Chunlan Cup After Round Two

China is dominating the international Chunlan Cup after two rounds. Out of the eight remaining players, five are Chinese: Kong Jie (defeated Choi Cheolhan of Korea), Wang Xi (defeated Yuki Satoshi of Japan), Xie He (defeated Iyama Yuta of Japan), Gu Li (defeated Yamashita Keigo of Japan) and Gu Lingyi (who eliminated Lee Changho of Korea).

Korea will have two representatives in the quarterfinal: Heo Yeongho (who eliminated Chang Hao of China) and Lee Sedol (who eliminated Sun Tengyu of China).

As for Japan, only one of its four representatives who survived round one will play in the next round, and that is no other than the veteran Cho Chikun who defeated Qiu Jun of China.

Here is the record of the game in which Cho Chikun, playing black, defeated Qiu Jun by resignation.

(; KM[7.5] FF[3] SZ[19] GM[1] WR[8d] EV[8th Chunlan Cup 2nd round] RE[B+R] PB[Cho Chikun] BR[9d] DT[2010-03-29] PW[Qiu Jun] ;B[pd];W[dd];B[pq];W[dp];B[fq];W[cn];B[ql];W[jp];B[dr];W[gq];B[gr] ;W[fr];B[er];W[fp];B[fs];W[hq];B[cf];W[di];B[cc];W[cd];B[dc];W[ed] ;B[bd];W[be];B[bc];W[ce];B[fc];W[qf];B[qe];W[pf];B[nc];W[qi];B[po] ;W[qc];B[re];W[ob];B[oc];W[pc];B[nb];W[od];B[rf];W[rg];B[pe];W[oe] ;B[of];W[md];B[qg];W[pg];B[qh];W[rh];B[ph];W[og];B[pi];W[nd];B[ri] ;W[mb];B[bf];W[df];B[bh];W[ch];B[bi];W[cg];B[bg];W[cj];B[ae];W[hc] ;B[fd];W[fe];B[ge];W[gd];B[ff];W[ee];B[ec];W[gf];B[he];W[fg];B[hf] ;W[gg];B[ic];W[qj];B[sg];W[qm];B[id];W[pm];B[ro];W[nn];B[np];W[mp] ;B[mq];W[mo];B[lq];W[ih];B[nh];W[mi];B[nl];W[ok];B[ko];W[kp];B[kl] ;W[kn];B[ki];W[jj];B[kj];W[jk];B[kk];W[jl];B[km];W[jm];B[ln];W[jn] ;B[on];W[rj];B[sh];W[rl];B[rn];W[qo];B[qp];W[om];B[lp];W[qk];B[pb] ;W[mc];B[oa];W[qb];B[ma];W[kb];B[la];W[ib];B[hb];W[ng];B[mg];W[nf] ;B[lo];W[qn];B[bj];W[bk];B[bl];W[ak];B[cp];W[do];B[ep];W[eo];B[cq] ;W[gb];B[gc];W[ha];B[cm];W[cl];B[iq];W[ip];B[gp];W[eq];B[hp];W[fr] ;B[pj];W[pk];B[fq];W[hr];B[ir];W[fr];B[eg];W[gs];B[bn];W[dm];B[ef] ;W[bo];B[bp];W[eh];B[de];W[ra];B[rc];W[pa];B[qa];W[rb];B[qd];W[pa] ;B[co];W[bm];B[qa];W[rp];B[rq];W[pa];B[jo];W[io];B[qa];W[an];B[br] ;W[pa];B[hh];W[ob];B[hj];W[gi];B[ii];W[ji];B[jh];W[ig];B[hg];W[hi] ;B[ij];W[jg];B[kh];W[gj];B[pb];W[oo];B[qa];W[sc];B[kc];W[kd];B[jb] ;W[ja];B[jc];W[lb];B[rd];W[pa];B[kg];W[hk];B[qa];W[op];B[pa];W[oq] ;B[jf];W[fb];B[eb];W[le];B[if];W[pr];B[qr];W[pp];B[qq];W[ik];B[kq] ;W[ih];B[mn];W[no];B[dh];W[ei];B[ci];W[nk];B[gh];W[fh];B[nm];W[nq] ;B[hd];W[hb];B[mj];W[mk];B[lk];W[jq];B[jr];W[is];B[kr];W[mr];B[or] ;W[nr];B[ps];W[mh];B[mf];W[oh];B[es];W[fa];B[rm];W[sm];B[sj];W[ea] ;B[da];W[sn];B[sp])

Complete tournament table here.

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One Response to “Chunlan Cup After Round Two”

  1. Alfredo says:

    That´s me boy. I thought that Cho Chikun would never come back again, and now he is showing that he still got something to show, at least on japanese go scenario.