Ke Jie defeated Lee Sedol to win for China -17th Nongshim Cup

Ke Jie 9p defeated Lee Sedol 9p in the final game of the 17th Nongshim Cup on March 5, 2015. With this victory, Team China takes the Cup back home for another year. The final round of the 17th Nongshim Cup was played from March 1 to 5, 2016, in Shanghai, China.

Iyama Yuta wins 41st Tengen and 63rd Oza

Iyama Yuta 9p came back to Tengen by defeating Takao Shinji 9p with a 3-0 score. The 41st Tengen final, game 3 was played on November 25, 2015 in Fukuoka, Japan, and Iyama Yuta won by resignation at 147 moves. In 2014, Takao Shinji challenged for the 40th Tengen, and he defeated Iyama Yuta with a 3-2 score to become a new Tengen.

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…

Tuo Jiaxi won the 2015 CCTV Chinese New Year Cup

Tuo Jiaxi 9p defeated Kim Jiseok 9p to win the 2015 CCTV Chinese New Year Cup. The 2015 CCTV Chinese New Year Cup was held on February 20 to 22 in Beijing, China…

Murakawa Daisuke takes Oza title in surpise victory over Iyama Yuta

The final game of the 62nd Oza title match was played on December 16, 2014, in Japan. Murakawa Daisuke defeated Iyama Yuta with a 3-2 score, to become the new Oza title holder. The Oza is Murakawa’s first major title…

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…

China and Korea go head to head in 2014 Samsung Cup quarter finals

The 2014 Samsung Cup resumed this week, with the round of 16 and the quarter finals taking place in Daejeon, Korea. The Round of 16 was held on October 14, 2014. There were eight players from China, seven from Korea and one from Japan…

Rui Naiwei surprises everyone at the 2014 Samsung Cup

On August 26-28, players from China, Korea, Japan, Taiwan and the USA gathered in Qingdao, China for the group stage of the 2014 Samsung Cup…

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…

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…