Sunday, October 26, 2008

The 2009 Nongshim Cup Starts!

The 2009 Nongshim Cup has been started. Three teams from three country,China, Japan, and South Korea, will compete each other in a knockout team tournament.

So far, 4 games has been played. All won by Chinese 3dan, Tuo Jiaxi.

Tuo beat Heo Yeongho,6dan in the first round by resignation.
Heo Yeongho (white) vs. Tuo Jiaxi (black)

In the second round, he beat Yamashita Keigo by 4.5 points.
Tuo Jiaxi (B) vs. Yamashita Keigo (W), B+4.5

Yun Junsang from Korea lost to him in the third round by 4.5 points.

He beat Japanese Tengen title holder, Kono Rin in the fourth round by 4.5 points.

China really has a good start, but it doesn't mean that they will surely win this year. The cup is still running.