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JABARIN LEADS KGS A-LEAGUE

Sunday April 18, 2010

Almost halfway through the April KGS Insei League, Ali Jabarin (OohAah) has taken the lead with a perfect score of 8 wins, including one against KILL founder Aleksander Dinerchtein 3P (Breakfast), his main teacher there.  Jabarin lives in Israel and is a former Youth Champion of Europe. Argentinan danigabi is undefeated with 5-0, while Fredda (Fredrik Blomback 5d) from Sweden has won one. Artem92 (Artem Kachanovskij 6d, Ukraine), who won the first league, is at 2-1. DRhazar (Canada) 8-0, fantastigo (Germany) 3-0 and Maroncsan (Hungary) 1-0 lead in the B-league, with Kalmah (Finland) at their heels with 90%.
- Peter Dijkema, European Correspondent for the E-Journal

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PARK YEONGHUN WINS MYEONGIN PRELIM

Sunday April 18, 2010

Park Yeonghun 9P (r) defeated amateur Park Youngryong 7d by resignation in the 38th Myeongin (Meijin) Preliminary Tournament Finals on April 17. The Myeongin consists of 12 players divided into two leagues who compete in several stages. Last year’s Myeongin was Lee Changho 9P, who has won the title 13 times.
- JustPlayGo

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CHINA DOMINATES FUJITSU QUARTERFINALS

Wednesday April 14, 2010

In the Fujitsu Cup quarterfinal matches Wednesday, April 14, China flexed its muscles and won three of the four matches. Lee Sedol 9P was the only Korean to make the Final 4, defeating Gu Li 9P by resignation and joining China’s Kong Jie 9P, Qiu Jun 8P and Piao Wenyao 5P for the semifinals. With the July 3 semis nearly three months away, it’s difficult to identify any clear favorites, as there’s a lot that can happen in the next few months. Lee’s been on a very solid winning streak, Piao Wenyao has stacked up some impressive wins as of late, and Kong Jie is China’s top player. Whatever the outcomes, it will be an exciting series of matches.
- JustPlayGo for photos & game records

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JAPAN OUT OF FUJITSU CUP, KOREA AND CHINA TO BATTLE IT OUT

Wednesday April 14, 2010

With all six of Japan’s players eliminated in the second round of play on Monday, April 12 in the Fujitsu Cup, Korea and China will battle it out for the championship. In the April 14 quarterfinals, it’s Gu Li 9P (CN) vs Lee Sedol 9P (KR), Park Yeonghun 9P (KR) vs Piao Wenyao 5P (CN), Kim Jiseok 7P (KR) vs Kong Jie 9P (CN) and Qiu Jun 8P (CN) vs Kang Dongyun 9P (KR).
- JustPlayGo for photos & game records

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CHEN YAOYE ADVANCES TO CCTV CUP FINALS

Wednesday April 14, 2010

Chen Yaoye 7P (l) defeated Zhou Ruiyang 5P (r) by resignation on Tuesday, April 13 in the semifinal match of the 2010 CCTV Cup. Chen will play the winner of the semifinal match between Gu Lingyi 5P and Piao Wenyao 5P.
- JustPlayGo for the game record

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CHOI CHEOLHAN WINS 2ND CONSECUTIVE MAXIM CUP

Sunday April 11, 2010

Choi Cheolhan (r) won the Maxim Cup on Tuesday, April 6, defeating Kang Dongyun (l) by resignation in the third and final game to win the 11th Maxim title match 2-1. Choi has now won the Maxim Cup two years in a row. The Maxim is sponsored by Baduk TV and Dong Suh (East-West) Foods Co.
- JustPlayGo & KIN’s Homepage

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XIE HE ADVANCES TO RICOH CUP FINALS

Sunday April 11, 2010

Xie He 7P (l) advanced to the RICOH Cup finals after defeating Gu Lingyi 5P (r) by resignation in the semifinal on Tuesday. Xie will face Kong Jie – who won the title in 2005 — in the title match. This will be Kong Jie’s first RICOH Cup title match.
- JustPlayGo for the game record

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CHO U SWEEPS JUDAN 3-0

Sunday April 11, 2010

Cho U 9P (l) has retained his Judan title handily, defeating Yamashita Keigo 9P (r) by resignation in the third round Thursday to complete a 3-0 sweep of the 48th Judan, winning the title for a second year in a row. Cho won games one and three by resignation and game 2 by 1.5; he now leads Yamashita 34-22 in head-to-head competition. See below for photos & game records
- Just Play Go & Kin’s Homepage

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AMERICAS, EUROPE OUT IN FUJITSU 1ST ROUND

Sunday April 11, 2010

The players from Europe, North and South America went down fighting in the first round of the 23rd Fujitsu Cup Saturday in Tokyo. China’s Piao Wenyao 5P (l) defeated amateur Li Jie 7D (r) of the United States by resignation after 219 moves, Japan’s Takao Shinji 9P defeated Argentina’s amateur Fernando Aguilar 6D by resignation after 172 moves, and Kim Jiseok 7D of Korea beat a very strong effort by Russia’s Alexandre Dinerstein 3P, who resigned after 243 moves. Round 2 is scheduled for Monday, April 12. Click below for more photos, game records and Round 2 pairings.
- JustPlayGo

NEW GO SCHOOL IN KOREA

Saturday April 10, 2010

Kim Dongyeop 9P and Kim Seonmi 2P head up “Baduk World,” a new go school in Korea for foreign players.  “We offer a five- and six-day study plan,” reports Jonathan Hop, “where students get the personal guidance of professional and high dan amateur players and also visit Korea. Anyone of any strength is welcome.”

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