This is the eighth and final game of the MLily Gu vs Lee Jubango. This game was played on September 28, 2014, in Chongqing, China – which is Gu Li’s hometown. The score going into this game was 5-2 in Lee Sedol’s favor which meant that this game was a kadoban for Gu…
The Gu Li vs Lee Sedol Jubango
Two of the world's top Go players, Lee Sedol and Gu Li, played a jubango throughout 2014, to decide which of them was the stronger player. The prize money for this match was 5,000,000 RMB (or $800,000 USD).
A jubango is a 10 game match between two players. The term originates from the Japanese language and has been imported into English language Go parlance. The first player to win six games wins the match.
Go Game Guru is publishing a book of detailed game commentaries on this historic match:
Results were posted here as the match progressed, and links to articles and game commentaries can be found below.
Lee Sedol 6 : Gu Li 2
Lee Sedol won the match!
The schedule for the jubango was as follows:
Game 1: Jan 26, Beijing - Lee +R - Commentary - Videos 1, 2
Game 2: Feb 23, Shanghai - Lee +0.5 - Commentary - Videos 1, 2, 3
Game 3: Mar 30, Chengdu - Gu +R - Commentary - Videos 1, 2, 3
Game 4: Apr 27, Shinan, Korea - Gu +R - Commentary - Videos 1, 2
Game 5: May 25, Shangri-La - Lee +R - Commentary - Videos 1, 2, 3
Game 6: Jul 27, Liuan, Anhui - Lee +R - Commentary - Videos 1, 2, 3, 4
Game 7: Aug 31, Lhasa - Lee +R - Commentary - Videos 1, 2, 3, 4
Game 8: Sep 28, Chongqing - Lee +2.5 - Commentary - Videos 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Lee Sedol won after eight games, so the last two games were canceled.
Game 9: October 26, Hong Kong, and
Game 10: November 30, Wuhu, Anhui.
The official name for this event was the 'MLily Gu vs Lee Jubango'. MLily is a mattress and bedding company which also sponsors the MLily Cup. Here's an official promotional video for the match, translated by Go Game Guru:
All games were played under Chinese rules, with 7.5 points komi. The players both had 3 hours and 55 minutes, plus 5 x 1 minute byo-yomi thinking time.
This is game 7 of the MLily Gu vs Lee Jubango. It was played in Lhasa, Tibet, on August 31, 2014. Lee Sedol was leading 4-2 going into this game, so it was very important for Gu to win. If he lost, Lee would extend his lead to 5-2, meaning that Gu could only hope for a 5-5 draw in this 10 game match…