Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Tang Yi Stopped Moon Dowon

The second stage of the 9th Jeongganjang Cup continues! Previously, Moon Dowon (2 dan) of Korea beat Suzuki Ayumi (6 dan) of Japan to complete her winning streak at the first stage. Unfortunately, Moon failed to do the same at the second stage because Tang Yi (2 dan) of China was able to stop her.

Moon Dowon (left) vs. Tang Yi (right)

The game started with both sides played the Low Chinese fuseki. Tang Yi started the fight by playing black 45. Moon attacked it and a ko fight started. The game became fierce when it became a life or death ko fight. White decided to capture only half of the group with white 140, however I think this is a bad decision because white was low on territory and it was proved because white resigned at move 169.

Tang Yi and Rui Naiwei, the only China's team members left

Here is the game record:
Tang Yi (black) vs. Moon Dowon (white). Result:B+R

(;CA[Windows-1252]SZ[19]AP[MultiGo:4.4.4]EV[9th Jeongganjang Cup, game 8]DT[2011-03-22]
PB[Tang Yi]BR[2p]PW[Moon Dowon]WR[2p]KM[6.5]RE[B+R]MULTIGOGM[1]