32. This year’s tournament has been full of upsets with favorites falling left and right in the early rounds. Here’s how things stand as of March 20, 2012…

Does playing football make you better at Go?

Between rounds one and two of the Weijia League Tournament (a Chinese domestic team event), professional Go players had the chance to play in a 5-per-team friendly football match against a top local amateur football team, Chongqing Bank. Find out how the pros faired.

Tiger Cubs Storm into 11th Ricoh Cup Final

The march of the Chinese tiger cubs continues in China as Tan Xiao (4p) and Li Zhe (6p) storm into the final of the 11th Ricoh Cup. The Ricoh Cup is a Chinese domestic tournament. This is the first Ricoh Cup final where the tiger cubs have reached the final and yet another milestone for the tiger cub generation. Earlier last month, Zhou Hexi (4p), another tiger cub, became the challenger for the 25th Tianyuan title.