Archive for December, 2009

Kong Jie Wins Chinese Qiwang Cup

Sunday, December 27th, 2009

Kong Jie defeated Chen Yaoye (Tianyuan titleholder) in the 5th Qiwang final. Qiwang Cup is a knock-out tournament with one game in the final.

This must be Kong Jie’s best year so far, as he won the international Samsung Cup, as well as international Asian TV Cup, while in China he won CCTV Cup and now Qiwang Cup.

The record of the final game is here. Kong Jie (white) won by resign.

(; KM[7.5] EV[5th Qiwang final] FF[3] SZ[19] GM[1] PW[Kong Jie] WR[9d] DT[2009-12-27] BR[Tianyuan] RE[W+R] PB[Chen Yaoye] ;B[pd];W[dd];B[pq];W[dp];B[cf];W[fc];B[bd];W[cc];B[ci];W[qo];B[qk] ;W[op];B[oq];W[np];B[mq];W[dh];B[ch];W[qq];B[mp];W[pp];B[fq];W[cn] ;B[dr];W[nq];B[nr];W[cq];B[mn];W[qr];B[hp];W[df];B[cl];W[cr];B[nc] ;W[ce];B[dg];W[eg];B[cg];W[be];B[qe];W[kc];B[je];W[id];B[ie];W[hd] ;B[nk];W[le];B[lf];W[mf];B[me];W[lg];B[kf];W[mg];B[ne];W[ld];B[jh] ;W[mj];B[nj];W[kj];B[jj];W[kk];B[jk];W[ji];B[kh];W[ni];B[ii];W[ki] ;B[lh];W[mi];B[jl];W[kl];B[jm];W[nl];B[ml];W[mk];B[ol];W[nm];B[mm] ;W[pj];B[pk];W[oi];B[nn];W[om];B[ok];W[pm];B[ri];W[qi];B[qh];W[ph] ;B[rh];W[og];B[bf];W[ff];B[lb];W[mb];B[mc];W[lc];B[bn];W[bo];B[bm] ;W[qg];B[rg];W[km];B[kn];W[jn];B[in];W[jo];B[ko];W[ij];B[hi];W[io] ;B[hn];W[im];B[il];W[ho];B[hm];W[go];B[jq];W[iq];B[ir];W[hq];B[hr] ;W[gq];B[gr];W[fp];B[eq];W[jp];B[kp];W[gl];B[fn];W[gn];B[gm];W[fm] ;B[hl];W[gk];B[gj];W[em];B[hk];W[hg];B[ig];W[af];B[ag];W[ae];B[dn] ;W[en];B[rm];W[or];B[nb];W[ka];B[dm];W[eo];B[hf];W[gf];B[he];W[ge] ;B[jd];W[jc];B[ro];W[rp];B[qn];W[pn];B[kb];W[jb];B[ma];W[mr];B[lr] ;W[ns];B[qj];W[ll];B[ek];W[ah];B[bg];W[so];B[rn];W[co];B[eh];W[fh] ;B[ei];W[cm];B[dl];W[bl];B[bk];W[hh];B[ih];W[no];B[mo];W[ls];B[kr] ;W[rl];B[ql];W[qm];B[rk];W[an];B[al];W[fl];B[cs];W[bs];B[ds];W[br] ;B[gh];W[gg];B[fi];W[gi];B[li];W[lj];B[gh];W[qf];B[rf];W[of];B[fg] ;W[ef];B[kg];W[oe];B[od];W[fk])

The complete tournament table is here.

Jeongganjang Cup: Song Ronghui in Driver’s Seat

Sunday, December 27th, 2009

Song Ronghui 5 dan of China, the star of the previous edition (when she eliminated seven opponents in a row), is in the driver seat after defeating Mukai Chiaki of Japan.

Here is the game record. Song Ronghui (white) won by 4.5 points.

(;GM[1]FF[4]CA[UTF-8]AP[CGoban:3]ST[2] RU[Japanese]SZ[19]KM[6.50] PW[Song Ronghui]PB[Mukai Chiaki]WR[5d]BR[3d]DT[2009-12-25]EV[8th Jeongganjang Cup 10th round]RE[W+4.50] ;B[pd] ;W[dd] ;B[qp] ;W[dp] ;B[op] ;W[fq] ;B[pj] ;W[nc] ;B[qf] ;W[jd] ;B[cf] ;W[be] (;B[dj] ;W[ch] (;B[cn] ;W[eh] (;B[bp] ;W[cq] ;B[en] (;W[dm]LB[dn:A][do:B] ;B[do] (;W[iq] ;B[ep] ;W[eq] ;B[cp] ;W[dq] ;B[cj] (;W[fd] (;B[cc] (;W[cd] ;B[fb] ;W[db] ;B[lc] ;W[jc]LB[nd:B][le:A] (;B[le] ;W[pc] ;B[qc] ;W[qb] ;B[oc] ;W[pb] ;B[od] ;W[qd] ;B[rc] ;W[rd] ;B[rb] ;W[ra] (;B[kq] ;W[jg] (;B[lh] (;W[ol] (;B[ll] ;W[qo] ;B[po] ;W[qn] ;B[rp] (;W[qk] ;B[qj] (;W[pn] ;B[on] ;W[om] ;B[nn] ;W[rk] ;B[rj] ;W[sn] (;B[bh] ;W[cg] ;B[bg] ;W[bf] ;B[ci] (;W[fi] (;B[fj] ;W[gj] (;B[fk] (;W[ji] (;B[dh] ;W[dg] ;B[eg] ;W[df] (;B[gi] ;W[gh] ;B[hi] ;W[hh] ;B[hr] ;W[ir] ;B[hq] ;W[hp] ;B[ip] ;W[gq] ;B[ho] ;W[gp] ;B[jq] ;W[jr] ;B[kr] ;W[gr] ;B[js] ;W[hs] ;B[dc] ;W[ec] ;B[eb] ;W[cb] (;B[ob] ;W[sb] ;B[io] ;W[qe] ;B[pf] (;W[hk] ;B[je] ;W[ie] (;B[kb] ;W[jb] ;B[jf] ;W[if] ;B[kg] ;W[kh] ;B[lg] ;W[jl] (;B[ja] ;W[ia] ;B[la] ;W[ka] ;B[bc] ;W[bb] ;B[ja] ;W[ib] ;B[pk] ;W[pl] ;B[ro] ;W[rn] ;B[jm] ;W[im] ;B[km] (;W[nk] ;B[ei] ;W[fh] ;B[ni] ;W[rf] ;B[rg] ;W[sg] ;B[sh] ;W[sf] ;B[se] ;W[re] ;B[pe] ;W[sc] ;B[rl] ;W[ql] ;B[sk] ;W[sl] ;B[sj] ;W[rm] (;B[ki] ;W[jh] ;B[ij] ;W[hj] ;B[jj] ;W[kj] ;B[kk] ;W[li] ;B[il] ;W[hl] ;B[jk] ;W[ii] ;B[br] ;W[bq] ;B[aq] ;W[ke] ;B[kf] ;W[kd] ;B[ld] ;W[cr] ;B[rh] ;W[mm] ;B[mn] ;W[mi] ;B[mh] ;W[di] ;B[gm] ;W[ej] ;B[ek] ;W[gl] ;B[fl] ;W[gn] ;B[fn] ;W[hm] ;B[fm] ;W[ik] ;B[lj] ;W[mj] ;B[ki] ;W[ag] ;B[bi] ;W[kj] ;B[fc] ;W[ed] ;B[ki] ;W[so] ;B[sp] ;W[kj] ;B[ml] ;W[lk] ;B[kl] ;W[nm] (;B[in] ;W[mk] ;B[pa] ;W[lm] ;B[ln] ;W[oj] ;B[oi] ;W[ei] ;B[ah] ;W[af] ;B[ka] ;W[bs] ;B[ar] ;W[fp] ;B[eo] ;W[il] ;B[ks] ;W[cs] ;B[ap] ;W[go] ;B[oa] ;W[qa] ;B[kc]) (;B[mk] ;W[nj] ;B[oj] ;W[ln] ;B[lm] ;W[jn] ;B[kn] ;W[ko] ;B[lo] ;W[nl] ;B[ln] ;W[in] ;B[jo] ;W[go])) (;B[rh] ;W[mm] ;B[mn] ;W[gm] ;B[fl] ;W[bq] ;B[aq] ;W[ar] ;B[ap] ;W[kk] ;B[br] ;W[cr] ;B[as])) (;W[kj])) (;B[km] ;W[ld])) (;B[ij] ;W[jk] ;B[ik] ;W[il] ;B[gk] ;W[jj] ;B[hl] ;W[jm])) (;W[hj])) (;B[kb] ;W[jb] ;B[qe] ;W[sb] ;B[re] ;W[sc] ;B[ob] ;W[io] ;B[jp] ;W[hn])) (;B[fh] ;W[ei] ;B[gi] ;W[gh] ;B[hi] ;W[hh] ;B[hj] ;W[ii])) (;B[gi] ;W[gh] ;B[hi] (;W[hj] ;B[hh] ;W[hg] ;B[dh] ;W[dg] ;B[eg] ;W[df] ;B[ei] ;W[fh] ;B[gg]) (;W[hh]))) (;W[gi])) (;B[gi] ;W[gh] ;B[hi] ;W[ej] ;B[fk] ;W[ek])) (;B[ih]) (;B[hh])) (;W[fh])) (;B[hg]) (;B[gh])) (;W[pk] ;B[oj] ;W[pn])) (;W[pk] ;B[qk] ;W[ql] ;B[ok] ;W[pl] ;B[qj] ;W[ml])) (;B[ml] ;W[ql] ;B[qj])) (;W[qq] ;B[pq] ;W[qo] ;B[rp] ;W[po] ;B[pp] ;W[ql])) (;B[kh])) (;B[jf])) (;B[nd])) (;W[dc] ;B[bf] ;W[bg] ;B[dg] ;W[dh] ;B[cd])) (;B[lc]) (;B[me] ;W[ld] ;B[kf])) (;W[ne])) (;W[ck])) (;W[kp])) (;B[ci] ;W[bh] ;B[bp])) (;B[dh])) (;B[bf] ;W[ci] ;B[cd] ;W[cc] ;B[ce] ;W[bc] ;B[ed] ;W[dc] ;B[ef] ;W[de] ;B[fg] ;W[ee] ;B[fe] ;W[gf] ;B[ff] ;W[gc]C[Black looks heavy.]))

After Song Ronghui’s victory, there is only one player left for each of South Korea and Japan, and three players for China. Song Ronghui’s next opponent is Park Jieun 9 dan of South Korea, on February 1st 2010. Park Jieun is the one who eliminated Song Ronghui last year, so this encounter is Song Ronghui’s chance for revenge.

The complete tournament table is here.

Kono Rin Wins 5th Daiwa Cup

Thursday, December 24th, 2009

Kono Rin repeated last year’s performance and won the 5th Daiwa Cup. He defeated Cho Sonjin, O Meien, Cho U and Iyama Yuta.

The record of the final game is here. Kono Rin (black) defeated Iyama Yuta by 1.5 points.

(; RE[B+1.5] WR[Meijin] EV[5th Daiwa Cup final] BR[Daiwa Cup] PB[Kono Rin] FF[3] SZ[19] GM[1] KM[6.5] DT[2009-12-19] PW[Iyama Yuta] ;B[qd];W[dd];B[pp];W[dq];B[oc];W[ck];B[pj];W[nq];B[pn];W[jp];B[fc] ;W[df];B[jd];W[do];B[fe];W[ec];B[fb];W[ff];B[gf];W[fg];B[dk];W[dl] ;B[cj];W[ek];B[dj];W[cl];B[ch];W[ej];B[bf];W[be];B[ei];W[fi];B[eh] ;W[ge];B[fd];W[bg];B[fh];W[gg];B[gi];W[hf];B[el];W[em];B[fl];W[fm] ;B[gl];W[ic];B[id];W[hd];B[hc];W[hb];B[gc];W[jc];B[ie];W[kc];B[he] ;W[gm];B[hl];W[nc];B[cf];W[od];B[ce];W[de];B[bd];W[jg];B[le];W[lg] ;B[pc];W[ld];B[ke];W[me];B[mf];W[lf];B[db];W[if];B[je];W[nd];B[dr] ;W[cq];B[nf];W[pe];B[nh];W[kj];B[qe];W[pf];B[qg];W[qf];B[rf];W[qq] ;B[pq];W[pr];B[or];W[qr];B[oq];W[ro];B[hq];W[jq];B[io];W[hp];B[jr] ;W[iq];B[ir];W[hr];B[gq];W[gr];B[kq];W[kp];B[lq];W[fq];B[rn];W[qo] ;B[qn];W[po];B[oo];W[qp];B[mj];W[pg];B[qh];W[nr];B[ns];W[np];B[op] ;W[lp];B[mr];W[hi];B[dg];W[eg];B[cc];W[ps];B[no];W[os];B[mp];W[ms] ;B[lo];W[re];B[rg];W[nb];B[bk];W[bl];B[ii];W[gh];B[fj];W[ji];B[hj] ;W[hh];B[ob];W[oa];B[qb];W[sn];B[sm];W[so];B[rm];W[bj];B[bi];W[ak] ;B[kk];W[ij];B[ko];W[jk];B[lk];W[ph];B[pi];W[pa];B[ik];W[jj];B[jl] ;W[rb];B[rc];W[qa];B[ib];W[ia];B[ai];W[cd];B[ae];W[dc];B[eb];W[hn] ;B[ne];W[md];B[jo];W[gp];B[in];W[hm];B[im];W[mh];B[mi];W[oh];B[mg] ;W[lh];B[oi];W[cb];B[bc];W[ns];B[mq];W[ks];B[gb];W[jb];B[kr];W[ga] ;B[fa];W[ha];B[aj];W[bk];B[li];W[ki];B[ho];W[go];B[ip];W[hq];B[kf] ;W[kg];B[sb];W[ra];B[se];W[jf];B[gd];W[kd];B[gf];W[ni];B[ng];W[ge] ;B[hd];W[pb];B[qc];W[gf];B[hs];W[gs];B[is];W[da];B[bb];W[ba];B[ca] ;W[sf];B[sg];W[cb];B[ea];W[ls];B[nj];W[na];B[ca];W[ef];B[sc];W[pd] ;B[ni];W[lr];B[mo])

The complete tournament table is here.

Jeongganjang Cup: Mukai Chiaki (Japan) Defeated Kim Hyeoimin (Korea)

Thursday, December 24th, 2009

Cao Youyin of China defeated Umezawa Yukari of Japan after defeating Park Sohyun of South Korea. Then she lost to Korean Kim Hyeoimin.

The spectacular part of the Jengganjang Cup is the fact that any particular player can win the tournament for her country if she doesn’t lose any game. The longest winning streak this year was that of Wang Chenxing of China, who won three games in a row.

Kim Hyeoimin was eliminated by Mukai Chiaki 3 dan of Japan.

Here is the game record. Mukai Chiaki (black) won by resignation.

(;GM[1]FF[4]CA[UTF-8]AP[CGoban:3]ST[2] RU[Japanese]SZ[19]KM[6.50] PW[Kim Hyeoimin]PB[Mukai Chiaki]WR[5d]BR[3d]DT[2009-12-24]EV[8th Jeongganjang Cup 9th round]RE[B+Resign] ;B[qd] ;W[dd] ;B[pp] ;W[dq] ;B[do] ;W[co] ;B[dp] ;W[cp] ;B[eq] ;W[cn] (;B[oc] (;W[qn] ;B[nq] ;W[qj] ;B[dr] ;W[cq] ;B[fp] (;W[fc] ;B[em] ;W[dl] ;B[fk] ;W[mp] ;B[mq] ;W[kp] (;B[ql] ;W[rl] (;B[qo] ;W[pn] ;B[mo] (;W[kn] (;B[lp] (;W[kq] ;B[iq] ;W[ip] ;B[hp] ;W[ho] ;B[io] (;W[jp] ;B[hq] ;W[in] ;B[go] ;W[hn] ;B[qh] (;W[rn] ;B[rp]LB[kd:B][ce:A] (;W[di] ;B[jd] ;W[oe] (;B[nd] (;W[qe] ;B[pd] ;W[pe] (;B[pi] (;W[mf] (;B[mi] ;W[kf] ;B[le] ;W[lf] ;B[cd] ;W[ce] ;B[be] (;W[cc] ;B[bd] ;W[cf] (;B[bf] ;W[cg] (;B[bg] (;W[ch] ;B[bc] ;W[cb] (;B[bh] ;W[bi] ;B[bb] ;W[pj] ;B[oj] ;W[ok] ;B[nj] ;W[ki] ;B[nk] ;W[ol] ;B[nl] ;W[oh] ;B[og] ;W[pg] ;B[nh] ;W[ng] ;B[oi] ;W[of] ;B[hc] ;W[mn] ;B[om] ;W[pm] ;B[nn] ;W[no] ;B[lo] ;W[mm] ;B[nm] ;W[oo] ;B[kk] ;W[kl] ;B[jk] ;W[qq] ;B[po] ;W[on] ;B[pq] ;W[hk] ;B[ji] ;W[kh] ;B[jl] ;W[jm] ;B[lq] ;W[gm] ;B[el] ;W[lj] ;B[lk] ;W[ml] ;B[mk] ;W[gk] ;B[ll] ;W[km] ;B[ln] ;W[lm] ;B[hh] ;W[ij] ;B[jj] ;W[ie] ;B[jh] ;W[fj] ;B[rj] ;W[rk] ;B[rf] ;W[re] ;B[ri] ;W[qk] ;B[rg] ;W[kd] ;B[kc] ;W[sj] ;B[pl] ;W[pk] ;B[si] ;W[je] ;B[sk] ;W[ro] ;B[sp] ;W[qp] ;B[rq] ;W[sl] ;B[rd] ;W[jc] ;B[jb] ;W[lc] ;B[kb] ;W[ld] ;B[se] ;W[lb] ;B[id] ;W[gb] ;B[hb] ;W[ka] ;B[he] ;W[gd] ;B[gc] ;W[fb] ;B[fd] ;W[ge] ;B[hd] ;W[qr] ;B[rr] ;W[pr] ;B[or] ;W[ba] ;B[ah] ;W[hg] ;B[if] ;W[ig] ;B[jf] ;W[jg] ;B[ke] ;W[me] ;B[je] ;W[ph] ;B[qi] ;W[md] ;B[ko] ;W[jo] ;B[im] ;W[jn] ;B[ej] ;W[dk] ;B[dm] ;W[ek] ;B[cm] ;W[cr] ;B[ed] ;W[de] ;B[gg] ;W[fe] ;B[fl] ;W[fi] ;B[il] ;W[hm] ;B[hi] ;W[gi] ;B[gf] ;W[gh] ;B[hf] ;W[ja] ;B[ib] ;W[fn] ;B[fo] ;W[ff] ;B[nb] ;W[er] ;B[fr] ;W[mh] ;B[es] ;W[fg] ;B[bn] ;W[bo] ;B[bm] ;W[cs] ;B[ne] ;W[ni] ;B[hj] ;W[lr] ;B[mr]) (;B[bb] ;W[ba] ;B[bh] ;W[bi] ;B[ah])) (;W[bh] ;B[dc] ;W[db] ;B[ch])) (;B[cb] ;W[bc] ;B[dc] ;W[db] ;B[ec] ;W[bb] ;B[eb] ;W[ca] ;B[ed] ;W[de]) (;B[bc] ;W[cb] ;B[bg] ;W[bh] ;B[bb] ;W[ba] ;B[de] ;W[ed] ;B[ch])) (;B[cb] ;W[dc] ;B[bc] ;W[bf] ;B[ab] ;W[pj] ;B[oi] ;W[nk])) (;W[bd] ;B[cc] ;W[bc] ;B[de] ;W[cf] ;B[dc] ;W[ed] ;B[bf] ;W[bb] ;B[cg] ;W[df] ;B[dg] ;W[ef] ;B[eg])) (;B[qk] (;W[rk] ;B[pj]) (;W[pj] ;B[rk] ;W[rj] ;B[ol])) (;B[pj] ;W[qk] ;B[pk])) (;W[pj] ;B[oj] ;W[oi] ;B[oh] ;W[ni] ;B[nh])) (;B[oh])) (;W[pd] ;B[pc] ;W[qe] ;B[rd] (;W[oh]LB[mf:A]) (;W[mf] ;B[ne] ;W[nf] ;B[of] ;W[og] ;B[pf] ;W[pg] ;B[qf] ;W[qg] ;B[rf] ;W[rg]))) (;B[pf] ;W[nc] ;B[nb] ;W[ob] ;B[pb] ;W[od] ;B[pc] ;W[mb] ;B[oa] ;W[ld]) (;B[qf] ;W[nc] ;B[od] ;W[nd] ;B[ne])) (;W[kd]LB[qf:A])) (;W[kc] ;B[rm] ;W[rn] ;B[rk] ;W[pl] ;B[qk] ;W[pk] ;B[rj])) (;W[in] (;B[jp] ;W[jo]) (;B[jo] ;W[lo] ;B[np] ;W[jp] ;B[hn] ;W[go] ;B[jn] ;W[jm] ;B[im] ;W[ko] ;B[in] ;W[gp] ;B[hq] ;W[gq] ;B[gr] ;W[fr] ;B[hr] ;W[er] ;B[fq] ;W[fo]))) (;W[jq])) (;B[kc] ;W[np]) (;B[rk] ;W[qk] ;B[rm] ;W[pl] ;B[qm] ;W[rn])) (;W[jd] ;B[rm] ;W[rn] ;B[rk] ;W[pl]) (;W[lo] ;B[np] ;W[mn] ;B[lp] ;W[lq])) (;B[rk] ;W[qk] ;B[rm] ;W[pl] ;B[qm] ;W[pm] ;B[pn] ;W[rn] ;B[sl] (;W[qp] ;B[po] ;W[qq]) (;W[po] ;B[on] ;W[oo] (;B[qo] ;W[nn]) (;B[nn] ;W[qp]))) (;B[rm] ;W[qm] ;B[rk] ;W[pl] ;B[qk] ;W[pk]) (;B[qm] ;W[rm] ;B[pn] ;W[qo] ;B[po] ;W[qp])) (;B[lp] ;W[lo] ;B[lq] (;W[jn]) (;W[ko] ;B[jq] ;W[on])) (;B[jd] ;W[lq]) (;B[pn] ;W[pm] ;B[on] ;W[qo] ;B[qp] ;W[km])) (;W[dn]LB[qg:A])) (;W[qj]LB[dr:A])) (;B[dr] ;W[cq] ;B[jq]))

Mukai Chiaki will play against Li He of China tomorrow in the last game of this second stage of the competition. The complete tournament table is here.

Yamashita Keigo Captured Tengen Title from Cho U

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

Yamashita Keigo won the fifth game in the best-of-five Tengen title match and captured the title from Cho U with a 3:2 score.

This title match must have been very tensed especially since these two will meet again very soon in an even more important battle: the first game of the Kisei title starts on January 14th with Cho as challenger, and Yamashita as the Kisei title holder.

Cho U had mixed results this year: he lost the Meijin and Tengen titles, but defended Gosei and Oza. Will he be able to capture Kisei for the first time, especially from Yamashita who has been Kisei for four consecutive years?

The 5th and decisive Tengen title game record is here. Yamashita Keigo (black) won by resignation.

(;GM[1]FF[4]CA[UTF-8]AP[CGoban:3]ST[2] RU[Japanese]SZ[19]KM[6.50] GN[35th Tengen Title, game 5]PW[Cho U]PB[Yamashita Keigo]WR[9p]BR[9p]DT[2009-12-21]EV[35th Tengen Title, game 5]RO[Title match]RE[B+Resign]MULTIGOGM[1] ;B[pd] ;W[dd] ;B[qp] ;W[op] ;B[lp] ;W[qo] ;B[ro] ;W[po] ;B[rn] ;W[qq] ;B[rq] ;W[pp] ;B[rp] ;W[pl] ;B[qr] ;W[dq] ;B[do] ;W[cm] ;B[cq] ;W[gq] ;B[dp] ;W[dr] (;B[iq] ;W[bo] ;B[bp] ;W[co] ;B[cp] ;W[go] ;B[dm] ;W[cl] (;B[gm] ;W[io] ;B[kq] (;W[hm] (;B[hl] (;W[fm] (;B[fp] ;W[hq] ;B[fl] (;W[gn] ;B[gl] (;W[ln] (;B[im] ;W[ir] (;B[no] (;W[on] (;B[mm] ;W[mn] ;B[nn] ;W[nm] ;B[nl] ;W[om] ;B[np] ;W[nq] ;B[mq] ;W[ml] ;B[lm] ;W[km] ;B[ll] ;W[mk] ;B[kl] ;W[oj] ;B[cj] ;W[dj] ;B[ci] ;W[ck] ;B[em] ;W[di] ;B[cg] ;W[ch] ;B[bh] ;W[dh] ;B[dg] ;W[bi] ;B[bj] ;W[ai] ;B[jr] ;W[ip] ;B[jq] ;W[cr] ;B[er] ;W[eq] ;B[fq] ;W[fr] ;B[gr] ;W[es] ;B[hr] ;W[ep] ;B[fo] ;W[eo] ;B[fn] ;W[dn] ;B[bf] ;W[bk] ;B[cc] ;W[dc] ;B[cd] ;W[hc] ;B[lj] ;W[mj] ;B[jc] ;W[nc] ;B[oc] ;W[nd] ;B[pf] ;W[ie] ;B[ke] ;W[kj] ;B[li] ;W[lk] ;B[kk] ;W[ng] ;B[kh] ;W[kd] ;B[ld] ;W[jd] ;B[lc] ;W[le] ;B[me] ;W[lf] ;B[mf] ;W[mg] ;B[lg] ;W[kf] ;B[jf] ;W[je] ;B[kg] ;W[ke] ;B[oe] ;W[md] ;B[ne] ;W[kc] ;B[lb] ;W[mb] ;B[mi] ;W[ni] ;B[pi] ;W[jj] ;B[ik] ;W[pj] ;B[oh] ;W[ki] ;B[ig] ;W[lh] ;B[mh] ;W[nh] ;B[lh] ;W[ce] ;B[be] ;W[qh] ;B[qi] ;W[og] ;B[pg] ;W[ph] ;B[rh] ;W[qg] ;B[rg] ;W[qf] ;B[qe] ;W[ij] ;B[gg] ;W[gi] ;B[gh] ;W[jk] ;B[jl] ;W[hk] ;B[fi] ;W[il] ;B[jm] ;W[hn] ;B[ik] ;W[ih] ;B[hg] ;W[il] ;B[kn] ;W[fj] ;B[gj] ;W[gk] ;B[ej] ;W[fk] ;B[ok] ;W[ol] ;B[nk] ;W[nj] ;B[qm]) (;B[nn] ;W[np]) (;B[np] ;W[mm] ;B[oq])) (;W[nn] ;B[on] ;W[nm] ;B[oo] ;W[mo] ;B[np] ;W[mp] ;B[mq] ;W[nq] ;B[oq] ;W[nr] ;B[pn] ;W[mr] ;B[lq] ;W[js] ;B[jp])) (;B[cj] ;W[dj] ;B[ci] ;W[ck] (;B[em] ;W[di] ;B[cg] ;W[dh] ;B[bf] ;W[ce] ;B[dg] ;W[eg] ;B[ef] ;W[fg]) (;B[di] ;W[em] ;B[dl] ;W[el] ;B[dk] ;W[dn])) (;B[ip] ;W[in] ;B[jr])) (;B[dl]) (;B[dj]) (;B[cj])) (;W[em] ;B[dl] (;W[dn] ;B[en] ;W[cn] ;B[fn]LB[eo:A]SQ[fp]C[The square marked black stone protects against white's cut at A.]) (;W[el] ;B[dk] ;W[ek] ;B[ej] ;W[fk] ;B[dn] ;W[ln]))) (;W[em] ;B[dl] ;W[el] ;B[dk] ;W[fk] ;B[ck] ;W[gl])) (;B[fl] ;W[gn] ;B[gl] ;W[em] (;B[fp]) (;B[dl] ;W[dn] ;B[en] ;W[cn] ;B[fn] ;W[eo]))) (;W[im] ;B[gn] ;W[ho] ;B[lm]) (;W[gl] ;B[fm] (;W[hk] ;B[il] ;W[im] ;B[dl]) (;W[en] ;B[dn] ;W[em]))) (;B[gl] ;W[ln])) (;W[hq]) (;W[jr]) (;W[ek] ;B[im])) (;B[fm]) (;B[dl])) (;B[go]))

The complete tournament table is here.

Jeongganjang Cup: Cao Youyin (China) Eliminated Park Sohyu (Korea)

Monday, December 21st, 2009

After eliminating Aoki Kikuyo of Japan, Park Sohyu 2p of South Korea lost to Cao Youyin 3p of China. Cao Youyin will play tomorrow against one of the remaining Japanese players.

You can replay the game record below. Cao Youyin (white) won by resignation.

(;CA[Windows-1252]SZ[19]AP[MultiGo:4.4.4]GN[8th Jeongganjang Cup]EV[8th Jeongganjang Cup] DT[2009-12-21]PB[Park Sohyun]BR[2p]BT[South Korea]PW[Cao Youyin]WR[3p]WT[China] KM[6.5]HA[0]RE[W+R]MULTIGOGM[1] ;B[qd];W[dp];B[dc];W[pp];B[cf];W[od];B[oc];W[nc];B[pc];W[md];B[qf];W[ic];B[gc];W[cn] ;B[lc];W[mb];B[jd];W[kb];B[lb];W[la];B[jb];W[jc];B[kc];W[ka];B[id];W[ib];B[hc];W[hb] ;B[gb];W[pe];B[qe];W[jq];B[ha];W[ja];B[ga];W[ia];B[le];W[ob];B[pb];W[pa];B[na];W[nb] ;B[rb];W[nf];B[dj];W[eq];B[qn];W[np];B[rp];W[qq];B[pl];W[fj];B[jo];W[jm];B[lo];W[lq] ;B[no];W[oo];B[nn];W[pm];B[qm];W[om];B[ml];W[ol];B[pk];W[ok];B[kl];W[jl];B[kk];W[ij] ;B[ki];W[pj];B[rj];W[cc];B[dd];W[db];B[bb];W[lg];B[kg];W[ch];B[ei];W[bj];B[hl];W[jk] ;B[ck];W[bk];B[cm];W[bm];B[bl];W[al];B[cl];W[bn];B[in];W[fl];B[gk];W[fk];B[ci];W[bi] ;B[gm];W[gl];B[hk];W[hm];B[im];W[hn];B[gi];W[fi];B[gh];W[fh];B[dh];W[gg];B[hi];W[cg] ;B[dg];W[bf];B[bg];W[bh];B[df];W[ho];B[mp];W[mq];B[be];W[jh];B[il];W[kh];B[lh];W[li] ;B[mh];W[kj];B[lj];W[ji];B[mi];W[kn];B[ko];W[lk];B[ki];W[ll];B[jj];W[mk];B[kj];W[km] ;B[mg];W[mj];B[li];W[qj];B[rk];W[ff];B[ma];W[oa];B[ma];W[na];B[me];W[ne];B[of];W[pf] ;B[og];W[pg];B[ph];W[qh];B[oi];W[qb];B[qc];W[qg];B[ri];W[ra];B[qa];W[jg];B[lf];W[qb] ;B[fm];W[em];B[qa];W[kf];B[ik];W[qb];B[en];W[el];B[qa];W[mm];B[ii];W[qb];B[on];W[pn] ;B[qa];W[qk];B[qi];W[qb];B[oe];W[rc];B[qa];W[gj];B[hj];W[qb];B[hp];W[sb];B[go];W[fn] ;B[gn];W[fo];B[gp];W[pd];B[rg];W[ql];B[rl];W[rh];B[sh];W[nd];B[rf];W[rq];B[ig];W[ag] ;B[er];W[dr];B[fp];W[eo];B[ep];W[dn];B[fq];W[dq])

The complete tournament table is here.

Jeongganjang Cup: Park Sohyu Eliminated Aoki Kikuyo

Sunday, December 20th, 2009

The second stage of the 8th Jeongganjang Cup has started. Park Sohyu 2p of South Korea eliminated Aoki Kikuyo 8p of Japan yesterday. In this stage one game is played every day from December 20th to 25th.

You can replay the game record below. Park Sohyu (white) won by 6.5 points.

(;GM[1]FF[4]CA[UTF-8]AP[CGoban:3]ST[2] RU[Japanese]SZ[19]KM[6.50] GN[8th Jeongganjang Cup]PW[Park Sohyun]PB[Aoki Kikuyo]WR[2p]BR[8p]DT[2009-12-20]EV[8th Jeongganjang Cup]RE[W+6.50]MULTIGOGM[1] ;B[qd] ;W[dc] ;B[dq] ;W[co] ;B[pp] ;W[oc] ;B[de] ;W[dh] ;B[gd] ;W[ee] ;B[ef] ;W[fe] ;B[dd] ;W[fc] ;B[cc] ;W[ec] ;B[ff] ;W[ge] ;B[cb] ;W[df] ;B[dg] ;W[cf] ;B[cg] ;W[be] ;B[ce] ;W[bf] ;B[bg] ;W[bd] ;B[cd] ;W[eg] ;B[bi] ;W[ci] ;B[bh] (;W[qp] ;B[po] (;W[qo] ;B[pn] ;W[pq] ;B[oq] ;W[qq] ;B[fg] ;W[eh] ;B[fh] ;W[fi] ;B[gi] ;W[fj] (;B[gj] ;W[gk] (;B[hh] ;W[fl] ;B[ek] ;W[fk] (;B[jc] ;W[hg] ;B[ih] ;W[ig] ;B[jh] (;W[lc] ;B[kd] ;W[jg] ;B[ld] ;W[kh] ;B[ki] ;W[li] (;B[kg] ;W[lh] ;B[kj] ;W[lj] ;B[kk] ;W[mc] (;B[nd] ;W[od] (;B[oe] ;W[pe] (;B[ne] ;W[pd] (;B[nc] ;W[nb] ;B[ob] ;W[pb] ;B[pf] ;W[kf] (;B[mb] ;W[oa] ;B[lb] ;W[lk] ;B[qe] ;W[qc] ;B[lg] ;W[bc] ;B[bb] ;W[kl] ;B[jl] ;W[jm] ;B[ik] ;W[il] ;B[jk] ;W[hc] ;B[im] ;W[km] ;B[hl] ;W[ab] ;B[af] ;W[ag] ;B[ah] ;W[gf] ;B[gh] ;W[bj] ;B[cj] ;W[db] ;B[ae] ;W[ac] ;B[ag] ;W[bk] ;B[qn] ;W[or] ;B[nq] ;W[nr] ;B[lq] ;W[ml] ;B[ei] ;W[dj] ;B[mg] ;W[ck] ;B[ad] ;W[pj] ;B[nk] ;W[nj] ;B[nl] ;W[kp] ;B[mm] ;W[nh] ;B[mr] ;W[fq] ;B[do] ;W[dn] ;B[eo] ;W[cp] ;B[eq] ;W[cq] ;B[ip] ;W[ng] ;B[nf] ;W[qg] ;B[qf] ;W[rg] ;B[ns] ;W[ps] ;B[en] ;W[dm] ;B[jq] ;W[og] ;B[of] ;W[gm] ;B[go] ;W[ql] ;B[ro] ;W[rp] ;B[qk] ;W[pk] ;B[rl] ;W[rk] ;B[rm] ;W[qj] ;B[rr] ;W[qr] ;B[sp] ;W[sq] ;B[so] ;W[rs] ;B[ln] ;W[jo] ;B[pg] ;W[ph] ;B[hd] ;W[ic] ;B[id] ;W[jb] ;B[kb] ;W[je] ;B[jd] ;W[ib] ;B[lf] ;W[mp] ;B[lp] ;W[mo] ;B[mq] ;W[lo] ;B[nn] ;W[om] ;B[nm] ;W[kn] ;B[dr] ;W[cr] ;B[rd] ;W[rc] ;B[rf] ;W[sl] ;B[em] ;W[el] ;B[mk] ;W[ll] ;B[sg] ;W[sm] ;B[rn] ;W[ri] ;B[cs] ;W[bs] ;B[ds] ;W[br] ;B[ke] ;W[jf] ;B[gc] ;W[gb] ;B[ja] ;W[ia] ;B[ka] ;W[fb] ;B[sc] ;W[sb] ;B[sd] ;W[rb] ;B[kq] ;W[no] ;B[oo] ;W[ol] ;B[on] ;W[ho] ;B[hp] ;W[gn] ;B[fo] ;W[mj] ;B[sh] ;W[hk] ;B[hj] ;W[ma] ;B[ok] ;W[mh] ;B[aj] ;W[ak] ;B[da] ;W[ea] ;B[ca] ;W[dp] ;B[ep] ;W[si] ;B[oj] ;W[oi] ;B[io] ;W[hn] ;B[in] ;W[rh] ;B[sf] ;W[ie] ;B[he] ;W[hf] ;B[hm] ;W[ch] ;B[aa] ;W[os] ;B[ms] ;W[ed] ;B[ai]) (;B[lg] ;W[mf])) (;B[pf] ;W[qe] ;B[qf] ;W[re] ;B[nc] ;W[nb] ;B[ob])) (;B[of] ;W[pd] ;B[pf] ;W[qe] ;B[qf] ;W[re] ;B[kf] ;W[hc])) (;B[kf] ;W[hc] ;B[oe] ;W[pe] (;B[pd] ;W[ne] ;B[of] ;W[md] ;B[nf] ;W[me] ;B[mf]) (;B[of] ;W[pd] ;B[pf] ;W[qe] ;B[qf] ;W[re]))) (;B[kf] (;W[mf] ;B[gc]) (;W[hc] ;B[nf]))) (;B[kj] ;W[mc] ;B[kg] ;W[lh] ;B[kf] ;W[hc] ;B[nf])) (;W[kd] ;B[kc] ;W[ld] ;B[lc] ;W[md] ;B[gc] ;W[jd] ;B[id] ;W[ie]) (;W[kf] ;B[mc])) (;B[ic] (;W[ie] ;B[lc]) (;W[hg] ;B[jh]))) (;B[hg])) (;B[hg] ;W[gj] ;B[hi] ;W[bc] ;B[bb] ;W[ab] ;B[af] ;W[ag] ;B[ah] ;W[bj] ;B[ae] ;W[jc])) (;W[pq] (;B[oq] ;W[pn] ;B[eh] ;W[qo]) (;B[qo] ;W[qq] ;B[eh] ;W[nq] ;B[pe]))) (;W[pe]) (;W[pq]) (;W[op] ;B[po] ;W[pq] ;B[qq]))

The complete tournament table is here.

Kong Jie Wins International Samsung Cup

Saturday, December 19th, 2009

I don’t think the sponsors of the international Samsung Cup were very happy this year, since no South Korean player made it into the final. In fact, the final matched two Chinese players: Kong Jie 9 dan (who defeated Gui Li, also of China, in the semifinals) and Qiu Jun 8 dan of China (who eliminated Lee Changho of South Korea in the other semifinal).

Kong Jie won the best-of-three match against Qiu Jun after two straight wins. Interestingly, Kong Jie also played in last year’s Samsung Cup final match, but he lost 0:2 against Lee Sedol.

The game record of the 1st game is here. Kong Jie (white) won by 5.5 points.

(; KM[6.5] EV[14th Samsung Cup game 1] FF[3] SZ[19] GM[1] PW[Kong Jie] WR[9p] DT[2009-12-15] BR[8p] RE[W+5.5] PB[Qiu Jun] ;B[pd];W[dd];B[qp];W[dp];B[fq];W[dn];B[lq];W[ip];B[ho];W[hp];B[gp] ;W[go];B[fo];W[gn];B[fn];W[gm];B[fm];W[gl];B[fl];W[gk];B[dl];W[dr] ;B[ej];W[op];B[lo];W[jn];B[qn];W[mp];B[no];W[qq];B[rq];W[mq];B[lp] ;W[pp];B[qr];W[pq];B[ro];W[pn];B[pr];W[mo];B[mn];W[nn];B[nm];W[on] ;B[mr];W[nr];B[or];W[nq];B[lr];W[mm];B[ln];W[nl];B[lm];W[ml];B[pl] ;W[ol];B[cf];W[fc];B[nc];W[rd];B[qd];W[re];B[rc];W[qg];B[qi];W[rb] ;B[qc];W[sc];B[og];W[qb];B[pb];W[ph];B[pm];W[om];B[jd];W[bd];B[pj] ;W[pi];B[oj];W[qj];B[qk];W[rj];B[ri];W[ch];B[jm];W[im];B[jo];W[ep] ;B[fp];W[io];B[kn];W[in];B[ci];W[bi];B[cj];W[bm];B[ce];W[cd];B[dh] ;W[rh];B[sj];W[ic];B[jc];W[jb];B[kb];W[ib];B[sd];W[se];B[id];W[nh] ;B[gc];W[gb];B[fd];W[ec];B[oh];W[oi];B[ni];W[mi];B[nj];W[qa];B[sh] ;W[qh];B[rk];W[sg];B[qf];W[rf];B[er];W[cq];B[ik];W[jk];B[jj];W[kk] ;B[kj];W[lk];B[li];W[lb];B[kc];W[qe];B[mh];W[ir];B[ns];W[of];B[nf] ;W[oe];B[md];W[hj];B[cm];W[bn];B[bl];W[ag];B[cn];W[co];B[bg];W[dm] ;B[cl];W[hh];B[be];W[ae];B[af];W[bf];B[bo];W[bp];B[af];W[fk];B[ek] ;W[bf];B[eo];W[ka];B[af];W[ad];B[do];W[ao];B[ii];W[hd];B[he];W[ge] ;B[hf];W[bf];B[bh];W[lc];B[ld];W[ih];B[hi];W[gi];B[gh];W[gg];B[fh] ;W[gf];B[ie];W[mj];B[ng];W[lj];B[lh];W[ij];B[ji];W[fi];B[fg];W[jh] ;B[ki];W[hg];B[gd];W[ee];B[hc];W[hb];B[kg];W[od];B[pc];W[af];B[ah] ;W[mc];B[mb];W[la];B[nd];W[nb];B[pf];W[pe];B[pg];W[rg];B[oc];W[al] ;B[ak];W[am];B[cg];W[jq];B[eq];W[dq];B[hr];W[hq];B[ef];W[fe];B[gr] ;W[ei];B[jl];W[il];B[fj];W[gj];B[ll];W[kl];B[km];W[mk];B[jp];W[kp] ;B[ko];W[kq];B[kr];W[jr];B[ms];W[ks];B[na];W[ma];B[oa];W[ne];B[me] ;W[jg];B[jf];W[os];B[ps];W[di];B[eh];W[dj];B[dk];W[de];B[df];W[po] ;B[qo];W[es];B[fs];W[ds];B[oq];W[np];B[hs];W[ok])

The game record of the 2nd game is here. Kong Jie (black) won by resignation.

(; KM[6.5] EV[14th Samsung Cup game 2] FF[3] SZ[19] GM[1] PW[Qiu Jun] WR[8p] DT[2009-12-17] BR[9p] RE[B+R] PB[Kong Jie] ;B[pd];W[dd];B[pq];W[dq];B[cf];W[ch];B[cn];W[cl];B[cq];W[cp];B[dp] ;W[bq];B[cr];W[do];B[ep];W[co];B[br];W[fo];B[eo];W[en];B[eq];W[dn] ;B[cc];W[cd];B[dc];W[ed];B[bd];W[be];B[bc];W[ce];B[fc];W[qf];B[nd] ;W[pj];B[qo];W[lc];B[ql];W[nb];B[pf];W[pg];B[qe];W[of];B[pe];W[qg] ;B[og];W[nf];B[oh];W[qj];B[ld];W[mc];B[md];W[mg];B[kc];W[oc];B[pb] ;W[pc];B[qc];W[ob];B[od];W[qb];B[rb];W[pa];B[ni];W[pl];B[lh];W[kg] ;B[qm];W[nj];B[mj];W[mk];B[lj];W[oi];B[nh];W[ph];B[nk];W[oj];B[lk] ;W[ge];B[ml];W[ki];B[rd];W[jk];B[jm];W[jo];B[hm];W[mo];B[mq];W[nq] ;B[mp];W[lo];B[np];W[km];B[jj];W[jl];B[kh];W[ji];B[jh];W[ii];B[ih] ;W[hh];B[hg];W[hi];B[li];W[gg];B[ho];W[gn];B[kj];W[ij];B[kn];W[im] ;B[jn];W[in];B[ln];W[lm];B[mn];W[mm];B[nn];W[nm];B[ol];W[on];B[no] ;W[io];B[rk];W[rj];B[om];W[ok];B[nl];W[rf];B[gp];W[ke];B[kd];W[je] ;B[hn];W[hl];B[gm];W[gl];B[fm];W[hc];B[ra];W[eb];B[ec];W[fb];B[db] ;W[gc];B[ad];W[el];B[lb];W[mb];B[jb];W[la];B[kb];W[qa];B[if];W[hf] ;B[ie];W[ig];B[jg])

The complete tournament table is here.

Lee Changho Won Myeongin Title

Friday, December 11th, 2009

Lee Changho won the last two games against Won Sungjin and won the Korean Myeongin title with a 3:1 score.

The game record of the 3rd game is here. Lee Changho (white) won by 3.5 points.

(; EV[37th Myeongin final round 3] KM[6.5] FF[3] SZ[19] GM[1] PW[Lee Changho] WR[9d] DT[2009-12-08] BR[9d] RE[W+3.5] PB[Won Sungjin] ;B[qd];W[cp];B[pq];W[dc];B[eq];W[oc];B[de];W[po];B[oo];W[qq];B[pp] ;W[qp];B[pn];W[qo];B[qn];W[on];B[no];W[pr];B[or];W[qr];B[nq];W[om] ;B[ql];W[pl];B[rm];W[ro];B[pk];W[pe];B[pd];W[od];B[oe];W[pf];B[ne] ;W[md];B[me];W[ld];B[pb];W[re];B[qe];W[qf];B[rd];W[pi];B[ok];W[rf] ;B[ob];W[le];B[mg];W[ni];B[lf];W[qj];B[mk];W[sd];B[sc];W[li];B[jf] ;W[id];B[ji];W[mb];B[se];W[kj];B[mm];W[ee];B[ef];W[ed];B[df];W[he] ;B[cc];W[cb];B[dd];W[ec];B[hg];W[dn];B[cl];W[hq];B[gp];W[hp];B[cq] ;W[bq];B[dp];W[co];B[go];W[gq];B[en];W[dm];B[jq];W[jp];B[kq];W[ho] ;B[gm];W[cr];B[dr];W[dq];B[oh];W[oi];B[cq];W[eo];B[ep];W[hn];B[gn] ;W[dl];B[il];W[mn];B[nn];W[lm];B[jn];W[kl];B[cj];W[dq];B[jd];W[jc] ;B[cq];W[pc];B[qc];W[dq];B[ri];W[rj];B[cq];W[kp];B[jm];W[lq];B[lr] ;W[dq];B[rg];W[ph];B[cq];W[lp];B[mr];W[hm];B[hl];W[jl];B[im];W[ml] ;B[nm];W[sf];B[lk];W[ll];B[lo];W[fr];B[nl];W[jj];B[ij];W[dq];B[rk] ;W[sj];B[cq];W[bs];B[og];W[pg];B[ie];W[hd];B[nb];W[nd];B[lb];W[kb] ;B[er];W[jo];B[kn];W[iq];B[ir];W[hr];B[js];W[hs];B[fs];W[gs];B[fq] ;W[es];B[ds];W[fs];B[bc];W[rb];B[qb];W[bl];B[ck];W[fl];B[gl];W[bm] ;B[mc];W[lc];B[ma];W[rn];B[ol];W[is];B[ka];W[ib];B[jr];W[kr];B[ks] ;W[bb];B[ab];W[ej];B[bk];W[di];B[ch];W[mh];B[cm];W[cn];B[kg];W[be] ;B[cd];W[ja];B[in];W[io];B[ng];W[sd];B[ra];W[sb];B[rc];W[ci];B[bi] ;W[bh];B[bg];W[dh];B[cg];W[rh];B[qh];W[sh];B[cs];W[dq];B[br];W[ar] ;B[cq];W[br];B[ki];W[lj];B[gj];W[fj];B[fh];W[la];B[hf];W[fi];B[gi] ;W[mb];B[ge];W[gd];B[lb];W[ff];B[gf];W[fg];B[ka];W[gh];B[hh];W[ke] ;B[je];W[lh];B[gg];W[fe];B[do];W[la];B[bn];W[bo];B[al];W[an];B[ka] ;W[kh];B[jh];W[la];B[db];W[eb];B[ka];W[am];B[ak];W[la];B[mb];W[ps] ;B[fm];W[os];B[ns];W[mp];B[np];W[qk];B[fk];W[ek];B[el];W[em];B[fo] ;W[fl];B[gk];W[sk];B[rl];W[sm];B[pm];W[sl];B[ba];W[da];B[eh];W[of] ;B[kf];W[eg];B[ik];W[mj];B[ka];W[ac];B[ad];W[la];B[mo];W[ln];B[ka] ;W[nf];B[mf];W[la];B[ao];W[ap];B[ka];W[ei];B[gh];W[la];B[nj];W[nh] ;B[ka];W[kk];B[nk];W[la];B[ac];W[ka];B[dq];W[el];B[se];W[ca];B[aa] ;W[oq];B[op];W[sd];B[ea];W[fa];B[se];W[ls];B[ms];W[kc];B[sd];W[kd] ;B[ah])

And here is the game record of the 4rd game. Lee Changho (black) won by half a point.

(; EV[37th Myeongin final round 4] KM[6.5] FF[3] SZ[19] GM[1] PW[Won Sungjin] WR[9d] DT[2009-12-10] BR[9d] RE[B+0.5] PB[Lee Changho] ;B[qd];W[pp];B[dc];W[cp];B[ce];W[od];B[ld];W[pg];B[oe];W[ne];B[of] ;W[qc];B[qf];W[pd];B[qe];W[nf];B[og];W[rc];B[nd];W[md];B[nc];W[mc] ;B[ob];W[oc];B[nb];W[mb];B[pb];W[pc];B[me];W[kb];B[kc];W[lb];B[dp] ;W[le];B[mf];W[ng];B[co];W[cq];B[dq];W[bo];B[cn];W[bn];B[cm];W[lf] ;B[qb];W[rb];B[ra];W[na];B[pi];W[mg];B[nq];W[qn];B[jp];W[dr];B[er] ;W[cr];B[fq];W[ec];B[ed];W[fc];B[db];W[fd];B[ee];W[gf];B[rd];W[oa] ;B[gh];W[gj];B[ih];W[ij];B[il];W[gl];B[eh];W[ej];B[fk];W[gk];B[fj] ;W[fi];B[gi];W[dl];B[hd];W[hc];B[ei];W[fl];B[fe];W[ge];B[gd];W[id] ;B[he];W[gc];B[ie];W[je];B[if];W[qk];B[qj];W[rj];B[pk];W[rk];B[ri] ;W[oq];B[nr];W[or];B[np];W[pl];B[os];W[ps];B[ns];W[pr];B[bm];W[cj] ;B[dj];W[dk];B[ek];W[bk];B[ic];W[jd];B[am];W[bp];B[el];W[em];B[ej] ;W[dm];B[fn];W[gn];B[eo];W[fm];B[hm];W[fo];B[ho];W[en];B[fp];W[bg] ;B[bf];W[go];B[gp];W[cg];B[jf];W[ib];B[bh];W[ch];B[bi];W[ci];B[po] ;W[qo];B[ik];W[ai];B[gm];W[ak];B[ol];W[ok];B[pj];W[pm];B[nm];W[eg] ;B[fg];W[dn];B[do];W[nk];B[ql];W[rl];B[eb];W[fb];B[ml];W[si];B[sh] ;W[oh];B[ph];W[rh];B[sj];W[sg];B[nh];W[oi];B[oj];W[ni];B[nj];W[mi] ;B[mj];W[lj];B[mk];W[si];B[li];W[mh];B[sh];W[sk];B[rg];W[si];B[qh] ;W[kj];B[fa];W[jc];B[jk];W[oo];B[ma];W[la];B[no];W[jh];B[jj];W[ji] ;B[sh];W[ga];B[on];W[pn];B[sj];W[jg];B[ig];W[kf];B[hn];W[fn];B[sb] ;W[qa];B[sc];W[sa];B[rm];W[qm];B[ra];W[pa];B[cl];W[ck];B[cf];W[df] ;B[kk];W[ki];B[af];W[bj];B[op];W[ea];B[da];W[si];B[sf];W[an];B[po] ;W[hi];B[hh];W[oo];B[ef];W[dg];B[po];W[de];B[dd];W[oo];B[ii];W[hj] ;B[po];W[cd];B[qp];W[pq];B[oo];W[rp];B[bd];W[pe];B[pf];W[sa];B[sd] ;W[lk];B[ll];W[es];B[fs];W[ds];B[ag];W[ah];B[sj];W[fa];B[si];W[ra] ;B[fh])

Complete tournament table is here.

Won Sungjin Evens the Score in Myeongin Title

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

Won Sungjin defeated Lee Changho in the second game of the Korean Myeongin title so the score is 1:1. The next game will be played on December 8th.

The game record is here. Won Sungjin (white) won by 1.5 points.

(; EV[37th Myeongin final round 2] KM[6.5] FF[3] SZ[19] GM[1] PW[Won Sungjin] WR[9d] DT[2009-12-03] BR[9d] RE[W+1.5] PB[Lee Changho] ;B[qd];W[dd];B[pq];W[oc];B[dp];W[po];B[qo];W[qn];B[qp];W[pn];B[nq] ;W[qg];B[pe];W[qj];B[cf];W[fc];B[bd];W[cn];B[ck];W[fq];B[co];W[dn] ;B[fp];W[gp];B[fo];W[eq];B[ep];W[dq];B[cq];W[cr];B[el];W[bq];B[cp] ;W[eg];B[ef];W[ff];B[ee];W[fe];B[fg];W[ed];B[ce];W[ek];B[gg];W[dl] ;B[dk];W[fl];B[em];W[en];B[gq];W[hq];B[gr];W[hp];B[br];W[ds];B[bs] ;W[ej];B[hr];W[ir];B[er];W[dh];B[fm];W[fn];B[gm];W[cl];B[gn];W[bk] ;B[bh];W[bi];B[nd];W[mc];B[ph];W[pg];B[og];W[oh];B[pi];W[of];B[ng] ;W[nf];B[mg];W[mf];B[lg];W[lf];B[kg];W[pf];B[rh];W[ok];B[pj];W[pk] ;B[rj];W[qk];B[ni];W[re];B[nc];W[nb];B[md];W[mb];B[mo];W[ko];B[io] ;W[in];B[jo];W[op];B[oq];W[jn];B[ho];W[kp];B[mm];W[jp];B[ip];W[iq] ;B[go];W[lq];B[kr];W[hs];B[fr];W[lr];B[ri];W[rk];B[ro];W[mk];B[ll] ;W[nm];B[ld];W[od];B[je];W[jc];B[ic];W[qe];B[cc];W[id];B[jd];W[hc] ;B[ci];W[ch];B[bj];W[cj];B[ai];W[di];B[bg];W[bi];B[ak];W[aj];B[pb] ;W[ob];B[bj];W[bl];B[rd];W[pd];B[lk];W[nn];B[rg];W[rf];B[sd];W[se] ;B[ib];W[jb];B[kn];W[ln];B[hf];W[km];B[hd];W[ia];B[hb];W[gb];B[ie] ;W[ha];B[gc];W[eb];B[kc];W[kb];B[qb];W[rb];B[mn];W[rn];B[ja];W[ka] ;B[mr];W[ks];B[jl];W[mq];B[nr];W[mp];B[rc];W[sb];B[hj];W[mj];B[bn] ;W[bm];B[lj];W[ca];B[gd];W[fd];B[bb];W[kl];B[kk];W[bo];B[bp];W[an] ;B[gs];W[is];B[mi];W[oj];B[oi];W[gi];B[hi];W[lc];B[kd];W[il];B[ik] ;W[aj];B[sl];W[sm];B[bj];W[jm];B[jk];W[aj];B[fi];W[dr];B[cs];W[gh] ;B[fh];W[gj];B[fj];W[gk];B[fk];W[hl];B[gl];W[hk];B[hh];W[ah];B[sk] ;W[rl];B[sj];W[kf];B[jf];W[pp];B[so];W[qq];B[rq];W[qr];B[rr];W[cb] ;B[lm];W[kn];B[dc];W[ba];B[ab];W[db];B[ag];W[ai];B[np];W[lo];B[no] ;W[oo];B[ml];W[nl];B[nj];W[cg];B[bf];W[cd];B[bc];W[nk];B[sn];W[rm] ;B[ms];W[ls];B[ei];W[dj];B[ap];W[dm];B[ao];W[bn];B[ec];W[ge];B[sg] ;W[fb];B[he];W[oe];B[hm];W[im])

Complete tournament table is here.