Team Korea wins 5th Huang Longshi Cup

Choi Jung defeated Yu Zhiying in game 12 of the 5th Huang Longshi Cup on April 10, 2015. With this victory, Team Korea takes the title back home. O Junga , who was Team Korea’s first player, got off to a really good start in this women’s team tournament…

Wang Chenxing wins 4th Bingsheng Cup

Wang Chenxing defeated Yu Zhiying to win the final of the 4th Bingsheng Cup, on September 12, 2013. With this win – her first major international title – Wang has become a new star in the Go world. In the final showdown, Yu Zhiying built big territories in the top right area and the top left corner. Meanwhile…

Go Commentary: Xie Yimin vs Li He – 2nd Huading Cup

This game was played between Xie Yimin 6p and Li He 5p, in the final round of the 2nd Huading Cup. Xie Yimin 6p was the captain of Team Japan. She’s undisputedly the best female professional in Japan. Li He 5p was the captain of Team China. She won the Female Xinren Wang (Rookies’ Cup) three times…

2nd Huading Cup goes down to the wire

The 2nd Huading Cup took place in Taizhou, China, from April 26-28, 2013. Team Korea won this women’s team event with a score of 2-1 and 6 individual wins. When the dust settled, Team China had the same record as Korea, but Team Korea won by a whisker’s breadth after the countback…

Trading blows at the 3rd Huang Longshi Cup

On February 20, 2013, the 3rd Huang Longshi Cup kicked off with China, Japan and Korea each showcasing a team of five of their strongest women. Kim Chaeyoung gave Korea a running start, quickly dispatching Japan’s Osawa Narumi and Ishii Akane, and China’s Song Ronghui and Chen Yiming…

Li He wins her first international title: 3rd Bingsheng Cup

On October 30, 2012, 16 female pros and amateurs gathered at Qionglong Mountain in Suzhou, China to take part in the 3rd Bingsheng Cup. On November 3, 2012, Li He of China won the championship, after 4 rounds of play…

Vogue interviews Xie Yimin

Recently the fashion house Chanel has been sponsoring a series of interviews of various artists for Vogue Taiwan. One of the artists they interviewed was the current Japanese women’s Honinbo Meijin, Xie Yimin (6p). Here’s an edited video of the interview…

China wins 2nd Huang Longshi Cup

The 2nd Huang Longshi Cup ended on April 9th, 2012, with Team China convincingly defending the title. When we last looked at this competition, Team Japan still had Mannami Nao (2p) and Xie Yimin (6p) in play, while only Park Jieun (9p) remained for Team Korea. This was all because of Wang Chenxing’s amazing six game winning streak…

Wang Chenxing on a 6 game streak in the 2nd Huang Longshi Cup

The first half of the 2nd Huang Longshi Cup concluded on February 2nd, 2012. Let’s see how the teams stand. Huang Longshi is a female team tournament between China, Japan and Korea. It uses a win and continue format and is named after an ancient Chinese Go genius from the 17th century called Huang Longshi…

Park Jieun wins 2nd Bingsheng Cup

Park Jieun won the Bingsheng Cup for a second year in a row, after defeating Tang Yi in the final on October 13, 2011. The Bingsheng Cup is a women’s tournament, held in Qionglong Mountain, Suzhou, China. Amateur players can participate by qualifying to represent their region, and this year Natalia Kovaleva represented Europe. North America and Oceania were represented by professional players, Feng Yun and Joanne Missingham.