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Lee Sedol Eliminated from Nongshim Cup

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

The 12th Nongshim Cup started a few days ago. Lee Sedol is the first Korean player and he eliminated Wang Xi of China and Iyama Yuta of Japan in the first two rounds.

Why is Lee Sedol the first Korean player? As a reminder, Nongshim Cup follows a “winner stays at the table” system, so usually each team would put their best players last.

According to wbaduk.com, Lee Sedol specifically requested to be put in the first place, presumably because he was planning to win all his games. In the light of this news, I was very satisfied to learn that he was eliminated by Xie He in the third game. I like Lee Sedol a lot, but not when he is so over-confident. This reminded me of Yoda Norimoto of Japan, who is usually bragging a lot before the tournaments he is going to play in, but his results don’t usually match his bragging.

Here is the record of the game between Xie He (black) and Lee Sedol (white). Xie He won by resignation.

(; KM[6.5] FF[3] SZ[19] EV[12th Nongshim Cup 3rd round] GM[1] PB[Xie He] PW[Lee Sedol] BR[7d] RE[B+R] DT[2010-10-20] WR[9d] ;B[pd];W[dd];B[qp];W[dq];B[do];W[co];B[cn];W[cp];B[cf];W[fc];B[dn] ;W[fq];B[dj];W[op];B[oo];W[no];B[po];W[np];B[pq];W[nm];B[pm];W[qf] ;B[qh];W[qc];B[qd];W[pc];B[od];W[rd];B[re];W[rc];B[qe];W[nc];B[ef] ;W[bd];B[go];W[pi];B[qi];W[of];B[rf];W[pj];B[og];W[mj];B[be];W[qj] ;B[ng];W[nd];B[ne];W[me];B[nf];W[ph];B[pg];W[rm];B[ok];W[ni];B[nr] ;W[ro];B[mq];W[or];B[pr];W[jp];B[mk];W[pl];B[om];W[ol];B[nl];W[mm] ;B[lk];W[oq];B[os];W[kl];B[kk];W[jl];B[ql];W[pk];B[qm];W[rh];B[rk] ;W[qg];B[pf];W[ki];B[jk];W[ik];B[jj];W[il];B[ji];W[kh];B[mh];W[mi] ;B[rg];W[rj];B[ri];W[hi];B[ih];W[kf];B[hh];W[fi];B[ie];W[if];B[hf] ;W[je];B[he];W[ic];B[hc];W[hb];B[oc];W[ob];B[fk];W[di];B[ci];W[ej] ;B[ek];W[cj];B[dk];W[ch];B[bi];W[bh];B[bj];W[gj];B[gh];W[ce];B[bf] ;W[pp];B[qo];W[qq];B[qr];W[rq];B[rp];W[lr];B[lq];W[kq];B[lp];W[lo] ;B[kr];W[rr];B[rs];W[fh];B[ed];W[ec];B[fg];W[dg];B[df];W[kp];B[jr] ;W[fd];B[eh];W[ei];B[eg];W[dh];B[nb];W[mb];B[id];W[jc];B[jd];W[kd] ;B[ad];W[bc];B[jg];W[kg];B[jf];W[ke];B[ll];W[cl];B[ck];W[jh];B[hj] ;W[gk];B[gi];W[fj];B[lm];W[kn];B[km];W[fm];B[in];W[fo];B[gn];W[fn] ;B[gm];W[gl];B[jm];W[bl];B[dl];W[bn];B[fl];W[bk];B[ah];W[ag];B[ai] ;W[dm];B[em])

Xie He will play against Sakai Hideyuki of Japan next.

Complete tournament table here.

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.

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.

Korea Wins Nongshim Cup

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

Nongshim Cup return to Korea this year, after Lee Sedol’s win against the last standing member of the Chinese team, Gu Li.

Nongshim Cup final 2009

Last year it was China who won, when Chang Hao defeated Park Yeonghun of Korea.

This game between Lee Sedol and Gu Li has even deeper meanings for the two of them, as they going to play each other a best-of-three match in the final of the international LG Cup in just a few days (Feb 23-26).

Here is the final game. Lee Sedol, playing white, defeated Gu Li by 3.5 points.

 

China Down to One Player in Nongshim Cup

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

Lee Sedol defeated Chang Hao in Nongshim Cup.

China’s last player, Gu Li, will have to defeat both Lee Sedol and Lee Changho to win the tournament for his country. Next game tonight (US time, or tomorrow, Feb 19th in Korea).

Nongshim Cup

 

Japan Eliminated from Nongshim Cup

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009
Takao Shinji, the last standing player from the Japanese team in the Nongshim Cup, lost yesterday to Chang Hao of China:

Nongshim Cup

Nongshim Cup

 

Here are the 3 team captains: Takao Shinji from Japan, Lee Changho from Korea, and Chang Hao from China:

Nongshim Cup

Nongshim Cup 2008

Thursday, February 21st, 2008
Nongshim Cup is a team tournament between China, Korea and Japan: each team member keeps playing until they lose once, at which point they get replaced by the next team member. In the past few days, Chang Hao of China eliminated Takao Shinji of Japan and Lee Changho of Korea, and he’s playing with Park Yeonghun of Korea as I am writing this (I am following the game live on Cyberoro). Photo of the end of the game between Chang Hao and Takao Shinji: Chang Hao won by 2.5 points.

Nongshim Cup 2008

Yet another photo from the same moment, different angle: Takao smiles even in defeat. I like the little kid in the background: maybe a future Go champion?

Nongshim Cup 2008

Chang Hao defeated Lee Changho next, by 0.5 points.

Nongshim Cup 2008

I also liked the following photo. Since Nongshim, the sponsor of this international tournament, is an instant noodles producer, is this one of the prizes? :-)

Nongshim noodles