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November 2015

[news] Stefan MAH best achievement in KPMC 2015

*The 10th Korea Prime Minister Cup International Amateur Baduk Championship*

SEA representative

[credit to Khanh Binh Do]

The 10th  Korea Prime Minister Cup International Amateur Baduk Championship was held from the 22nd November ~ 27th November, 2015 in Seoul, South Korea.

One of Brunei’s best player, Stefan MAH (China 2-dan) who had competed in the event achieved his best result of 3-wins out of 7-games, positioned him at 31st place out of 52nd. He even got special awarded for being the 2nd place!

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Champion – HU YuQing, China
2nd Place – KIM Heesu, Korea
3rd Place – Christian Pop, Romania
4th Place – Eric Lui, USA
5th Place Shinichiro, Japan
6th Place – Cheuk Leun, Hong Kong
7th Place – Nuttakrit Taechaamnuayvit, Thailand

9th Place – Khanh Binh Do, Vietnam

15th Place – Daniel Thalib, Indonesia

28th Place – Reaqiu L. Malaysia

31st Place – Stefan MAH, Brunei

38th Place – Rong Yao, Singapore


Stefan MAH’s award
Result Board


Unexpected challenger from Thailand

*Boonyawai from Thailand*

Boonyawai vs ZheFan


Recently, there was an unexpected guest from Thailand visited Brunei for business trip and contacted us (Brunei Darussalam Go Association).

The committee brought him out for supper and had a couple of Go game with him at Radisson Hotel.

*Xinwen vs Boonyawai*


Xinwen had the opportunity to play with Boonyawai and the game was surrendered by Xinwen.

*Crucial Moment of Ko Fight*

KO Fight
KO Fight


Xinwen (Black) had an upper hand at the current situation controlling his favourite moyo game. It is black’s turn to play. where would you go?


Drago document
Figure 1 (1~38)
Drago document
Possible Variation 1


Figure 1 (1~38), It has been a while since Xinwen last comment a game. Move-23 can be easily played at for 3rd-line territory which could result in [Possible Variation 1]. Move-27 should defend at Move-28 or for a stronger influence.

*Figure 2 (38-52)*

Figure 2 (38-52)
Figure 2 (38-52)
Drago document
Joseki Variation 1


Figure 2 (38-52), White quickly snatches Move-38 to reduce Black’s potential moyo. Black’s Move-39 to Move-51 was not put enough thought. Xinwen had reviewed, it may be better to result in choice of [Joseki Variation 1] so that White is not thicken.

*Crucial Moments*

Drago document
Figure 3 (52~86)

move-79: move-56, move-64

Drago document
Figure 4 ( Move 86~111)


Figure 3 (52~86), Black had a good fight from move 70~86 getting a thick center.

Figure 4 (86~111), Black Move-89 could try to tenuki to play strongest move at A to test White’s life and death. White Move-116 was forcing Black to capture at Move-109 and threaten the game at Ko Move-111B, C, D and were potential Ko threat.

Regardless, the game was fun.

[delayed-news] Brunei Team steadily growing in 2015 Nanning ASEAN Board and Bridge Game International Invitational Tournament

*Brunei progressive*

JiaHui vs ChangXin
JiaHui vs ChangXin

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The 11th China Nanning ASEAN Weiqi International Invitational Tournament  (第十一届中国南宁—东盟围棋国际邀请) which was held in the city of Nanning, Guangxi, China from 25th October ~ 30th October, 2015 ended successfully.

Our best female player, Jiahui (china 1-dan) had made her best performance in her solo-debut in Female Division earning her 2-wins out of 6-wins, result the standing of 13th out of 16th position.

On the other hand, Sid (china 1-dan) who had been several International Tournament had bested his result to 3-wins out of 7 games, positioned him at 27th place out of 32.

Lastly, Ray (5-kyu) who had been promoted from 8-kyu, had made tremendous effort considering this is his first Individual International after the Thai-University Go Tournament 2014, achieving 3-wins out of 7 games, positioned himself at 26th place out of 32.

Regardless, the team had put in their best effort and may this International Tournament enlighten them to be better for next year.


Men’s Result
Champion – Nuttakrit Taechaamnuayvit, Thailand
2nd Place – CHEN Chan-Yan, Taiwan
3rd Place – ZHEN Hao-Zhi, Hong Kong
4th Place – HUANG Ai-Lun, Macau
5th Place – GAO Ning, Guangxi

16th Place – 
Le Mai Duy, Vietnam

12rd Place – Xi Yue, Singapore
14th Place – James LEE, Singapore
15th Place  – Alex CHAN, Malaysia
16th Place – LOW Rea Qiu, Malaysia

23rd Place – Agus Ramadian Bahar, Indonesia
25th Place – Handy Bunawan, Indonesia
26th Place – Raymeerull Rajama, Brunei
27th Place – Siddeq Asmad, Brunei

29th Place – Tan Bee Giok, the Philippines

Country’s Result
Champion – 
Hong Kong
2nd Place – Taiwan
3rd Place – Macau

Female’s Result
Champion – YANG Zi-Xuan, Taiwan
2nd Place – ZHONG Hui-Yi, Hong Kong
3rd Place – ZHANG Hui, Nanning
4th Place – CHEN XinRui, USA LA
5th Place – Dawn SUM, Singapore

11th Place – CHANG Xin, Malaysia
12th Place – Harfina, Indonesia
13th Place – LIM Chai-Hui, Brunei



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