You can find the game record on the tournament page.
The action so far was all in the upper-right corner, where they played some variation of the very complex Magic Sword of Muramasa Joseki. Cho Chikun plays White and sealed the last move of this first day. The real fight will start tomorrow (and end tomorrow, as well).
I already wrote an entry about the final. Also, a reminder that Cho Hye Yeon has a very nice English blog. She is actually the only professional player who keeps an updated blog in English – thank you for that, Hye Yeon! To point to just a few of her recent entries: there is an entry about the mirror-Go strategy, one about what is to be insei in Korea, and one about a decline in Go / Baduk popularity in Korea.
The game record below is from the third round which just ended: Lee Sedol won by 1.5 points, in a game in which Park Yeonghun seemed to have a slight lead when yose started. The variations are the ones I found on the Cyberoro server, where the game was broadcast live.
Update: Thank you Nexik for pointing out to what looks like a variation that shows Park’s last chance to win the game, and thank you Smurf for pointing out to the fact that GoGameWorld.com has a commentary of this game by Yoo ChangHyuk in their sample section (look for “[Sample Game] 12th Samsung Cup final game 3: Park YuongHoon vs Lee Sedol.”).
This photo was apparently taken in the British Museum in London (Korean room), and it has the following text next to it:
Wooden paduk board and pieces made of shell and stone Choson Dynasty, 18th-19th century Played mainly by men, this game is also popular in other Far Eastern countries, where it is known as weiqi or go. The Korean paduk board is unique in being hollow, with an arrangement of wires stretched inside which makes it resonate when a piece is moved on top of the board. There are 324 squares on the board but the game is played on the intersections, not in the spaces. There are many Korean paintings depicting Korean aristocrats (yangban) whiling away the hours playing paduk in a small summer pavilion.You can find the photo on flickr.com and here are more flickr .com photos by the same author (Julio Martinez). Now I wonder what the position is – anyways it looks quite realistic, unlike the one in a previous blog entry. Update: Many thanks to Jordi Jané who sent me a photo of the same item but from a different angle, so I was able to write the whole text from the museum explanation above:
Here is also a link to a much larger photo version.
Unless the position is that high and unusual on purpose and the ad has some very deep message, but I somehow doubt that
(Here is the source of the photo).
Fischer was a wonder-kid in chess. The story of his life is a sad one after he refused to defend his World Chess title, then gradually became paranoid and was on the run from the American authorities, who tried to prosecute him for breaking the embargo with Yugoslavia. While this news doesn’t have any relation to Go, I mentioned it because Chess was my obsession before I learned Go. The difference is that I never played in a Chess tournament, but I used to read a lot of books about Chess; not so much technical books (those too), but more anecdotal ones about the lives of grandmasters, about world championships, etc. One of my favorite books at that time was called something like “The match of the century” and it described in great journalistic detail the match that made Fischer famous, when he challenged and defeated Boris Spassky. Fischer was may hero when I was a kid…