Archive for June, 2009
The Japanese Gosei title started yesterday. Title holder is the amazing Cho U, who, besides Gosei is title-holder in Meijin, Judan, Tengen and Oza and is also the current Agon Cup winner in Japan.
Cho U captured the Gosei title from Yoda Norimoto in 2006, and defended it successfully against Yokota Shigeaki in 2007 and against Yamashita Keigo in 2008.
The challenger this year is Yuki Satoshi 9 dan. He qualified to challenge Cho U after defeating Morita Michihiro, O Meien, So Yokoku, Takemiya Masaki and Iyama Yuta.
Gosei is one of the seven major Japanese Go titles, and the final is played in a best-of-five system.
Cho U won this first game by resignation in 143 moves. The second game will be played on July 10th.
Here is the game record.
Chang Hao of China defeated Lee Changho of South Korea 2:0 in the final of the international Chunlan Cup. This must have been particularly pleasing for the sponsor, since Chunlan is a Chinese company.
Here is the game 1 record. Chang Hao, playing black, won by resignation in 241 moves.
Here is a photo from the beginning of game 1: Chang Hao is on the left hand side. Chen Zude, one of the veteran Chinese professional players, is watching the game from the referee table.
And here is the game 2 record. Chang Hao, playing white, won by resignation in 176 moves.
In the playoff for the 3rd place, Kong Jie of China defeated his countryman Zhou Heyang.
“Lee Se-dol, the 26-year-old top Korean baduk player, failed to participate in a Chinese league held in Hangzhou because he was included in the list of passengers who needed to take an influenza A test.”
Here is the position after day one:
Photo of Takao Shinji handing the sealed move to referee Rin Kaiho at the end of day one.
Game four will be played on June 18, 19.
And this is the game record between China and Korea.