Gu Li dominates round 2 of 17th Nongshim Cup

Gu Li dominates round 2 of 17th Nongshim Cup. The 2nd round of the 17th Nongshim Cup was played from November 27 to December 1, 2015, in Busan, Korea. Choi Cheolhan 9p, the 3rd player from team Korea, played against Wu faced to Guangya 6p, who stopped Ichiriki Ryo’s winning streak at the end of round 1.

Ichiriki Ryo wins first three games at 17th Nongshim Cup

The first round of the 17th Nongshim Cup was played from October 20 to 23, 2015, in Chongqing, China. Ichiriki Ryo 7p, the first player from team Japan, won three games in the first round; defeating Baek Chanhee 1p, Fan Yunruo 4p and Min Sangyoun 4p consecutively…

Go Commentary: Kono Rin vs Lee Sedol – 26th Asian TV Cup

This game is from the 26th Asian TV Cup final, between Kono Rin 9p and Lee Sedol 9p. It was played on August 19, 2014, in Beijing, China…

All 3 countries still in play for the final round of the 16th Nongshim Cup

The 2nd round of the 16th Nongshim Cup was played from November 28 to December 3, 2014, in Busan, Korea. After the last round, Korea’s Kang Dongyun was looking confident. He’d defeated both Tuo Jiaxi and Ida Atsushi in round 1. Kang’s next opponent was China’s Wang Xi…

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…

Japan all out at 15th Nongshim Cup

The second round of the 15th Nongshim Cup finished on December 7, 2013 with Team Japan being eliminated. When play resumed on December 2, 2013, Kang only managed one more win, over Kono Rin, before succumbing to Team China’s Chen Yaoye. Chen also had a pretty good run, with three straight wins…

Go Commentary: Kono Rin vs Iyama Yuta – 38th Gosei – Game 5

This is the final game from the 38th Gosei title match, between Iyama Yuta and Kono Rin. It was played at the Nihon Ki-in Kansai branch in Osaka, on August 23, 2013. Iyama Yuta is the #1 player in Japan, and he’s also Japan’s greatest hope on the international Go scene…

18th LG Cup: Japan fights on, Korea knocked out

After a brief day’s respite, the 16 remaining players in the 18th LG Cup returned to battle on June 12, 2013. For the first time in the history of the LG Cup, there are no Koreans in the quarter final line-up. Meanwhile, Japan continues their charge through the draw…

Japan strikes back! The 18th LG Cup

The main tournament of the 18th LG Cup started on June 10. There were many sensational games, especially those of Japanese players. There were only four players from Japan in the main tournament, but three of them won their first round games…