Yu Zhiying’s 2015 Samsung Cup breakthrough


Yu Zhiying stunned everyone this week, by defeating heavyweights Mok Jinseok and Choi Cheolhan, in her breakthrough performance at the 2015 Samsung Cup. Yu’s impressive play earned her a spot in the upcoming round of 16, as the only woman remaining at this stage of the tournament…

An Jungki turns pro at the 2nd MLily Cup


The main tournament of the 2nd MLily Cup began in Beijing this week. An Jungki defeated Hu Yuqing and achieved the 100 points necessary to qualify as a pro in Korea!

One broken leg and a Taiwanese import – 20th LG Cup


The 20th LG Cup kicked off with the round of 32 on June 8, 2015 in Kangwon, Korea. As always, a lavish banquet proceeded official matches. Young fans didn’t waste any time acquiring autographs from their favorite Go celebrities…

Kim Jiseok to face defending champion Tang Weixing in the 2014 Samsung Cup final


The 2014 Samsung Cup semifinals were played from November 5-7, 2014 in Daejeon, Korea. The pairing saw China’s top ranked Shi Yue pitted against Korea’s number 2, Kim Jiseok, and China’s number 9, Tang Weixing, take on Korea’s leading player, Park Junghwan…

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…

China and Korea evenly pegged after 19th LG Cup round of 16


After one brief day to lounge by the pool, it was back to business on June 11, 2014 for the winners of 19th LG Cup’s round of 32. Three of the pairs have only played each other once before and two of the games repeated the previous result…

19th LG Cup gets serious – Round of 32


The main draw of the 19th LG Cup kicked off on June 9, 2014 at the Lakai Sandpine Resort in Korea. This year, Li Weiqing broke through to the preliminaries, to rub shoulders with the big guns in the main draw. Like us, this next fact will probably make most readers feel their age…

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…

Korea wins 4th Zhaoshang Cup by a whisker


The 4th Zhaoshang Cup was played on March 21 and 23, 2014, in Hangzhou, China. Teams China and Korea competed in a seven board team tournament of the top players from the two countries. Round 1 was held on March 21 and Team Korea won 4-3 against Team China…