Yu Zhiying’s 2015 Samsung Cup breakthrough

Yu Zhiying stunned everyone this week, by defeating heavyweights Mok Jinseok and Choi Cheolhan, in her breakthrough performance at the 2015 Samsung Cup. Yu’s impressive play earned her a spot in the upcoming round of 16, as the only woman remaining at this stage of the tournament…

Lee Sedol strikes twice! Quadruple ko in the Chinese A League

Lee Sedol was involved in another quadruple ko on June 5, 2014. This time in a game with Jiang Weijie, in the Chinese A League. The referee declared the game a draw at move 276 and an immediate rematch took place…

The 10th Chunlan Cup begins in China

The 10th Chunlan Cup kicked off on March 26, 2014, in Taezhou, China. The Chunlan Cup is an invitational tournament for 24 top players from around the world. This year’s North American and European representatives – Jiang Mingjiu 7p and Fan Hui 2p – are certainly no strangers to the Western Go community…

Iyama Yuta wins 25th Asian TV Cup

Japan continued their recent strong form with Iyama Yuta winning the 25th Asian TV Cup on June 30, 2013. Over the two previous days, in Tokyo, Iyama defeated Lee Changho and Wang Xi to reach the final, where he came face to face with Korea’s wunderkind, Park Junghwan 9p…

Chen Yaoye wins 9th Chunlan Cup, finally achieves international success

The 9th Chunlan Cup finals were held in Jinan, China on June 17, 19 and 20, 2013. Much to China’s delight, Chen Yaoye 9p defeated Lee Sedol 9p 2-1, to win his first and much overdue major international title. It was smiles all round as Chen finally made his breakthrough on the world stage…

Remembering Ing Chang-ki: The 10th Changqi Cup

The 10th Changqi Cup kicked off on May 27, 2013, followed by rounds two and three on May 29 and 31 respectively. Chen Yaoye 9p, the defending champion, and Tuo Jiaxi 3p, the previous runner-up, were seeded directly into the second round. This allowed them to relax and enjoy the games on day one…

Korea wins 14th Nongshim Cup

On March 1, 2013, the 14th Nongshim Cup concluded with Park Junghwan defeating Jiang Weijie and reclaiming the Cup for Korea. With this win, Korea continues its undisputed dominance in this team tournament – this is the Korean team’s 11th win in the history of the Nongshim Cup.

Chen Yaoye to challenge Lee Sedol for his first international title – 9th Chunlan Cup

The quarter finals and semifinals of the 9th Chunlan Cup were played on December 4 and 6, 2012, in Hangzhou, China. Of the final 8 players, the only Korean to win his quarter final match was the defending champion, Lee Sedol, who defeated Piao Wenyao. Won Seongjin fell to Jiang Weijie, Kim Jiseok was knocked out by Kong Jie and Park Junghwan was unable to overcome Chen Yaoye…

A slight edge for China in the 14th Nongshim Cup

The 14th Nongshim Cup resumed play from November 26 to 30, 2012 for the second stage of games. When we last caught up with the 14th Nongshim Cup, Lee Hobum (3p) was celebrating Korea’s first win, having stopped China’s Tan Xiao from becoming a runaway train…

Go Commentary: Lee Sedol vs Jiang Weijie – 1st Bailing Cup

This game was played in the 2nd round of the 1st Bailing Cup, between Lee Sedol and Jiang Weijie. This is their first game together. Lee Sedol is currently ranked number two in Korea, and Jiang Weijie is ranked number four in China.