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24th issue
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1. Quiz "The World of Korean Baduk-2" , sponsored by MoyoGo
2. World Go news
3. Commented game from the 1st Japanese Daiwa-Shoken Cup. Michael Redmond, 9-dan vs Yamashiro, 9-dan (sgf, at the attachment)
4. New move, invented by Cho Seokbin, 7-dan (detail explanation in pdf at the attachment)
5. New photos from Korea (links)
6. The most exciting game of the week
7. October schedule of KGS+

Dear friends!
We are glad to present you the 24th issue of the "Goama" newsletter, including:

1. Quiz "The World of Korean Baduk-2" , sponsored by MoyoGo
2. World Go news
3. Commented game from the 1st Japanese Daiwa-Shoken Cup. Michael Redmond, 9-dan vs Yamashiro, 9-dan (sgf, at the attachment)
4. New move, invented by Cho Seokbin, 7-dan (detail explanation in pdf at the attachment)
5. New photos from Korea (links)
6. The most exciting game of the week
7. October schedule of KGS+

Quiz "The world of Korean Baduk-2"

Please send us your answers to qp@omen.ru till October,7
The first prize is the "Moyo Go Studio" on DVD (http://moyogo.com/). It’s a great database, which can be used for improving your Go skill.
Note: We will decide the winner randomly, if there will be more than one person with the max number of correct answers.


1. Well-known Korean professional, who is playing Go really fast. His private record is only 8 minutes (!) per tournament game:
A. Chang Suyeong, 9-dan
B. Lee Changho, 9-dan
C. Seo Nungwuk, 9-dan
D. Cho Chikun, 9-dan
E. An Joyeong. 9-dan

2. He is keeping a "great" record - 58 glasses of visky per party:
A. Paek Seongho, 9-dan
B. Kim Heejung, 9-dan
C. Seo Bongsoo, 9-dan
D. Mok Jinseok, 9-dan
E. Kim Myeongwan, 7-dan

3. Korean professional, famous for his gentle playing style and manners:
A. Yoo Changhyuk, 9-dan
B. Seo Bongsoo, 9-dan
C. Choi Cheolhan, 9-dan
D. Lee Sedol, 9-dan
E. Paek Seongho, 9-dan

4. He never studied Go in Japan:
A. Cho Hunhyun, 9-dan
B. Yun Kihyeon, 9-dan
C. Cho Namchul, 9-dan
D. Seo Bongsoo, 9-dan
E. Kim In, 9-dan

5. We call him "Korean Takemiya":
A. Hong Minpyo, 5-dan
B. Park Yeonghun, 9-dan
C. Cho Daehyeon, 9-dan
D. Chang Suyeong, 9-dan
E. Choi Myeonghun, 9-dan

6. Female Korean professional, currently living in Germany:
A. Yun Yeongseon, 4-dan
B. Guo Juan, 5-dan
C. Feng Yun, 9-dan
D. Rui Naiwei, 9-dan
E. Kong Xiangming, 9-dan

7. What is the last (the weakest) grade in Korean amateur ranking system (used in local Baduk clubs)?
A. 30 kyu
B. 18 kyu
C. 20 kyu
D. 8 kyu
E. 28 kyu

8. How are they using Go books for punishing kids with a bad behavior in Korean Baduk schools?
A. They ask them to read the book and remember everything
B. They ask them to eat few pages
C. They ask them to rewrite the single chapter
D. They ask them to put their hands up the head and carry the heavy book for a long time
E. They just hit the child, using the heavy book

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World Go news

Chunlan cup.
The results were quite surprising. Both Lee Changho and Lee Sedol lost their games and let 4(!) Chinese masters enter the semifinals.
The director of the Chinese Weiqi Assosiation Hua Yigang, 8-dan mentioned that this tournament "starts the new page of Go history".
Now they think, that Chinese masters are not much weaker than Korean. Do you think so too?
You can see the tournament table and game records here: http://www.go4go.net/v2/modules/tournament/scorechart.php?key=5-6-s24f
The final match between Gu Li, 9-dan and Chang Hao, 9-dan will be played in March, 2007. The score between two masters is 7-3 in favor of Chang, but they did not meet each other since December, 2005.
The first prize is 150.000 USD, the second one is 50.000.
In my opinion (A.D.), Gu Li's chances are higher, but it's hard to imagine what will happened. It will be an interesting battle!


Song Yunhae, 1-dan (14 y.o.) who was born in North Korea, but got the professional status in China, won the Chinese Individual Woman Championship-2006 with an excellent score: 8-1. She became a professional less than one year ago! Song is learning Go since 5 years old and her favorite master is Lee Sedol, 9-dan.
We know, that Song is playing Go on Tygem server and she easily reached 9-dan (the highest rank) with an outstanding 58-2 score. You can see her photo at the attachment.

The 1st "Teri" Professional Woman World Go Championship will be held in China from November 25 to November 29.
The first prize is about 13.000 USD. The members list is not yet decided, but we know the number of open places from each country:
China -8
Korea and Japan -6
Europe -2
Taiwan and USA -1

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New photos from Korea:

http://www.baduk.or.kr/news/homenews_view.asp?gul_no=508709&gdiv=1
Korean Baduk League
http://www.baduk.or.kr/news/homenews_view.asp?gul_no=508676&gdiv=2
Nongshim cup

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The most exciting game of the week

1st Lanke (Renka) Cup, final
2006-09-22: Yu Bin 9p (Black) vs. Gu Li 9p (White) B+R
http://www.go4go.net/v2/modules/collection/sgfview.php?id=12591
Very complicated and exciting fight. I cannot understand it at all

19th Chinese Mingren, challenger decision match #1
2006-09-27: Zhou Ruiyang 4p (Black) vs. Niu Yutian 6p (White) B+1.5
http://www.go4go.net/v2/modules/collection/sgfview.php?id=12620
An interesting opening. Lot of complicated ko fights

54th Japanese Oza, round 1
2006-05-18: Kiyonari Tetsuya 9p (Black) vs. Kataoka Satoshi 9p (White) W+4.5
http://www.go4go.net/v2/modules/collection/sgfview.php?id=12618
Black was leading by half a point, but made a stupid furikawari(exchange) during the last ko fight

2nd Korean Wonik Cup Siptan, round 1
2006-09-27: Jin Donggyu 3p (Black) vs. Park Cheongsang 9p (White) W+R
http://www.go4go.net/v2/modules/collection/sgfview.php?id=12624
42-stones group, captured by Park

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The schedule of KGS+ lectures (GMT):
1.Thursday, October 5, 7:00 PM
A French audio lecture by Fan Hui, 2p.
2. Saturday, October 7, 9:30 AM
An audio lecture trial in Japanese by Motoki Noguchi.
3. Saturday, October 7, 7:30 PM
An audio lecture by Yilun Yang, 7p.
4.Sunday, October 8, 6:00 PM
A text lecture by Alexander Dinerchtein, 1p, about "The way of using aji".
5. Saturday, October 14, 3:00 PM
An audio lecture by Guo Juan, 5p.
6. Saturday, October 21, 2:30 PM
An audio lecture by Mingjiu Jiang, 7p.
7. Saturday, October 28, 4:00 PM
An audio lecture by Jennie Shen, 2p.

You may read the details of KGS+ service here: http://www.gokgs.com/kgsPlus.xhtml

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