Wednesday, February 28, 2007

19th Female Meijin

Final. 2nd round.

Aoki Kikuyo(8p) - Kato Keiko(5p) - B+R

The decisive game at March 3.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

19th Female Meijin

Final. 1st round.

Kato Keiko(5p) - Aoki Kikuyo(8p) - B+6.5

Second game at February 28.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

26th NEC Cup


Cho U(9p) - Hane Naoki(9p) - B+R

Friday, February 16, 2007

18th Kisung(Kisei)

Challenger decision match.

Choi ChulHan(9p) - Kim Seung Jun(9p) - B+R

Choi ChulHan, 9p, will challenge Park Yeonghun, Kisung, in best of fifth match.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

45th Judan-sen

Challenger decision match.

Yamashita Keigo(9p) - Yoda Norimoto(9p) - B+6.5

Yamashita Keigo, 9p, will challenge Cho Chikun, Judan, in two year in row.

The best of fifth final will begin at March 8.

Monday, February 12, 2007

11 LG cup


1. Zhou Junxun(9p) - Hong Minpyo(5p) - B+2.5
Hong Minpyo killed big dragon but lost the game.
2. Jo HanSeung(9p) - Ha Yaoyu(8p) - W+1.5

As the result, all korean are eliminated. This time again, final will held wihtout korean players. Two "dark horses" will played the 11 LG Cup final.

Interview with Lee Changho, 9-dan, who won the last game of the Nongsim Cup

- Congratulations! What can you tell us about the last game?
- I played badly and was losing the game. Luckily, Gu Li, 9-dan made a mistake when he was in byoyomi.
- Who is the hardest Chinese opponent for you?
- Young Chinese players and top masters are of course very strong. It’s always difficult to play them.
- You played both Chang Hao and Gu Li recently. You probably know that they will meet each other in the final match of the Chunlan Cup. Who do you think has the better chance of winning the cup?
- Personally I am on Chang Hao's side, because he is my friend, but actually Gu Li is
slightly stronger. There is another important thing: Chang Hao has more experience of playing important international tournaments, so it will be a good final. It’s hard to say who has the better chances of winning it.

P.S. Lee Changho's achievement is really outstanding. His total score in the Nongsim Cup (including preliminary competitions) is 37-1.
Game records of the tournament are available on

Translated from korean Alexandre Dinerchtein

Sunday, February 11, 2007

2 Sibdang.

Final. 3rd game.

Baek Hongsuk(5p) - Ahn Jo Young(9p) - W+R

Ahn Jo Young(9p) won the title with score 2-1.

8th Nongshim Cup

Brief video report. (~6.5 mb)

Saturday, February 10, 2007

2 Sibdang.

Final. 2nd game.

Ahn Jo Young(9p) - Baek Hongsuk(5p) - W+R

The decisive game february 11.

Friday, February 9, 2007

2 Sibdang.

Final. 1st round.

Baek Hongsuk(5p) - Ahn Jo Young(9p) - W+R

Next game february 10.

8th Nongshim Cup

3rd stage, 4th game. Decisive game.

Exceeding battle from begin to end with very interesting furikowary at end.

Lee Chang Ho(9p) - Gu Li(9p) - B+2.5

The time to relax. "Stone Budda" is smiled. The difficult times behind?

The main hero of 8th Nongshim Cup. Park YoungHoon(9p) - 4 consecutive wins in row. Lee Chang Ho(9p) - 2 main wins at end. Main prize - 150 mln korean won.

"How many stones between me and them?"

Thursday, February 8, 2007

31st Kisei-sen

3rd round.

Yamashita Keigo(Kisei) - Kobayashi Satoru(9p) - B+R

Yamashita Keigo(Kisei) is one step from defending his title.

The 4rd game will began february 22.

8th Nongshim Cup

3rd stage, 3rd game.
Kong Jie(7p) - Lee Chang Ho(9p) - W+R

Lee Chang Ho(9p) with out problem defeted Kong Jie(7p) by killing big dragon.
Tomorrow decisive game. Lee Chang Ho(9p) vs Gu Li(9p).

Ma Xiaochun(9p) - chief coach China team. "What do you think, that enough for win?"

Good game, but there is not end else.

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

8th Nongshim Cup

3hd stage. 2nd game.

Park Younghoon(9p) - Kong Jie(7p) - W+R

Kong Jie(7p) stopped winning streak of Park Younghoon(9p).
Tomottow will be continue. Lee Changho(9p) is the last hope of Korean team.

"Where is next move? What do you think about that, Gu Li?"

"Will be soon i became so strong"

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

8th Nongshim Cup

3rd Stage, 1st game.

Yoda Norimoto(9p) - Park Younghoon(9p) - W+1.5

2nd game tomorrow. Park Younghoon will meet Kong Jie.
Good perfomance by Park Younghoon - 4 consecutive wins in row.

Japan - all players out.
Korea - Park Younghoon(9p), Lee Changho(9p).
China - Kong Jie(7p), Gu Li(9p).

All china players help Kong Jie to prepare with meet Park Younghoon.

18th Kisung(Kisei)


Kim SeungJun(9p) - Song Taekon(8p) - B+R

Monday, February 5, 2007

18th Kisung(Kisei)


Choi Chulhan(9p) - Won Sungjin(7p) - B+R

21st Tianyuan(Tengen)


Piao Wenyao(6p) - Liu Shizhen(6p) - W+R
Zhou Heyang(9p) - Tao Xin(3p) - W+1.5

Korea rating list

Lee Changho, 9-dan, lost his No. 1 position in Korean Rating list.

The current list is:
1. Lee Sedol, 9-dan 20,466 (red line on chart)
2. Lee Changho, 9-dan 20,179 (blue line on chart)
3. Choi Chelhan, 9-dan 17,465
4. Park Yeunhun, 9-dan 16,176
5. Cho Hanseung, 9-dan 15,499
6. Park Cheongsang, 9-dan 15,396
7. Ko Gunte, 5-dan 13,832
8. An Joyoung, 9-dan 13,798
9. Weon Songjin, 7-dan 13,795
10. Lee Younkyu, 6-dan 13,686

The largest changes:
Yoo Changhyuk, 9-dan went 4 places down, from 15th to 19th place
Mok Chinseok, 9-dan improved his position from 18th to 15th place
Hong Minpyo, 5-dan also improved his standing a lot, from 24th to 21st place

Translated from korean Alexandre Dinerchtein

Saturday, February 3, 2007

2nd Sibdang


Ahn Jo Young(9p) - Song Taekon(8p) - B+1.5

Best-of-3 final between Baek Hongsuk and Ahn Jo Young will begin february 9.

Friday, February 2, 2007

2nd Sibdang


Baek Hongsuk(5p) - Choi Chulhan(9p) - B+2.5

Thursday, February 1, 2007

31st Kisei-sen

2nd game.

Kobayashi Satoru(9p) - Yamashita Keigo(Kisei) - W+R

Yamashita Keigo(Kisei) is leading with score 2-0.

Next game february 07.