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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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MAXIM CUP TIED 1-1

Saturday April 10, 2010

Kang Dongyun 9P defeated Choi Cheolhan (Maxim Cup) by resignation in the second round of the 11th Maxim Cup title match on April 5. The series is now tied 1-1 with the third and final round to be played on April 6th.
- JustPlayGo

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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.
- JustPlayGo; click here for more photos and game records

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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.
- Bill Cobb

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.
- JustPlayGo; click here for more photos and game records

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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.

- JustPlayGo
click here for more photos and game records.

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