Posts Tagged ‘kato keiko’

Lee Minjin defeats Tang Yi and Kato Keiko in Jeongganjang Cup

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008
Lee Minjin of Korea (right in the photo below) eliminated Tang Yi of China from the 6th Jeongganjang Cup on April 1st. (Link to the game)

Lee Minjin vs. Tang Yi

Here is the after game discussion with Rui Naiwei.

Lee Minjin vs. Tang Yi

Then she eliminated Kato Keiko of Japan as well on April 2nd. (Link to the game)

Lee Minjin vs. Kato Keiko

Japan is eliminated from the competition. China is down to the last player, Rui Naiwei. Korea has, besides Lee Minjin, Park Jieun as well. Rui Naiwei is in an interesting position because during the past many years she has been playing in Korea. In particular, Lee Minjin eliminated Rui Naiwei from the Women Kuksu (but lost the final to Park Jieun 1-2) less than 2 weeks ago, so in today’s game Rui must be particularly motivated against Lee.

Xie Yimin captures Female Meijin from Kato Keiko

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008
Kato Keiko was again on the wrong side of a half point game in the second Female Kisei game, so she lost her title to Xie Yimin (who is currently also Female Honinbo in Japan).

Female Meijin 2008, game 2

Here’s the beginning of the second game – click on the board to download the game record.

Female Meijin 2008, game 2

Female Meijin game 1: Xie Yimin – Kato Keiko 1-0

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008
Xie Yimin (Female Honinbo) won the first game by half a point in her challenge for the Female Meijin title against Kato Keiko. Xie Yimin is on the right hand side in the photo.

Female Maijin 2008 game 1

Here is the beginning of the game (click on the diagram to download the complete game record):

game 1