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Korea 08-09 Korean rating list published

Player Rank Rating
1.Lee ChangHo9p19,014
2.Lee SeDol9p17,627
3.Choi CheolHan9p17,168
34.Park JiEun6p11,047
50.Kim JiSeok2p10,743
The Korean Baduk Association, the Hankuk Kiwon has published an official rating list based on the performances of their professionals. The top-three is as can be expected. Highest female professional is Park JiEun. Remarkable is the large drop in rating over the first 50 players and the seemingly unrelated quantities of rank and rating. more

Japan 08-08 30th Meijin challenger

Kobayashi Satoru beats Yamashita Keigo in the challenger playoff of the 30th Meijin league. Both had a score of 7-1 in the league. Kobayashi will now face title holder Cho U in the best-of seven title match. It's Kobayashi's first attempt to become Meijin. He's not completely unfamiliar with major title matches having played the Kisei final three times and winning it in his first attempt, back in 1995. more

Kobayashi Satoru

European Union 08-06 European Go Congress

The 49th European Go Championships were won by Alexandr Dinerstein from Russia with a score of 8 out of 10. The winner of last year, Yoon Kwang-sun from Korea, was not entered in the top-32 group so despite having the same score as the winner he ended 9th, being short of McMahon points. Other noteworthy facts: 10 Koreans and 3 Russians in the top-15. Highest ending European amateur: Ilja Shikshin from Russia (8th). Highest ending female competitor: Zhao Pei from Germany (13th). more

Alexandre Dinerchstein


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