Lee Sedol on top of the world: Gu Li vs Lee Sedol jubango – Game 5

Lee Sedol literally soared to new heights to defeat Gu Li in game 5 of their jubango today. The 5th game of their 10 game match took place on May 25, 2014, in Shangri-La, Yunnan, China. Lee Sedol won by resignation, reclaiming his lead in the match with an overall score of 3-2 in Lee’s favor…

Quadruple ko in the group of death: 17th Samsung Cup

On September 4, 2012, the group stage of the 17th Samsung Cup kicked off with much excitement and fanfare. On September 5, 2012, most of the attention was on Lee Sedol and Gu Li as they faced off in their 29th encounter. Sparks flew as Lee and Gu’s iron wills clashed and a quadruple ko formed…

Nie Weiping and Lee Changho play at 2012 World Expo

On May 29, 2012, two Go superstars played an exhibition match at the 2012 World Expo. China’s ‘Steel Goalkeeper’, Nie Weiping, faced Korea’s ‘Stone Buddha’, Lee Changho. The 2012 World Expo is being held in Yeosu, Korea. The event opened in May 2012 and will run to August 2012. This year’s overarching theme is ‘The Living Ocean and Coast’.

Professionals play Pair Go at the 12th Ricoh Cup

On December 28, 2011, the 7th Liguang Pair Go tournament started in China as part of the 12th Liguang Cup. The Liguang Cup is also referred to as the Ricoh Cup because Ricoh is the tournament sponsor. The tournament features a main draw, a ‘new talent’ draw and on the lighter side, a Pair Go tournament. Never one to shy away from joining in the fun, the legendary Nie Weiping (9p) also took part…

Takemiya Masaki, Nie Weiping and Cho Hunhyun: History repeats in 2011

On November 5, 2011, three stalwarts of the Go world, Takemiya Masaki (9p) of Japan, Cho Hunhyun (9p) of Korea and Nie Weiping (9p) of China met to face each other in the Chibi Ancient Battlefield Cup. It was like the 1st Ing Cup final in 1989 all over again!

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.