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Cho U Keeps Oza Title

Thursday, November 26th, 2009

Cho U defeated challenger Yamada Kimio with 3 straight wins and kept his Oza title for another year.

The 3rd game record is here. Cho U (white) won by 3.5 points.

(; KM[6.5] EV[57th Oza title match 3] FF[3] SZ[19] GM[1] PW[Cho U] WR[Oza] DT[2009-11-26] BR[9d] RE[W+3.5] PB[Yamada Kimio] ;B[pd];W[dd];B[pq];W[dq];B[do];W[cm];B[cq];W[gq];B[dp];W[dr];B[bo] ;W[cj];B[ip];W[cr];B[gp];W[fp];B[fo];W[ep];B[eo];W[hp];B[go];W[hq] ;B[ho];W[iq];B[jp];W[jq];B[kp];W[lq];B[ch];W[ej];B[eh];W[gc];B[gi] ;W[cf];B[ic];W[gk];B[ie];W[qf];B[qh];W[kc];B[ge];W[nc];B[pc];W[ph] ;B[pi];W[pg];B[qj];W[ne];B[re];W[qe];B[rd];W[nh];B[dl];W[el];B[bd] ;W[cc];B[ce];W[de];B[bf];W[dm];B[po];W[qm];B[qo];W[ri];B[qi];W[nj] ;B[pl];W[nl];B[pm];W[fh];B[fi];W[ei];B[eg];W[ff];B[fg];W[gf];B[ke] ;W[cd];B[be];W[ef];B[bi];W[ig];B[md];W[nd];B[lb];W[ob];B[rf];W[jb] ;B[lc];W[ib];B[kd];W[lf];B[jg];W[le];B[ld];W[jf];B[hg];W[jh];B[hf] ;W[gg];B[kg];W[if];B[hh];W[kf];B[gh];W[hc];B[id];W[bq];B[hl];W[gl] ;B[hm];W[jj];B[mr];W[lr];B[kl];W[cg];B[bg];W[bj];B[bc];W[bb];B[ab] ;W[cb];B[fd];W[fc];B[lk];W[hk];B[ki];W[ji];B[ai];W[il];B[im];W[jl] ;B[jm];W[or];B[mi];W[ni];B[mq];W[lp];B[np];W[ko];B[ln];W[lo];B[mn] ;W[no];B[mo];W[mp];B[nq];W[kn];B[km];W[nn];B[ml];W[ol];B[kh];W[pk] ;B[qk];W[on];B[mm];W[pn];B[ok];W[nk];B[qn];W[jn];B[mg];W[mh];B[lg] ;W[ng];B[mf];W[me];B[in];W[oj];B[ql];W[ms];B[ns];W[ls];B[ih];W[pb] ;B[qb];W[rb];B[qc];W[qa];B[rc];W[qg];B[rg];W[kj];B[lj];W[hj];B[nr] ;W[op];B[oq];W[oo];B[pp];W[cp];B[co];W[fm];B[gm];W[fn];B[bm];W[bl] ;B[am];W[bp];B[ao];W[pe];B[ed];W[ec];B[kq];W[kr];B[io];W[kb];B[ka] ;W[je];B[jd];W[ac];B[ad];W[ci];B[dh];W[df];B[na];W[nb];B[bh];W[kk] ;B[oi];W[nf];B[li];W[pj];B[di];W[dj];B[fj];W[fk];B[al];W[ak];B[aj] ;W[bk];B[cn];W[ja];B[la];W[ra];B[sb];W[oh];B[en];W[em];B[ap];W[aq] ;B[od];W[oe];B[mk];W[ba];B[gn])

Complete tournament table is here.

Cho U – Yamada Kimio 2:0 in Oza Title

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

Cho U, Oza title holder, won the second game as well against challenger Yamada Kimio. Cho U is just one win away from keeping this title for another year.

The game record is here. Cho U (black) won by resignation.

(; DT[2009-11-24] PB[Cho U] RE[B+R] PW[Yamada Kimio] FF[3] SZ[19] GM[1] BR[Oza] KM[6.5] EV[57th Oza title match 2] WR[9d] ;B[pd];W[dd];B[qp];W[dp];B[fq];W[hq];B[nq];W[qj];B[cn];W[fp];B[cq] ;W[dq];B[cp];W[do];B[cr];W[dr];B[fc];W[cf];B[db];W[qf];B[nd];W[ic] ;B[cc];W[lc];B[ld];W[md];B[me];W[mc];B[ne];W[kd];B[qe];W[qm];B[nc] ;W[rf];B[le];W[cl];B[dn];W[ci];B[jd];W[jc];B[ke];W[id];B[kc];W[kb] ;B[pm];W[ql];B[iq];W[ip];B[jp];W[hp];B[jr];W[jo];B[hr];W[kp];B[jq] ;W[mq];B[ko];W[np];B[oq];W[lp];B[gq];W[gp];B[eo];W[ep];B[jn];W[io] ;B[kn];W[lr];B[fs];W[cs];B[mo];W[mp];B[on];W[co];B[nr];W[po];B[oo] ;W[bo];B[qn];W[rn];B[qo];W[el];B[hm];W[rd];B[fm];W[em];B[be];W[ce] ;B[di];W[dh];B[ei];W[cj];B[oj];W[ph];B[pk];W[qk];B[pg];W[gk];B[ik] ;W[qh];B[bf];W[bg];B[oh];W[ii];B[hj];W[hh];B[cd];W[jj];B[jk];W[lj] ;B[kk];W[pl];B[ol];W[nk];B[ok];W[ni];B[oi];W[af];B[ie];W[gd];B[de] ;W[df];B[ee];W[gc];B[ef];W[eh];B[fh];W[gg];B[eg];W[ch];B[hi];W[ih] ;B[kj];W[ki];B[ge];W[fe];B[ff];W[he];B[fd];W[hf];B[rm];W[ro];B[rp] ;W[rl];B[qc];W[lh];B[dg];W[cg];B[lk];W[mk];B[mj];W[nj];B[li];W[mi] ;B[lj];W[mg];B[ml];W[rc];B[qb];W[nb];B[re];W[se];B[ob];W[fb];B[so] ;W[sm];B[bd];W[fg];B[fj];W[gf];B[dc];W[fe];B[ed];W[eb];B[ec];W[fn] ;B[dk];W[dj];B[ek])

The next game will be played on November 26th. Complete tournament table is here.

Cho U Evens the Score in Tengen Title Match

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

Cho U, Tengen title holder, defeated the challenger Yamashita Keigo in the second game.

The game record is here. Cho U, playing black, won by resignation.

(; KM[6.5] EV[35th Tengen title match 1] FF[3] SZ[19] GM[1] PW[Yamashita Keigo] WR[Kisei] DT[2009-11-19] BR[Tengen] RE[B+R] PB[Cho U] ;B[pd];W[dp];B[qp];W[dc];B[fq];W[cn];B[lq];W[de];B[pj];W[nc];B[lc] ;W[qc];B[qd];W[pc];B[od];W[nd];B[oc];W[ob];B[pb];W[qb];B[nb];W[pa] ;B[ne];W[mb];B[me];W[ip];B[fo];W[in];B[dr];W[cq];B[fm];W[il];B[op] ;W[gp];B[ep];W[en];B[fn];W[gq];B[do];W[co];B[dq];W[cp];B[jo];W[jn] ;B[ko];W[kq];B[kr];W[jq];B[lp];W[fr];B[em];W[dn];B[eo];W[fk];B[dl] ;W[bl];B[ck];W[bk];B[gk];W[gl];B[io];W[hn];B[ho];W[go];B[gn];W[jr] ;B[er];W[gr];B[di];W[fi];B[bj];W[cg];B[lr];W[ir];B[dg];W[ch];B[dh] ;W[df];B[ci];W[fg];B[ek];W[fl];B[ej];W[fj];B[br];W[cr];B[cs];W[bq] ;B[bf];W[cf];B[bh];W[rp];B[ro];W[qo];B[po];W[qn];B[rq];W[oh];B[qh] ;W[of];B[qf];W[jd];B[mc];W[na];B[nj];W[mh];B[md];W[ql];B[qk];W[rk] ;B[rj];W[ok];B[oj];W[om];B[nl];W[pk];B[qj];W[pn];B[lj];W[oo];B[pp] ;W[mk];B[nk];W[rn];B[sp];W[sl];B[ol];W[pl];B[no];W[on];B[sn];W[rm] ;B[sj];W[sk];B[je];W[ie];B[jf];W[li];B[id];W[jc];B[jh];W[ig];B[if] ;W[he];B[hf];W[ge];B[kj];W[bg];B[ag];W[mj];B[ll];W[ki];B[ji];W[jj] ;B[kl];W[jg];B[kg];W[kf];B[hg];W[ih];B[kh];W[lf];B[hi];W[ke];B[kd] )

Next game will be played on December 3rd.

Cho U Kisei Challenger

Monday, November 16th, 2009

Cho U defeated O Rissei in the playoff to decide the Kisei challenger. The Kisei title holder is Yamashita Keigo, who is currently challenging Cho U in Tengen title.

The game record is here.

(; GM[1] KM[6.5] SZ[19] FF[3] WR[Judan] EV[34th Kisei challenger decision match] DT[2009-11-16] PB[O Rissei] RE[W+R] PW[Cho U] BR[9d] ;B[pd];W[dd];B[qp];W[op];B[dp];W[qq];B[kq];W[rp];B[qo];W[ro];B[pq] ;W[pp];B[qn];W[qr];B[pj];W[nc];B[qf];W[pb];B[cf];W[fc];B[di];W[fq] ;B[eq];W[fp];B[dn];W[ip];B[ko];W[jq];B[mq];W[qm];B[on];W[pm];B[hq] ;W[hp];B[fr];W[gr];B[er];W[qc];B[gm];W[pn];B[me];W[im];B[mc];W[md] ;B[ld];W[nd];B[ne];W[lc];B[kd];W[co];B[do];W[cn];B[cp];W[ck];B[cj] ;W[bj];B[bi];W[dj];B[ci];W[bl];B[mb];W[nb];B[aj];W[bp];B[bq];W[dm] ;B[em];W[dl];B[ej];W[el];B[fl];W[ao];B[bk];W[aq];B[ar];W[br];B[ap] ;W[en];B[bo];W[fm];B[fn];W[em];B[gl];W[eo];B[km];W[jl];B[cc];W[cd] ;B[dc];W[ec];B[bd];W[be];B[bc];W[ce];B[bf];W[ic];B[gd];W[fe];B[ge] ;W[ae];B[db];W[eb];B[ba];W[jb];B[id];W[kc];B[kj];W[fj];B[fk];W[ek] ;B[ei];W[jj];B[ji];W[gj];B[hk];W[ij];B[hj];W[ii];B[hi];W[ki];B[hc] ;W[hb];B[jd];W[jc];B[jh];W[kk];B[lj];W[ih];B[lk];W[jg];B[kh];W[kg] ;B[lh];W[hg];B[if];W[ig];B[lg];W[bn];B[an];W[rj];B[rk];W[qk];B[qj] ;W[gh];B[gi];W[fg];B[fh];W[eh];B[fi];W[ri];B[ql];W[pk];B[pl];W[ok] ;B[ol];W[rl];B[rm];W[om];B[sl];W[nl];B[rl];W[nk];B[po];W[nm];B[rn] ;W[oo];B[qh];W[rh];B[io];W[hn];B[ho];W[gn];B[nn];W[np])

Tengen 2009: Yamashita Wins Game One

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

Yamashita Keigo, challenger for this year Tengen title, won game one against title-holder Cho U.

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Here is the game record. Cho U (white) resigned after black’s 281 move.

(; EV[35th Tengen title match 1] KM[6.5] FF[3] SZ[19] GM[1] PW[Cho U] WR[Tengen] PB[Yamashita Keigo] BR[Kisei] RE[B+R] DT[2009-11-12] ;B[pd];W[dd];B[qp];W[op];B[oo];W[qq];B[pp];W[pq];B[no];W[np];B[mp] ;W[nr];B[mr];W[mq];B[lq];W[nq];B[lp];W[po];B[pn];W[qo];B[rp];W[rn] ;B[rq];W[qm];B[or];W[lr];B[oq];W[ms];B[os];W[kr];B[ns];W[mr];B[qr] ;W[mo];B[nm];W[mn];B[ko];W[mm];B[nl];W[iq];B[qk];W[qj];B[pk];W[rk] ;B[pj];W[rj];B[qh];W[ml];B[qi];W[pl];B[ol];W[ql];B[ok];W[ri];B[rh] ;W[si];B[km];W[kl];B[jl];W[jm];B[jn];W[im];B[kk];W[ll];B[in];W[jk] ;B[il];W[hm];B[hn];W[ik];B[hl];W[gm];B[hk];W[hj];B[fl];W[fm];B[kj] ;W[ij];B[fk];W[mj];B[hp];W[gq];B[hq];W[hr];B[em];W[fo];B[gr];W[fr] ;B[en];W[gp];B[go];W[ip];B[ho];W[fj];B[fn];W[lh];B[ej];W[fi];B[ei] ;W[eh];B[fh];W[dh];B[gh];W[hi];B[kh];W[ek];B[el];W[dk];B[kg];W[nn] ;B[on];W[lg];B[lf];W[li];B[ki];W[mf];B[ni];W[om];B[pm];W[qn];B[om] ;W[nk];B[oi];W[le];B[kf];W[ng];B[me];W[ne];B[md];W[pf];B[qf];W[pe] ;B[qe];W[pc];B[qc];W[ph];B[oh];W[od];B[qd];W[kd];B[mc];W[ob];B[pb] ;W[oc];B[jd];W[jc];B[ke];W[id];B[ld];W[qb];B[rb];W[pa];B[kc];W[pg] ;B[pi];W[ra];B[nj];W[fc];B[og];W[of];B[lj];W[cd];B[cj];W[dj];B[ck] ;W[cp];B[eq];W[bm];B[cl];W[gs];B[cq];W[bq];B[dq];W[br];B[do];W[co] ;B[cg];W[ic];B[hg];W[be];B[kq];W[jq];B[bn];W[cn];B[cm];W[bl];B[bo] ;W[bp];B[bk];W[ao];B[fd];W[gd];B[ge];W[ed];B[fe];W[dg];B[bg];W[he] ;B[hf];W[if];B[ig];W[ee];B[sk];W[sl];B[mi];W[rc];B[rd];W[sb];B[gc] ;W[hd];B[fb];W[ec];B[kb];W[gb];B[ia];W[ib];B[ga];W[hb];B[ja];W[ha] ;B[mg];W[nf];B[nh];W[fg];B[gf];W[ch];B[bh];W[fp];B[eo];W[cf];B[nb] ;W[ff];B[cr];W[so];B[nd];W[sh];B[er];W[bf];B[bs];W[bi];B[ci];W[di] ;B[ai];W[sf];B[je];W[ie];B[sd];W[jo];B[kp];W[ag];B[bj];W[nc];B[na] ;W[sp];B[sq];W[oa];B[mb];W[jb];B[ka];W[ih];B[rf];W[sc];B[hh];W[af] ;B[ak];W[an];B[ah];W[fq];B[es];W[fs];B[sg];W[rg];B[qg];W[oe];B[sg] ;W[cs];B[ds];W[rg];B[jr];W[ir];B[sg])

Cho U has captured the Tengen title from Kono Rin last year, after Yamashita Keigo has unsuccessfully challenged Kono Rin for two years in a row.

Tournament table here.

Cho U Wins First Game in Oza Title Match

Friday, October 30th, 2009

Cho U, title holder of the Oza title, defeated challenger Yamada Kimio in the first game of this best-of-five title match.

This title must be quite important for Cho U: while he is still dominating the Japanese Go by the number of title he is holding, his very recent loss of Meijin title to Iyama Yuta is a sign that Cho U may not be in top shape anymore.

The game record is here.

(; EV[57th Oza title match 1] KM[6.5] FF[3] SZ[19] GM[1] PW[Cho U] WR[Oza] DT[2009-10-23] BR[9d] RE[W+R] PB[Yamada Kimio] ;B[qd];W[dc];B[dp];W[pp];B[ce];W[ed];B[ci];W[oc];B[kd];W[pe];B[qe] ;W[pf];B[qg];W[qc];B[pg];W[pd];B[ng];W[ic];B[rc];W[qb];B[qn];W[nq] ;B[rp];W[kq];B[qq];W[pm];B[pn];W[om];B[qm];W[on];B[fq];W[bp];B[cp] ;W[bo];B[bq];W[br];B[cq];W[cl];B[bm];W[cm];B[bn];W[co];B[cn];W[do] ;B[dn];W[eo];B[gp];W[go];B[ho];W[em];B[dm];W[dl];B[bl];W[fp];B[hq] ;W[aq];B[cr];W[hn];B[io];W[ej];B[en];W[eq];B[ep];W[fo];B[er];W[fm] ;B[el];W[fl];B[ek];W[dj];B[fk];W[gk];B[fj];W[cj];B[bj];W[bi];B[ck] ;W[dk];B[bk];W[ch];B[fn];W[gn];B[gm];W[gl];B[hm];W[il];B[im];W[in] ;B[jm];W[jn];B[di];W[ei];B[dh];W[dg];B[eh];W[fi];B[gj];W[fh];B[ik] ;W[hj];B[gi];W[jl];B[km];W[gh];B[hi];W[ij])

The next game will be played on November 24th. Complete tournament table is here.

Hane Naoki Defeated Cho U in Agon Cup Final

Sunday, October 18th, 2009
Hane Naoki won this year’s Agon Cup after defeating Cho U in the final. Cho U has very recently lost his Meijin title, so he seems to not be in top shape anymore. Hane Naoki played white and won the game by resignation.
(; KM[6.5] EV[16th Agon Cup final] FF[3] SZ[19] GM[1] PW[Hane Naoki] WR[Honinbo] DT[2009-10-17] BR[Agon Cup] RE[W+R] PB[Cho U] ;B[pd];W[dd];B[qp];W[dq];B[oq];W[qj];B[do];W[co];B[dp];W[cp];B[eq] ;W[cn];B[dr];W[cq];B[fp];W[nc];B[qh];W[qm];B[pl];W[ql];B[pj];W[pk] ;B[ok];W[qk];B[pi];W[ol];B[nk];W[fc];B[om];W[nl];B[pm];W[ml];B[po] ;W[ro];B[mk];W[ll];B[kj];W[jl];B[rp];W[rh];B[ri];W[qi];B[rg];W[ph] ;B[sh];W[qg];B[rh];W[oh];B[ni];W[rj];B[nh];W[qn];B[of];W[pc];B[qc] ;W[qd];B[qe];W[rd];B[rc];W[ip];B[kq];W[kp];B[lp];W[lq];B[jr];W[jq] ;B[kr];W[lo];B[mp];W[ir];B[hq];W[hr];B[mq];W[gq];B[ko];W[jp];B[em] ;W[ck];B[ho];W[hp];B[in];W[hm];B[im];W[il];B[hl];W[gl];B[hk];W[gm] ;B[go];W[jn];B[dl];W[gk];B[cl];W[fn];B[fm];W[gn];B[dn];W[bl];B[bk] ;W[cm];B[fk];W[dk];B[el];W[bj];B[jm];W[km];B[gj];W[hj];B[ik];W[fj] ;B[gi];W[jk];B[ij];W[ek];B[fl];W[fo];B[fi];W[gp];B[ej];W[kc];B[pb] ;W[oc];B[pe];W[ce];B[qo];W[sn];B[cj];W[ak];B[dj];W[jj];B[ii];W[id] ;B[lc];W[lb];B[cc];W[dc];B[gd];W[ge];B[bd];W[be];B[db];W[bb];B[fe] ;W[hd];B[gf];W[he];B[kd];W[jc];B[ji];W[ch];B[lk];W[kl];B[bk];W[ff] ;B[cb];W[eb];B[cg];W[bg];B[ef];W[fg];B[dg];W[bi];B[ed];W[eg];B[de] ;W[ec];B[cd];W[fd];B[ba];W[ab];B[bf];W[cf];B[af];W[ag];B[ad];W[dh] ;B[ae];W[df];B[da];W[mo];B[sp];W[sl];B[me];W[ob];B[ld];W[mc];B[qb] ;W[ne];B[nf];W[kf];B[no];W[nn];B[nm];W[oo];B[np];W[mm];B[pn];W[cr] )
Agon Cup tournament table is here.

Iyama Yuta Captured Meijin Title

Thursday, October 15th, 2009
Iyama Yuta defeated title-holder Cho U in the fifth game and captured the Meijin Title with a convincing 4:1 score.

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Here is the final position: Cho U (black) resigned after white’s marked move in the upper-left.

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(;AP[MultiGo:4.2.1]SZ[19]GN[Meijin Title 2009, game 5]DT[2009-10-15]PB[Cho U] PW[Iyama Yuta]KM[6.5]HA[0]RE[W+R]US[www.orozone.com]MULTIGOGM[1] ;B[pd];W[dp];B[qp];W[dc];B[fq];W[cn];B[lq];W[ip];B[de];W[cg];B[cc];W[gc];B[gd];W[hd] ;B[dd];W[db];B[dh];W[dg];B[eg];W[ch];B[di];W[ci];B[dj];W[ck];B[ef];W[fd];B[ge];W[ic] ;B[dq];W[cq];B[ep];W[dr];B[do];W[eq];B[er];W[dq];B[fp];W[en];B[dn];W[dm];B[eo];W[co] ;B[em];W[fn];B[ho];W[gm];B[dl];W[cm];B[fm];W[gn];B[hp];W[kp];B[in];W[lp];B[nq];W[gk] ;B[dk];W[cj];B[kn];W[mq];B[mr];W[mp];B[kr];W[mn];B[ll];W[pp];B[pq];W[po];B[op];W[oo] ;B[qo];W[pm];B[if];W[jk];B[jd];W[jc];B[qn];W[nl];B[lj];W[ki];B[jj];W[fh];B[eh];W[el] ;B[fl];W[fk];B[ek];W[gl];B[el];W[kj];B[kk];W[jm];B[ji];W[jh];B[ih];W[jn];B[jo];W[iq] ;B[io];W[ko];B[jp];W[ii];B[ij];W[ik];B[hj];W[kl];B[lk];W[lm];B[nj];W[kq];B[jq];W[lr] ;B[pj];W[kd];B[nd];W[kf];B[ld];W[kc];B[le];W[ke];B[pn];W[on];B[ql];W[qd];B[qe];W[pc] ;B[qc];W[rd];B[re];W[rc];B[qb];W[pe];B[od];W[qf];B[rf];W[jr];B[ir];W[ks];B[is];W[rg] ;B[pf];W[se];B[qg];W[sf];B[oe];W[pb];B[rb];W[sb];B[rh];W[qa];B[jg];W[qm];B[rm];W[pl] ;B[qk];W[or];B[pr];W[oq];B[os];W[np];B[nr];W[fi];B[fe];W[ed];B[ec];W[eb];B[mg];W[op] ;B[ps];W[mc];B[bf];W[bc];B[cb];W[bb];B[cd];W[ca])
Full tournament table here. This is Iyama Yuta’s first major title in Japanese Go, but I am sure we’ll see more of him. Cho U is still the dominant player in Japan based on the number of titles he is holding right now (four out of seven).

Iyama Yuta Wins Game 4, One Win Away From Meijin

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009
Iywma Yuta, challenger in this year’s Meijin title, won game four. Since he is leading now 3:1, he is only one win away from capturing the title from Cho U.

The game record is here. Iyama Yuta played black and won by resignation.

Iyama Yuta Takes the Lead in Meijin 2:1

Friday, September 25th, 2009
Iyama Yuta took the lead in his Meijin title challenge when he defeated title holder Cho U by resignation in game three.

The game record is here.

Here is the video of the game commentary by Takao Shinji:

Game four is scheduled for October 7th and 8th. The complete tournament table can be found here.