Lee ChangHo [kr] brings home the 6th Nongshim Cup with a marvelous
display of power by beating 5 formidable opponents from China
and Japan in a row.
In the Pandanet Open Professional and Amateur Internet
World Go Championship professionals from all over the
world showed up on IGS to play their 3rd round games
against the amateurs who survived the fierce preliminary
rounds. Can you figure out all professionals by their
sometimes cryptic names?
The game records in SGF format
are available from GoBase.org.
02-25 29th Kisei title
Yuki Satoshi [jp], challenger for the 29th Kisei title
takes the lead with a convincing win in the 5th game
against the title holder Hane Naoki [jp].
Next game: 6th of march.
First blood in the Women's Meijin title goes to Kobayashi Izumi, Meijin.
In a rather messy game she killed a huge group of challenger Koyama Terumi, 5p.
Young Choi CheolHan [kr] defends his Guksu title in a very
convincing style by beating challenger Lee ChangHo [kr]
in three straight wins, an impressive performance.
02-17 29th Kisei title
Unusual shapes and fighting in the 4th game of
the title match for the 29th Kisei title.
In an interesting center battle Yuki Satoshi [jp]
forces the title holder Hane Naoki [jp] to resign
in just 124 moves. The match is all square again.
Next game: 24th of february.
02-03 29th Kisei title
The 3rd game of the 29th Kisei title match goes
to Hane Naoki [jp]. In a close battle it's Hane Yasumasa, 9p [jp]
his son who takes the point, despite a good game by
Yuki Satoshi's [jp]. Study it to grasp the meaning of furikawari.
Next game: 16th of february.
The final of the Judan challenger tournament featured an exciting
game where Cho Chikun sacrificed a large amount of stones to
Takao Shinji to enclose a large territory. It was just enough
to ensure a close win.
The final of the Judan challenger tournament live on IGS.
Will Cho Chikun once again become challenger for one
of the seven big titles? See for yourself...
His opponent is Takao Shinji.