Archive for August, 2009

Kim Jiseok 5p Defeated Lee Changho 2:0

Friday, August 21st, 2009
Kim Jiseok 5p defeated Lee Changho 2:0 in the best-of-three Korean Prices Information Cup final match. This was surprising to me, since I never heard of Kim Jiseok before. I found some information about him on Sensei’s Library page: he turned 20 recently, and he is number 8 in Korea’s internal ranking system.
Kim Jiseok 5p Defeated Lee Changho 2:0 in Prices Information Cup 2009

The game record for the first game is here. Kim Jiseok played white and won by resignation.

(; KM[6.5] EV[5th Prices Informatino Cup final round 1] SZ[19] FF[3] GM[1] DT[2009-08-12] RE[W+R] PB[Lee Changho] PW[Kim Jiseok] WR[5d] BR[9d] ;B[pd];W[dp];B[qp];W[dd];B[nq];W[qj];B[fc];W[qf];B[qh];W[of];B[nc] ;W[rd];B[qc];W[pi];B[cf];W[df];B[dg];W[ef];B[cd];W[ce];B[be];W[de] ;B[bg];W[cc];B[bd];W[lc];B[eb];W[db];B[ic];W[le];B[kd];W[ld];B[rc] ;W[ie];B[gf];W[gd];B[fd];W[ge];B[fe];W[ff];B[ec];W[dc];B[gg];W[fh] ;B[dh];W[eh];B[jb];W[kc];B[he];W[hd];B[id];W[hf];B[dj];W[qn];B[ql] ;W[on];B[ol];W[mm];B[oj];W[mk];B[ni];W[ph];B[pj];W[qi];B[li];W[kj] ;B[hg];W[ki];B[je];W[jf];B[ig];W[ke];B[jd];W[if];B[kg];W[kf];B[kh] ;W[ii];B[hi];W[jg];B[gj];W[ej];B[jh];W[ih];B[ji];W[ij];B[jj];W[ik] ;B[jk];W[il];B[jl];W[im];B[jm];W[qk];B[in];W[gl];B[nn];W[nm];B[om] ;W[oo];B[mn];W[oq];B[np];W[op];B[nr];W[or];B[pn];W[po];B[rn];W[ro] ;B[dk];W[qo];B[fq];W[dr];B[fk];W[gi];B[hm];W[hn];B[io];W[ga];B[hc] ;W[ea];B[gc];W[he];B[fa];W[fb];B[ha];W[gn];B[gp];W[cn];B[qm];W[gs] ;B[gr];W[fs];B[dq];W[cq];B[es];W[er];B[fr];W[ds];B[hs];W[mr];B[mq] ;W[ns];B[lr];W[ms];B[ls];W[os];B[lq];W[da];B[mb];W[lb];B[gb];W[fa] ;B[ka];W[la];B[ib];W[bk];B[fl];W[fj];B[eq];W[do];B[gk];W[gm];B[cl] ;W[bl];B[bj];W[ci];B[cj];W[di];B[bi];W[ch];B[bh];W[sn];B[rl];W[qe] ;B[sm];W[rm];B[cr];W[br];B[rn];W[so];B[si];W[ri];B[ma];W[sc];B[sb] ;W[sd];B[qd];W[re];B[qb];W[ei];B[cg];W[bc];B[cp];W[bq];B[ac];W[dm] ;B[dl];W[aj])

The game record for the second game is here. Kim Jiseok played black and won by 1.5 points.

(; EV[5th Prices Information Cup final round 2] KM[6.5] FF[3] SZ[19] GM[1] PW[Lee Changho] WR[9d] DT[2009-08-19] BR[5d] RE[B+1.5] PB[Kim Jiseok] ;B[pd];W[dd];B[qp];W[dp];B[oq];W[qf];B[nc];W[rd];B[qg];W[pg];B[qh] ;W[pf];B[rf];W[re];B[qc];W[qj];B[pi];W[rg];B[rh];W[sf];B[pj];W[ql] ;B[ol];W[qo];B[ro];W[qn];B[pp];W[rn];B[rp];W[on];B[mm];W[mn];B[ln] ;W[nm];B[nl];W[mo];B[lm];W[lp];B[jp];W[pk];B[ok];W[nr];B[np];W[lr] ;B[jr];W[ko];B[lq];W[kq];B[mq];W[kp];B[kr];W[ip];B[hq];W[mk];B[ni] ;W[kk];B[ml];W[jm];B[rc];W[mg];B[li];W[kg];B[ji];W[ik];B[hi];W[ig] ;B[hp];W[jq];B[iq];W[io];B[mp];W[lo];B[ho];W[hn];B[in];W[jo];B[gn] ;W[hm];B[cn];W[co];B[dn];W[eq];B[cf];W[fd];B[di];W[lc];B[cc];W[cd] ;B[bd];W[ei];B[dh];W[fg];B[jk];W[dc];B[bb];W[cb];B[bc];W[jj];B[kj] ;W[jl];B[lk];W[mj];B[lj];W[ek];B[ck];W[bn];B[bm];W[bo];B[me];W[oh] ;B[nh];W[ng];B[rj];W[kh];B[ki];W[mc];B[nd];W[le];B[fr];W[er];B[rk] ;W[bl];B[bk];W[mb];B[nb];W[db];B[ef];W[ff];B[ee];W[ce];B[be];W[eg] ;B[df];W[fe];B[es];W[cm];B[dr];W[fq];B[gr];W[cr];B[br];W[dq];B[cs] ;W[ds];B[ed];W[ec];B[dr];W[qk];B[cq];W[qi];B[ph];W[ri];B[si];W[dm] ;B[lf];W[md];B[ne];W[na];B[oa];W[ma];B[qb];W[ob];B[pa];W[mf];B[oi] ;W[mh];B[og];W[nf];B[of];W[oe];B[oh];W[pe];B[pc];W[sg];B[sh];W[qd] ;B[rl];W[qm];B[mi];W[ih];B[ii];W[go];B[ke];W[ld];B[kf];W[ic];B[id] ;W[jc];B[fc];W[fb];B[gc];W[gb];B[hg];W[hh];B[gh];W[if];B[hf];W[ie] ;B[gj];W[fi];B[gi];W[gg];B[fn];W[ir];B[em];W[eo];B[kd];W[ib];B[dl] ;W[am];B[cl];W[bm];B[fo];W[en];B[hr];W[ak];B[bj];W[od];B[oc];W[aj] ;B[ai];W[al];B[bi];W[fm];B[gm];W[el];B[hl];W[im];B[oo];W[om];B[sm] ;W[sn];B[rm];W[dg];B[cg];W[fs];B[gs];W[bp];B[bq];W[fp];B[gl];W[ba] ;B[gp];W[ab];B[ac];W[so];B[sp];W[dj];B[sd];W[aq];B[ar];W[ap];B[fl] ;W[se];B[lh];W[lg];B[jh];W[jg];B[sc];W[hk];B[fj];W[em];B[kl];W[jk] ;B[km];W[ca];B[no];W[nn];B[po];W[aa];B[pn];W[pm];B[ej];W[dk];B[ci] ;W[jn];B[gk];W[eh];B[gq];W[fh])
Complete tournament table here. Kim Jiseok is also doing well in Nongshim Cup: he defeated Lee Heesung to qualify in the preliminary finalists – game record here.

Chen Yaoye Wins China-Korea Tengen

Friday, August 21st, 2009
Chen Yaoye 9p of China defeated Kang Dongyun 9p in the China-Korea Tengen playoff by 2:1. This series has the holders of the Tengen title in each of the two countries play a best-of-three match together.
Chen Yaoye wins China-Korea Tengen 2009

The game record for the third game is here. Chen Yaoye played white and won by resignation.

(; KM[7.5] EV[13th China-Korea Tengen round 3] FF[3] SZ[19] GM[1] PW[Chen Yaoye] WR[9d] DT[2009-08-21] BR[9d] RE[W+R] PB[Kang Dongyun] ;B[pd];W[dp];B[qp];W[dd];B[fq];W[cn];B[kq];W[qj];B[qf];W[qm];B[pk] ;W[qk];B[pn];W[qn];B[qo];W[pm];B[on];W[lp];B[kp];W[lo];B[ko];W[ln] ;B[om];W[lq];B[pl];W[qh];B[ri];W[qg];B[qi];W[pi];B[ql];W[rl];B[rm] ;W[pj];B[rk];W[rj];B[sl];W[kn];B[jn];W[jm];B[in];W[im];B[hn];W[rf] ;B[nc];W[hm];B[gn];W[gm];B[fm];W[kr];B[jr];W[fn];B[fl];W[fo];B[lr] ;W[dl];B[dm];W[cm];B[hk];W[ik];B[cf];W[hj];B[di];W[ce];B[df];W[fd] ;B[hc];W[fb];B[jd];W[cj];B[ci];W[bj];B[gi];W[hi];B[gh];W[er];B[mr] ;W[rd];B[gk];W[jj];B[ll];W[ml];B[mk];W[mm];B[lk];W[km];B[kg];W[ig] ;B[ge];W[hp];B[ip];W[fe];B[gf];W[lh];B[nk];W[kh];B[lg];W[hb];B[gc] ;W[gb];B[mh];W[jg];B[kj];W[ji];B[qe];W[re];B[mg];W[kl];B[ib];W[hq] ;B[qc];W[ie];B[sj];W[rh];B[si];W[sh];B[sk];W[qd];B[pe];W[rc];B[qb] ;W[og];B[go];W[fp];B[id];W[bf];B[bg];W[be];B[hh];W[ih];B[dj];W[np] ;B[nq];W[iq];B[gs];W[is];B[ir];W[hr];B[hs];W[jq];B[ks];W[gr];B[js] ;W[fs];B[en];W[gp];B[bi];W[jp];B[jo];W[op];B[oq];W[ff];B[fg];W[ck] ;B[rb];W[ek];B[gj];W[ag];B[bh];W[nf];B[ne];W[mf];B[me];W[ia];B[fc] ;W[ec];B[ha];W[ga];B[jb];W[ke];B[kd];W[le];B[ld];W[ni];B[je];W[jf] ;B[mi];W[of];B[db];W[eb];B[cc];W[bb];B[bc];W[cb];B[dc];W[ab])

1:1 in China-Korea Tengen Playoff

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

The Tengen title holders from China (Chen Yaoye 9p) and Korea (Kang Dongyun 9p) are playing a best-of-three playoff match. They are tied at 1:1 so far, and the last game will be played on August 21st.

China-Korea Tengen 2009

Record for game one here (Chen Yaoye won by 1.5 points playing black).

(; KM[7.5] EV[13th China-Korea Tengen round 1] FF[3] SZ[19] GM[1] PW[Kang Dongyun] WR[9d] PB[Chen Yaoye] BR[9d] RE[B+1.5] DT[2009-08-18] ;B[pd];W[dp];B[qp];W[dc];B[oq];W[qf];B[nc];W[rd];B[qg];W[pg];B[qh] ;W[ph];B[rf];W[qe];B[qj];W[pi];B[qk];W[qc];B[kc];W[ce];B[cn];W[fq] ;B[bp];W[cq];B[ck];W[kq];B[of];W[pc];B[oc];W[oe];B[ne];W[gc];B[en] ;W[hp];B[pf];W[pe];B[nf];W[ok];B[od];W[re];B[ni];W[mk];B[rg];W[rb] ;B[nl];W[nk];B[pm];W[ci];B[jo];W[jp];B[lj];W[lk];B[kj];W[ko];B[ee] ;W[ge];B[ec];W[dd];B[ed];W[df];B[ef];W[gg];B[dg];W[cg];B[dh];W[ch] ;B[db];W[cb];B[fb];W[jc];B[jb];W[kd];B[ic];W[jd];B[lc];W[id];B[de] ;W[cf];B[bb];W[bc];B[ca];W[cc];B[hc];W[gb];B[hd];W[gd];B[he];W[hf] ;B[fh];W[ie];B[ib];W[hi];B[dj];W[kh];B[ij];W[ji];B[jj];W[mg];B[kf] ;W[mi];B[ig];W[ih];B[lh];W[lg];B[kg];W[li];B[gh];W[hg];B[hh];W[le] ;B[ii];W[jh];B[nh];W[mh];B[mj];W[ng];B[og];W[me];B[pj];W[km];B[pb] ;W[qb];B[hm];W[oo];B[po];W[pl];B[ql];W[op];B[pq];W[om];B[on];W[nn] ;B[pn];W[nq];B[nr];W[mq];B[bq];W[di];B[ei];W[bk];B[bl];W[bj];B[mr] ;W[lr];B[no];W[np];B[nm];W[mn];B[fg];W[ol];B[br];W[gn];B[gm];W[il] ;B[im];W[jm];B[hl];W[bm];B[cl];W[al];B[dr];W[fn];B[fm];W[cr];B[cs] ;W[er];B[dq];W[cp];B[eq];W[ep];B[ds];W[fr];B[co];W[eo];B[ho];W[bs] ;B[as];W[dn];B[em];W[io];B[in];W[jn];B[gp];W[go];B[hn];W[fo];B[hq] ;W[ip];B[gq];W[fp];B[ir];W[iq];B[hr];W[jr];B[es];W[is];B[fs];W[hs] ;B[do];W[gr];B[ob];W[ik];B[hk];W[oj];B[oi];W[ms];B[or];W[pp];B[qq] ;W[cm];B[dm];W[cj];B[ej];W[kk];B[nj];W[se];B[bn];W[am];B[sf];W[md] ;B[nd];W[ab];B[ba];W[fa];B[jk];W[jl];B[ns];W[ls];B[qa];W[ra];B[an] ;W[ak];B[ki];W[jg];B[ff];W[gf];B[mf];W[lf];B[pa];W[mc];B[mb];W[ia] ;B[ja];W[ha];B[kb];W[ac];B[da];W[jf];B[hb];W[ga];B[eb];W[ld];B[pk] ;W[gs];B[bs];W[aa];B[qd];W[ea];B[fc];W[fd];B[fe];W[if])

Record for game two here (Kang Dongyun won by resignation).

(; KM[7.5] EV[13th China-Korea Tengen round 2] FF[3] SZ[19] GM[1] PW[Chen Yaoye] WR[9d] PB[Kang Dongyun] BR[9d] RE[B+R] DT[2009-08-20] ;B[qd];W[pp];B[dd];W[dp];B[fq];W[cn];B[dr];W[od];B[oc];W[pd];B[pc] ;W[qe];B[nc];W[nd];B[md];W[qc];B[rd];W[qb];B[rc];W[mc];B[lc];W[rb] ;B[re];W[mb];B[nb];W[lb];B[pb];W[qf];B[rf];W[kc];B[ld];W[of];B[kd] ;W[jc];B[jd];W[oa];B[pa];W[na];B[ra];W[ma];B[kb];W[jb];B[ng];W[me] ;B[mf];W[ne];B[kf];W[pi];B[nq];W[pn];B[cl];W[cq];B[el];W[cf];B[ch] ;W[id];B[ie];W[hd];B[he];W[ge];B[gd];W[gf];B[hg];W[ef];B[fd];W[hb] ;B[bd];W[ei];B[gg];W[fg];B[gi];W[dj];B[bf];W[ci];B[cg];W[dm];B[dl] ;W[gj];B[hj];W[gk];B[fm];W[fi];B[hi];W[hk];B[fo];W[jk];B[kh];W[cr] ;B[jp];W[gn];B[gm];W[in];B[ho];W[kp];B[jo];W[jq];B[ko];W[mp];B[ek] ;W[ej];B[lk];W[ll];B[ml];W[lm];B[mo];W[no];B[mn];W[mm];B[np];W[nn] ;B[lp];W[gp];B[do];W[fp];B[ep];W[eq];B[eo];W[dq];B[il];W[go];B[ik] ;W[bk];B[bl];W[hl];B[co];W[hm];B[bp];W[hq];B[qg];W[pg];B[qh];W[ph] ;B[qi];W[kq];B[iq];W[ir];B[pr];W[pk];B[qj];W[ni];B[qq];W[le];B[ke] ;W[ji];B[jj];W[kj];B[ij];W[ki];B[kk];W[lh];B[jh];W[mj];B[kl];W[fn] ;B[en];W[bq];B[bj];W[bn];B[bo];W[ck];B[bi];W[ak];B[bm];W[ec];B[dc] ;W[db];B[fe];W[cc];B[cd];W[ff];B[fb];W[eb];B[fc];W[bc];B[df];W[bb] ;B[ip];W[hp];B[lr];W[kn];B[mq];W[qp];B[ql];W[pq];B[qr];W[rq];B[rr] ;W[qm];B[rl];W[pl];B[hr];W[jr];B[gr];W[fr];B[mk])

Complete tournament table here.

O Meien Defeats Computer-Go Program

Sunday, August 16th, 2009
O Meien, 9 dan professional player, played a game with Zen, a computer-Go program. O Meien gave Zen 7-stones handicap and won easily – white was ahead by a huge margin when black resigned. O Meien 9p vs computer-Go program Zen Zen’s current KGS rating is here. More information about this match can be found on the Go Discussions forum. Here is the game record.
O Meien is the author of the “Zone Press Park” book, the recently translated into English. He is also the brother of Tei Meiko 9p, who was the official instructor while I was insei in Japan. More information about O Meien on Sensei’s Library.

European and US Go Congresses

Saturday, August 8th, 2009
Both European and US Go Congresses are over now. These are the major Go events for amateurs outside of Asia. The European Go Congress was dominated by visiting Korean amateurs, just like in the past several years. This year Kim Eunkuk, Hwang In-seong, Kim Joon Sang and Oh Chi-Min (the latest living in Germany) were tied with 8 wins and 2 loses. They were followed by Jun Sang-Youn (Korea), Alexandre Dinerchtein (Russia), Catalin Taranu (Romania), Csaba Mero (Hungary) and Cristian Pop (Romania), tied with 7 wins and 3 loses. The European champion, Alexandre Dinerchtein, was decided by SOS (sum of opponents scores) (although he lost the direct game with last year’s European champion, Catalin Taranu). You can find the complete tournament table here. Also, the tournament bulletins are here (including commented games). The US Go Congress has two main events: the North American Ing Masters and the US Open. The first one was very surprisingly won by the 18 years old amateur Andy Liu. He defeated professionals Yang Yilun 7p, Feng Yun 9p and Jiang Minjiu 7p and won the title with a perfect 5:0 score. Tournament table here. The US Open was won, just like last year, by Kim Myeong-Wan, 8p professional from Korea, currently living in the Los Angeles area. Kim also defeated computer-Go program Mogo in a 7-stones handicap demonstration game. Tournament table here.