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LEE SEDOL UP 2-0 IN BC CARD CUP

Sunday April 25, 2010

Lee Sedol 9P blanked Chang Hao 9P over the weekend in the two rounds of the BC Card Cup, winning both games by resignation. Sedol has been on an amazing winning streak since his return to professional play in January, and it would come as no surprise to anyone if he swept this year’s BC Card Cup. Game three of the best-of-5 game series will be played on April 27th.
- JustPlayGo

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CHEN YAOYE WINS TIANYUAN, AGAIN

Sunday April 25, 2010

It was déjà vu all over again as Chen Yaoye 9P defeated Gu Li 9P by resignation in the third and final round of the 24th Tianyuan (Tengen) title match on Friday, April 23, winning the title 2-1 and retaining it for the second straight year. He defeated Gu Li in last year’s Tianyuan.
- JustPlayGo

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TIANYUAN GOING TO DECISIVE FINAL ROUND

Friday April 23, 2010

With Gu Li 9P and Chen Yaoye 9P tied 1-1, the Tianyuan (Tengen) goes to a decisive third round on April 23. Gu defeated Chen by resignation in the first round of the 24th Tianyuan on Tuesday, and Chen returned the favor on Thursday.
- JustPlayGo for more photos and both game records

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SUZUKI AYUMI 5P MAKES LG CUP SEMI-FINALS

Friday April 23, 2010

Japan’s Suzuki Ayumi 5P made an impressive run in the LG Cup qualifying preliminaries, making it to the semifinals before being defeated by Korea’s Heo Yeongho 7P on April 22. Earlier, she had defeated China’s Gu Lingyi 5P in the second round and Korea’s Moon Myeonggeun 9P in the third. Suzuki Ayumi reached the challenger final for the Female Kisei, took second place in the Female Meijin league in 2010 and was runner-up for Female Honinbo in 2008.
- based on reports on JustPlayGo

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GODISCUSSIONS USERS MOVE TO NEW FORUM

Friday April 23, 2010

Two grassroots efforts to replace the popular GoDiscussions.com forum – which has been plagued with technical issues in recent months – have resulted in a new home for go fans to discuss go topics online.  When the GoDiscussions users decided on Wednesday to move to the new Life in 19×19 Forums Shodan Imports owner Chuck Thomas redirected all traffic from igodojo.org to Life in 19×19 Forums. “Let’s get on with the endless arguments, pedantic nitpicking and good old fashioned grumpiness!”said “user CarlJung.”
- Dennis  Wheeler

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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

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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