Friday, January 14, 2011

I Am Legend

Moon Dowon has carved her name and put her portray at Jeongganjang Cup's Hall of Fame. She made a new record, 7 consecutive winning streaks, breaking previous record set by Song Ronghui of China who had 6 non-stop wins 2 years ago.

Moon Dowon met Suzuki Ayumi (5 dan) of Japan. The game was somewhat very simple, less intense compared to the previous game (Moon vs. Song Ronghui's game). Suzuki who played black opened the game with Mini Chinese fuseki and white answered with the watari at the right side. Suzuki Ayumi captured a corner early in the game, but the corner has a ko problem and Moon Dowon used it to attack black at the bottom board.

Suzuki Ayumi (left) vs. Moon Dowon (right)

Suzuki Ayumi's first problem came from her separated group at the bottom board. Although she successfully saved it at move 127, white became very thick at the left side and captured a big frame of moyo. The game quickly entered yose and white finished it without a problem.

Well, well, what can we say. Moon Dowon showed a great quality at the first stage of the competition. Korea still has all 5 members on board, while China is down to Tang Yi (2 dan) and their ace, Rui Naiwei (9 dan). Meanwhile, Japan hit the hard spot with only 1 member left, Yoshida Mika (8 dan). Will Moon Dowon continue her winning streak at the second stage? We'll find out the answer in March when the tournament continues.

Moon's friends are also happy for her. The person in left seems to be Park Jiyeon (2 dan) also Korea's team member at this year Jeongganjang.

Here is the game record:
Moon Dowon (white) vs. Suzuki Ayumi (black). Result: W+3.5

(;CA[Windows-1252]SZ[19]AP[MultiGo:4.4.4]EV[9th Jeongganjang Cup, game 7]DT[2011-01-14]
PB[Suzuki Ayumi]BR[5p]PW[Moon Dowon]WR[2p]KM[6.5]HA[0]RE[W+3.5]MULTIGOGM[1]