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Monday, April 6, 2015

Historic Game From 18th Century China

This is a game from c. 1739 between Fan Xiping and Shi Xiangxia during their Ten Game Match at Danghu. This series of games is considered to be one of the pinnacles of classical Chinese Weiqi (Go). The fighting is very intricate and the players are both incredibly strong. I hope you enjoy!

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Thursday, November 27, 2014

New Pro game review between Shi Yue 9p and Mi Yuting 9p.

This review focuses on evaluating joseki and analyzing crosscuts in middle game fighting. An excellent game between two top Chinese professional players. In addition I've finally worked out the video issues that were making the previous videos a little fuzzy and low resolution. This one looks much crisper and is available in 720p on YouTube. If you have any suggestions or feedback please leave a comment. Thank you for watching!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Shusaku Kifu #13 - Game review from 1842 game.

Another game review! This one is interesting because of White's use of a micro-chinese style framework in the opening and Black's masterful use of the aji lingering in some dead stones after white kills a corner group. Shusaku plays black against a 5 dan and takes two stones handicap.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Shusaku Game review from 1839 when he was still a child, though ranked 3 dan already.

New game review focusing on frustrating your opponents intention and fighting for sente. I hope you enjoy!

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

New Game Review! Korean Sensation storms the Myeongin Championship!

Lee Donghoon (3p) has come out of nowhere to challenge for the Myeongin title! While only a one dan pro last year he has managed to win two games in a row against Lee Sedol to win the right to play in the championship games. Winning two games off of Lee Sedol is no small feat but this new pro has also won important games against other high ranking pros.

Here we see a game between Kang Dongyun and Lee Donghoon. Both players use relatively unorthodox joseki in the beginning of the game, which is the focus of this commentary.