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Japan 10-31 53rd NHK Cup, Cho beaten


Can Cho U still be beaten? Yes, Imamura Yoshiaki did it in the 2nd round of the 53rd NHK TV Cup hayago tournament. Lightning games are a real joy to replay, showing the most basic instincts, but on professional level. In this game Imamura goes after Cho with everything he got. more

Imamura Yoshiaki

Japan 10-28 Oza title, 1st game


Cho U continues his title match dominance by beating Yamashita Keigo in the 1st game of the 53rd Oza title match. But surely both Kobayashi and Yamashita still will give him a hard time the coming weeks. This match will be continued the 21st of November. more

Cho U

Japan 10-20 Meijin title, 5th game


Kobayashi Satoru, the challenger for the 30th Meijin title is closing the gap by also winning the 5th game against title holder Cho U. Now there is only one game between them (3-2). To be continued on the 3rd of November. more

Kobayashi Satoru

International 10-19


While the young Korean team barely manages to win the direct battle with the Chinese the 10th LG Cup shows there is not much between these rival countries. The final of this tournament will be played by two Chinese players: young Gu Li and even younger Chen Yaoye (shown). The title will be decided in a best-of-five match, starting somewhere in January. more

Chen Yaoye

International 10-19 The battle of the youth


In the battle of the young and powerful Go generation Korea wins the fight against rival China thus taking the 1st place by scoring 1 point more (18 versus 17). Japan redeems itself a little with a clear win over Taiwan. They end up with 11 and 2 points respectively. All games were broadcast live on IGS, the Go server of co-sponsor PandaNet. more

JapanKoreaChinaTaiwan

International 10-18 The battle of the youth


In the battle of the young and powerful Go generation Korea takes a clear win over Taiwan and Japan turns out to be no match for the Chinese team. Both the Chinese and Korean team now have two clear wins, the first leading by board points (14 versus 13). The last round will be on Wednesday, the 19th. All games are broadcast live on IGS, the Go server of co-sponsor PandaNet. more

JapanKoreaChinaTaiwan

International 10-17 The battle of the youth


A battle of the young and powerful Go generation in this new event promises lots of interesting games and fighting. Four teams from host Japan, Korea, China and Taiwan consisting of eight players each will meet each other in the coming three days, resulting in 48 games total, all broadcast live on IGS, the Go server of co-sponsor PandaNet. more

JapanKoreaChinaTaiwan

Japan 10-16 NHK Cup: fearless fighting


Once in a while we get to see a glimpse of the latent fighting power of professionals. The most recent game for the 53rd NHK Cup between Moriyama Naoki and Takao Shinji shows a game similar to the famous game between Go Seigen en Sakata Eio, also for the NHK Cup but back in 1966 (see the game gallery). The game catches fire and shown us the power of ko. Study recommended but also just for your entertainment. more

Moriyama Naoki

Japan 10-12 Meijin title, 4th game


Kobayashi Satoru, the challenger for the 30th Meijin title takes one back in the 4th game against title holder Cho U. This means we will see at least one more game between these two. To be continued on the 19th of October. more

Kobayashi Satoru

Korea 10-11 New Korean tournament launched


The Korean Go scene has a new tournament: the Korean Price Information Cup. It features four qualification leagues which result in a semi-final knockout and a best-of-three title match, an interesting formula. First title holder is Park YoungHoon convincingly beating Lee ChangHo (who else?) in the final. more

Park YoungHoon

Japan 10-08 Iyama promoted to 7-dan


Winning the 12th Japan Open brought Iyama Yuta (16 year old) immediate promotion to 7-dan. more

Iyama Yuta

Japan 10-08 16 jr old wins Japan Open


Iyama Yuta, the 16 year old super-talent wins the 12th Agon Haya-Go Championship of Japan. In the final he beats Kobayashi Satoru, the challenger for the 30th Meijin title. more

Iyama Yuta

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