Yoda Norimoto takes home the 7th Nongshim Cup by taking out the
last three lines of defense of the Chinese and Korean competitors.
A great achievement and good to see Japan show some muscles on
the international Go scene.
02-23 30th Kisei title
Fans of Hane Naoki, son of Hane Yasumasa will be disappointed by
the performance of the Kisei title holder against challenger
Yamashita Keigo. Getting beaten with straight figures never is
pleasant to see, although all games were very close.
02-15 49th Guksu title
The plot thickens in the 49th Guksu title. Title holder Choi CheolHan
evens the score against challenger Lee ChangHo and thus we will
go all the way this year.
The final game will be played the 2nd of March.
02-15 18th Female Meijin title
Aoki Kikuyo convincingly takes the 18th female Meijin title
from title holder Koyama Terumi. In a tight 2nd game Aoki
takes the game with a very small margin.
02-11 49th Guksu title
In the match for the 49th Guksu title old-face Lee ChangHo goes
into the lead with a maximum of two games to go.
02-10 1st Kangwon Cup
Korea goes into the lead against rival country China in the
1st Kangwon Cup, the score: 3-2. Lots of games to go though...
02-09 30th Kisei title
Poor Hane Naoki... Whatever he throws at Yamashita Keigo, he doesn't
seem to be able to pull out a game in this nerv-wrecking match for
the 30th Kisei title. Just after three games the title-holder is
facing kado-ban. Will we see a new Kisei soon?
To be continued the 22nd of February...
02-09 1st Kangwon Cup
Matches between China and Korea are very interesting. Both
countries consider themselves really the strongest Go nation
but who actual is?
Maybe this two-nation cup will give some more insight on the
matter. But not yet since right now the score is 2-2.
02-02 30th Kisei title
In a tight game with huge territories and exchanges again it's
Yamashita Keigo who is pulling the longest straw.
Kisei title holder Hane Naoki [jp] is now facing a 2 point deficit.
To be continued the 8th of February...
02-02 49th Guksu title
The players fighting for the 49th Guksu title are two well-known
faces in Korea: Lee ChangHo and Choi CheolHan.
The latter pulled the match even by winning the 2nd game.
To be continued the 11th of February.