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SAKAI HIDEYUKI WINS GAME TWO IN GOSEI

Sunday July 11, 2010

Sakai Hideyuki 7P defeated Cho U 9P in the second game of the the 35th Gosei title match. After losing the first game by resignation in late June, Sakai Hideyuki rallied this Friday, winning by 2.5 points.

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LEE CHANGHO NOW 2-2 IN MYEONGIN LEAGUE PLAY

Thursday July 8, 2010

Lee Changho increased his chance of reaching the 38th Myeongin semifinals on Tuesday, defeating Kim Seongjae 4P by resignation. Changho now stands at 2-2, and will play his final league game against Lee Sedol. Kang Dongyun is currently in the strongest position with a 2-0 record, but he too has yet to play against Lee Sedol. With two players anticipating potentially critical games against him, it will be interesting to see if Lee Sedol’s recent loss to Kong Jie has any visible effect on his game.
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KONG JIE WINS FUJITSU CUP IN A BIG WAY

Monday July 5, 2010

Kong Jie (r) won the Fujitsu Cup Monday, defeating Lee Sedol by a massive 12.5 points in the 23rd Fujitsu Cup title match. This is the first Fujitsu Cup title for Kong Jie, adding to an already impressive list of international titles. Following some unfavorable exchanges early on, Lee Sedol fought to reverse the flow and come from behind. Kong Jie, nevertheless, stayed the course and was successful in shutting him down. This is obviously a major win for Kong Jie, solidifying his #1 status on the international stage.
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YAMASHITA KEIGO WINS FIRST HONINBO

Monday July 5, 2010

Yamashita Keigo 9P won his first Honinbo title on Tuesday, June 29, defeating Hane Naoki 9P by 7.5 points in the fifth and final round of the 65th Honinbo for a decisive 4-1 record.
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LEE CHANGO BREAKS MYEONGIN SLUMP

Monday July 5, 2010

Entering his third game in league play of the 38th Myeongin without a single win, Lee Changho (9P) managed a victory last Tuesday, defeating Baek Hongsuk (7P).  It was a decisive victory for Lee Changho, with Baek Hongsuk resigning after only 103 moves. Lee Changho’s next league game will be against Kim Seongjae (4P), on July 6th, and his final league game will be against Lee Sedol (9P), at a date to be announced.
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FIREWORKS IN THE OLLEH KT CUP

Monday July 5, 2010

Although An Choyeong 9P became disagreeable during the scoring phase of last Tuesday’s match in the Olleh KT Cup, requiring a tournament official to mediate the dispute, he was ruled the winner, defeating Song Taekon 9P by 3.5 points in the game.
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TEAM POSCO CHEMTECH TIES TEAM TBROAD IN KB LEAGUE

Monday June 28, 2010

Team Posco Chemtech — Kang Changbae 2P, Park Yeonghun 9P and Baek Hongsuk 7P — defeated Team Tbroad in KB League play on June 26. They won three out of their five games, putting them dead even with Team Marble in second place. Kang Changbae’s win over veteran pro Mok Jinseok was somewhat of a surprise: Changbae was an amateur player from 2005 to 2008 and the South Korean representative in the 2007 Korea Prime Minister Cup World Baduk Championship, winning the tournament undefeated.
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US JUNIOR NATIONAL TEAM TO COMPETE IN BRUNEI FRIENDSHIP GAMES

Monday June 28, 2010

After three weeks of intense competition, the American Go Honor Society (AGHS) has named seventeen members to the US Junior National Team, who will  compete in the 2010 Brunei Friendship Games  later this week. Six students had earned berths directly for superior performance in the School Team Tournament, while the remainder were selected by a qualifying tournament. “From last year’s gold medal winning squad, we’re glad to welcome back two members who earned berths in the qualifying event,” reports organizer Ashely Wilson; “we look forward to repeating our performance and taking top honors again. Games will be played on KGS, so we hope you all will come out in support of the Red, White, and Blue against Southeast Asia.”  For more information, go to the AGHS website.

PARK YEONGHUN ADVANCES TO CALTEX CUP SEMIFINALS

Saturday June 26, 2010

In the third round of the 15th GS Caltex Cup, Park Yeonghun 9P defeated Kim Junghyun 2P by resignation Wednesday, June 23, eliminating Junghyun from tournament play. Only a few weeks earlier, on June 11th, Kim Junghyun had eliminated Lee Changho by defeating him in the second round. Park Yeonghun now advances to the Caltex Cup Semifinals to face either Heo Yeongho 7P or Lee Younggu 8P.
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CHO U TAKES GAME 1 IN GOSEI

Saturday June 26, 2010

Cho U 9P defeated Sakai Hideyuki 7P by resignation in the first round of the 35th Gosei on Thursday, June 24. Cho U is the defending titleholder, and has won the Gosei four consecutive years, 2006-2009. The Gosei is Sakai Hideyuki’s first major title match. The second round will be played on July 9th.
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