As of October 23, 2011, the Mingren and Meijin are both in the title match stage while quarterfinalists are being decided in the Myeongin.
The 24th Mingren in China
On October 21, 2011, Jiang Weijie 5p defeated Kong Jie 9p in the first match of the best of 5 series. Jiang is the current Mingren title holder, defeating Gu Li 9p last year to claim his first Mingren title.
The 36th Meijin in Japan
Over in Japan, the Meijin title matches have reached Atami, Shizuoka – the title matches are played in a different city each time.
Over two days, on October 13-14, 2011, Iyama Yuta 9p managed to win the 5th match against Yamashita Keigo 9p to stay in the series.
The score currently stands at 3-2 in Yamashita’s favour. Iyama will need to win the last two games in order to retain his Meijin title.
The 39th Myeongin in Korea
On October 18, 2011, the eagerly anticipated match between Cho Insun 1p, who only recently turned pro under Korean Baduk Association’s new rules, and Lee Changho 9p took place in Korea.
Games from the Meijin tournaments
Game record: Jiang Weijie vs Kong Jie
Game record: Yamashita Keigo vs Iyama Yuta
Game record: Cho Insun vs Lee Changho