Gu Zihao (left) playing Park Junghwan
On September 27th, Samsung Cup finishes its quarter final. Chinese players get 3:1 to Korean players in the quarter final. An Kook Hyun defeats Tuo Jiaxi and becomes the only Korean player in the semi-final. Besides, Gu Zihao unexpectedly defeats Park Junghwan. Tang Weixing, Tong Mengcheng knock out Shin Jinseo and An Sung Joo.
The semi-final will take place in November 6th-8th.
Tang Weixing VS. An Kook Hyun
Gu Zihao VS. Tong Mengcheng
Here is the game record of the match between Tang Weixing and Shin Jinseo – game commentaries by Wu Hao 2p.
On September 25th, as the top 16 of Samsung Cup finishes in Korea. The six matches between China and Korea finish as 3:3. An Sung Joo 7P unexpectedly defeats Ke Jie 9P. Among the top eight players, four are from China and the other four are from Korea
Here are the detail results of top 16:
Ke Jie – An Sung Joo 0-1
Tuo Jiaxi – Lee Sedol 1-0
Zhao Chenyu – Park Junghwan 0-1
Gu Zihao – Park Yeonghun 1-0
Chen Yaoye – An Kook Hyun 0-1
Tang Weixing – Song Taekon 1-0
Tong Mengcheng – Yamashita Keigo 1-0
Shin Jinseo – Iyama Yuta 1-0
The Semi-final of Samsung Cup will be held in September 27th.
Here is the game record of the match between Tuo Jiaxi and Lee Sedol – game commentaries by Wu Hao 2p.
On September 22nd, in the 8th Global Go Summit. Ke Jie 9P defeats Park Junghwan 9P by 2.5 points. The result between China and Korea in this summit has been changed into 3:4(one draw). And Ke Jie gets 5:5 with Park Junghwan in this year. The prizes for champion and 2nd place are 60,000 and 40,000 dollars.
Here are the detail results of this competition over the years:
2017 Ke Jie – Park Junghwan 1-0
2015 Tang Weixing – Kim Jiseok 0-1
2013 Chen Yaoye – Park Junghwan 1-0
2011 Kong Jie – Choi CheolHan 0-1
2009 Gu Li – Lee Sedol 0-1
2007 Luo Xihe – Lee Sedol 1-0
2005 Chang Hao – Lee ChangHo (Draw)
2003 Chang Hao – Cho Hunhyun 0-1
Here is the game record of the match.
On September 17th, Na Hyun defeats Lee Sedol in the final of the 29th Asian TV Cup. This is his first world cup championship. With this honor, he is promoted to be a 9P. Na Hyun plays really well in the Asian TV Cup, he defeats Chinese Pro Li Xuanhao and Japanese Pro Ichiriki Ryo in the first two rounds, and joins forces with Lee Sedol in the final then he perfectly defeats Lee Sedol. Beside his first international championship he also gets prize of twenty five thousand dollars. Lee Sedol gets five thousand dollars.
On September 16th, the 29th Asian TV Cup finishes its first round. Iyama Yuta 9P gets knocked out by Lee Sedol 9P. And Lee will meet Li Qincheng 9P, the defending champion, in the semi-final. In the game between two dark horses, Ichiriki Ryo 7P defeats Zhang Tao by 2.5 points. The last game of this round is between Li Xuanhao 7P and Na-hyun 8P, Na-hyun wins this game by 4.5 point and becomes the last qualified player of semi-final.
Here are the detail schedule of Asian TV Cup Semi-Final and Final:
1st game of Semi-final: Li Qincheng vs. Lee Sedol Sep. 16th 16:20
2nd game of Semi-final: Ichiriki Ryo vs. Na-hyun Sep. 17th 9:30
Final: Sep. 17th 14:30
On September 7th , after the top 32 knockout, qualified players draw their lots in Korea. There are five PKs between China and Korea, among this, Ke Jie 9P will meet An Sung Joo 7P, and Zhao Chenyu 5P will challenge Park Junghwan 9P.
The top 16 and quarter final will start on September 25th in Korea.
On September 7th, the 22nd Samsung Cup World Go Open just finishes its phase of top 32 contestants in Korea. Through three rounds of this phase, China and Korea equally share 14 places and Japan gets the rest 2 places in top 16. Three female players and Polish professional player, Mateusz Surma, are knocked out.
Contestants at the 22nd Samsung Cup
Mexico will be the host country of the 1st ever Latin American Go Congress which will take place in Cancun, Mexico on October 13th, 14th and 15th.
This event which is sponsored by the IGF will host different events as the 19th Ibero American Go Championship, the final match of the 1st Pandanet Go Latin American Team Championship, the 1st Latin American Youth Go Championship, the 2nd Ibero American Pair Go Championship and a Go Instructors seminar taught by experts of Kwonkapyong International Baduk Academy, one of the best Go academies in South Korea.
Emporio Hotel, playing venue of the 1st LAGC
It will also count with the presence of professional players from Japan, Korea and America which will teach lectures, review championship games and play simul games with the participants.
“We are expecting many players from abroad. From Argentina, Colombia, Brasil and Ecuador we have complete delegations registered, among participants from other countries as Costa Rica, Venezuela, Denmark and the US” reports Congress director and Mexican Go Association president Emil García. “It will be a great event, it was about time that Latin America had its own Congress and we are more than pleased to invite the international community to participate in it”
You can register and find all the information about this Congress clicking here.
See you in Cancun!
From the left: Youcheng, Baoxiang and Lee
On 7 June, as the last round finished, the 38th World Amateur Go Championship finally came to an end. The Chinese player Bai Baoxiang got 8 straight wins and therefore defended his title. He has also tied the record by winning the Championship 3 times.The runner-up was taken by the Korean player Sangbin Lee, and the third went to the Chinese Taipei player Lai Youcheng.
Sponsored by CITIC Securities and hosted by the International Go Federation the 1st AI Go Open will be held at the Yijinhuoluo Grand Theatre, Ordos City, Inner Mongolia, China on 16~17 August. More info about the tournament and the registration are available here. The list of competing teams together with some notifications about the tournament are available here.