Second volume. In-depth analysis of game 6-8 of the historic ‘Death Match’ that took place in 2014: the Jubango between two of the strongest go players of the modern era, Lee Sedol 9p from Korea and Gu Li 9p from China.
Having been rivals for many years, with an almost even score of games won against each other in international tournaments, the ten-game match would be to decide the ‘best player’ amongst these titans.
Both are famous for their severe attacks and their fighting skills. Gu has a thick style accompanied by an exquisite feeling for the opening, while Lee plays a fast, profit-oriented game, leaving behind thin positions. This contrast between styles is what makes for innovative and exciting games. Games that will decide who will be crowned as the ‘strongest player of the 21st century’.
Compiled and written by Rob van Zeijst, co-edited by Michael Redmond.
182 pages, published in 2015.