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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 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 GoGameWorld.com 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.”).