Go Commentary: Takemiya Masaki vs Cho Chikun – 5th Igo Masters Cup


This game is from the final of the 5th Igo Masters Cup. It was played between Takemiya Masaki 9p and Cho Chikun on July 11, 2015, in Tokyo, Japan. Cho’s style of play is very dynamic and passionate. He used to play extremely territorial games when he was in his 30s. On the other hand, Takemiya is very famous for his cosmic style of play…

Chosei: Eternal life in the board game Go


A very rare eternal life (長生) position appeared recently in the 2013 Korean Baduk League. The game was played between Choi Cheolhan and Ahn Seongjun on June 29, 2013. When it appeared on the board, Kang Hun, who was the referee for the game, came and judged it to be a draw…

Top 20 Go Players: Lee Changho and Qiu Jun

Lee Changho 9 dan

The next two players in the Top 20 Go Players of 2010 are Lee Changho (9p) and Qiu Jun (8p). Lee Changho is the most well-known player in the Go world today, and his career is extraordinary. Qiu Jun became a pro when he was 12 in 1994. He won the Mingren (Master – Chinese equivalent of Meijin) in 2003. He has become one of the top players in China.