Archive for February, 2010

Cho U Captures Kisei Title!

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Game five of the 34th Kisei title resulted in Cho U’s win, which ensured his capturing of the title from Yamashita Keigo by a 4-1 score. Yamashita captured the Kisei title in 2006 from Hane Naoki, then defended it for 3 consecutive years.

It looks like Cho U’s bad form from 2009 has not followed him in 2010.

Here is the game record from the last game: Cho U played white and won by 1.5 points.

(;CA[Windows-1252]SZ[19]AP[MultiGo:4.4.4]GN[34th Kisei Title, game 5]EV[34th Kisei Title] DT[2010-02-26]PB[Yamashita Keigo]BR[9p]BT[Japan]PW[Cho U]WR[9p]WT[Japan]KM[6.5] HA[0]RE[W+1.5]MULTIGOGM[1] ;B[qd];W[pp];B[dd];W[dp];B[pj];W[nd];B[oc];W[jd];B[od];W[fc];B[cf];W[qm];B[hc];W[hd] ;B[id];W[ie];B[ic];W[gd];B[jc];W[kd];B[lb];W[jf];B[cn];W[fp];B[dk];W[dg];B[fg];W[df] ;B[cg];W[de];B[ce];W[ed];B[dh];W[dc];B[cd];W[jq];B[ee];W[fe];B[ef];W[qe];B[pe];W[qf] ;B[ph];W[rd];B[qc];W[rc];B[rg];W[qg];B[qh];W[rf];B[pq];W[qq];B[oq];W[qr];B[no];W[dn] ;B[cq];W[co];B[fr];W[dr];B[bo];W[dq];B[cm];W[jo];B[lq];W[on];B[jr];W[ir];B[kr];W[hq] ;B[pg];W[op];B[np];W[pr];B[or];W[nn];B[mn];W[lo];B[mo];W[pf];B[of];W[rh];B[ri];W[sg] ;B[rl];W[rm];B[ip];W[jp];B[is];W[hs];B[hm];W[js];B[jm];W[km];B[nm];W[om];B[kn];W[jn] ;B[jl];W[ln];B[mm];W[kl];B[kk];W[lk];B[lj];W[mk];B[kj];W[nf];B[ng];W[mg];B[ne];W[mf] ;B[me];W[nh];B[og];W[le];B[ll];W[lm];B[ml];W[md];B[oe];W[lc];B[mb];W[nk];B[lp];W[ko] ;B[ol];W[mi];B[lh];W[li];B[ki];W[kh];B[jh];W[kg];B[cr];W[el];B[dl];W[gl];B[hl];W[gk] ;B[hi];W[mr];B[mq];W[os];B[ns];W[nr];B[nq];W[ps];B[nl];W[ql];B[ok];W[cc];B[eb];W[ec] ;B[em];W[fn];B[ek];W[gm];B[ho];W[hn];B[in];W[gn];B[io];W[iq];B[ds];W[hk];B[ik];W[im] ;B[il];W[kb];B[kc];W[hb];B[gb];W[ib];B[jb];W[gc];B[ka];W[fb];B[er];W[ij];B[hj];W[bd] ;B[be];W[qj];B[qi];W[bc];B[rb];W[sb];B[go];W[fo];B[gj];W[cp];B[bp];W[gg];B[gh];W[ff] ;B[eg];W[hg];B[qk];W[rk];B[rj];W[sl];B[ii];W[qb];B[pb];W[ra];B[en];W[gp];B[eo];W[fq] ;B[jj];W[gr];B[jg];W[ig];B[lg];W[kf];B[nj];W[mj];B[ni];W[mh];B[oh];W[lf];B[pm];W[pn] ;B[pl];W[fk];B[fj];W[do];B[si];W[sk];B[sh];W[rg];B[oo];W[po];B[ia];W[ga];B[pa];W[fl] ;B[dm];W[nc];B[nb];W[ae];B[af];W[ad];B[qa];W[rb];B[ih])

More photos here. You can also see a couple of videos from the previous game here.

Kong Jie Wins LG Cup

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

Kong Jie of China has all the reasons to be happy: he has defeated Lee Changho of S. Korea in the final of the international LG Cup.

Kong Jie won the best-of-three final with two straight wins. Since he has already won Samsung Cup and Asian TV Cup, this win puts Kong Jie in the number one position in the world judging by the number of international competitions won in the last year.

Here is the record of the first game. Kong Jie, playing white, won by 2.5 points.

(; RE[W+2.5] BR[9d] EV[14th LG Cup final round 1] WR[9d] PB[Lee Changho] FF[3] SZ[19] GM[1] KM[6.5] DT[2010-02-22] PW[Kong Jie] ;B[qd];W[pp];B[dc];W[cp];B[ep];W[ce];B[di];W[od];B[ld];W[fd];B[de] ;W[df];B[ee];W[cd];B[ec];W[cc];B[ef];W[dg];B[eg];W[nc];B[lb];W[pf] ;B[rf];W[qc];B[rc];W[rb];B[pc];W[qb];B[pd];W[rd];B[re];W[sc];B[oe] ;W[pe];B[qe];W[fp];B[eo];W[ne];B[of];W[eq];B[fo];W[dq];B[og];W[gp] ;B[qn];W[np];B[on];W[kf];B[je];W[jf];B[if];W[ig];B[ie];W[qo];B[rn] ;W[pi];B[pk];W[ni];B[mf];W[mh];B[pg];W[nk];B[lq];W[jq];B[lg];W[mn] ;B[ki];W[qk];B[qj];W[pj];B[rk];W[ql];B[rl];W[qi];B[rj];W[pl];B[ol] ;W[ok];B[ij];W[hn];B[jr];W[iq];B[oq];W[pq];B[pr];W[qr];B[nr];W[op] ;B[ir];W[hr];B[kr];W[dk];B[bg];W[bf];B[ck];W[dl];B[cl];W[cm];B[dj] ;W[bk];B[bm];W[bl];B[cj];W[cn];B[fk];W[ob];B[pb];W[pa];B[pm];W[mb] ;B[mc];W[gk];B[gj];W[hk];B[hj];W[fl];B[ek];W[el];B[cb];W[bb];B[db] ;W[nf];B[me];W[la];B[ka];W[ma];B[kc];W[ng];B[rh];W[is];B[hq];W[hp] ;B[mq];W[ps];B[or];W[bh];B[ch];W[cg];B[bn];W[bo];B[bj];W[an];B[dh] ;W[ag];B[jl];W[ro];B[os];W[qs];B[js];W[hs];B[oh];W[lh];B[kh];W[nd] ;B[rq];W[qq];B[so];W[sp];B[sn];W[rp];B[qm];W[md];B[lc];W[kg];B[le] ;W[mg];B[lf];W[pk];B[ba];W[ab];B[gq];W[gr];B[bc];W[bd];B[ik];W[im] ;B[jm];W[ri];B[si];W[hl];B[jo];W[lj];B[kj];W[lk];B[ip];W[kk];B[in] ;W[fq];B[hm];W[gm];B[il];W[hm];B[lm];W[dd];B[ed];W[nl];B[ak];W[am] ;B[mm];W[ko];B[kp];W[kn];B[jn];W[mo];B[bi];W[nm];B[km];W[om];B[se] ;W[sd];B[ml];W[mk];B[li];W[mi];B[oi];W[jk];B[jj];W[oj];B[aj];W[al] ;B[ah];W[ai];B[ln];W[lo];B[ah];W[bg];B[ho];W[go];B[nn];W[po];B[pn] ;W[io];B[jp];W[qh];B[qg];W[hq];B[kq];W[nq];B[mr];W[no];B[ai];W[ho] )

Here is the record of the second (and last) game. Kong Jie, playing black, won by 1.5 points.

(; KM[6.5] FF[3] SZ[19] GM[1] BR[9d] RE[B+1.5] WR[9d] EV[14th LG Cup final round 2] DT[2010-02-24] PW[Lee Changho] PB[Kong Jie] ;B[pd];W[dd];B[qp];W[dq];B[co];W[cj];B[nq];W[cp];B[do];W[fq];B[cl] ;W[qf];B[qi];W[nd];B[pf];W[qc];B[pc];W[pg];B[qe];W[of];B[pe];W[rg] ;B[og];W[ph];B[nf];W[re];B[rd];W[pi];B[oe];W[qk];B[jc];W[ke];B[fc] ;W[df];B[qm];W[ld];B[se];W[ec];B[fd];W[ie];B[hd];W[kb];B[jf];W[je] ;B[gf];W[hg];B[gg];W[hh];B[gh];W[hi];B[gi];W[gj];B[fj];W[fk];B[ej] ;W[dk];B[ek];W[dl];B[gk];W[hj];B[fl];W[cm];B[cg];W[be];B[hq];W[em] ;B[fo];W[dg];B[ho];W[gp];B[hp];W[gr];B[hr];W[nn];B[jg];W[kh];B[lf] ;W[kf];B[di];W[ci];B[kg];W[lg];B[lh];W[mg];B[jh];W[ki];B[ji];W[jj] ;B[mh];W[mf];B[me];W[le];B[ng];W[lf];B[kj];W[li];B[ij];W[jk];B[ik] ;W[kk];B[ni];W[nh];B[oh];W[mi];B[nh];W[mk];B[hk];W[ne];B[nj];W[nl] ;B[mc];W[nb];B[nc];W[mb];B[qj];W[pj];B[rk];W[rl];B[ql];W[pk];B[rj] ;W[pl];B[lc];W[kc];B[lb];W[oc];B[ob];W[la];B[od];W[md];B[oc];W[ic] ;B[hf];W[qo];B[rm];W[qq];B[pp];W[rp];B[pq];W[qr];B[ro];W[rn];B[qn] ;W[so];B[po];W[ro];B[sq];W[sr];B[on];W[om];B[lo];W[lm];B[ib];W[hc] ;B[eb];W[db];B[da];W[ca];B[fa];W[ea];B[dh];W[ch];B[da];W[hb];B[gq] ;W[fr];B[ha];W[ea];B[bo];W[bq];B[da];W[jb];B[cb];W[ea];B[rr];W[rq] ;B[da];W[sm];B[sl];W[ea];B[id];W[jd];B[da];W[if];B[ig];W[ea];B[ss] ;W[pr];B[or];W[rs];B[da];W[oo];B[pn];W[ea];B[km];W[kn];B[da];W[ii] ;B[ih];W[ea];B[kl];W[jm];B[jl];W[lk];B[il];W[ln];B[mo];W[mn];B[da] ;W[sf];B[dc];W[sd];B[rc];W[ko];B[kq];W[bc];B[al];W[bl];B[am];W[bk] ;B[sc];W[ma];B[cd];W[cc];B[ed];W[de];B[bb];W[bd];B[no];W[kp];B[ps] ;W[sr];B[lq];W[lp];B[mp];W[qb];B[rb];W[fp];B[fn];W[ep];B[dn];W[in] ;B[se];W[rf];B[bm];W[dm];B[bp];W[aq];B[dp];W[cq];B[ia];W[gb];B[ga] ;W[he];B[gd];W[ak];B[cn];W[rh];B[qh];W[qg];B[gs];W[fs];B[hs];W[jq] ;B[jr];W[iq];B[io];W[jp];B[hn];W[ir];B[is];W[ab];B[eg];W[ef];B[fg] ;W[sj];B[ri];W[si];B[im];W[jn];B[ll];W[ml];B[mj];W[lj];B[fb];W[fm] ;B[gm];W[go];B[gn];W[ap];B[ao];W[nk];B[oj];W[ok];B[qd];W[dj];B[ba] ;W[sn];B[sd];W[ka];B[oa];W[na];B[qa];W[sh];B[os];W[jc];B[rl];W[ac] ;B[of])

You can find the complete tournament table here.

Yamashita’s First Win in Kisei Title Defense

Friday, February 19th, 2010

Yamashita Keigo won for the first time in this year’s Kisei title match, trying to defend the title against Cho U. The score is now 3-1 for Cho U, who has 3 more chances to capture the title from Yamashita.

Here is the record of the forth game. Yamashita Keigo, playing white, won by 7.5 points.

(;GM[1]FF[4]CA[UTF-8]AP[CGoban:3]ST[2] RU[Japanese]SZ[19]KM[6.50] GN[Kisei Title 2010, game 4]PW[Yamashita Keigo]PB[Cho U]WR[9p]BR[9p]DT[2010-02-19]EV[Kisei Title 2010]RE[W+7.50]MULTIGOGM[1] ;B[pd] ;W[dp] ;B[qp] ;W[dd] ;B[fq] ;W[cn] ;B[lq] (;W[pm] ;B[pk] ;W[op] (;B[qn] ;W[mp]LB[qm:A][pn:B]C[Since A and B are miai for black, white decided to change the course and possibly decide between A and B later, depending on black's response on the lower side.] ;B[lp] ;W[lo] ;B[mq] (;W[qq] (;B[rq] ;W[ko] (;B[iq] (;W[pq] ;B[pn] ;W[rr] ;B[om] ;W[nc] ;B[np] ;W[no] ;B[mo] ;W[mn] ;B[oo] ;W[mp] ;B[nq] ;W[rp] ;B[ro] ;W[sq] ;B[lc] ;W[ld] ;B[kd] ;W[md] ;B[jc] ;W[pf] ;B[of] ;W[qc] ;B[qd] ;W[pc] ;B[od] ;W[oc] ;B[pg] ;W[gc] ;B[kf] ;W[ce] ;B[mf] ;W[lk] ;B[dm] ;W[cm] ;B[dk] ;W[gp] ;B[dq] ;W[cq] ;B[cp] ;W[do] ;B[cr] ;W[bq] ;B[er] ;W[br] ;B[dh] ;W[lg] ;B[lf] ;W[je] ;B[he] ;W[hd] ;B[ge] ;W[ke] ;B[ie] ;W[id] ;B[jd] ;W[jf] ;B[fc] ;W[gd] ;B[fd] ;W[fb] ;B[jg] ;W[ig] ;B[fg] ;W[ih] ;B[ec] ;W[hb] ;B[dc] ;W[cc] ;B[cb] ;W[ff] ;B[gf] ;W[jb] ;B[bc] ;W[bd] ;B[cd] ;W[hq] ;B[ip] ;W[ir] ;B[jr] ;W[gr] ;B[is] ;W[hr] ;B[eo] ;W[go] ;B[fo] ;W[hn] ;B[in] ;W[im] ;B[jn] ;W[jm] ;B[kn] ;W[km] ;B[jp] ;W[fm] ;B[fn] ;W[gm] ;B[dn] ;W[co] ;B[cl] ;W[cc] ;B[bm] ;W[df] ;B[fe] ;W[ep] ;B[fp] ;W[eq] ;B[if] ;W[le] ;B[kg] ;W[ch] ;B[ci] ;W[bi] ;B[di] ;W[bg] ;B[bj] ;W[dg] ;B[ai] ;W[cd] ;B[lm] ;W[gh] ;B[fh] ;W[el] ;B[dl] ;W[nj] ;B[nl] ;W[ll] ;B[ji] ;W[ki] ;B[kj] ;W[lj] ;B[li] ;W[mi] ;B[kh] ;W[ij] ;B[oi] ;W[fi] ;B[fj] ;W[mm] ;B[ln] ;W[ml] ;B[hl] ;W[hk] ;B[il] ;W[jl] ;B[kk] ;W[kl] ;B[gk] ;W[gl] ;B[ik] ;W[jk] ;B[hj] ;W[hm] ;B[hk] ;W[fr] ;B[bo] ;W[bp] ;B[bn] ;W[dr] ;B[rc] ;W[rb] ;B[rd] ;W[ii] ;B[gi] ;W[hi] ;B[ei] ;W[fk] ;B[gj] ;W[jj] ;B[mh] ;W[or] ;B[mo] ;W[ej] ;B[fi] ;W[mp] ;B[nr] ;W[ni] ;B[nh] ;W[kp] ;B[kq] ;W[pp] ;B[mo] ;W[oj] ;B[pj] ;W[mp] ;B[ic] ;W[ib] ;B[mo] ;W[pi] ;B[oh] ;W[mp] ;B[oq] ;W[so] ;B[sn] ;W[pr] ;B[mo] ;W[qo] ;B[rn] ;W[mp] ;B[nd] ;W[mc] ;B[mo] ;W[ef] ;B[ab] ;W[ba] ;B[gg] ;W[mp] ;B[bb] ;W[mo] ;B[lr] ;W[eb] ;B[db] ;W[bh] ;B[sb] ;W[ra] ;B[ek] ;W[ah] ;B[aj] ;W[nk] ;B[bf] ;W[ad] ;B[af] ;W[ee] ;B[cf] ;W[cg] ;B[ed] ;W[ol] ;B[pl] ;W[nm] ;B[on] ;W[be] ;B[ns] ;W[ki] ;B[kj] ;W[ao] ;B[eg] ;W[ae] ;B[os] ;W[hs] ;B[js] ;W[me] ;B[ne] ;W[an] ;B[bl] ;W[da] ;B[ca] ;W[ea] ;B[ps] ;W[qs] ;B[am] ;W[ap] ;B[hg] ;W[hh] ;B[ok] ;W[po] ;B[fl] ;W[em] ;B[en] ;W[nl] ;B[fk] ;W[sp]) (;W[qm] ;B[pn] (;W[om] ;B[on] ;W[nm] ;B[nn] ;W[mn] ;B[no]) (;W[on] ;B[om] ;W[ol] ;B[nm] ;W[pl] ;B[nn])) (;W[nc] ;B[pf] ;W[jd] ;B[on] ;W[mo] ;B[om])) (;B[pn] ;W[on] (;B[np] ;W[no] ;B[mo] ;W[mn] ;B[oq] ;W[mp] ;B[nq] ;W[qm]) (;B[om] ;W[jq] ;B[np] ;W[mo] ;B[oq] ;W[no] ;B[nq] ;W[ol] ;B[nm] ;W[pl])) (;B[on] ;W[pn] ;B[po] ;W[oo] ;B[om] ;W[jq] ;B[pq] ;W[oq] ;B[qr] ;W[or] ;B[jr] ;W[ir] ;B[iq] ;W[ip] ;B[hq] ;W[kr] ;B[jp] ;W[kq] ;B[hr] ;W[kp] ;B[dr])) (;B[ko] (;W[pp] ;B[ro] ;W[pn] ;B[ql] ;W[kn] ;B[jo] ;W[jn] ;B[io] ;W[mo]) (;W[qm]))) (;W[mo]) (;W[ko] (;B[np] ;W[no] ;B[mo] ;W[mn] (;B[oq] ;W[mp] ;B[nq] ;W[qm]) (;B[pn] (;W[on] ;B[oq] ;W[mp] ;B[nq]) (;W[nq] ;B[mp] ;W[on]))) (;B[pn] ;W[on] ;B[np] ;W[oq]))) (;B[oo] ;W[no] ;B[po] ;W[nn] ;B[np] ;W[mp] ;B[nq] ;W[mq]LB[lq:A]C[Black's stone A would be hurt badly this way.])) (;W[ip]C[Also possible.]))

Next game will be played on February 25th and 26th. You can find the complete tournament table here.

Rui Naiwei Defends Women Myeongin Title

Monday, February 8th, 2010

The strongest female professional player in the world, Rui Naiwei 9 dan, has defended Women Myeongin (the Korean equivalent of the Japanese Meijin) title by defeating Cho Hyeyeon 2:1.

Interestingly, this is the third year in a row when Cho Hyeyeon became challenger against Rui Naiwei.

Cho Hyeyeon started this title match well, winning by resignation in the first game, but Rui Naiwei won the following two games. Here is the record of the third game. Rui Naiwei, playing black, won by resignation.

(; EV[11th Female Myeongin title match 3] KM[6.5] FF[3] SZ[19] GM[1] PW[Cho Hyeyeon] WR[8d] DT[2010-02-08] BR[Female Myeongin] RE[B+R] PB[Rui Naiwei] ;B[pd];W[dd];B[qp];W[dq];B[oq];W[qf];B[nc];W[rp];B[qo];W[rd];B[do] ;W[co];B[cn];W[cp];B[fc];W[cf];B[qh];W[qc];B[pf];W[qe];B[pg];W[hc] ;B[db];W[fd];B[ec];W[gd];B[cc];W[dn];B[cm];W[ne];B[mf];W[en];B[cj] ;W[pe];B[me];W[jp];B[ed];W[ee];B[fe];W[ef];B[ff];W[hf];B[gg];W[di] ;B[dj];W[ei];B[fk];W[gi];B[hg];W[jf];B[id];W[ge];B[ig];W[jd];B[ic] ;W[jg];B[hi];W[gj];B[jh];W[kh];B[ji];W[lg];B[jk];W[ci];B[li];W[jc] ;B[jb];W[lc];B[ie];W[je];B[kb];W[if];B[hb];W[nd];B[bi];W[bh];B[bj] ;W[mq];B[ho];W[hq];B[bg];W[ah];B[bf];W[cg];B[be];W[hk];B[fn];W[fo] ;B[gn];W[eo];B[jo];W[jl];B[kl];W[ik];B[jj];W[jm];B[kp];W[km];B[ip] ;W[ll];B[mk];W[lk];B[lj];W[nl];B[ln];W[ml];B[mg];W[pk];B[ld];W[kc] ;B[mc];W[md];B[lb];W[le];B[iq];W[pi];B[ni];W[mh];B[nh];W[lh];B[oj] ;W[pj];B[of];W[nf];B[ng];W[oe];B[ph];W[mo];B[mn];W[nn];B[no];W[pq] ;B[qq];W[op];B[oo];W[or];B[pr];W[nq];B[qr];W[kr];B[jr];W[on];B[po] ;W[lo];B[kn];W[lp];B[kq];W[lq];B[jn];W[ks];B[il];W[fl];B[el];W[em] ;B[gl];W[fm];B[im];W[gk];B[ek];W[lm];B[pm];W[oi];B[nj];W[qm];B[pl] ;W[ql];B[qn];W[ok];B[rj];W[rk];B[qj];W[qk];B[lf];W[kd];B[eg];W[oh] ;B[og];W[gm];B[rm])

You can find the complete tournament table at this link.

Cho U Leads 3-0 in Kisei Title

Friday, February 5th, 2010

Cho U seems to be back in good shape after a bad year: he is just one win away from capturing the Kisei title from Yamashita Keigo.

Here is the record of the third game. Cho U, white, won by 8.5 points after a very confusing multi-step ko fight involving a large black group.

(;GM[1]FF[4]CA[UTF-8]AP[CGoban:3]ST[2] RU[Japanese]SZ[19]KM[6.50] PW[Cho U]PB[Yamashita Keigo]WR[9p]BR[9p]DT[2010-02-03,04]EV[34th Kisei title match 3]RE[W+8.50] ;B[pd] ;W[dp] (;B[qp] (;W[ed] (;B[op] ;W[cd] (;B[pj] (;W[nc] ;B[pf] (;W[kd] ;B[dj] (;W[cl] (;B[jp] (;W[ek] (;B[fi] (;W[hj] ;B[df] ;W[ej] ;B[ei] ;W[di] ;B[dh] ;W[ci] ;B[fe] ;W[fd] ;B[ge] ;W[gd] ;B[he] ;W[hd] ;B[gk] ;W[hk] ;B[gl] ;W[hl] ;B[el] ;W[dk] ;B[gj] ;W[hn] ;B[ch] ;W[bi] ;B[je] ;W[jd] ;B[fp] ;W[hp] ;B[en] ;W[lp] ;B[ko] ;W[np] ;B[nq] ;W[oo] ;B[pp] ;W[mq] ;B[no] ;W[mo] ;B[mp] ;W[gm] ;B[fm] ;W[np] ;B[nn] ;W[nr] ;B[mp] ;W[gi] ;B[np] ;W[fj] ;B[gh] ;W[hi] ;B[cn] ;W[bp] ;B[dq] ;W[cq] ;B[eq] ;W[kq] ;B[co] ;W[cp] ;B[gn] ;W[hm] ;B[dr] ;W[cr] ;B[go] ;W[ho] ;B[bo] ;W[gp] ;B[gq] ;W[fr] ;B[fq] ;W[hq] ;B[gr] ;W[fo] ;B[eo] ;W[fn] ;B[ep] ;W[bm] ;B[ao] ;W[lo] ;B[mr] ;W[lr] ;B[lq] ;W[br] ;B[aq] ;W[mq] ;B[ce] ;W[bd] ;B[lq] ;W[hg] ;B[gg] ;W[hh] ;B[ke] ;W[le] ;B[lf] ;W[mf] ;B[lg] ;W[mg] ;B[ie] ;W[lh] ;B[kh] ;W[me] ;B[oc] ;W[nb] ;B[mq] ;W[qh] ;B[qj] ;W[pg] ;B[nd] ;W[qf] ;B[qe] ;W[rf] ;B[lc] ;W[lb] ;B[md] ;W[kc] ;B[of] ;W[ld] ;B[re] ;W[pb] ;B[qc] ;W[ne] ;B[kp] ;W[qb] ;B[rb] ;W[ra] ;B[oe] ;W[rc] ;B[rd] ;W[sb] ;B[pc] ;W[hr] ;B[jr] ;W[ap] ;B[cs] ;W[bs] ;B[ar] ;W[ds] ;B[gs] ;W[jq] ;B[kr] ;W[hs] ;B[es] ;W[dm] ;B[em] ;W[fl] ;B[jg] ;W[nh] ;B[mk] ;W[cm] ;B[cs] ;W[gf] ;B[eh] ;W[ds] ;B[do] ;W[bn] ;B[cs] ;W[nj] ;B[nk] ;W[ds] ;B[bq] ;W[an] ;B[cs] ;W[oj] ;B[ok] ;W[ds] ;B[fk] ;W[fl] ;B[cs] ;W[fg] ;B[fh] ;W[ds] ;B[fk] ;W[gk] ;B[cs] ;W[rj] ;B[rk] ;W[ds] ;B[dd] ;W[dl] ;B[cs] ;W[ee] ;B[ef] ;W[ds] ;B[go] ;W[gn] ;B[cs] ;W[hf] ;B[ff] ;W[ds] ;B[dc] ;W[dn] ;B[cs] ;W[as] ;B[aq] ;W[er] ;B[bq] ;W[ds] ;B[fs] ;W[er] ;B[cs] ;W[ar] ;B[id] ;W[ic] ;B[hc] ;W[hb] ;B[gc] ;W[fc] ;B[bq] ;W[ds] ;B[gb] ;W[fr] ;B[fb] ;W[be] ;B[bf] ;W[ae] ;B[cc] ;W[bc] ;B[bb] ;W[af] ;B[bg] ;W[ag] ;B[ah] ;W[bh] ;B[ac] ;W[ai] ;B[pi] ;W[ri] ;B[og] ;W[ph] ;B[jl] ;W[sk] ;B[rl] ;W[ib] ;B[iq] ;W[jn] ;B[kn] ;W[jm] ;B[kl] ;W[eb] ;B[ec] ;W[ga] ;B[de] ;W[fa] ;B[db] ;W[ea] ;B[sl] ;W[oh] ;B[li] ;W[km] ;B[lm] ;W[mc] ;B[mh] ;W[sf] ;B[ij] ;W[ji] ;B[jj] ;W[ii] ;B[ob] ;W[oa] ;B[ki] ;W[il] ;B[sj] ;W[od] ;B[nd] ;W[mj] ;B[lj] ;W[jk] ;B[kk] ;W[ik] ;B[si] ;W[sh] ;B[sk] ;W[ng] ;B[da] ;W[ha] ;B[qi] ;W[rh] ;B[kj] ;W[if] ;B[jf] ;W[js] ;B[ks] ;W[ip] ;B[ir] ;W[jo] ;B[oi] ;W[ni] ;B[is] ;W[mi] ;B[lh]) (;W[dh] (;B[di] ;W[eh] (;B[fk] ;W[fl] ;B[gk] ;W[gl] ;B[hk] ;W[hl] ;B[ik] ;W[jm]) (;B[fj] ;W[gl]) (;B[dk] ;W[dl] ;B[el] ;W[fk] ;B[fj] ;W[em] ;B[fl] ;W[gk])) (;B[ej] ;W[fk])) (;W[gk] ;B[hi] ;W[dh] ;B[ej]) (;W[gj] ;B[gi] ;W[hj] ;B[hi] ;W[ij] ;B[jh] ;W[kj] ;B[id])) (;B[dg] ;W[ef] ;B[fi]) (;B[ej] ;W[fk] ;B[fj] ;W[gk])) (;W[fq]) (;W[dh] ;B[ek] ;W[dn])) (;B[dg] ;W[jp]) (;B[ek] ;W[jq])) (;W[jq] ;B[cn] ;W[fp])) (;W[pb]) (;W[jp]) (;W[jc])) (;W[dj]) (;W[cj])) (;B[cn] ;W[ck])) (;B[cd] (;W[cc]) (;W[df])) (;B[cc])) (;W[dc] ;B[fq] ;W[cn] ;B[lq] ;W[de] ;B[pj] ;W[nd] ;B[lc] ;W[me] ;B[qf]) (;W[dd] ;B[op]) (;W[op])) (;B[pq] ;W[dd] ;B[fq] ;W[ip] ;B[dn] ;W[fp] ;B[cq] ;W[eq] ;B[cp] ;W[cl] ;B[bn] ;W[gq]))

Next game will be played on February 18th and 19th.

The complete tournament table is here.

South Korea Wins the 8th Jeongganjang Cup

Friday, February 5th, 2010

Park Jieun 9 dan won the 8th Jeongganjang Cup for South Korea. Since all other Korean team members have been eliminated in the first 2 stages of this competition, Park Jieun had to defeat the last member of the Japanese team (Suzuki Ayumi) as well as the three remaining members of the Chinese team (Song Ronghui, Ye Gui and Li He, who won this competition last year for China).

China had a very strong start this year, just like last year, after Wang Chenxing won three games in a row, and it looked for a while as if it will have an easy win.

You can see below a photo and the record of the decisive game between Park Jieun and Li He.

Park Jieun played white and won by resignation..

(; RE[W+R] BR[2d] EV[8th Jeongganjang Cup 14th round] WR[9d] PB[Li He] FF[3] SZ[19] GM[1] KM[6.5] DT[2010-02-04] PW[Park Jieun] ;B[pd];W[dd];B[qp];W[dp];B[fq];W[cn];B[lq];W[qj];B[qg];W[qm];B[pn] ;W[qq];B[pq];W[pm];B[fc];W[cf];B[db];W[nc];B[pc];W[gc];B[gd];W[hc] ;B[hd];W[fb];B[ic];W[ib];B[jb];W[id];B[jc];W[ec];B[fd];W[eb];B[jf] ;W[ie];B[if];W[he];B[hb];W[gb];B[gf];W[ge];B[fe];W[hf];B[hg];W[ff] ;B[je];W[gg];B[jd];W[gf];B[hh];W[gh];B[hi];W[ph];B[pg];W[nh];B[fo] ;W[og];B[qh];W[pi];B[ne];W[oe];B[od];W[eq];B[fr];W[em];B[ek];W[gm] ;B[cg];W[dg];B[ch];W[bf];B[cl];W[cj];B[dj];W[ci];B[ck];W[di];B[ei] ;W[fj];B[ej];W[dh];B[gi];W[er];B[om];W[kp];B[kq];W[ip];B[en];W[dn] ;B[hn];W[fn];B[go];W[jn];B[lp];W[pp];B[op];W[jl];B[jo];W[pr];B[po] ;W[oq];B[nq];W[pp];B[fh];W[fg];B[pq];W[pf];B[qf];W[pp];B[eg];W[ef] ;B[pq];W[fi];B[fk];W[pp];B[bn];W[bo];B[pq];W[eo];B[hm];W[ol];B[nl] ;W[nm];B[on];W[ok];B[ml];W[lk];B[rq];W[pp];B[qr];W[hl];B[io];W[fp] ;B[gp];W[gq];B[gl];W[gr];B[mj];W[mk];B[nk];W[nj];B[ll];W[lj];B[mi] ;W[kl];B[mn];W[hk];B[gj];W[ln];B[mm];W[lh];B[ni];W[oj];B[li];W[ki] ;B[kj];W[kk];B[kh];W[jj];B[ji];W[mh];B[kj];W[fl];B[ki];W[gk];B[hq] ;W[fs];B[ri];W[me];B[nf];W[mf];B[nd];W[rj];B[rn];W[rm];B[ir];W[md] ;B[mc];W[lc];B[mb];W[lb];B[nb];W[lf];B[bm];W[ao];B[of];W[ob];B[oc] ;W[la];B[ma];W[is];B[jr];W[ko];B[jp];W[lo];B[mo];W[ha];B[sm];W[sl] ;B[sn];W[qn];B[ro];W[qi])

You can find the complete tournament table here.