Jeongganjang Cup: Song Ronghui in Driver’s Seat

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.

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