The 52nd Oza title will be an interesting one for the numerous
Yamashita Keigo fans out there since he will play title holder
Cho U after beating Yoda Norimoto in the challenger final.
The rivalry between Korea and China in the semi-finals of the
main tournament of the 2nd World-Oza left both with a finalist:
Chang Hao [cn] will play the final against Lee SeDol [kr].
The final (best-of-three) will be played 5-8 Januari 2005
and is covered live on
The 3rd round of the main tournament of the 2nd World-Oza again
showed some really close games. The most exciting one being the
young Kong Jie [cn] versus Lee ChangHo [kr]. Both China and
Korea now have two contestants left.
What an interesting semi-final it will be on the 27th of August
and as usual covered live on
The 2nd round of the main tournament of the 2nd World-Oza showed
some really close games. The knockout tournament is now left with
8 players: 4 Korean, 3 Chinese and 1 Japanese. The quarter-finals
will be played the 25th of August and is covered live on
In Japan the main tournament of the 2nd World-Oza has started.
The knockout tournament with 32 participants from all over the
world is covered live on
See the tournament page for the results and the agenda for the schedule.
Title holder Lee ChangHo [kr] prolonges the 38th WangWi by beating
challenger Lee SeDol [kr] in a close and interesting match.
Cho HyeYeon, fast rising female baduk player from Korea
seems to be white-washing the male competition in the
BC Card Cup preliminaries.
Yoda Norimoto [jp] prolonges being the Gosei for one more
year by convincingly beating challenger Yamada Kimio [jp]
in the 29th Gosei title match.
Title holder Lee ChangHo [kr] pulls even in a remarkably short
game to make the score 2-2 in the 38th WangWi title match against
challenger Lee SeDol [kr]. The 5th and final game now will decide all.