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LEE SEDOL & CHANG HAO TO BATTLE FOR BC CARD CUP

Saturday April 10, 2010

Lee Sedol 9P (r) reviews game with Park Junghwan 7P

Korea’s Lee Sedol 9P will play China’s Chang Hao 9P in the 2nd BC Card Cup finals. Lee defeated Kim Kiyoung 5P on Saturday and Chang defeated Park Junghwan 7P on Sunday. Last year’s title match favored China, with Gu Li defeating Korea’s Cho Hanseung 3-1. This year’s title match, which begins on April 25th, will undoubtedly prove to be a very exciting series with two very strong players battling it out.
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REDMOND INTO TENGEN 3RD ROUND

Tuesday April 6, 2010

Michael Redmond 9P has made it to the third round of the Tengen, his best result in some time.  He defeated Cho Riyu 7P on March 4th and then Ishida Atsushi 9P on April 1st and is now paired against Yoda Norimoto 9P. Redmond is three years older than Yoda, but both are in the same generation, though Yoda has had a much more successful career in terms of title wins.
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LEE SEDOL ADVANCES TO BC CARD CUP FINALS

Saturday April 3, 2010

Lee Sedol 9P (r) defeated Kim Kiyoung 5P by 4.5 points in the BC Card Cup semifinal to advance to the finals, where he’ll face either Park Junghwan 7P or Chang Hao 9P for the title match.
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TWO UPSETS IN MINGREN PRELIM

Saturday April 3, 2010

Amateur Hu Yuqing 8d defeated professional Fang Jie 7P by resignation in the first round of the last

Nie Weiping (r) v.s. Tao Xin

preliminary tournament of the 23rd Mingren (Meijin) on March 30. In another surprise win, Tao Xin 4P defeated Nie Weiping 9P by a stunning 8.5 points.

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Lee Sedol & Chang Hao To Battle For BC Card Cup

Monday March 29, 2010

Korea’s Lee Sedol 9P (r) will play China’s Chang Hao 9P in the BC Card Cup finals. Lee defeated Kim Kiyoung 5P on Saturday and Chang defeated Park Junghwan 7P on Sunday. Last year’s first BC Card Cup title match favored China, with Gu Li defeating Korea’s Cho Hanseung 3-1. This year’s title match, which begins on April 25th, will undoubtedly prove to be a very exciting series with two very strong players battling it out.
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“Let My People GO”: Fragman Posts Jewish-related Go Items

Monday March 29, 2010

Just in time for Passover, Shavit Fragman has posted several go items related to the Jewish holiday, including The Go Seder (Pessach) Plate, a Happy Pessach (Passover) card and Let My People GO – New findings on GO Baduk Weiqi history, which explores the linkage between Moses’ exodus from Egypt and the game of go. Fragman is President of the Mind Go Club, an AGA chapter in Israel.

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WORLD GO NEWS: Lee Changho Wins Kuksu; Rui Naiwei Sweeps Female Kuksu, Again; Takao Shinji Wins Daiwa Cup; Cho U 2-0 In Judan

Monday March 29, 2010

Lee Changho Wins Kuksu: It took Lee Changho 9P just 145 moves to wrap up his Kuksu title win on March 23. Lee defeated Hong Kipyo 4P by resignation in the fourth game of the 53rd Kuksu to handily win the series 3-1. This is the 10th time in his career that Lee Changho has held the Kuksu title and marks his 140th title win. The last time he won the Kuksu was in 2006.
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Rui Naiwei Sweeps Female Kuksu, Again: Rui Naiwei (Female Kuksu) defeated Cho Hyeyeon 8P by a stunning 11.5 points in the second round of the 15th Female Kuksu on March 24. Rui swept the best-of-three series 2-0 to win her seventh Kuksu title.
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Takao Shinji Wins Daiwa Cup: Takao Shinji 9P defeated Kono Rin 9P by half a point in the final game of the 3rd Daiwa Cup Grand Champion tournament on Saturday. This is Takao’s first Daiwa Cup Grand Champion title win; he has held the Daiwa Shoken Cup title twice, in 2006 and 2007. Takao Shinji has held 14 major titles in his career, including the Honinbo, Meijin, and the Judan.
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Cho U 2-0 In Judan: Cho U (Judan) defeated Yamashita Keigo (Tengen) by 1.5 points in the second round of the 48th Judan on March 25. Cho now leads the best-of- five series 2-0. The third round will be played on April 8th.
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WORLD YOUTH DEADLINE MARCH 30

Monday March 29, 2010

The deadline for the World Youth Goe Championships (WYGC) qualifier is now March 30th.  The qualifier will be held on April 3rd, and the finals on April 10th and 11th.  The winners in each bracket will go on to compete at the WYGC in Taiwan, July 22-28.  For more information click here.

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PAIR GO WORLD CUP UPDATE

Monday March 29, 2010

In last week’s report on the recent the 2010 Pair Go World Cup (China’s Song/Xie Win Pair Go World Cup, 3/22 EJ), we failed to mention that U.S. pair Yun Feng and Jie Li were defeated in the first round of the 4 million yen championship by eventual champions Song Ronghui 5P and Xie He 7P of China. “This is an event held by the newly formed World Pair Go Association to celebrate the 20th anniversary of pair go,” reports IGF Vice President Thomas Hsiang. “The sponsors include a new Japanese company ‘Gourmet Navigator,’ or ‘Gurunami’ in Japanese, and All Nippon Airways (ANA).”

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N.A. & EUROPE OUT IN CHUNLAN CUP

Monday March 29, 2010

North America’s Mingjiu Jiang 7P was eliminated in the first round of the Chunlan Cup on Saturday in Beijing, China, as was Europe’s Csaba Mero 6d. After the second round on Sunday, the field was down to eight: Heo Yeongho 7P, Kong Jie 9P, Lee Sedol 9P, Wang Xi 9P, Xie He 7P, Cho Chikun 9P, Gu Li 9P and Gu Lingyi 5P. Lee of Korea and Japan’s Cho are the only non-Chinese players remaining. The Chunlan Cup is sponsored and hosted by The Chunlan Group of China. The beginning 24 players are shortened to 16 after the first round and the top eight players are qualified for the next round while the bottom eight play each other in a knockout tournament. Komi is 5.5 points with 3-hour time limits. The winner’s purse is 1,000,000 Yuan ($150,000). Click here for current standings, courtesy Kin’s Go News, here is the Chunlan Cup tournament line up and team members and here for game records.
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