Kong Jie Wins International Samsung Cup

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.

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3 Responses to “Kong Jie Wins International Samsung Cup”

  1. Biondy says:

    Kong is in a very good shape this year.. I wonder if he can capture the LG title from Lee Changho.

  2. Martin says:

    Minor correction: Kong Jie lost last year to Lee Sedol, not Lee Changho.

  3. Sorin says:

    Thanks Martin, I corrected the mistake.