Exhibition Game: Redmond vs Sun

White:  Michael REDMOND  9p Black: SUN Naijing 6d Commentary by Michael Redmond 9p, transcribed by Chris Garlock  Sun, an amateur 6-dan, played very strongly in this limited-time exhibition game on Sunday, December 16; his play in the opening was professional level … Continue reading

Pair Go Round 2

The second round of the pair-go competition started at 3:00 p.m. Deputy tournament director Michael Redmond presided over the start of the round, and then moved to join Chris Garlock in the live commentary booth to report on the China-Japan … Continue reading

Lin vs Kang

White:  LIN Chi-han (Chinese Taipei) 9p Black: KANG Dongyoon (Korea) 6p Commentary by Michael Redmond 9p, transcribed by Chris Garlock  The winner of this game goes to the final, against Choi Chulhan 9P, with the 2012 SportAccord World Mind Games title and … Continue reading

Chen vs Park

White: CHEN Yaoye (China) 9p Black: PARK Jeonghwan (Korea) 9p Commentary by Michael Redmond 9p, transcribed by Chris Garlock  Park is one of the top Korean players; he’s been on the international scene for several years. He’s a steady player with no … Continue reading

Press Conference

On December 12, while the players took the morning off to recover from various degrees of jetlag, the media were treated to an opening press conference at the Information Office of Beijing Municipality. Ms. Wang Hui, Press Office Director of … Continue reading

The Players Arrive

After months of build-up, go players from Argentina, Canada, China, Czechia, Chinese Taipei, Hungary, Japan, Korea, Russia, and the United Kingdom began arriving in Beijing around December 10 for the SportAccord World Mind Games. The first event on their schedule … Continue reading