Title: Long Yuan – Gu Li vs. Yi Sedol 28 Dogfights with Detailed Explanation
Author/Editor: Gu Li 古力, Zhang Da Yong 张大勇
Publisher: China Federation of Literary and Art Circles Publishing 中国文联出版社
Publisher Recommended Price: RMB119
Freshly pressed in June 2012, this is the exciting new book by Gu Li in which he explains 28 of his games against Yi Sedol. He is helped by Zhang Da Yong (Editor in Chief of Weiqi Tiandi) who translates his thoughts into written form for publishing. Gu Li has worked with Zhang Da Yong for 10 years jointly for articles in Weiqi Tiandi commenting on Gu Li’s exciting games. Now the 28 chosen games are fleshed out so readers can gain even more insights as to how Gu Li planned his strategies and tactics.
Along with detailed commentaries are many color photos of Gu Li and Yi Sedol from 2004 to 2011. This is a 400+ page extravaganza for lovers of commented pro games.
The title of the book Long Yuan 龙渊 refers to one of the ten most famous swords in Chinese history. This name was chosen to describe the titanic clashes between the two powerhouses of Gu Li and Yi Sedol. There will be a follow up volume in the future called Chi Xiao – Gu Li’s World Title Tournament Battles with Detailed Explanation 赤霄——古力世界冠军争霸战详解. Chi Xiao again refers to another famous ancient sword from Chinese history.
List of games in the book:
6th Chinese City League A, round 9 2004围甲联赛 2004.6.17
9th Samsung Cup, semi-final 1 第9届三星杯 2004.11.16
9th Samsung Cup, semi-final 2 第9届三星杯 2004.11.18
9th Samsung Cup, semi-final 3 第9届三星杯 2004.11.19
4th CSK Asian Cup, round 3 第4届CSK杯 2005.5.3
7th Chinese City League A, round 9 2005围甲联赛 2005.8.6
10th LG Cup, semi-final 第10届LG盃 2005.10.19
7th Chinese City League A, round 20 2005围甲联赛 2005.12.10
5th CSK Asian Cup, round 3 第5届CSK杯 2006.5.3
8th Chinese City League A, round 5 2006围甲联赛 2006.6.10
8th Chinese City League A, round 16 2006围甲联赛 2006.11.11
9th Chinese City League A, round 13 2007围甲联赛 2007.10.13
21st Fujitsu Cup, round 3 第21届富士通杯 2008.6.7
10th Chinese City League A, round 11 2008围甲联赛 2008.6.21
10th Nongshim Cup, game 13 第10届农心杯 2009.2.19
13th LG Cup, final 1 第13届LG盃 2009.2.23
13th LG Cup, final 2 第13届LG盃 2009.2.25
11th Chinese City League A, round 8 2009围甲联赛 2009.6.27
Year 2009 Fenghuang Special 2009凤凰古城对决 2009.8.29
23rd Fujitsu Cup, round 3 第23届富士通杯 2010.4.14
15th LG Cup, round 1 第15届LG盃 2010.6.7
15th Samsung Cup, quarter-final 第15届三星杯 2010.10.14
3rd BC Card Cup World Baduk Championship, final 1 第3届BC卡杯 2011.4.23
3rd BC Card Cup World Baduk Championship, final 2 第3届BC卡杯 2011.4.24
3rd BC Card Cup World Baduk Championship, final 3 第3届BC卡杯 2011.4.26
3rd BC Card Cup World Baduk Championship, final 4 第3届BC卡杯 2011.4.27
3rd BC Card Cup World Baduk Championship, final 5 第3届BC卡杯 2011.4.28
1st Bosai Cup 2011金佛山超霸赛 2011.5.17
Update: Jan 2014
According to some Chinese sources, the follow-up volume should be released in China after Spring 2014.
Update: Apr 2014
The follow-up volume Chi Xiao – Gu Li’s World Title Tournament Battles with Detailed Explanation has been released.