On 2 November 2016, Artem Kachanovskyi 1p defeated Sonoda Yuichi 9p in the final round of the Sankei Cup pro division preliminaries. A commentary of this game was provided by Ge Yuhong Go Academy, the biggest Go school in China.
Ge Yuhong Go Academy was founded by Mr. Ge Yuhong who is a close partner of CEGO. Perhaps some of the readers had the opportunity to meet them at a European Go Congress. Both Mr. Ge Yuhong and the sponsors behind CEGO are avid supporters of the European Go scene. Without them, projects such as the EGF pro qualification, the Grand Slam, the CEGO Academic Programme in Beijing, and the EGF Academy would not exist.
When Artem Kachanovskyi 1p and Mateusz Surma 1p achieved brilliant results in the 13th Sankei Cup, not only the Europeans Go fans, but also the sponsors from China are happy that their support manifests in such outstanding results. This is why Mr. Ge Yuhong decided to provide a commentary of one of the games, namely Artem's final half-point game against Sonoda Yuichi 9p that allowed Artem to advance to the main tournament of the 13th Sankei Cup. You can replay the game in the previous article. The commentary was published on Ge Academy's WeChat portal and translated below:
Conclusion: In the beginning, Black 13 and 15 were too rigid. The result was inferior to the josekis shown in the variations. Black's ko threat 61 and the exchange up to 71 are the main reasons for Black's loss. In the middlegame White played too leisurely, so Black had a chance to be back in the game. But Black played the fatal losing move 119 and endured a big loss in this fight. Although later Black gained in endgame, White was too far ahead before and held on to the lead until the end, winning by the smallest margin of 0,5.