Last Round

China Wins, Korea runner up, Hong Kong third, Finland’s Tormanen wins Fighting Spirit Prize. Three European countries in top ten. Second WAGC win for Hu Hu: “Yes, there is much more to this event than Go alone. The opportunity to … Continue reading →

Burzo vs Koh

White: Cornel Burzo (Romania) 6d Black: Juyong Koh (Canada) 6d Commentary by Michael Redmond 9p, transcribed by Chris Garlock. CANADA-ROMANIA: Conjuring Ko The big question is this game is how a guy with no ko threats winds up with five … Continue reading →

Hu vs. Yoo

_KIFU_START_ ( TE[The 30th WAGC Round4] RD[2009.05.28] PC[Nihonkiin, Tokyo] TM[1 hour 30 minutes] LT[10/15 Canadian byo-yomi] LC[-] KO[6.5 pts] RE[Black won by 6.5.] PB[Lih-Chen vs] BR[Yoo] PW[M.Kanazawa] WR[4-JPN] GK[1] TC[ ] ;B[pd] ;W[dd] ;B[qp] ;W[dq] ;B[do] ;W[op] ;B[oq] ;W[pp] ;B[pq] … Continue reading →

The 6th Round

In the sixth round all interest centered on the game between the two remaining undefeated players from China and Korea. In the preceding rounds Shin-hwan Yoo of Korea had already defeated two strong far eastern opponents, from Hong Kong China and … Continue reading →

Debarre vs Silt

White: Thomas Debarre (France) 5d Black: Ondrej Silt (Czechia) 6d Commentary by Michael Redmond 9p, transcribed by Chris Garlock. Sixteen-year-old Thomas Debarre 5d comes up with a new variation on a popular joseki played by top Japanese player Cho U … Continue reading →