Posts Tagged ‘park yeonghun’

Fujitsu Cup: All Korean Final

Saturday, July 4th, 2009

The international Fujitsu Cup semifinals took place in Tokyo, Japan, with three players from South Korea and one from China.

The last Japanese players were eliminated in the quarter-finals, when Kono Rin had lost to Park Yeonghun and Yamashita Keigo had lost to Lee Changho.

The last year winner, Gu Li of China, and the player with the best international results during the past year, was eliminated earlier by Kono Rin.

In one semifinal Lee Changho took revenge from Chang Hao, to whom he lost Chunlan Cup final by two straight losses, and won by 4.5 points.

Lee Changho defeated Chang Hao in Fujitsu 2009 semifinal

Game record is here. Lee Changho made use of some very interesting ladder-break – see move 20. It looks like modern Go is more and more open, and there are less and less “sacred cows” as far as good-bad shapes go, or as far as “not supposed to play this way” situations go.


In the other semifinal, Kang Dongyun defeated Park Yeonghun by resignation.

Kang Dongyun defeated Park Yeonghun in Fujitsu 2009 semifinal
Here is the game record.

The one-game final between the two South Korea finalists, Lee Changho and Kang Dongyun, will be played on July 6th in Tokyo, Japan since Fujistsu, the sponsor of this tournament, is a Japanese company.

Complete tournament table here.

Lee Changho Stops Cho Chikun in Ing Cup

Sunday, May 4th, 2008
Round 3 of Ing Cup 2008 was played on May 4th.

After defeating Chang Hao in the previous round, Cho Chikun lost to Lee Changho by 3 points.

Cho Chikun vs. Lee Changho, Ing Cup 2008

Lee Sedol of Korea defeated Kong Jie of China by 11 points.

Lee Sedol vs Kong Jie

Choi Cheolhan of Korea defeated Piao Wenyao of China by resignation. And Liu Xing of China, who seems to be the surprise of the tournament so far, defeated Park Yeonghun by resignation thus becoming the only Chinese player to play in the semifinals.

Liu Xing vs. Park Yeonghun, Ing Cup 2008

The semifinals will take place sometime in September and will consist of best-of-three matches. Lee Changho will play against Lee Sedol, and Choi Cheolhan will play against Liu Xing.

China wins Nongshim Cup 2008

Friday, February 22nd, 2008
I already wrote about Chang Hao’s (China) wins against Takao Shinji (Japan) and Lee Changho (Korea). That resulted in Japan being eliminated from Nongshim (Takao was the last member of Japan’s team), and Korea being down to their last member, Park Yeonghun.

Nongshim 2008 final game

Chang Hao was unstoppable and he defeated Park Yeonghun too (game record here). Some interesting action happened in the upper right quarter of the board: first Black built a huge moyo there…

… then White managed to reduce it in a spectacular fashion, but Black kept enough of it to have a good lead.

Chang Hao proved again that he is a great champion – I became his fan when he came to the WAGC in 1990 as the Chinese representative (he was 14) and he won with a perfect 8-0 score (that was my first WAGC as the Romanian representative).

The final Chinese team member, Gu Li, didn’t have to play a single game during this Nongshim Cup.

Lee Sedol wins Samsung Cup 2-1 against Park Yeonghun

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008

The game record below is from the third round which just ended: Lee Sedol won by 1.5 points, in a game in which Park Yeonghun seemed to have a slight lead when yose started. The variations are the ones I found on the Cyberoro server, where the game was broadcast live.

Update: Thank you Nexik for pointing out to what looks like a variation that shows Park’s last chance to win the game, and thank you Smurf for pointing out to the fact that has a commentary of this game by Yoo ChangHyuk in their sample section (look for “[Sample Game] 12th Samsung Cup final game 3: Park YuongHoon vs Lee Sedol.”).

Park Yeonghun is the new Fujitsu Cup winner

Monday, July 9th, 2007
Park Yeonghun won the final game by 1.5 points – so Lee Changho lost a big chance to comeback as a leader on the international scene. The game record is on the Fujitsu page.