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China Wins Asian New Star Competition

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

“Asian New Star” competition is a team match between Japan, China, Korea and Taiwan where each country’s participants are young professional players.

Each country is matched against each other. There are 8 players in each team: 6 male players and 2 female players.

This year’s competition was won convincingly by China, who won all 3 matches against other countries. South Korea was second (only lost the game against China).

The big surprise for me was the fact that Taiwan came in third, after defeating Japan 5-3! Japan lost all three matches… If the competition of young professional is any indication of the future (and I believe it is!), Japan has one more country to have trouble in Go competition with: Taiwan.

Here is the game between the team captains of China (Chen Yaoye) and Korea (Kim Jiseok). Chen Yaoye (white) won by half a point.

(; KM[7.5] EV[10th Asian New Star Match 3rd round] FF[3] SZ[19] GM[1] PW[Chen Yaoye] WR[9d] DT[2009-12-02] BR[6d] RE[W+0.5] PB[Kim Jiseok] ;B[qd];W[dc];B[pq];W[dp];B[oc];W[po];B[de];W[qq];B[cc];W[ci];B[db] ;W[ec];B[eb];W[cd];B[bc];W[qi];B[qr];W[qp];B[mq];W[qf];B[fq];W[dn] ;B[ip];W[dd];B[fc];W[ee];B[ce];W[bd];B[be];W[ad];B[fd];W[ed];B[dh] ;W[bg];B[cg];W[ch];B[di];W[fe];B[eg];W[cj];B[bf];W[he];B[dm];W[cn] ;B[hc];W[ah];B[df];W[gg];B[gi];W[dj];B[ih];W[fg];B[ej];W[ek];B[fj] ;W[je];B[fk];W[ic];B[ib];W[hd];B[gb];W[jc];B[qk];W[gd];B[qm];W[gc] ;B[hb];W[fb];B[fa];W[on];B[or];W[pl];B[pk];W[ol];B[ql];W[eq];B[fp] ;W[oi];B[ok];W[nl];B[nk];W[ll];B[mk];W[ln];B[cm];W[bm];B[en];W[bl] ;B[mi];W[lp];B[lq];W[kp];B[ph];W[qh];B[pg];W[pf];B[re];W[og];B[oh] ;W[nh];B[ng];W[of];B[ni];W[mh];B[pi];W[lh];B[no];W[nn];B[mo];W[jn] ;B[jr];W[rr];B[rs];W[jk];B[kj];W[qn];B[mm];W[mn];B[ml];W[sr];B[im] ;W[jm];B[lm];W[km];B[in];W[il];B[kk];W[jq];B[iq];W[nc];B[nd];W[od] ;B[pd];W[oe];B[nb];W[mc];B[mb];W[lc];B[kh];W[kg];B[jg];W[lg];B[jo] ;W[lo];B[lb];W[kb];B[er];W[dr];B[fr];W[fc];B[ba];W[gl];B[dk];W[ob] ;B[pc];W[la];B[pb];W[ds];B[hl];W[hk];B[hm];W[gk];B[ij];W[ik];B[kl] ;W[jl];B[rf];W[qg];B[pj];W[fn];B[eo];W[fh];B[ef];W[gm];B[jf];W[kf] ;B[if];W[li];B[ie];W[id];B[ke];W[jd];B[lj];W[ki];B[ji];W[jh];B[el] ;W[rm];B[do];W[co];B[ck];W[bk];B[kh];W[le];B[gn];W[go];B[hn];W[fm] ;B[fo];W[jj];B[ii];W[op];B[oq];W[np];B[mp];W[nq];B[nr];W[kr];B[kq] ;W[jp];B[lr];W[em];B[cl];W[ir];B[ks];W[io];B[ho];W[hp];B[gp];W[hq] ;B[io];W[ko];B[go];W[gr];B[cq];W[dq];B[cp];W[br];B[cr];W[cs];B[es] ;W[bs];B[is];W[hs];B[js];W[ep];B[gs];W[rg];B[rl];W[rn];B[rj];W[ri] ;B[ga];W[ia];B[sh];W[sg];B[si];W[sf];B[se];W[sl];B[nm];W[om];B[jb] ;W[ja];B[oa];W[sk];B[sj];W[jh];B[hf];W[ac];B[ab];W[gf];B[gj];W[hh] ;B[ig];W[qe];B[rd];W[ma];B[pp];W[oo];B[pm];W[sp];B[na];W[ka];B[pn] ;W[ff];B[eh];W[fi];B[af];W[kh];B[ag];W[bh];B[hj];W[qo];B[qs];W[kn] ;B[cb];W[kc];B[ea];W[sm];B[qj];W[ne];B[ei];W[hg];B[gh];W[hi];B[ae] ;W[fl];B[ss];W[rk];B[rh];W[pe];B[ha])

I was expecting the Japanese team captain, Iyama Yuta who is a super-star in Japan and recently captured Meijin title from Cho U, to put up more of a fight, but he lost all his games.

Here is the game Iyama Yuta (white) lost by resignation to the Taiwanese team captain, Chen Shiyuan.

(; PW[Iyama Yuta] WR[9d] BR[8d] RE[B+R] FF[3] SZ[19] GM[1] DT[2009-12-02] EV[10th Asian New Star Match 3rd round] KM[7.5] PB[Chen Shiyuan] ;B[dp];W[pd];B[cd];W[pq];B[fc];W[cj];B[qf];W[qh];B[qn];W[ql];B[qq] ;W[qp];B[pp];W[rq];B[qr];W[po];B[op];W[qo];B[rr];W[no];B[oo];W[on] ;B[oq];W[pn];B[ph];W[pi];B[qc];W[qd];B[pc];W[od];B[rd];W[re];B[rc] ;W[qe];B[nc];W[cn];B[fp];W[me];B[qi];W[qj];B[ri];W[rh];B[ch];W[ej] ;B[eh];W[hq];B[lq];W[fr];B[dn];W[co];B[do];W[dm];B[em];W[cp];B[cq] ;W[dl];B[dq];W[fe];B[hd];W[de];B[dd];W[ce];B[ee];W[ef];B[ed];W[dg] ;B[ff];W[dh];B[gf];W[be];B[cm];W[bm];B[cl];W[bl];B[jq];W[ho];B[oh] ;W[oi];B[nh];W[mc];B[nd];W[ne];B[oc];W[ni];B[md];W[mh];B[rf];W[se] ;B[mg];W[ng];B[oe];W[of];B[le];W[pe];B[lh];W[mi];B[mf];W[nf];B[li] ;W[lj];B[kj];W[ki];B[lg];W[lk];B[ji];W[kk];B[jj];W[bc];B[eg];W[df] ;B[ei];W[il];B[di];W[ci];B[bd];W[ad];B[cb];W[cc];B[db];W[hj];B[hh] ;W[fn];B[gn];W[go];B[fo];W[gm];B[en];W[kp];B[lp];W[lo];B[np];W[mo] ;B[jp];W[hn];B[cg];W[ag];B[bh];W[bi];B[ah];W[ab];B[rp];W[ro];B[sq] ;W[ir];B[jr];W[bq];B[br];W[bp];B[er];W[fq];B[ar];W[eq];B[es];W[ko] ;B[so];W[sn];B[rn];W[sp];B[gp];W[hp];B[so];W[cs];B[cr];W[sp];B[pf] ;W[pg];B[so];W[kq];B[kr];W[sp];B[sd];W[og];B[so];W[sm];B[bf];W[ae] ;B[jo];W[jn];B[rm];W[sp];B[el];W[dk];B[so];W[mp];B[mq];W[sp];B[sf] ;W[oe];B[so];W[nq];B[nr];W[sp];B[af];W[ac];B[so];W[or];B[pr];W[sp] ;B[dc];W[cf];B[so];W[sl];B[rl];W[sp];B[bg];W[ai];B[so];W[sk];B[rk] ;W[sp];B[bb];W[ag];B[so];W[sj];B[nn];W[sp];B[kn];W[mn];B[jm];W[rq] ;B[mm];W[nm];B[ln];W[nn];B[in];W[lm];B[rp];W[fs];B[bs];W[rq];B[gq] ;W[gr];B[rp];W[so];B[fj];W[km];B[hl];W[hm];B[ik];W[fk];B[gj])

Here is the game Iyama Yuta (white) lost by half a point to the Chinese team captain, Chen Yaoye.

(; KM[7.5] EV[10th Asian New Star Match 1st round] FF[3] SZ[19] GM[1] PW[Chen Yaoye] WR[9d] DT[2009-11-30] BR[9d] RE[W+0.5] PB[Iyama Yuta] ;B[qd];W[dc];B[dp];W[pq];B[qo];W[oc];B[ld];W[ph];B[pc];W[qk];B[ce] ;W[qp];B[fc];W[ed];B[fd];W[ee];B[fe];W[df];B[cf];W[ff];B[gf];W[fg] ;B[dg];W[gg];B[hf];W[od];B[qf];W[lb];B[lc];W[kb];B[mb];W[nb];B[mc] ;W[ma];B[jc];W[jb];B[ic];W[pe];B[qe];W[pb];B[qb];W[qa];B[ra];W[pa] ;B[rc];W[ib];B[ih];W[bd];B[ci];W[dj];B[cj];W[dk];B[fi];W[eh];B[ei] ;W[dh];B[di];W[ch];B[bh];W[bg];B[fp];W[gl];B[po];W[np];B[lp];W[on] ;B[pl];W[pk];B[ol];W[ql];B[pp];W[qq];B[no];W[mo];B[mp];W[nq];B[nn] ;W[ln];B[oo];W[jo];B[mr];W[nr];B[ok];W[rh];B[lo];W[jm];B[kn];W[km] ;B[mn];W[dm];B[gn];W[gj];B[gi];W[cp];B[do];W[co];B[cq];W[dn];B[bq] ;W[hj];B[hm];W[hi];B[hh];W[bi];B[bj];W[ah];B[gh];W[jk];B[fk];W[fj] ;B[ik];W[jj];B[ej];W[gk];B[lm];W[jn];B[ek];W[fm];B[il];W[im];B[hl] ;W[ji];B[fn];W[gm];B[hn];W[iq];B[gq];W[kq];B[lr];W[kg];B[mg];W[jf] ;B[if];W[mi];B[ne];W[hc];B[hd];W[gc];B[fb];W[lf];B[mf];W[kc];B[kd] ;W[jd];B[id];W[je];B[ni];W[le];B[me];W[nc];B[db];W[nj];B[oj];W[nh] ;B[oi];W[mh];B[cc];W[pf];B[cd];W[cg];B[qi];W[qh];B[qj];W[ro];B[rn] ;W[rp];B[lk];W[ll];B[lj];W[li];B[jh];W[kh];B[rm];W[bf];B[be];W[sk] ;B[rk];W[bn];B[pd];W[oh];B[ns];W[or];B[ir];W[jr];B[jp];W[kp];B[ip] ;W[ko];B[jq];W[rl];B[rj];W[sl];B[qm];W[sj];B[kr];W[ae];B[bc];W[io] ;B[hp];W[bp];B[bl];W[ml];B[nk];W[kl];B[dl];W[cl];B[ck];W[cm];B[aq] ;W[mj];B[mk];W[se];B[sd];W[ad];B[af];W[ag];B[ac];W[af];B[gb];W[hb] ;B[ec];W[en];B[eo];W[sf];B[re];W[sh];B[el];W[bm];B[aj];W[ai];B[am] ;W[an];B[al];W[os];B[ms];W[ho];B[go];W[nm];B[om];W[dd];B[qg];W[ga] ;B[fa];W[ha];B[pg];W[og];B[ap];W[ao];B[op];W[gd];B[ge];W[ie];B[he] ;W[oq];B[jg];W[mm];B[ln];W[em];B[kj];W[ki];B[hg];W[so];B[fh];W[eg] ;B[de];W[ef];B[pj];W[si];B[pn];W[sg];B[lq];W[ij];B[hk];W[jl];B[in] ;W[kk];B[sn];W[ri];B[sm];W[pi];B[nl];W[rg];B[fl];W[rf];B[ii];W[mq])

And here is the game Iyama Yuta (black) lost by resignation to the South Korea team captain, Kim Jiseok.

(; KM[7.5] EV[10th Asian New Star Match 2nd round] FF[3] SZ[19] GM[1] PW[Kim Jiseok] WR[6d] DT[2009-12-01] BR[9d] RE[W+R] PB[Iyama Yuta] ;B[pd];W[dp];B[pq];W[dd];B[ql];W[fq];B[nc];W[cj];B[fc];W[df];B[jp] ;W[ec];B[gd];W[re];B[rd];W[qe];B[qd];W[qh];B[pp];W[co];B[pf];W[oh] ;B[gf];W[ol];B[qj];W[oj];B[pn];W[nf];B[mf];W[mg];B[ne];W[lf];B[me] ;W[lg];B[kd];W[if];B[gh];W[id];B[ih];W[kc];B[ke];W[jg];B[dj];W[di] ;B[ei];W[ci];B[dk];W[eh];B[fi];W[jc];B[cq];W[dq];B[ck];W[eb];B[bj] ;W[bi];B[bp];W[bo];B[dr];W[er];B[br];W[lq];B[lp];W[mp];B[lo];W[jr] ;B[mq];W[lr];B[ki];W[mc];B[pi];W[ph];B[nh];W[ng];B[oi];W[ni];B[nj] ;W[mi];B[mj];W[li];B[lj];W[nb];B[oc];W[nq];B[mo];W[np];B[ok];W[no] ;B[nn];W[in];B[ho];W[on];B[ir];W[po];B[qo];W[oo];B[jq];W[nm];B[or] ;W[nr];B[eo];W[ds];B[cs];W[cr];B[dh];W[bs];B[cg];W[cf];B[bh];W[lm] ;B[pm];W[mn];B[bl];W[hn];B[go];W[io];B[ip];W[hq];B[hp];W[hl];B[gm] ;W[qp];B[qq];W[gn];B[fn];W[fm];B[gl];W[nk];B[pj];W[fl];B[gk];W[dm] ;B[dn];W[cm];B[jn];W[im])

Complete tournament table here.

Kim Jiseok Eliminated From Nongshim Cup

Sunday, November 29th, 2009

After eliminating three opponents in a row, Kim Jiseok of South Korea finally had to surround to Xie He of China.

The game record is here. Xie He (white) won by resignation.

(; RE[W+R] BR[6d] EV[11th Nongshim Cup 4th round] WR[7d] PB[Kim Jiseok] FF[3] SZ[19] GM[1] KM[6.5] DT[2009-11-28] PW[Xie He] ;B[qd];W[dd];B[pq];W[dp];B[fc];W[cf];B[db];W[oc];B[cc];W[po];B[qo] ;W[qn];B[qp];W[pn];B[nq];W[qg];B[pe];W[qj];B[ch];W[ff];B[ck];W[cm] ;B[gd];W[dj];B[eh];W[cj];B[ef];W[dg];B[dh];W[eg];B[fg];W[gg];B[fh] ;W[fe];B[dk];W[bj];B[dm];W[bl];B[fk];W[dn];B[ig];W[hf];B[gh];W[if] ;B[hg];W[gf];B[pj];W[pp];B[qq];W[qk];B[jf];W[je];B[ie];W[ec];B[eb] ;W[fd];B[id];W[cd];B[jg];W[jd];B[ic];W[qb];B[mc];W[md];B[lc];W[nd] ;B[of];W[ld];B[jc];W[mg];B[ph];W[qh];B[nj];W[nh];B[oh];W[mj];B[mk] ;W[ni];B[pk];W[nk];B[ql];W[rl];B[nl];W[oj];B[qi];W[ri];B[pi];W[rk] ;B[lk];W[kj];B[le];W[nf];B[kd];W[ml];B[nm];W[kl];B[ok];W[nj];B[no] ;W[ll];B[dq];W[cq];B[eq];W[cr];B[en];W[do];B[be];W[bd];B[bf];W[bg] ;B[cg];W[df];B[ag];W[bc];B[hq];W[jq];B[io];W[jo];B[jn];W[ko];B[in] ;W[kn];B[jk];W[kk];B[ob];W[pb];B[nb];W[pd];B[qf];W[pg];B[og];W[np] ;B[rg];W[rh];B[re];W[rc];B[rd];W[pc];B[pf];W[op];B[mq];W[sg];B[sf] ;W[rf];B[mp];W[mo];B[rg];W[oq];B[or];W[rf];B[bb];W[se];B[dc];W[fp] ;B[fq];W[em];B[fm];W[el];B[ek];W[fn];B[fl];W[gp];B[lo];W[mn];B[ir] ;W[jr];B[hp];W[ro];B[rp];W[pr];B[nr];W[sn];B[bk];W[ak];B[sp];W[lp] ;B[gn];W[eo];B[jj];W[ji];B[ii];W[jl];B[il];W[im];B[ik];W[jm];B[hm] ;W[dr];B[lr];W[jh];B[lg];W[lh];B[me];W[ne];B[mf];W[nc])

Complete tournament table is here.

11th Nongshim Cup: Kim Jiseok Eliminated Takao Shinji

Friday, November 27th, 2009

Kim Jiseok of South Korea eliminated three opponents in a row in the 11th Nongshim Cup after defeating Takao Shinji 9p of Japan. He will be matched next with one of the remaining Chinese players the day after tomorrow, in the last day of the first stage of Nongshim Cup.

Kim Jiseok (white) won by half a point.

(;CA[Windows-1252]SZ[19]AP[MultiGo:4.4.4]EV[11th Nongshim Cup]DT[2009-11-27]PB[Takao Shinji] BR[9p]BT[Japan]PW[Kim Jiseok]WR[6p]WT[South Korea]KM[6.5]HA[0]RE[W+0.5]MULTIGOGM[1] ;B[pd];W[dd];B[qp];W[dq];B[oq];W[qf];B[nc];W[rd];B[qg];W[pg];B[qh];W[pf];B[qc];W[ph] ;B[qj];W[qi];B[ri];W[pi];B[do];W[co];B[cn];W[cp];B[fc];W[cf];B[db];W[dn];B[cm];W[en] ;B[cj];W[cc];B[jq];W[hc];B[ed];W[dc];B[cb];W[de];B[bc];W[bd];B[bb];W[ec];B[eb];W[fd] ;B[gc];W[gd];B[hd];W[hb];B[gb];W[jc];B[pj];W[rh];B[rg];W[sh];B[rk];W[rf];B[lc];W[je] ;B[gq];W[oo];B[np];W[pp];B[pq];W[qo];B[rp];W[mn];B[pn];W[on];B[qn];W[nj];B[he];W[ee] ;B[ig];W[ej];B[ch];W[eh];B[fg];W[md];B[ld];W[le];B[me];W[lf];B[ge];W[ga];B[fb];W[fe] ;B[ii];W[gi];B[ik];W[bi];B[bj];W[bh];B[bg];W[cg];B[ci];W[bf];B[bo];W[bp];B[ao];W[jp] ;B[iq];W[lp];B[in];W[kn];B[ne];W[am];B[bm];W[ho];B[kq];W[jj];B[ij];W[oe];B[nd];W[hh] ;B[ih];W[ap];B[al];W[bl];B[cl];W[ak];B[aj];W[dk];B[bk];W[bn];B[al];W[an];B[el];W[hg] ;B[if];W[gk];B[gj];W[fk];B[ck];W[hn];B[gh];W[fi];B[hi];W[kd];B[eg];W[lq];B[kp];W[ko] ;B[er];W[lb];B[kb];W[kc];B[mc];W[kh];B[ki];W[ji];B[im];W[hl];B[kg];W[kj];B[il];W[io] ;B[lg];W[li];B[km];W[kl];B[mg];W[mb];B[nb];W[jb];B[lm];W[ol];B[nh];W[ql];B[rl];W[jf] ;B[jg];W[nf];B[oj];W[rn];B[rm];W[oi];B[nk];W[ml];B[mk];W[ll];B[jn];W[jo];B[mj];W[ni] ;B[mi];W[qm];B[ro];W[kr];B[jr];W[mr];B[dr];W[cr];B[fq];W[ds];B[fo];W[fn];B[eq];W[eo] ;B[ep];W[go];B[ks];W[lr];B[hr];W[mm];B[si];W[sg];B[nr];W[rc];B[rb];W[qd];B[qb];W[lh] ;B[mh];W[pm];B[sn];W[po];B[dp];W[cq];B[bo];W[ao];B[es];W[cs];B[od];W[dl];B[dm];W[em] ;B[pe];W[hk];B[id];W[mf];B[of];W[og];B[kf];W[ke];B[ok];W[ns];B[os];W[sb];B[hj];W[rn] ;B[no];W[ka];B[ma];W[ls];B[js];W[ps];B[ms];W[dg];B[gf];W[ns];B[or];W[qn];B[fa];W[ha] ;B[ic];W[ib];B[na];W[la];B[dj];W[ek];B[hm];W[gm];B[qe];W[re];B[ad];W[ae];B[ac];W[ag] ;B[ai];W[ah];B[fp];W[hp];B[hq];W[fh];B[gg];W[nl];B[nn];W[nm];B[mo];W[lo];B[ra];W[ef] ;B[ie];W[dh];B[di];W[ms];B[oe];W[op];B[nq])

Complete tournament table is here.

11th Nongshim Cup: Kim Jiseok Eliminated Ding Wei

Thursday, November 26th, 2009

In the 11th Nongshim Cup Kim Jiseok of South Korea eliminated Ding Wei 9p of China. He will play next against Takao Shinji of Japan.

The game record is here. Kim Jiseok (white) won by resignation.

(; RE[W+R] BR[9d] EV[11th Nongshim Cup 2nd round] WR[6d] PB[Ding Wei] FF[3] SZ[19] GM[1] KM[6.5] DT[2009-11-26] PW[Kim Jiseok] ;B[qd];W[dc];B[pp];W[dp];B[de];W[ce];B[cf];W[cd];B[od];W[qn];B[pk] ;W[nq];B[pn];W[pm];B[on];W[qp];B[qo];W[ro];B[po];W[rm];B[qq];W[rp] ;B[om];W[jp];B[cn];W[fq];B[pl];W[pq];B[qm];W[oq];B[rn];W[rq];B[jd] ;W[df];B[cg];W[ef];B[dj];W[le];B[lc];W[qc];B[rd];W[mc];B[ld];W[ne] ;B[ke];W[md];B[lf];W[oc];B[pc];W[pb];B[pd];W[lb];B[nb];W[ob];B[nd] ;W[nc];B[me];W[kb];B[qb];W[qa];B[jn];W[ij];B[eh];W[kj];B[mi];W[mj] ;B[li];W[lj];B[nj];W[ln];B[ko];W[mo];B[jk];W[jl];B[km];W[dk];B[ck] ;W[cl];B[dl];W[ek];B[bl];W[ml];B[kl];W[ik];B[il];W[nk];B[hl];W[oj] ;B[ni];W[ok];B[ph];W[ki];B[kp];W[co];B[gq];W[gr];B[hq];W[fp];B[hr] ;W[pi];B[qi];W[oh];B[mg];W[qh];B[pg];W[qj];B[ri];W[qg];B[oi];W[pj] ;B[rk];W[rj];B[sj];W[sn];B[rl];W[pf];B[og];W[qn];B[rb];W[qk];B[ql] ;W[qf];B[si];W[rh];B[rn];W[of];B[ng];W[qn];B[mm];W[lm];B[sh];W[sg] ;B[sk];W[ic];B[mn];W[ll];B[lo];W[no];B[rn];W[gj];B[ej];W[qn];B[ol] ;W[nn];B[nm];W[rf];B[rn];W[se];B[qr];W[rr];B[re];W[qn];B[sd];W[rn] ;B[sf];W[fk];B[kk];W[hh];B[rg];W[he];B[mp];W[lr];B[gg];W[dn];B[bn] ;W[gf];B[cq];W[bo];B[bp];W[an];B[dm];W[en];B[br];W[dr];B[dq];W[er] ;B[ap];W[ao];B[cr];W[cj];B[bk];W[op];B[hg];W[ih];B[hj];W[fg];B[gh] ;W[hi];B[eq];W[ep];B[gn];W[em];B[hf];W[ge];B[hk];W[gi];B[fh];W[jj] ;B[kr];W[lq];B[kq];W[sg];B[jc];W[jb];B[rg];W[cp];B[aq];W[sg];B[id] ;W[hd];B[rg];W[ci];B[fj];W[gk];B[am];W[dg];B[ch];W[dh];B[di];W[fi] ;B[ei];W[bf];B[bh];W[sg];B[hc];W[ib];B[ls];W[se];B[ns];W[mr];B[ms] ;W[pr];B[sf];W[el];B[cm];W[se];B[mb];W[oo];B[sf];W[rg])

Complete tournament table is here.

11th Nongshim Cup: Kim Jiseok Eliminated Yamashita Keigo

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

The 11th Nongshim Cup started with Kim Jiseok 6p of S. Korea eliminating Yamashita Keigo 9p (and Kisei title holder) of Japan.

Here are the players from each of the three participating countries:

Korea: Lee Changho(9p), Park Yeonghun(9p), Yun Junsang(7p), Kim Jiseok(6p), Kim Seongjae(3p)

China: Chang Hao(9p), Ding Wei(9p), Gu Li(9p), Xie He(7p), Liu Xing(7p)

Japan: Yamada Kimio(9p), Hane Naoki(9p), Takao Shinji(9p), Yamashita Keigo(9p), Iyama Yuta(9p)

Next game will be played tomorrow (or tonight in the US) with Kim Jiseok being matched against one of the Chinese players.

Tournament table here.

Kim Jiseok 5p Defeated Lee Changho 2:0

Friday, August 21st, 2009
Kim Jiseok 5p defeated Lee Changho 2:0 in the best-of-three Korean Prices Information Cup final match. This was surprising to me, since I never heard of Kim Jiseok before. I found some information about him on Sensei’s Library page: he turned 20 recently, and he is number 8 in Korea’s internal ranking system.
Kim Jiseok 5p Defeated Lee Changho 2:0 in Prices Information Cup 2009

The game record for the first game is here. Kim Jiseok played white and won by resignation.

(; KM[6.5] EV[5th Prices Informatino Cup final round 1] SZ[19] FF[3] GM[1] DT[2009-08-12] RE[W+R] PB[Lee Changho] PW[Kim Jiseok] WR[5d] BR[9d] ;B[pd];W[dp];B[qp];W[dd];B[nq];W[qj];B[fc];W[qf];B[qh];W[of];B[nc] ;W[rd];B[qc];W[pi];B[cf];W[df];B[dg];W[ef];B[cd];W[ce];B[be];W[de] ;B[bg];W[cc];B[bd];W[lc];B[eb];W[db];B[ic];W[le];B[kd];W[ld];B[rc] ;W[ie];B[gf];W[gd];B[fd];W[ge];B[fe];W[ff];B[ec];W[dc];B[gg];W[fh] ;B[dh];W[eh];B[jb];W[kc];B[he];W[hd];B[id];W[hf];B[dj];W[qn];B[ql] ;W[on];B[ol];W[mm];B[oj];W[mk];B[ni];W[ph];B[pj];W[qi];B[li];W[kj] ;B[hg];W[ki];B[je];W[jf];B[ig];W[ke];B[jd];W[if];B[kg];W[kf];B[kh] ;W[ii];B[hi];W[jg];B[gj];W[ej];B[jh];W[ih];B[ji];W[ij];B[jj];W[ik] ;B[jk];W[il];B[jl];W[im];B[jm];W[qk];B[in];W[gl];B[nn];W[nm];B[om] ;W[oo];B[mn];W[oq];B[np];W[op];B[nr];W[or];B[pn];W[po];B[rn];W[ro] ;B[dk];W[qo];B[fq];W[dr];B[fk];W[gi];B[hm];W[hn];B[io];W[ga];B[hc] ;W[ea];B[gc];W[he];B[fa];W[fb];B[ha];W[gn];B[gp];W[cn];B[qm];W[gs] ;B[gr];W[fs];B[dq];W[cq];B[es];W[er];B[fr];W[ds];B[hs];W[mr];B[mq] ;W[ns];B[lr];W[ms];B[ls];W[os];B[lq];W[da];B[mb];W[lb];B[gb];W[fa] ;B[ka];W[la];B[ib];W[bk];B[fl];W[fj];B[eq];W[do];B[gk];W[gm];B[cl] ;W[bl];B[bj];W[ci];B[cj];W[di];B[bi];W[ch];B[bh];W[sn];B[rl];W[qe] ;B[sm];W[rm];B[cr];W[br];B[rn];W[so];B[si];W[ri];B[ma];W[sc];B[sb] ;W[sd];B[qd];W[re];B[qb];W[ei];B[cg];W[bc];B[cp];W[bq];B[ac];W[dm] ;B[dl];W[aj])

The game record for the second game is here. Kim Jiseok played black and won by 1.5 points.

(; EV[5th Prices Information Cup final round 2] KM[6.5] FF[3] SZ[19] GM[1] PW[Lee Changho] WR[9d] DT[2009-08-19] BR[5d] RE[B+1.5] PB[Kim Jiseok] ;B[pd];W[dd];B[qp];W[dp];B[oq];W[qf];B[nc];W[rd];B[qg];W[pg];B[qh] ;W[pf];B[rf];W[re];B[qc];W[qj];B[pi];W[rg];B[rh];W[sf];B[pj];W[ql] ;B[ol];W[qo];B[ro];W[qn];B[pp];W[rn];B[rp];W[on];B[mm];W[mn];B[ln] ;W[nm];B[nl];W[mo];B[lm];W[lp];B[jp];W[pk];B[ok];W[nr];B[np];W[lr] ;B[jr];W[ko];B[lq];W[kq];B[mq];W[kp];B[kr];W[ip];B[hq];W[mk];B[ni] ;W[kk];B[ml];W[jm];B[rc];W[mg];B[li];W[kg];B[ji];W[ik];B[hi];W[ig] ;B[hp];W[jq];B[iq];W[io];B[mp];W[lo];B[ho];W[hn];B[in];W[jo];B[gn] ;W[hm];B[cn];W[co];B[dn];W[eq];B[cf];W[fd];B[di];W[lc];B[cc];W[cd] ;B[bd];W[ei];B[dh];W[fg];B[jk];W[dc];B[bb];W[cb];B[bc];W[jj];B[kj] ;W[jl];B[lk];W[mj];B[lj];W[ek];B[ck];W[bn];B[bm];W[bo];B[me];W[oh] ;B[nh];W[ng];B[rj];W[kh];B[ki];W[mc];B[nd];W[le];B[fr];W[er];B[rk] ;W[bl];B[bk];W[mb];B[nb];W[db];B[ef];W[ff];B[ee];W[ce];B[be];W[eg] ;B[df];W[fe];B[es];W[cm];B[dr];W[fq];B[gr];W[cr];B[br];W[dq];B[cs] ;W[ds];B[ed];W[ec];B[dr];W[qk];B[cq];W[qi];B[ph];W[ri];B[si];W[dm] ;B[lf];W[md];B[ne];W[na];B[oa];W[ma];B[qb];W[ob];B[pa];W[mf];B[oi] ;W[mh];B[og];W[nf];B[of];W[oe];B[oh];W[pe];B[pc];W[sg];B[sh];W[qd] ;B[rl];W[qm];B[mi];W[ih];B[ii];W[go];B[ke];W[ld];B[kf];W[ic];B[id] ;W[jc];B[fc];W[fb];B[gc];W[gb];B[hg];W[hh];B[gh];W[if];B[hf];W[ie] ;B[gj];W[fi];B[gi];W[gg];B[fn];W[ir];B[em];W[eo];B[kd];W[ib];B[dl] ;W[am];B[cl];W[bm];B[fo];W[en];B[hr];W[ak];B[bj];W[od];B[oc];W[aj] ;B[ai];W[al];B[bi];W[fm];B[gm];W[el];B[hl];W[im];B[oo];W[om];B[sm] ;W[sn];B[rm];W[dg];B[cg];W[fs];B[gs];W[bp];B[bq];W[fp];B[gl];W[ba] ;B[gp];W[ab];B[ac];W[so];B[sp];W[dj];B[sd];W[aq];B[ar];W[ap];B[fl] ;W[se];B[lh];W[lg];B[jh];W[jg];B[sc];W[hk];B[fj];W[em];B[kl];W[jk] ;B[km];W[ca];B[no];W[nn];B[po];W[aa];B[pn];W[pm];B[ej];W[dk];B[ci] ;W[jn];B[gk];W[eh];B[gq];W[fh])
Complete tournament table here. Kim Jiseok is also doing well in Nongshim Cup: he defeated Lee Heesung to qualify in the preliminary finalists – game record here.