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Lee Changho Wins Nongshim Cup for South Korea

Friday, March 12th, 2010

China was way ahead in this year’s Nongshim Cup with three players left even after Japan was eliminated and Korea had only one player left.

Turned out that strength is not always in the numbers: the last man standing from the South Korean team, Lee Changho, single-handedly won the cup for his country after defeating all remaining Chinese players: Liu Xing, Gu Li and Chang Hao.

Lee Changho defeated Chang Hao by resignation.


(; RE[B+R] BR[9d] EV[11th Nongshim Cup 14th round] WR[9d] PB[Lee Changho] FF[3] SZ[19] GM[1] KM[6.5] DT[2010-03-12] PW[Chang Hao] ;B[pd];W[dd];B[pq];W[dp];B[qk];W[gq];B[cf];W[di];B[fd];W[df];B[cc] ;W[ce];B[dc];W[nc];B[pf];W[hc];B[fb];W[kc];B[cg];W[be];B[dg];W[ef] ;B[eh];W[gc];B[fc];W[gf];B[ei];W[dk];B[ej];W[dj];B[ek];W[dl];B[hh] ;W[ig];B[ih];W[jg];B[jh];W[kg];B[kh];W[lh];B[lg];W[ae];B[bd];W[mg] ;B[cq];W[cp];B[dq];W[bq];B[fq];W[fp];B[ep];W[eo];B[eq];W[gp];B[br] ;W[bp];B[gr];W[hr];B[fs];W[li];B[jk];W[qh];B[oc];W[nd];B[re];W[ar] ;B[bs];W[im];B[hl];W[hm];B[gl];W[po];B[nb];W[qq];B[qr];W[qp];B[or] ;W[mb];B[qm];W[nq];B[op];W[on];B[mp];W[pl];B[pk];W[ql];B[rl];W[pm] ;B[qn];W[rm];B[rn];W[rk];B[sm];W[rj];B[ok];W[oo];B[np];W[rp];B[qi] ;W[ri];B[ph];W[qg];B[pg];W[sk];B[rg];W[rh];B[qf];W[sg];B[rf];W[so] ;B[ir];W[hq];B[hs];W[iq];B[jq];W[jr];B[is];W[kq];B[jp];W[kp];B[kr] ;W[jo];B[ip];W[io];B[js];W[ob];B[pb];W[na];B[fo];W[hp];B[en];W[cn] ;B[jr];W[gn];B[do];W[ln];B[bi];W[bh];B[ch];W[ci];B[bg];W[bj];B[si] ;W[sn];B[sh];W[sj];B[sh];W[pn];B[qj];W[ro];B[mn];W[lo];B[go];W[ho] ;B[nn];W[rr];B[ll];W[lm];B[lf];W[mf];B[le];W[me];B[hg];W[ke];B[hf] ;W[ge];B[rs];W[sr];B[sf];W[qo];B[sg];W[rm];B[lp];W[kl];B[kk];W[jl] ;B[co];W[bo];B[gm];W[fn];B[eo];W[fm];B[cm];W[fl];B[el];W[ik];B[bn] ;W[bm];B[dn];W[an];B[em];W[cn];B[hn];W[lk];B[bn];W[lq];B[mq];W[cn] ;B[lj];W[ml];B[mj];W[nm];B[bn];W[lr];B[mr];W[cn];B[mk];W[ai];B[fk] ;W[ll];B[bn];W[ld];B[bl];W[cn];B[cl];W[dm];B[bn];W[ms];B[am];W[nr] ;B[ag];W[he];B[oq];W[ns];B[ls];W[ks];B[os];W[gs];B[ls];W[fr];B[gb] )

In the game with Gu Li, Lee Changho also won by resignation.


(; RE[B+R] BR[9d] EV[11th Nongshim Cup 13th round] WR[9d] PB[Lee Changho] FF[3] SZ[19] GM[1] KM[6.5] DT[2010-03-11] PW[Gu Li] ;B[qd];W[dd];B[pq];W[dp];B[fc];W[cf];B[lc];W[qn];B[qp];W[pj];B[qh] ;W[on];B[pm];W[pn];B[mq];W[qf];B[qk];W[op];B[oq];W[qj];B[pk];W[ok] ;B[rk];W[nl];B[rj];W[oh];B[od];W[pg];B[rm];W[rn];B[qm];W[hc];B[ge] ;W[pc];B[pd];W[ec];B[gc];W[hd];B[he];W[jd];B[ie];W[je];B[jf];W[ld] ;B[mc];W[kf];B[kg];W[lf];B[ig];W[kc];B[lg];W[jh];B[jg];W[mf];B[md] ;W[ef];B[ee];W[de];B[cn];W[ck];B[om];W[nm];B[dk];W[dj];B[ej];W[dl] ;B[ek];W[cl];B[nn];W[mp];B[mn];W[pp];B[nq];W[mo];B[kn];W[lq];B[ng] ;W[mg];B[nh];W[mh];B[ni];W[nf];B[oj];W[og];B[nk];W[kp];B[cq];W[cp] ;B[dq];W[ep];B[bp];W[bo];B[bq];W[co];B[fq];W[ff];B[gd];W[gi];B[di] ;W[cj];B[hk];W[hh];B[eb];W[db];B[ih];W[gk];B[gl];W[fl];B[gj];W[fk] ;B[kb];W[mi];B[hj];W[fj];B[mk];W[lk];B[ll];W[lj];B[le];W[ke];B[kd] ;W[jc];B[fm];W[hl];B[fi];W[el];B[gh];W[ei];B[hi];W[gm];B[eh];W[mr] ;B[ml];W[re];B[rd];W[jb];B[lb];W[rg];B[rh];W[hb];B[nr];W[qq];B[qr] ;W[rq];B[fb];W[jj];B[jl];W[sf];B[qg];W[qe];B[sd];W[se];B[rr];W[rp] ;B[ch];W[lr];B[sr];W[hq];B[gr];W[bg];B[pi];W[il];B[fp];W[fo];B[hr] ;W[bh];B[go];W[gn];B[da];W[cb];B[ci];W[bi];B[ao];W[an];B[ap];W[bn] ;B[ed];W[gf];B[hf];W[ir];B[iq];W[ip];B[jq];W[jr];B[hp];W[ho];B[gq] ;W[gp];B[is];W[kr];B[go];W[ps];B[os];W[gp];B[dc];W[cc];B[go];W[gg] ;B[hg];W[gp];B[dg];W[df];B[go];W[eq];B[er];W[gp];B[lo];W[lp];B[go] ;W[oc];B[nb];W[gp];B[id];W[nd];B[ne];W[oe];B[nc];W[pe];B[go];W[oi] ;B[nj];W[gp];B[ca];W[ba];B[go];W[dr];B[fs];W[ea];B[io];W[gp];B[jp] ;W[ko];B[ln];W[me];B[nd];W[ld];B[sq])

You can find the complete tournament table at Mr. Kin’s website.

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.

Lee Changho Defeated By An Amateur In BC Card Cup

Monday, January 18th, 2010

Amazingly, Lee Changho lost to an amateur player (Han Taehee) in the 2nd BC Card Cup, in less than 100 moves!

Here is the game record.

(; KM[6.5] EV[2nd BC Card Cup 1st round] FF[3] SZ[19] GM[1] PW[Han Taehee] WR[a6] DT[2010-01-16] BR[9d] RE[W+R] PB[Lee Changho] ;B[pd];W[dd];B[qp];W[dp];B[oq];W[qf];B[nc];W[rd];B[qh];W[qc];B[qe] ;W[re];B[pf];W[pg];B[qg];W[rf];B[og];W[gc];B[pj];W[fq];B[cj];W[cl] ;B[cf];W[ch];B[bh];W[bg];B[cg];W[bi];B[bf];W[ci];B[cc];W[cd];B[bd] ;W[dc];B[bc];W[jc];B[jp];W[oo];B[po];W[lo];B[on];W[lq];B[jn];W[no] ;B[op];W[jr];B[el];W[cn];B[cq];W[er];B[iq];W[ir];B[hq];W[fn];B[gl] ;W[nr];B[lm];W[or];B[je];W[nn];B[om];W[nm];B[nl];W[jm];B[km];W[im] ;B[mp];W[lp];B[kn];W[hn];B[mq];W[mr];B[mo];W[jk];B[ej];W[bj];B[dm] ;W[dn];B[kj];W[jj];B[ji];W[ii];B[ih];W[hi];B[eh];W[jh];B[ki];W[ig] ;B[fd];W[ff];B[cm];W[bm];B[en];W[eo];B[ef];W[ee])

BC Card Cup is a mixed tournament as amaterus can also participate. There were five Korean amateurs who each managed to defeat three professional players in a row to make it through the preliminaries, but of the five ones only Han Taehee won in the main tournament.

Yu Bin, a famous Chinese player who used to be in the top a few years ago, also lost to an amateur (Na Hyun).

Here is the game record between Yu Bin 9p and Na Hyun 6 dan amateur: Yu Bin, playing black, lost by half a point.

(; RE[W+0.5] WR[a6] KM[6.5] FF[3] SZ[19] GM[1] PB[Yu Bin] BR[9d] EV[2nd BC Card Cup integration preliminary tournament final] DT[2010-01-13] PW[Na Hyun] ;B[pd];W[dd];B[qp];W[dp];B[fq];W[hq];B[cf];W[fc];B[bd];W[cn];B[oq] ;W[qf];B[qh];W[of];B[nd];W[pi];B[qe];W[qi];B[rf];W[qg];B[rg];W[rh] ;B[og];W[ph];B[nf];W[qn];B[dr];W[cq];B[fo];W[ho];B[fm];W[hm];B[fk] ;W[dk];B[hc];W[cc];B[ci];W[di];B[dh];W[ei];B[cj];W[ek];B[hl];W[en] ;B[fn];W[im];B[eh];W[gj];B[ep];W[bc];B[do];W[co];B[dq];W[cp];B[lq] ;W[lc];B[jc];W[oc];B[pf];W[nc];B[pc];W[md];B[cl];W[em];B[cm];W[gl] ;B[fl];W[gk];B[fj];W[fi];B[el];W[fh];B[br];W[cr];B[cs];W[bq];B[dn] ;W[bs];B[as];W[aq];B[bm];W[ar];B[hi];W[gi];B[le];W[kd];B[fb];W[eb] ;B[ie];W[je];B[jf];W[id];B[jd];W[ke];B[he];W[kf];B[ql];W[rp];B[qq] ;W[pm];B[pl];W[ol];B[ok];W[pk];B[rn];W[ro];B[pj];W[qk];B[rl];W[rk] ;B[om];W[nl];B[pn];W[qo];B[qm];W[po];B[nm];W[np];B[nq];W[mp];B[ml] ;W[nk];B[mn];W[op];B[kr];W[lo];B[mk];W[nj];B[mj];W[km];B[ni];W[oj] ;B[jg];W[lm];B[mm];W[kg];B[ji];W[kp];B[me];W[jb];B[ic];W[gd];B[hd] ;W[kc];B[pb];W[jh];B[ih];W[kh];B[hg];W[ki];B[jj];W[kj];B[jk];W[kk] ;B[mh];W[rr];B[qr];W[jr];B[rq];W[dm];B[dl];W[gf];B[hf];W[eo];B[jl] ;W[kl];B[oi];W[qj];B[gp];W[be];B[ce];W[cd];B[bf];W[ad];B[jo];W[ko] ;B[jq];W[kq];B[ir];W[lr];B[js];W[mq];B[jp];W[nr];B[jm];W[eg];B[ef] ;W[ff];B[ee];W[fd];B[sr];W[oh];B[nh];W[io];B[jn];W[il];B[or];W[iq] ;B[na];W[sg];B[pg];W[sf];B[re];W[se];B[sd];W[sh];B[rd];W[dg];B[ch] ;W[pp];B[pq];W[gb];B[hr];W[af];B[bg];W[ib];B[hb];W[ha];B[qh];W[qg] ;B[mb];W[mc];B[ka];W[lb];B[hk];W[hj];B[in];W[hn];B[ik];W[gm];B[la] ;W[oa];B[ob];W[nb];B[ma];W[od];B[gc];W[fa];B[do];W[dn];B[pa];W[kb] ;B[oe];W[gq];B[gr];W[bn];B[sk];W[sj];B[sl];W[sn];B[rm];W[ja];B[oa] ;W[ck];B[bk];W[ag];B[ah];W[ae];B[lf];W[lg];B[mg];W[mo];B[an];W[ao] ;B[am];W[on];B[pm];W[nn];B[ds];W[bs];B[ij];W[gh];B[hh];W[ne];B[bo] ;W[bp];B[nd];W[os];B[ps];W[ns];B[ls];W[mr];B[ed];W[ec];B[ne];W[go] ;B[bh];W[fg];B[ge];W[fe];B[sq];W[so];B[ks];W[hp];B[fp];W[qh];B[qf] ;W[li];B[mi])

Iyama Yuta of Japan then restored things to “the natural order” and eliminated Na Hyun. Here is the game record: Iyama Yuta, playing white, won by resignation.

(; KM[6.5] EV[2nd BC Card Cup 1st round] FF[3] SZ[19] GM[1] PW[Iyama Yuta] WR[9d] DT[2010-01-16] BR[a6] RE[W+R] PB[Na Hyun] ;B[qd];W[pp];B[dc];W[cp];B[ep];W[od];B[ld];W[qe];B[re];W[pe];B[rf] ;W[qc];B[rc];W[pd];B[rd];W[ph];B[qb];W[gq];B[er];W[dn];B[fo];W[ck] ;B[hp];W[dq];B[eq];W[kp];B[hq];W[de];B[ce];W[cf];B[cd];W[dg];B[fc] ;W[nq];B[ro];W[rp];B[qp];W[qo];B[qq];W[rq];B[po];W[qn];B[pq];W[op] ;B[rn];W[rr];B[qm];W[pn];B[om];W[pm];B[pl];W[on];B[nn];W[oo];B[rl] ;W[mf];B[fh];W[gf];B[dk];W[cj];B[cl];W[dl];B[co];W[do];B[dp];W[cn] ;B[bo];W[bp];B[dm];W[bl];B[el];W[cm];B[mc];W[nc];B[lf];W[lg];B[me] ;W[nf];B[kf];W[kg];B[jf];W[jg];B[ig];W[ed];B[gb];W[if];B[ie];W[ih] ;B[hg];W[hf];B[hh];W[ii];B[hi];W[id];B[he];W[ge];B[hd];W[ij];B[ol] ;W[qk];B[ql];W[hj];B[fj];W[dj];B[fg];W[ef];B[gl];W[oj];B[kr];W[cr] ;B[dr];W[cq];B[ll];W[nk];B[mm];W[lk];B[lq];W[lp];B[nr];W[mq];B[mr] ;W[or];B[jl];W[mo];B[jq];W[gd];B[hc];W[bf];B[kk];W[kj];B[mk];W[lj] ;B[mj];W[mi];B[be];W[ec];B[eb];W[ae];B[ad];W[af];B[os];W[ns];B[ms] ;W[pr];B[dd];W[nl];B[ml];W[nm];B[qj];W[pj];B[qi];W[hl];B[gm];W[in] ;B[hm];W[km];B[jm];W[kl];B[kn];W[jk];B[jn];W[ln];B[pi];W[oi];B[oh] ;W[og];B[qh];W[nh];B[pg];W[pf];B[oh];W[db];B[fd];W[ee];B[cb];W[ph] ;B[cs];W[qg];B[br];W[rj];B[rk];W[rh])

You can find the tournament table at this link; make sure to look at both top-most (main tournament) and second from the top (preliminary) tables.

Kong Jie Wins International Samsung Cup

Saturday, December 19th, 2009

I don’t think the sponsors of the international Samsung Cup were very happy this year, since no South Korean player made it into the final. In fact, the final matched two Chinese players: Kong Jie 9 dan (who defeated Gui Li, also of China, in the semifinals) and Qiu Jun 8 dan of China (who eliminated Lee Changho of South Korea in the other semifinal).

Kong Jie won the best-of-three match against Qiu Jun after two straight wins. Interestingly, Kong Jie also played in last year’s Samsung Cup final match, but he lost 0:2 against Lee Sedol.

The game record of the 1st game is here. Kong Jie (white) won by 5.5 points.

(; KM[6.5] EV[14th Samsung Cup game 1] FF[3] SZ[19] GM[1] PW[Kong Jie] WR[9p] DT[2009-12-15] BR[8p] RE[W+5.5] PB[Qiu Jun] ;B[pd];W[dd];B[qp];W[dp];B[fq];W[dn];B[lq];W[ip];B[ho];W[hp];B[gp] ;W[go];B[fo];W[gn];B[fn];W[gm];B[fm];W[gl];B[fl];W[gk];B[dl];W[dr] ;B[ej];W[op];B[lo];W[jn];B[qn];W[mp];B[no];W[qq];B[rq];W[mq];B[lp] ;W[pp];B[qr];W[pq];B[ro];W[pn];B[pr];W[mo];B[mn];W[nn];B[nm];W[on] ;B[mr];W[nr];B[or];W[nq];B[lr];W[mm];B[ln];W[nl];B[lm];W[ml];B[pl] ;W[ol];B[cf];W[fc];B[nc];W[rd];B[qd];W[re];B[rc];W[qg];B[qi];W[rb] ;B[qc];W[sc];B[og];W[qb];B[pb];W[ph];B[pm];W[om];B[jd];W[bd];B[pj] ;W[pi];B[oj];W[qj];B[qk];W[rj];B[ri];W[ch];B[jm];W[im];B[jo];W[ep] ;B[fp];W[io];B[kn];W[in];B[ci];W[bi];B[cj];W[bm];B[ce];W[cd];B[dh] ;W[rh];B[sj];W[ic];B[jc];W[jb];B[kb];W[ib];B[sd];W[se];B[id];W[nh] ;B[gc];W[gb];B[fd];W[ec];B[oh];W[oi];B[ni];W[mi];B[nj];W[qa];B[sh] ;W[qh];B[rk];W[sg];B[qf];W[rf];B[er];W[cq];B[ik];W[jk];B[jj];W[kk] ;B[kj];W[lk];B[li];W[lb];B[kc];W[qe];B[mh];W[ir];B[ns];W[of];B[nf] ;W[oe];B[md];W[hj];B[cm];W[bn];B[bl];W[ag];B[cn];W[co];B[bg];W[dm] ;B[cl];W[hh];B[be];W[ae];B[af];W[bf];B[bo];W[bp];B[af];W[fk];B[ek] ;W[bf];B[eo];W[ka];B[af];W[ad];B[do];W[ao];B[ii];W[hd];B[he];W[ge] ;B[hf];W[bf];B[bh];W[lc];B[ld];W[ih];B[hi];W[gi];B[gh];W[gg];B[fh] ;W[gf];B[ie];W[mj];B[ng];W[lj];B[lh];W[ij];B[ji];W[fi];B[fg];W[jh] ;B[ki];W[hg];B[gd];W[ee];B[hc];W[hb];B[kg];W[od];B[pc];W[af];B[ah] ;W[mc];B[mb];W[la];B[nd];W[nb];B[pf];W[pe];B[pg];W[rg];B[oc];W[al] ;B[ak];W[am];B[cg];W[jq];B[eq];W[dq];B[hr];W[hq];B[ef];W[fe];B[gr] ;W[ei];B[jl];W[il];B[fj];W[gj];B[ll];W[kl];B[km];W[mk];B[jp];W[kp] ;B[ko];W[kq];B[kr];W[jr];B[ms];W[ks];B[na];W[ma];B[oa];W[ne];B[me] ;W[jg];B[jf];W[os];B[ps];W[di];B[eh];W[dj];B[dk];W[de];B[df];W[po] ;B[qo];W[es];B[fs];W[ds];B[oq];W[np];B[hs];W[ok])

The game record of the 2nd game is here. Kong Jie (black) won by resignation.

(; KM[6.5] EV[14th Samsung Cup game 2] FF[3] SZ[19] GM[1] PW[Qiu Jun] WR[8p] DT[2009-12-17] BR[9p] RE[B+R] PB[Kong Jie] ;B[pd];W[dd];B[pq];W[dq];B[cf];W[ch];B[cn];W[cl];B[cq];W[cp];B[dp] ;W[bq];B[cr];W[do];B[ep];W[co];B[br];W[fo];B[eo];W[en];B[eq];W[dn] ;B[cc];W[cd];B[dc];W[ed];B[bd];W[be];B[bc];W[ce];B[fc];W[qf];B[nd] ;W[pj];B[qo];W[lc];B[ql];W[nb];B[pf];W[pg];B[qe];W[of];B[pe];W[qg] ;B[og];W[nf];B[oh];W[qj];B[ld];W[mc];B[md];W[mg];B[kc];W[oc];B[pb] ;W[pc];B[qc];W[ob];B[od];W[qb];B[rb];W[pa];B[ni];W[pl];B[lh];W[kg] ;B[qm];W[nj];B[mj];W[mk];B[lj];W[oi];B[nh];W[ph];B[nk];W[oj];B[lk] ;W[ge];B[ml];W[ki];B[rd];W[jk];B[jm];W[jo];B[hm];W[mo];B[mq];W[nq] ;B[mp];W[lo];B[np];W[km];B[jj];W[jl];B[kh];W[ji];B[jh];W[ii];B[ih] ;W[hh];B[hg];W[hi];B[li];W[gg];B[ho];W[gn];B[kj];W[ij];B[kn];W[im] ;B[jn];W[in];B[ln];W[lm];B[mn];W[mm];B[nn];W[nm];B[ol];W[on];B[no] ;W[io];B[rk];W[rj];B[om];W[ok];B[nl];W[rf];B[gp];W[ke];B[kd];W[je] ;B[hn];W[hl];B[gm];W[gl];B[fm];W[hc];B[ra];W[eb];B[ec];W[fb];B[db] ;W[gc];B[ad];W[el];B[lb];W[mb];B[jb];W[la];B[kb];W[qa];B[if];W[hf] ;B[ie];W[ig];B[jg])

The complete tournament table is here.

Lee Changho Won Myeongin Title

Friday, December 11th, 2009

Lee Changho won the last two games against Won Sungjin and won the Korean Myeongin title with a 3:1 score.

The game record of the 3rd game is here. Lee Changho (white) won by 3.5 points.

(; EV[37th Myeongin final round 3] KM[6.5] FF[3] SZ[19] GM[1] PW[Lee Changho] WR[9d] DT[2009-12-08] BR[9d] RE[W+3.5] PB[Won Sungjin] ;B[qd];W[cp];B[pq];W[dc];B[eq];W[oc];B[de];W[po];B[oo];W[qq];B[pp] ;W[qp];B[pn];W[qo];B[qn];W[on];B[no];W[pr];B[or];W[qr];B[nq];W[om] ;B[ql];W[pl];B[rm];W[ro];B[pk];W[pe];B[pd];W[od];B[oe];W[pf];B[ne] ;W[md];B[me];W[ld];B[pb];W[re];B[qe];W[qf];B[rd];W[pi];B[ok];W[rf] ;B[ob];W[le];B[mg];W[ni];B[lf];W[qj];B[mk];W[sd];B[sc];W[li];B[jf] ;W[id];B[ji];W[mb];B[se];W[kj];B[mm];W[ee];B[ef];W[ed];B[df];W[he] ;B[cc];W[cb];B[dd];W[ec];B[hg];W[dn];B[cl];W[hq];B[gp];W[hp];B[cq] ;W[bq];B[dp];W[co];B[go];W[gq];B[en];W[dm];B[jq];W[jp];B[kq];W[ho] ;B[gm];W[cr];B[dr];W[dq];B[oh];W[oi];B[cq];W[eo];B[ep];W[hn];B[gn] ;W[dl];B[il];W[mn];B[nn];W[lm];B[jn];W[kl];B[cj];W[dq];B[jd];W[jc] ;B[cq];W[pc];B[qc];W[dq];B[ri];W[rj];B[cq];W[kp];B[jm];W[lq];B[lr] ;W[dq];B[rg];W[ph];B[cq];W[lp];B[mr];W[hm];B[hl];W[jl];B[im];W[ml] ;B[nm];W[sf];B[lk];W[ll];B[lo];W[fr];B[nl];W[jj];B[ij];W[dq];B[rk] ;W[sj];B[cq];W[bs];B[og];W[pg];B[ie];W[hd];B[nb];W[nd];B[lb];W[kb] ;B[er];W[jo];B[kn];W[iq];B[ir];W[hr];B[js];W[hs];B[fs];W[gs];B[fq] ;W[es];B[ds];W[fs];B[bc];W[rb];B[qb];W[bl];B[ck];W[fl];B[gl];W[bm] ;B[mc];W[lc];B[ma];W[rn];B[ol];W[is];B[ka];W[ib];B[jr];W[kr];B[ks] ;W[bb];B[ab];W[ej];B[bk];W[di];B[ch];W[mh];B[cm];W[cn];B[kg];W[be] ;B[cd];W[ja];B[in];W[io];B[ng];W[sd];B[ra];W[sb];B[rc];W[ci];B[bi] ;W[bh];B[bg];W[dh];B[cg];W[rh];B[qh];W[sh];B[cs];W[dq];B[br];W[ar] ;B[cq];W[br];B[ki];W[lj];B[gj];W[fj];B[fh];W[la];B[hf];W[fi];B[gi] ;W[mb];B[ge];W[gd];B[lb];W[ff];B[gf];W[fg];B[ka];W[gh];B[hh];W[ke] ;B[je];W[lh];B[gg];W[fe];B[do];W[la];B[bn];W[bo];B[al];W[an];B[ka] ;W[kh];B[jh];W[la];B[db];W[eb];B[ka];W[am];B[ak];W[la];B[mb];W[ps] ;B[fm];W[os];B[ns];W[mp];B[np];W[qk];B[fk];W[ek];B[el];W[em];B[fo] ;W[fl];B[gk];W[sk];B[rl];W[sm];B[pm];W[sl];B[ba];W[da];B[eh];W[of] ;B[kf];W[eg];B[ik];W[mj];B[ka];W[ac];B[ad];W[la];B[mo];W[ln];B[ka] ;W[nf];B[mf];W[la];B[ao];W[ap];B[ka];W[ei];B[gh];W[la];B[nj];W[nh] ;B[ka];W[kk];B[nk];W[la];B[ac];W[ka];B[dq];W[el];B[se];W[ca];B[aa] ;W[oq];B[op];W[sd];B[ea];W[fa];B[se];W[ls];B[ms];W[kc];B[sd];W[kd] ;B[ah])

And here is the game record of the 4rd game. Lee Changho (black) won by half a point.

(; EV[37th Myeongin final round 4] KM[6.5] FF[3] SZ[19] GM[1] PW[Won Sungjin] WR[9d] DT[2009-12-10] BR[9d] RE[B+0.5] PB[Lee Changho] ;B[qd];W[pp];B[dc];W[cp];B[ce];W[od];B[ld];W[pg];B[oe];W[ne];B[of] ;W[qc];B[qf];W[pd];B[qe];W[nf];B[og];W[rc];B[nd];W[md];B[nc];W[mc] ;B[ob];W[oc];B[nb];W[mb];B[pb];W[pc];B[me];W[kb];B[kc];W[lb];B[dp] ;W[le];B[mf];W[ng];B[co];W[cq];B[dq];W[bo];B[cn];W[bn];B[cm];W[lf] ;B[qb];W[rb];B[ra];W[na];B[pi];W[mg];B[nq];W[qn];B[jp];W[dr];B[er] ;W[cr];B[fq];W[ec];B[ed];W[fc];B[db];W[fd];B[ee];W[gf];B[rd];W[oa] ;B[gh];W[gj];B[ih];W[ij];B[il];W[gl];B[eh];W[ej];B[fk];W[gk];B[fj] ;W[fi];B[gi];W[dl];B[hd];W[hc];B[ei];W[fl];B[fe];W[ge];B[gd];W[id] ;B[he];W[gc];B[ie];W[je];B[if];W[qk];B[qj];W[rj];B[pk];W[rk];B[ri] ;W[oq];B[nr];W[or];B[np];W[pl];B[os];W[ps];B[ns];W[pr];B[bm];W[cj] ;B[dj];W[dk];B[ek];W[bk];B[ic];W[jd];B[am];W[bp];B[el];W[em];B[ej] ;W[dm];B[fn];W[gn];B[eo];W[fm];B[hm];W[fo];B[ho];W[en];B[fp];W[bg] ;B[bf];W[go];B[gp];W[cg];B[jf];W[ib];B[bh];W[ch];B[bi];W[ci];B[po] ;W[qo];B[ik];W[ai];B[gm];W[ak];B[ol];W[ok];B[pj];W[pm];B[nm];W[eg] ;B[fg];W[dn];B[do];W[nk];B[ql];W[rl];B[eb];W[fb];B[ml];W[si];B[sh] ;W[oh];B[ph];W[rh];B[sj];W[sg];B[nh];W[oi];B[oj];W[ni];B[nj];W[mi] ;B[mj];W[lj];B[mk];W[si];B[li];W[mh];B[sh];W[sk];B[rg];W[si];B[qh] ;W[kj];B[fa];W[jc];B[jk];W[oo];B[ma];W[la];B[no];W[jh];B[jj];W[ji] ;B[sh];W[ga];B[on];W[pn];B[sj];W[jg];B[ig];W[kf];B[hn];W[fn];B[sb] ;W[qa];B[sc];W[sa];B[rm];W[qm];B[ra];W[pa];B[cl];W[ck];B[cf];W[df] ;B[kk];W[ki];B[af];W[bj];B[op];W[ea];B[da];W[si];B[sf];W[an];B[po] ;W[hi];B[hh];W[oo];B[ef];W[dg];B[po];W[de];B[dd];W[oo];B[ii];W[hj] ;B[po];W[cd];B[qp];W[pq];B[oo];W[rp];B[bd];W[pe];B[pf];W[sa];B[sd] ;W[lk];B[ll];W[es];B[fs];W[ds];B[ag];W[ah];B[sj];W[fa];B[si];W[ra] ;B[fh])

Complete tournament table is here.

Won Sungjin Evens the Score in Myeongin Title

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

Won Sungjin defeated Lee Changho in the second game of the Korean Myeongin title so the score is 1:1. The next game will be played on December 8th.

The game record is here. Won Sungjin (white) won by 1.5 points.

(; EV[37th Myeongin final round 2] KM[6.5] FF[3] SZ[19] GM[1] PW[Won Sungjin] WR[9d] DT[2009-12-03] BR[9d] RE[W+1.5] PB[Lee Changho] ;B[qd];W[dd];B[pq];W[oc];B[dp];W[po];B[qo];W[qn];B[qp];W[pn];B[nq] ;W[qg];B[pe];W[qj];B[cf];W[fc];B[bd];W[cn];B[ck];W[fq];B[co];W[dn] ;B[fp];W[gp];B[fo];W[eq];B[ep];W[dq];B[cq];W[cr];B[el];W[bq];B[cp] ;W[eg];B[ef];W[ff];B[ee];W[fe];B[fg];W[ed];B[ce];W[ek];B[gg];W[dl] ;B[dk];W[fl];B[em];W[en];B[gq];W[hq];B[gr];W[hp];B[br];W[ds];B[bs] ;W[ej];B[hr];W[ir];B[er];W[dh];B[fm];W[fn];B[gm];W[cl];B[gn];W[bk] ;B[bh];W[bi];B[nd];W[mc];B[ph];W[pg];B[og];W[oh];B[pi];W[of];B[ng] ;W[nf];B[mg];W[mf];B[lg];W[lf];B[kg];W[pf];B[rh];W[ok];B[pj];W[pk] ;B[rj];W[qk];B[ni];W[re];B[nc];W[nb];B[md];W[mb];B[mo];W[ko];B[io] ;W[in];B[jo];W[op];B[oq];W[jn];B[ho];W[kp];B[mm];W[jp];B[ip];W[iq] ;B[go];W[lq];B[kr];W[hs];B[fr];W[lr];B[ri];W[rk];B[ro];W[mk];B[ll] ;W[nm];B[ld];W[od];B[je];W[jc];B[ic];W[qe];B[cc];W[id];B[jd];W[hc] ;B[ci];W[ch];B[bj];W[cj];B[ai];W[di];B[bg];W[bi];B[ak];W[aj];B[pb] ;W[ob];B[bj];W[bl];B[rd];W[pd];B[lk];W[nn];B[rg];W[rf];B[sd];W[se] ;B[ib];W[jb];B[kn];W[ln];B[hf];W[km];B[hd];W[ia];B[hb];W[gb];B[ie] ;W[ha];B[gc];W[eb];B[kc];W[kb];B[qb];W[rb];B[mn];W[rn];B[ja];W[ka] ;B[mr];W[ks];B[jl];W[mq];B[nr];W[mp];B[rc];W[sb];B[hj];W[mj];B[bn] ;W[bm];B[lj];W[ca];B[gd];W[fd];B[bb];W[kl];B[kk];W[bo];B[bp];W[an] ;B[gs];W[is];B[mi];W[oj];B[oi];W[gi];B[hi];W[lc];B[kd];W[il];B[ik] ;W[aj];B[sl];W[sm];B[bj];W[jm];B[jk];W[aj];B[fi];W[dr];B[cs];W[gh] ;B[fh];W[gj];B[fj];W[gk];B[fk];W[hl];B[gl];W[hk];B[hh];W[ah];B[sk] ;W[rl];B[sj];W[kf];B[jf];W[pp];B[so];W[qq];B[rq];W[qr];B[rr];W[cb] ;B[lm];W[kn];B[dc];W[ba];B[ab];W[db];B[ag];W[ai];B[np];W[lo];B[no] ;W[oo];B[ml];W[nl];B[nj];W[cg];B[bf];W[cd];B[bc];W[nk];B[sn];W[rm] ;B[ms];W[ls];B[ei];W[dj];B[ap];W[dm];B[ao];W[bn];B[ec];W[ge];B[sg] ;W[fb];B[he];W[oe];B[hm];W[im])

Complete tournament table is here.

Korean Myeongin: Lee Changho Wins Game One

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

Lee Changho won the first game in the Korean Myeongin title (equivalent of the Japanese Meijin) against Won Sungjin. This is a best-of-five match, and the next game will be played on December 3rd.

The game record is here. Lee Changho (white) won by resignation.

(; KM[6.5] FF[3] SZ[19] GM[1] WR[9d] EV[37th Myeongin final round 1] RE[B+R] PB[Won Sungjin] BR[9d] DT[2009-12-01] PW[Lee Changho] ;B[qd];W[dp];B[pq];W[dc];B[de];W[oc];B[cc];W[cb];B[cd];W[gc];B[bb] ;W[db];B[cn];W[fq];B[bp];W[qo];B[pe];W[qj];B[jc];W[ge];B[mc];W[cg] ;B[ef];W[cj];B[cq];W[oe];B[pf];W[me];B[je];W[fg];B[eg];W[fh];B[eh] ;W[ei];B[fi];W[ej];B[di];W[dj];B[fd];W[fe];B[ed];W[gd];B[eb];W[id] ;B[jd];W[ec];B[ch];W[ib];B[bh];W[jb];B[jg];W[of];B[ji];W[pg];B[qg] ;W[qh];B[rg];W[rh];B[pc];W[pb];B[ob];W[nb];B[od];W[nc];B[nd];W[md] ;B[qb];W[ne];B[pd];W[lc];B[pa];W[gi];B[mh];W[kf];B[kg];W[jf];B[np] ;W[lq];B[pn];W[qq];B[qr];W[pp];B[oq];W[lo];B[ql];W[jk];B[lk];W[ni] ;B[nk];W[km];B[en];W[fn];B[jl];W[kl];B[kk];W[ik];B[fo];W[eo];B[gn] ;W[fm];B[fp];W[dq];B[em];W[gq];B[kn];W[ml];B[fl];W[gm];B[jm];W[ln] ;B[hm];W[gl];B[hl];W[gk];B[hk];W[hj];B[ij];W[hn];B[hi];W[gj];B[in] ;W[go];B[io];W[mk];B[mj];W[nj];B[nl];W[ll];B[lj];W[nm];B[mm];W[lm] ;B[om];W[nn];B[rq];W[rp];B[qp];W[qm];B[pl];W[qq];B[og];W[rl];B[rk] ;W[rn];B[sl];W[rm];B[on];W[qk];B[no];W[mn];B[mq];W[kr];B[jq];W[ko] ;B[jo];W[mr];B[nr];W[mp];B[kp];W[kq];B[jp];W[lp];B[ph];W[pi];B[ms] ;W[nq];B[sh];W[si];B[mq];W[jn];B[jj];W[nq];B[oj];W[oi];B[mq];W[im] ;B[il];W[nq];B[sg];W[mq];B[qp];W[po];B[ri];W[rj];B[sj];W[sm];B[sp] ;W[ro];B[or];W[cp];B[br];W[cr];B[bq];W[mb];B[qi];W[pj])

Complete tournament table is 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.

Kang Dongyun Defeats Lee Changho in Fujitsu Cup Final

Monday, July 6th, 2009

Kang Dongyun, playing white, won by 2.5p against Lee Changho, thus winning this year’s Fujitsu Cup, one of the top international tournaments.

This seems to be Kang Dongyun’s first international win.

You can read an older interview with him, translated from Korean by Alexander Dinerchtein, here.

Game record is here.

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Tournament table is here.

Great photos and English blog-entry about Fujitsu final here.

More photos here and here.

Chang Hao Wins Chunlan Cup

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

Chang Hao of China defeated Lee Changho of South Korea 2:0 in the final of the international Chunlan Cup. This must have been particularly pleasing for the sponsor, since Chunlan is a Chinese company.

Chang Hao, Chunlan Cup 2009 winner

Here is the game 1 record. Chang Hao, playing black, won by resignation in 241 moves.

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Here is a photo from the beginning of game 1: Chang Hao is on the left hand side. Chen Zude, one of the veteran Chinese professional players, is watching the game from the referee table.

Chang Hao, Chunlan Cup 2009 winner

And here is the game 2 record. Chang Hao, playing white, won by resignation in 176 moves.

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In the playoff for the 3rd place, Kong Jie of China defeated his countryman Zhou Heyang.

Complete tournament table here, and more photos from this final here, here, here and here.