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’s 4 game streak

Kim Chaeyoung 1p gave Korea a running start, quickly dispatching Japan’s Osawa Narumi 4p and Ishii Akane 2p, and China’s Song Ronghui 5p and Chen Yiming 2p.


Kim Chaeyoung (1 dan, left) plays Song Ronghui (5 dan).

Yu Zhiying crashes the party

The baby of the Chinese team – Yu Zhiying 2p – stopped Kim’s dream run cold, and then celebrated by defeating Japan’s Okuda Aya 3p and Korea’s other Kim – Kim Hyelim 2p – too.


Yu Zhiying (2 dan, left) plays Kim Hyelim (2 dan).

Here are the standings as of February 26, when round 1 concluded…

Team Japan

Team Japan still has two of its most experienced players in play – Xie Yimin 6p and Mukai Chiaki 5p


Team Japan – from left: Mukai Chiaki, Xie Yimin and Osawa Narumi.

Team Korea

Team Korea is in the experienced hands of Park Jieun 9p, who still leads Choi Jung 3p and Moon Dowon 2p.


Team Korea – from left: Moon Dowon, Kim Chaeyoung, Kim Hyelim, Park Jieun and Choi Jung.

Team China

On the Chinese bench, Rui Naiwei 9p is noticeably absent.

But China still has Yu Zhiying 2p, Li He 3p and Wang Chenxing 5p, of last year’s 8 game winning streak fame, in play.


Team China: Nie Weiping reviews a game with Wang Chenxing, Yu Zhiying and Li He (left to right).

Perhaps the Chinese Go Association has decided its youngsters are ready to take on the world on their own?

Follow the 3rd Huang Longshi Cup

Find out what happens when round 2 of the tournament gets started on April 6, 2013.

You can check the Pro Go Calendar for details.

The Huang Longshi Cup

The Huang Longshi Cup is an international women’s win and continue team tournament between China, Japan and Korea.

The tournament, which started in 2011, should not to be confused with the Huang Longshi Women’s Mingren (Chinese Meijin) tournament.

Both tournaments are named after Huang Longshi – a famous Chinese Go genius from the Qing dynasty.

3rd Huang Longshi Cup photos

Game records

Song Ronghui vs Kim Chaeyoung


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Ishii Akane vs Kim Chaeyoung


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Yu Zhiying vs Kim Chaeyoung


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  1. Thank you Jing for another great article! And what a joy that so many photos are included. Especially the one showing Nie Weiping reviewing with a new generation of players. Brilliant. 🙂

  2. Thank-you for the nice article Jing. I like the Nie Weiping photo and the one with the little princesses building memories with their female, go role-models.

    • You’re welcome Logan. It’s good for young girls to see that women play Go too! 🙂

  3. Thank you. I was looking for some information on the tournament. Looking forward to Round Two!