This was one of the most exciting and complicated games so far in the 3rd BC Card Cup. The game was played between Kim Jiseok (8p) of Korea and Gu Li (9p) of China. Both players are well known as infighters, and it shows in this game. Gu Li's career so far is far better than Kim Jiseok's, but Kim is far younger and is a rising star in Korea. Enjoy the game! Commented game records, Featured.
The first article in a series, introducing the ‘Top 20 Go players in the world in 2010’ according to Dr. Bae Taeil’s world ranking. Lee YoungGu was ranked as No. 20, and Park YoungHun was 19th. They studied together at the Yu ChangHyuk’s Baduk School in Boon-Dang, and they’re very close to each other. Featured, Professional Go news.
This is a commentary of the final game of the Female Myeongin Cup in Korea. It was played between Rui Nawei and Cho Hyeyeon on February 18, 2011.Rui won the first game of the best three, but Cho made it tie in the second, and this is the final ...
Eunbyul 2010 is a "Go" game, or commonly known as baduk in Korean; a software program developed by North Korea and played in North and South Korea. Winner of the third Computer Go Competition UED Cup in 2009, defeating so many outstanding programs from all over the world, Eunbyul 2010 is maintaining 3-dan at cyberoro.com and also ranks number one in sales in Japanese computer Go program market.
Dr. Bae Tae-Il who created the Korean ranking system makes an announcement of the World Go Ranking for the end of 2010. Calculating the ranking of the world is a very hard job because of the difference of the system in Korea, China, Japan and Taiwan. Each country has its own leagues or tournaments, and the domestic competitiveness is different too. Although there are several international tournaments every year, it is still very hard to get the proper ranking because of the difficulty for pro players to join the international main tournaments.
This article discusses how to think about the whole Go board when choosing a move in the game of Go. An example game between professional Go players is given and the different possible strategies are discussed. The focus is on how to play on a large scale in Go. This article will be most interesting for intermediate to advanced Go players.
This article shows an ancient Chinese Go game record where the game ends as one big seki position across the whole Go board. It is clearly contrived, by one or more very strong Go players and not all the moves are perfect, but that doesn't matter in my opinion. It is both a source of enjoyment and study material. I've learned a lot from it over the years, revisiting it as I got stronger.
Here is a game commentary of the recent game between Lee Changho and Won Seongjin. Lee resigned this game when he was winning, but even when Lee resigned, the game was almost finished, and Won already knew he'd lose the capturing race. It's unbelievable that Lee misread an easy move. Go fans will miss Lee's games in the 24th Fujitsu Cup.
Many Go players I know are not confident in their ability to deal with openings using the 5-4 point. On the other hand, some players understand the 5-4 point well and use it as a weapon in their games.
The next players I’d like to introduce from the Top 20 Go Players of 2010 are Cho HanSeung 9p and Chen Yaoye 9p. Cho was born in 1982, and has recently completed his military service in Korea. Chen Yaoye was born in 1989, and is one of the best players in China. Featured, Professional Go news.
If you're like most Go players, you dream of getting just one, three or even ten stones stronger. Have you also wondered what it would be like to see China, with its all its ancient history, its modern marvels and, of course, Go? Do you wish you could play Go in China? Featured, Go news.
On 23 February 2011, the finals of the 15th LG Cup concluded with Piao Wen Yao (5p) taking out the championship against fellow countryman and defending champion, Kong Jie (9p). Piao won the first match, of this best of three final, two days ago on 21 F ...
The Takapotku Open 2011 tournament is now well over! The situation got very interesting towards the end: I lost a game to Su Yang (known as Jeff) 6 dan, who in turn later lost a game to Juri Kuronen 5 dan. So, in the end there were three people from the top group with five wins, and the winner would be decided by the sum of their opponents' scores ...
The qualifying tournament for the 24th Fujitsu Cup is currently taking place in South Korea. In a surprise upset on 9 February 2011, Won Seongjin beat Lee Changho. This is the first time in 18 years (since the 7th Fujitsu Cup) that "The Stone Buddha" (Lee Changho) will not appear at the international phase of the Fujitsu Cup. Many fans will be sorely disappointed.
Imagine your opponent has just played a move that took you completely by surprise, how should you react? 1. Be calm, and take your time. We often make our biggest mistakes when we rush into things. Particularly in internet Go, everyone has a tendency to play quickly at times. Now isn't a good time to play that way.
This is the second of two ancient Chinese Go game records where the game ends as one big seki position across the whole Go board. It is clearly contrived, by one or more very strong Go players and not all the moves are perfect, but that doesn't matter in my opinion. It is both a source of enjoyment and study material. I've learned a lot from it over the years, revisiting it as I got stronger.
Induction is a playing technique in the board game 'Go'. Induction refers to playing a move that forces the opponent to respond in a predictable manner, so that you will then be compelled to play a move that you wanted to play anyway. Mastery of induction creates flowing Go games with interesting and natural fighting positions. This is an intermediate to advanced Go concept.
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