Friday, April 29, 2011

And The Judan Goes To

The 49th Judan title went all the way to the fifth game. Cho U the title holder won the first and the third game, while Iyama Yuta challenger won game 2 and 4. The fifth game was played in Chiyoda, Tokyo.


Cho U (left) vs. Iyama Yuta (right)

Iyama who played black developed a territory oriented strategy by taking 3 corners early in the opening. A big ko fight started at move 162 involving a big group of black and white. Iyama fought the ko well and later sacrificed one corner to win the ko. Cho resigned at move 223.

This is the second big title for Iyama and the second that he stole from Cho. Congratulations!

Here is the game record:
Iyama Yuta (black) vs. Cho U (white). Result: B+R


(;CA[Windows-1252]SZ[19]AP[MultiGo:4.4.4]EV[49th Judan title match, game 5]DT[2011-04-29]
PB[Iyama Yuta ]BR[9p]PW[Cho U]WR[9p]KM[6.5]HA[0]RE[B+R]MULTIGOGM[1]
;B[qd];W[dp];B[pq];W[dd];B[oc];W[po];B[qo];W[pp];B[qp];W[oq];B[qn];W[pr];B[qq];W[np]
;B[fq];W[hq];B[cq];W[dq];B[cp];W[do];B[dr];W[er];B[cr];W[eq];B[cn];W[cl];B[cm];W[dl]
;B[pn];W[df];B[jd];W[ph];B[jq];W[kp];B[jp];W[jo];B[io];W[kq];B[kr];W[ko];B[hp];W[gp]
;B[fp];W[ir];B[jr];W[ho];B[ip];W[go];B[gq];W[gr];B[jn];W[fo];B[kn];W[ln];B[hn];W[lm]
;B[kl];W[lr];B[fn];W[eo];B[hl];W[di];B[ll];W[qf];B[nn];W[qk];B[fc];W[db];B[oe];W[hc]
;B[rh];W[of];B[rf];W[ne];B[nf];W[qe];B[og];W[pf];B[re];W[ng];B[mf];W[od];B[pd];W[pe]
;B[nc];W[me];B[lf];W[le];B[kf];W[nh];B[pj];W[ke];B[je];W[jf];B[lh];W[jg];B[kh];W[kc]
;B[jc];W[lb];B[jb];W[oj];B[pk];W[ie];B[hb];W[hd];B[gb];W[ec];B[ge];W[fd];B[gd];W[gc]
;B[fb];W[if];B[kb];W[mc];B[kd];W[lc];B[eb];W[ea];B[fa];W[ha];B[da];W[cb];B[fe];W[ed]
;B[gh];W[jh];B[ji];W[ii];B[jj];W[ih];B[hi];W[ij];B[hj];W[ik];B[hk];W[jk];B[kk];W[mi]
;B[kj];W[ib];B[ic];W[ia];B[hf];W[la];B[ja];W[ld];B[il];W[ca];B[mp];W[mo];B[mr];W[mq]
;B[nr];W[nm];B[hh];W[ka];B[ga];W[ia];B[jl];W[ea];B[on];W[or];B[ls];W[lq];B[da];W[id]
;B[ib];W[ea];B[ms];W[qr];B[rr];W[ml];B[da];W[rd];B[rc];W[ea];B[oi];W[oh];B[da];W[rq]
;B[sr];W[ea];B[mn];W[mm];B[da];W[rs];B[rp];W[li];B[pi];W[mj];B[he];W[ea];B[nk];W[mk]
;B[da];W[co];B[kg];W[bo];B[no];W[lp];B[nd];W[oe];B[nq];W[nb];B[ob];W[pa];B[op];W[qh]
;B[ri];W[pc];B[qc];W[pb];B[qb];W[oa];B[dh];W[eh];B[ei];W[eg];B[en];W[ej];B[em])

Lee Sedol Won BC Card Cup

The final of the 3rd BC Card Cup went to its climax at the fifth game! Lee Sedol (9 dan) of Korea played Gu Li (9 dan) of China once again and for last for the title.


Gu Li (left) vs. Lee Sedol (right)

Lee Sedol who played black started the fight early with the cut at black 17, Gu Li captured two important stones, but the final putcome (up to move 47) was better for black. Gu Li later able to catch up, but Lee was calm and turned the table once again and grabbed the victory.

Congratulations for Lee Sedol! He won the championship two years in a row and was able to improve his head-to-head record with Gu Li as +1 for him.

Here is the game record:
Lee Sedol (black) vs. Gu Li (white). Result: B+R


(;CA[Windows-1252]SZ[19]AP[MultiGo:4.4.4]GN[Rated game]EV[3rd BC Card Cup final, game 5]
DT[2011-04-28]PB[Lee Sedol]BR[9p]PW[Gu Li]WR[9p]KM[6.5]HA[0]RE[B+R]MULTIGOGM[1]
;B[pd];W[dd];B[pq];W[dp];B[qk];W[jp];B[nc];W[fc];B[cn];W[fq];B[bp];W[mq];B[np];W[mp]
;B[nq];W[no];B[mo];W[oo];B[mn];W[mr];B[qp];W[pl];B[pk];W[nl];B[ok];W[qo];B[ro];W[pp]
;B[qn];W[po];B[rq];W[oq];B[pr];W[or];B[qd];W[mj];B[os];W[ns];B[nm];W[pn];B[ol];W[qm]
;B[rn];W[om];B[mk];W[rm];B[lj];W[kd];B[be];W[bd];B[ce];W[cd];B[ci];W[md];B[nd];W[mc]
;B[gd];W[gc];B[id];W[jf];B[hg];W[df];B[mf];W[me];B[lf];W[ne];B[ke];W[nb];B[ob];W[lb]
;B[na];W[ma];B[mb];W[rr];B[la];W[jd];B[je];W[ic];B[ps];W[lk];B[kj];W[nf];B[ie];W[kb]
;B[ng];W[og];B[of];W[rj];B[rk];W[sp];B[rs];W[qi];B[qg];W[qf];B[oh];W[pg];B[ph];W[pf]
;B[qh];W[oe];B[rp];W[cq];B[cg];W[dm];B[cm];W[dl];B[cl];W[dk];B[ck];W[ml];B[nk];W[kl]
;B[jl];W[km];B[jm];W[kn];B[kk];W[ll];B[go];W[dn];B[gq];W[fp];B[io];W[di];B[hj];W[ch]
;B[bi];W[bh];B[dh];W[dg];B[eh];W[bg];B[rf];W[re];B[rg];W[qe];B[rd];W[sd];B[sc];W[se]
;B[rb];W[bq];B[dj];W[fg];B[ei];W[gl];B[fn];W[fk];B[jo];W[ko];B[jq];W[kp];B[fr];W[gp]
;B[hq];W[er];B[hm];W[hl];B[ik];W[gf];B[hc];W[hb];B[hd];W[ib];B[ah];W[im];B[il];W[gm]
;B[hn];W[ag];B[ai];W[de];B[co];W[gh];B[hi];W[hp];B[gn];W[ip];B[do];W[jn];B[in];W[cp]
;B[bo];W[hh];B[ih];W[le];B[hf];W[od];B[oc];W[nh];B[mg];W[mh];B[lh];W[kf];B[lg];W[li]
;B[kh];W[ig];B[jh];W[eo];B[en];W[ap];B[ao];W[aq];B[gi];W[fd];B[gg])


Want to see other articles about the 3rd BC Card Cup final? Check it out here:
Game 1
Game 2
Game 3
Game 4

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Gu Li Stormed Game 4 Out

After a big upset at the previous game, Gu Li showed what he was made from and stormed game 4 out to balance the score to 2-2.


Lee Sedol (left) vs. Gu Li (right)

The fourth game was, again, full of battle. The cut at white 20 already brought the first fight. White successfully captured the corner, while black got an influence. The opening was favorable for Lee and soon people thought that Lee would win the championship, but Gu Li proved that it was too soon.

White 146 was an excellent move. It helped white to attack black's big group at the right side and soon white trapped that group. However, Hong Sungji, the commentator, said Lee made a mistake by playing White 172, where it should be placed at black 185. Black took advantage of this to make a great sequence at the upper left corner and finally captured 8 white stones to set the group free and took the lead. Lee resigned at move 273.

The final game will be played tomorrow (April 28). Whoever win that game, will bring 300 million Won (around $275,500) home.

Here is the game record:
Gu Li (black) vs. Lee Sedol (white). Result: B+R


(;CA[Windows-1252]SZ[19]AP[MultiGo:4.4.4]EV[3rd BC Card Cup final, game 4]DT[2011-04-27]
PB[Gu Li ]BR[9p]PW[Lee Sedol ]WR[9p]KM[6.5]HA[0]RE[B+R]MULTIGOGM[1]
;B[pd];W[dp];B[qp];W[dd];B[fq];W[cn];B[lq];W[qj];B[qg];W[qm];B[pn];W[ro];B[pm];W[qo]
;B[po];W[ql];B[rp];W[mp];B[lp];W[pp];B[op];W[pq];B[qr];W[pr];B[qq];W[nq];B[np];W[mq]
;B[mo];W[lr];B[kr];W[nr];B[ms];W[kq];B[kp];W[jr];B[jq];W[ks];B[kq];W[no];B[oo];W[ps]
;B[ls];W[rr];B[rs];W[qs];B[sr];W[ss];B[do];W[sp];B[co];W[cp];B[bp];W[eo];B[dn];W[bq]
;B[bo];W[eq];B[fp];W[fr];B[gr];W[er];B[br];W[gq];B[hr];W[aq];B[cr];W[cq];B[ep];W[ar]
;B[gp];W[nn];B[nm];W[mn];B[lo];W[mm];B[pl];W[nl];B[pj];W[nj];B[qk];W[rk];B[pk];W[rj]
;B[pi];W[kk];B[nh];W[jc];B[cf];W[fd];B[di];W[nc];B[pc];W[nf];B[lh];W[ik];B[me];W[ne]
;B[mk];W[nk];B[mc];W[md];B[ld];W[nd];B[lb];W[le];B[nb];W[kd];B[lc];W[oh];B[oi];W[ni]
;B[mg];W[ng];B[mh];W[mf];B[og];W[ki];B[jg];W[pe];B[qe];W[ob];B[oc];W[pb];B[qb];W[qd]
;B[qc];W[ph];B[qh];W[pf];B[pg];W[qf];B[rd];W[rf];B[ji];W[kh];B[kg];W[jh];B[ih];W[li]
;B[ig];W[kf];B[je];W[ke];B[lg];W[ei];B[hj];W[dj];B[dh];W[eh];B[jj];W[km];B[ej];W[fj]
;B[ek];W[fk];B[dk];W[fl];B[eg];W[dm];B[en];W[gh];B[fi];W[fh];B[gi];W[hi];B[gj];W[hh]
;B[ij];W[dg];B[cj];W[ef];B[jk];W[jl];B[il];W[im];B[hl];W[ii];B[hm];W[om];B[hd];W[hc]
;B[id];W[gc];B[gf];W[fg];B[fe];W[cg];B[bg];W[bf];B[be];W[jf];B[if];W[jd];B[ic];W[ib]
;B[hb];W[jb];B[ee];W[de];B[ed];W[ec];B[ff];W[ce];B[af];W[ch];B[dc];W[cc];B[db];W[fc]
;B[cb];W[bc];B[bb];W[ab];B[gb];W[fb];B[ad];W[ac];B[bd];W[cd];B[bh];W[ci];B[dj];W[bi]
;B[bj];W[ah];B[aj];W[ai];B[hg];W[ag];B[gg];W[df];B[eg];W[bf];B[in];W[jm];B[fs];W[dr]
;B[mr];W[re];B[ri];W[qd];B[sd];W[se];B[rc];W[ka];B[la];W[na];B[mb];W[ie];B[he];W[jn]
;B[jo];W[ns];B[js];W[rg];B[ln];W[lm];B[sj];W[qn];B[kj];W[lj];B[gd];W[ha];B[sl];W[rl]
;B[sk];W[sm];B[si];W[ap];B[ao];W[es];B[cs])

Lee Sedol Took the Lead

The final of the 3rd BC Card Cup continued with both finalists, Lee Sedol and Gu Li, tied with 1-1 score. This time, Gu Li played white stones while Lee Sedol got black stones.


Gu Li (left) vs. Lee Sedol (right)

The opening was advantageous for white. However, Gu Li let the advantage slipped away with white 146 and 164 and let Lee Sedol won a losing game with 0.5 point margin. The game itself was very difficult. Even Kim Jiseok (7 dan), the commentator, said that the game was too hard for him to follow!

Here is the game record:
Lee Sedol (black) vs. Gu Li (white). Result: B+0.5


(;CA[Windows-1252]SZ[19]AP[MultiGo:4.4.4]EV[3rd BC Card Cup final, game 3]DT[2011-04-26]
PB[Lee Sedol ]BR[9p]PW[Gu Li ]WR[9p]KM[6.5]HA[0]RE[B+0.5]MULTIGOGM[1]
;B[qd];W[pp];B[dc];W[dp];B[cn];W[fp];B[cj];W[de];B[ce];W[dd];B[cd];W[ec];B[df];W[cc]
;B[db];W[bc];B[eb];W[fc];B[ef];W[fe];B[bb];W[cf];B[bf];W[cg];B[bd];W[bg];B[ac];W[di]
;B[ff];W[dj];B[ge];W[ck];B[hc];W[cp];B[oc];W[jp];B[pj];W[qn];B[gj];W[ni];B[nq];W[oq]
;B[np];W[ok];B[jr];W[kq];B[po];W[qo];B[qq];W[nr];B[oj];W[nj];B[nk];W[ol];B[mk];W[ph]
;B[pm];W[pn];B[om];W[qk];B[pk];W[pl];B[ql];W[nl];B[rk];W[qm];B[qj];W[nm];B[on];W[oo]
;B[lj];W[ll];B[nh];W[nd];B[od];W[ne];B[mh];W[oe];B[pe];W[nc];B[ob];W[pf];B[of];W[og]
;B[nf];W[qe];B[pd];W[ng];B[mf];W[mg];B[lf];W[lg];B[kf];W[lh];B[qf];W[qg];B[pg];W[jh]
;B[ip];W[pf];B[re];W[kr];B[in];W[jo];B[jj];W[mi];B[rm];W[ig];B[ie];W[gg];B[gn];W[hp]
;B[eo];W[ep];B[jn];W[rn];B[io];W[iq];B[ln];W[nn];B[rg];W[gf];B[hf];W[hg];B[fd];W[dm]
;B[jq];W[ir];B[ci];W[dk];B[dh];W[dg];B[fh];W[eh];B[ei];W[ch];B[fg];W[ii];B[kk];W[gi]
;B[ml];W[mo];B[dn];W[fi];B[fo];W[je];B[jf];W[if];B[he];W[jd];B[kc];W[kd];B[md];W[lc]
;B[mc];W[ic];B[hb];W[gd];B[ee];W[hd];B[gc];W[rh];B[pg];W[qi];B[qh];W[id];B[fe];W[qg]
;B[ri];W[si];B[rj];W[pf];B[sm];W[hk];B[bo];W[bp];B[gh];W[hi];B[ap];W[aq];B[lo];W[lp]
;B[ao];W[bq];B[bl];W[bk];B[cl];W[sg];B[rf];W[em];B[gl];W[il];B[jl];W[hm];B[gm];W[go]
;B[ho];W[gp];B[fn];W[im];B[ik];W[hl];B[hn];W[jm];B[km];W[gk];B[fk];W[hj];B[kn];W[ae]
;B[be];W[dl];B[fl];W[mb];B[ld];W[mm];B[lm];W[cm];B[bm];W[al];B[ki];W[jg];B[am];W[kg]
;B[pg];W[af];B[ed];W[pf];B[nb];W[ak];B[kp];W[js];B[ko];W[bn];B[an];W[co];B[bn];W[jq]
;B[sn];W[so];B[fj];W[ej];B[mn];W[no];B[sj];W[ij];B[jk];W[mj];B[lk];W[sh];B[sf];W[qh]
;B[oi];W[oh];B[hh];W[ag];B[ad];W[pg];B[ji];W[ih];B[kl])

Monday, April 25, 2011

Lee Sedol Won Game 2

After losing the first game, Lee Sedol found his shape at game 2 and won the game to tie the match at 1-1.


Lee Sedol (left) vs. Gu Li (right)

In the second game, Lee found himself ahead early in the game. Up to move 100, Gu Li's group at the right side was in a tight area and needed to get out. Lee attacked the group strongly. Gu resigned at move 184, because he was way too behind in territory. The last 3 games will be played at April 26-28.

Here is the game record:
Lee Sedol (white) vs. Gu Li (black). Result: W+R


(;CA[Windows-1252]SZ[19]AP[MultiGo:4.4.4]GN[Rated game]EV[3rd BC Card Cup final, game 2]
DT[2011-04-24]PB[Gu Li]BR[9p]PW[Lee Sedol]WR[9p]KM[6.5]HA[0]RE[W+R]MULTIGOGM[1]
;B[pd];W[dp];B[qp];W[dd];B[fq];W[cn];B[lq];W[qj];B[qg];W[qm];B[pk];W[qk];B[pn];W[qn]
;B[qo];W[mp];B[mq];W[op];B[np];W[oo];B[oq];W[pq];B[pp];W[no];B[nq];W[ol];B[om];W[nm]
;B[po];W[nl];B[nn];W[mn];B[pl];W[pm];B[on];W[mo];B[qq];W[lm];B[fc];W[df];B[jd];W[di]
;B[ok];W[nk];B[pi];W[qi];B[oi];W[rg];B[rf];W[rh];B[li];W[lc];B[kc];W[ke];B[kd];W[me]
;B[le];W[lf];B[ld];W[ng];B[mj];W[md];B[kf];W[kg];B[jf];W[lg];B[jg];W[jh];B[kh];W[pc]
;B[oc];W[od];B[qc];W[pb];B[ob];W[qd];B[pe];W[qb];B[mb];W[rd];B[og];W[pf];B[oe];W[of]
;B[qe];W[ph];B[nf];W[lh];B[nh];W[ki];B[mg];W[mf];B[qh];W[ne];B[sg];W[sh];B[pg];W[sf]
;B[kj];W[jj];B[kk];W[jk];B[kl];W[mi];B[lj];W[jn];B[jl];W[hn];B[ii];W[ji];B[hm];W[gn]
;B[mh];W[hk];B[hl];W[gk];B[fm];W[nj];B[ni];W[fl];B[gm];W[gp];B[dm];W[gq];B[cm];W[dn]
;B[fj];W[gi];B[el];W[fi];B[dq];W[en];B[ci];W[em];B[dj];W[ek];B[dl];W[ej];B[dk];W[cj]
;B[bj];W[ck];B[dh];W[ei];B[bk];W[ch];B[cl];W[bi];B[cj];W[bh];B[bm];W[cq];B[ep];W[cr]
;B[gr];W[hr];B[er];W[gs];B[fs];W[fr];B[cp];W[bp];B[gr];W[hs];B[re];W[rc];B[jo];W[in]
;B[hq];W[fr];B[fo];W[fn];B[gr];W[iq];B[hp];W[fr];B[kn];W[kp];B[jp];W[ko];B[do];W[bo]
;B[jq];W[ip])

Gu Li Won Game 1

The season finale of the 3rd BC Card Cup finally began! This time, it's a brawl between the 1st edition winner, Gu Li, and the 2nd edition champion, Lee Sedol.


Gu Li (left) vs. Lee Sedol (right)

Gu Li who played white in this game aimed for a fighting game since the beginning. The game heavily rotates on the fighting at the right side. After white's group became safe with white 96, black's group on the upper side suddenly became weak. Gu Li showed his genius in fighting with combination move from 114 to 124 to cut off Lee's group and eventually killed it. Lee resigned at move 170.

Here is the game record:
Gu Li (white) vs. Lee Sedol (black). Result: W+R

(;CA[Windows-1252]AP[MultiGo:4.4.4]EV[3rd BCcard Cup World Baduk Championship, final 1]
DT[2011-04-23]PB[Lee Sedol]BR[9p]PW[Gu Li]WR[9p]KM[6.5]RE[W+R]MULTIGOGM[1]
;B[pd];W[dd];B[pq];W[dp];B[fq];W[dn];B[jp];W[pn];B[qo];W[pj];B[po];W[qf];B[nc];W[cj]
;B[pl];W[of];B[nk];W[qc];B[qd];W[rd];B[re];W[rc];B[qe];W[rf];B[sf];W[pc];B[od];W[rh]
;B[ob];W[pb];B[jd];W[ne];B[nd];W[gc];B[ni];W[le];B[kc];W[jf];B[ng];W[og];B[hd];W[hq]
;B[hp];W[ip];B[io];W[iq];B[jq];W[gp];B[ho];W[gq];B[jo];W[ql];B[qm];W[qk];B[rm];W[ib]
;B[nf];W[oe];B[me];W[nh];B[mh];W[mf];B[oh];W[md];B[mc];W[hf];B[gd];W[fc];B[fd];W[ed]
;B[ff];W[df];B[fh];W[ji];B[dq];W[cq];B[ep];W[eo];B[cp];W[do];B[cr];W[bq];B[er];W[br]
;B[bs];W[bp];B[fp];W[go];B[qh];W[qi];B[ph];W[rg];B[rj];W[sd];B[ri];W[se];B[sl];W[jl]
;B[ld];W[me];B[hl];W[ic];B[id];W[lb];B[lc];W[gi];B[fi];W[gk];B[di];W[ci];B[cc];W[eb]
;B[ch];W[dh];B[dg];W[eg];B[eh];W[fg];B[ef];W[gg];B[de];W[ee];B[cf];W[fe];B[cd];W[gf]
;B[df];W[ge];B[ig];W[if];B[kl];W[kk];B[km];W[lk];B[ml];W[dk];B[gr];W[jr];B[kr];W[gn]
;B[ek];W[el];B[fl];W[ej];B[fk];W[fj];B[gl];W[im];B[dj];W[dl];B[jj];W[hk];B[il];W[ik]
;B[jk];W[jm];B[ii];W[hm];B[lg];W[kf];B[ij];W[gh];B[kg];W[bi];B[ah];W[bh];B[bg];W[ai]
;B[db];W[af])

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Iyama Balanced the Score

The 49th Judan continues went to the fourth game with Cho U having the upper hand. The score was 2-1 and if Cho win this game, he will defend the title for the second time. This put Iyama under pressure. If he wants the title, he must win this game to stay alive.


Cho U (left) vs. Iyama Yuta (right)

Iyama who played black stones got the advantage, however Cho played well during the middle game and the endgame but couldn't surpass Iyama's advantage. After 291 moves, Iyama won the game by 3.5 points. With this, the game came down to the final game to decide the 49th Judan. The fifth game will be played at April 29.

Here is the game record:
Iyama Yuta vs. Cho U. Result: B+3.5

(;CA[Windows-1252]SZ[19]AP[MultiGo:4.4.4]GN[Rated game]EV[49th Judan title match, game 4]
DT[2011-04-22]PB[Iyama Yuta]BR[9p]PW[Cho U]WR[9p]KM[6.5]HA[0]RE[B+3.5]MULTIGOGM[1]
;B[qd];W[pp];B[dc];W[cp];B[eq];W[gp];B[eo];W[dn];B[el];W[en];B[fo];W[dq];B[fn];W[er]
;B[fq];W[fr];B[gq];W[de];B[ce];W[cf];B[cd];W[df];B[fc];W[od];B[oc];W[pd];B[pc];W[qe]
;B[nd];W[qc];B[rd];W[qb];B[re];W[pf];B[pb];W[nc];B[nb];W[mc];B[ne];W[pg];B[mb];W[pa]
;B[ob];W[rc];B[rf];W[lc];B[ra];W[le];B[mf];W[kg];B[lh];W[pi];B[lg];W[rg];B[qh];W[qg]
;B[of];W[pe];B[qa];W[ge];B[pk];W[oj];B[nl];W[mj];B[qn];W[kj];B[kf];W[je];B[jg];W[np]
;B[ke];W[jd];B[lq];W[lp];B[kp];W[kq];B[jq];W[kr];B[lr];W[lo];B[jr];W[ko];B[jp];W[qo]
;B[rn];W[om];B[ok];W[qm];B[pm];W[pn];B[pl];W[rm];B[on];W[po];B[rl];W[ro];B[oh];W[ph]
;B[nj];W[ni];B[oi];W[nk];B[pj];W[rj];B[nj];W[sb];B[sd];W[oj];B[ql];W[sn];B[nj];W[sc]
;B[oa];W[oj];B[qj];W[og];B[nh];W[ng];B[nj];W[sf];B[rb];W[oj];B[mh];W[nf];B[ld];W[kd]
;B[md];W[oe];B[me];W[qi];B[ll];W[gh];B[cl];W[cm];B[bl];W[kl];B[km];W[lk];B[mm];W[ih]
;B[jl];W[jh];B[jf];W[di];B[nr];W[gc];B[gb];W[hb];B[gd];W[hc];B[fd];W[fb];B[eb];W[ga]
;B[fe];W[kb];B[hg];W[ff];B[ij];W[ik];B[hj];W[hh];B[ki];W[fk];B[jk];W[fl];B[ek];W[ej]
;B[cj];W[ci];B[em];W[fm];B[dj];W[fj];B[bi];W[bh];B[bn];W[do];B[bm];W[bj];B[bk];W[ai]
;B[cn];W[gr];B[hr];W[cb];B[db];W[bf];B[hd];W[kh];B[li];W[if];B[ig];W[hf];B[gg];W[fg]
;B[lf];W[gf];B[dd];W[ad];B[bc];W[ee];B[ed];W[pr];B[bp];W[bq];B[nn];W[ac];B[ab];W[be]
;B[bb];W[rk];B[oq];W[sl];B[kk];W[or];B[mp];W[gn];B[go];W[ho];B[hp];W[ip];B[fp];W[hn]
;B[co];W[dp];B[cr];W[dr];B[aq];W[ar];B[ap];W[br];B[io];W[no];B[nq];W[mo];B[lb];W[kc]
;B[pq];W[qq];B[dm];W[mq];B[mr];W[jo];B[in];W[im];B[jn];W[hk];B[gk];W[il];B[hm];W[gm]
;B[jm];W[hl];B[gj];W[ji];B[jj];W[gi];B[gl];W[hm];B[os];W[qr];B[id];W[ic];B[ka];W[ja]
;B[la];W[ns];B[ms];W[qk];B[ol];W[lj];B[mi];W[hs];B[is];W[gs];B[ea];W[bd];B[fa];W[gb]
;B[ak];W[aj];B[ie];W[jb];B[mn];W[ln];B[lm];W[ps];B[ks];W[mp];B[ns])

Gu Li vs. Lee Sedol

The final of the 3rd BC Card Cup is a dream final. It's a showdown between top 2 world masters, Lee Sedol (9 dan) of Korea and Gu Li (9 dan) of China.

Lee Sedol is the first person to secure the final's seat. He beat his country mate, Park Junghwan (9 dan). The opening was favorable for Park, but Lee fought well in the middle game to catch up and eventually won the game by 3.5 points.


Lee Sedol (left) vs. Park Junghwan (right)

Here is the game record:
Lee Sedol (white) vs. Park Junghwan (black). Result: W+3.5


(;CA[Windows-1252]AP[MultiGo:4.4.4]EV[3rd BCcard Cup World Baduk Championship, semi-final]
DT[2011-04-19]PB[Park Jungwhan]BR[9p]PW[Lee Sedol]WR[9p]KM[6.5]RE[W+3.5]MULTIGOGM[1]
;B[pd];W[dp];B[qp];W[dd];B[oq];W[qf];B[nc];W[qj];B[cn];W[cl];B[cf];W[fc];B[en];W[fq]
;B[dk];W[co];B[bn];W[md];B[mc];W[dl];B[ck];W[ek];B[bl];W[ej];B[di];W[em];B[dn];W[bo]
;B[gn];W[qc];B[qd];W[rd];B[re];W[rc];B[qe];W[pc];B[pf];W[oc];B[od];W[qo];B[po];W[qn]
;B[pp];W[pg];B[og];W[of];B[nf];W[pe];B[oe];W[pf];B[ld];W[rf];B[sf];W[ng];B[oh];W[mf]
;B[ne];W[mg];B[me];W[sg];B[se];W[rh];B[oj];W[jg];B[ob];W[pb];B[na];W[jc];B[jd];W[id]
;B[je];W[iq];B[hd];W[hk];B[hc];W[dj];B[cj];W[bm];B[bk];W[an];B[cm];W[am];B[in];W[kl]
;B[ol];W[kn];B[ko];W[jo];B[jn];W[ln];B[gp];W[gq];B[ep];W[eq];B[jp];W[lo];B[kp];W[pk]
;B[ok];W[lj];B[ql];W[pl];B[pm];W[qk];B[pn];W[qm];B[bd];W[dh];B[ei];W[fm];B[fn];W[ce]
;B[bf];W[ci];B[ch];W[bi];B[bh];W[fi];B[eh];W[fh];B[eg];W[fg];B[rl];W[rm];B[ro];W[ef]
;B[dg];W[hp];B[ho];W[ip];B[io];W[lq];B[jl];W[jq];B[hl];W[ik];B[jk];W[il];B[gl];W[gk]
;B[fp];W[nm];B[om];W[le];B[ke];W[bj];B[ai];W[rk];B[rb];W[ra];B[qa];W[gb];B[ic];W[sb]
;B[sa];W[cc];B[sc];W[lf];B[kk];W[ni];B[lk];W[mr];B[oi];W[ji];B[qi];W[ri];B[nr];W[sd]
;B[nd];W[sb];B[mq];W[mp];B[nq];W[kq];B[sc];W[ha];B[jb];W[sb];B[jo];W[lp];B[sc];W[hm]
;B[gm];W[sb];B[im];W[ra];B[dq];W[cq];B[sa];W[rp];B[rq];W[ra];B[dr];W[cr];B[sa];W[al]
;B[aj];W[ra];B[do];W[cp];B[sa];W[be];B[ae];W[ra];B[sn];W[sl];B[sa];W[af];B[ag];W[ra]
;B[ao];W[ap];B[sa];W[nb];B[mb];W[ra];B[kg];W[qb];B[kh];W[jh];B[ki];W[kj];B[li];W[kf]
;B[jj];W[jf];B[ij];W[ie];B[kc];W[hi];B[bc];W[he];B[fd];W[ge];B[eb];W[ec];B[cb];W[db]
;B[da];W[dc];B[bb];W[gd];B[fl];W[mi];B[mj];W[el];B[lr];W[kr];B[ms];W[df];B[qh];W[nn]
;B[km];W[ii];B[ml];W[lm];B[ll];W[ib];B[hj];W[gj];B[fk];W[fj];B[cd];W[de];B[ks];W[js]
;B[ls];W[pa];B[oa];W[rn];B[sp];W[np];B[mm];W[mn];B[oo];W[ja];B[ka];W[hb];B[fa];W[no]
;B[nj];W[nl];B[nk];W[rg];B[ph];W[pj];B[ia];W[gc];B[jc];W[ja];B[ca];W[ia];B[nh];W[mh]
;B[so];W[sm])


The next day, it was a battle between China's last representative, Gu Li (9 dan), and Heo Yeongho (8 dan) of Korea. The game was already a fighting game when Gu Li invaded the right side which made his group in the center weaker, but Gu Li was ready to fight for that group. The fight was favorable for black, thanks to white 42 (which Song Taekon, the commentator, called it a mistake). One of the most interesting move is white 118 which helped Gu Li to wreck black's territory. A big exchange played with move 157-158. The trade gave Gu the advantage and Heo couldn't catch up. Heo Yeongho resigned at move 194.


Gu Li (left) vs. Heo Yeongho (right)

Here is the game record:
Gu Li (white) vs. Heo Yeongho (black). Result: W+R

(;CA[Windows-1252]AP[MultiGo:4.4.4]EV[3rd BCcard Cup World Baduk Championship, semi-final]
DT[2011-04-20]PB[Heo Yongho]BR[8p]PW[Gu Li]WR[9p]KM[6.5]RE[W+R]MULTIGOGM[1]
;B[pd];W[dd];B[pq];W[dp];B[qk];W[jp];B[nc];W[dj];B[cq];W[cp];B[dq];W[fq];B[fr];W[gq]
;B[bp];W[bo];B[bq];W[cn];B[eq];W[ep];B[fc];W[hd];B[ge];W[df];B[he];W[ec];B[fb];W[md]
;B[mc];W[kd];B[id];W[kg];B[ch];W[eh];B[hh];W[re];B[qd];W[qg];B[og];W[qi];B[ph];W[ic]
;B[jd];W[jc];B[lc];W[kc];B[ke];W[ld];B[lf];W[nd];B[od];W[nf];B[lg];W[ng];B[of];W[nh]
;B[lh];W[pi];B[oh];W[oi];B[ne];W[me];B[oe];W[hb];B[ee];W[de];B[ni];W[lb];B[mb];W[jb]
;B[qh];W[oc];B[ob];W[ma];B[pc];W[rh];B[rj];W[ri];B[ok];W[nj];B[mi];W[oj];B[lk];W[pk]
;B[pl];W[ol];B[nk];W[mk];B[nl];W[ml];B[nm];W[mj];B[lj];W[qj];B[rl];W[sj];B[rk];W[ll]
;B[op];W[jl];B[bf];W[be];B[cj];W[di];B[bd];W[bg];B[ce];W[cg];B[ia];W[gb];B[cc];W[eb]
;B[fa];W[gd];B[fd];W[gc];B[jk];W[qr];B[il];W[rp];B[qq];W[rm];B[pj];W[rq];B[pr];W[pk]
;B[ka];W[kb];B[pj];W[qm];B[qo];W[ro];B[qn];W[rn];B[pm];W[pk];B[gr];W[qp];B[mp];W[gg]
;B[hg];W[cd];B[kl];W[sl];B[fl];W[dl];B[bb];W[cf];B[db];W[ff];B[fe];W[gi];B[pj];W[sk]
;B[fp];W[mn];B[fo];W[oo];B[ga];W[ha];B[pp];W[po];B[ln];W[mo];B[lo];W[lp];B[mq];W[mm]
;B[jn];W[fn];B[gn];W[en];B[gm];W[ad];B[dc];W[ed];B[ea];W[rs];B[ek];W[el];B[dk];W[fk]
;B[cl];W[ej];B[ck];W[eo];B[bm];W[go];B[hq];W[gp];B[dh];W[io];B[kp];W[gk])


Interesting is that both of the finalists have won this championship before. Lee Sedol won the 2nd edition when he beat Chang Hao by 3-0, while Gu Li won the 1st edition when he won from Cho Hanseung by 3-1.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Chen Shiyuan Became Tianyuan Challenger

The results of the final brawl of the 10th Taiwan Tianyuan were decided. In the final round, Chen Shiyuan (9 dan) won the last game against Lin Zhihan thus won the league by a perfect 7-0.


Chen Shiyuan

Meanwhile, Zhou Junxun (9 dan) also won his final round from Chen Guanwei (2 dan) and made him stay in the league with 5-2.

Final standing:
1. Chen Shiyuan
2. Lin Shuyang
3. Zhou Junxun
4. Lin Zhihan (demoted)
5. Lin Xiuping (demoted)
6. Zhang Zhehao (demoted)
7. Ye Hongyuan (demoted)
8. Chen Guanwei (demoted)

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Who Will Challenge Xiao Zhenghao?

The 10th Taiwan Tianyuan league reached its final round. With 1 more game to play, who will win the challenger's seat and fight Xiao Zhenghao Tianyuan in a best-of-5 title series?

The final game is very important for the top 4 players. It will determine who the challenger is and who will bid goodbye to the league. Chen Shiyuan Qiwang is currently on top with 6-0, however Lin Shuyang is right behind him with 5-1. Chen will play Lin Zhihan in the final round, while Lin Shuyang will play Zhang Zhehao. I'm not sure if Chen lost his game, while Lin won his, a tie break will be played, or the outcome will be decided based on rank. Meanwhile, Zhou Junxun and Lin Zhihan fight to stay alive in the league. Both is tied at 4-2, while there could be only 3 persons who stay in the league. All the remaining games will be played at April 19.


Chen Shiyuan


Lin Shuyang

League Standing:
1. Chen Shiyuan 6-0
2. Lin Shuyang 5-1
3. Lin Zhihan 4-2
4. Zhou Junxun 4-2
5. Zhang Zhenghao 2-4
6. Lin Xiuping 2-4
7. Ye Hongyuan 1-5
8. Chen Guanwei 0-6

Hane Naoki Leads Meijin League

The 36th Meijin league has gone through halfway. With 5 games had been played, one player rises above his competitors.

Hane Naoki (9 dan) currently ranked first with 4-1 score. He beat Takao Shinji, Yuki Satoshi, Yamashita Keigo, and Rin Kanketsu, while his only lost came from Cho U. Yuki Satoshi Tengen came second with 3-1, while third place goes to Yamashita Keigo who has 3-2 score. Meanwhile, Sakai Hideyuki and Cho Chikun is in great danger of demotion. Sakai is currently at 1-4, while Cho is at 1-3.


Hane Naoki

League standing:
1. Hane Naoki 4-1
2. Yuki Satoshi 3-1
3. Yamashita Keigo 3-2
4. Takao Shinji 2-2
5. Cho U 2-2
6. Rin Kanketsu 2-2
7. Mizokami Tomochika 2-3
8. Cho Chikun 1-3
9. Sakai Hideyuki 1-4

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Chen Yaoye Defended Tianyuan

Chen Yaoye, the 2 times Tianyuan winner, seems to be in a great condition. He beat Zhou Hexi, the challenger, at the second game of the 25th Tianyuan thus defended his title for the second time.


Zhou Hexi (left) vs. Chen Yaoye (right)

Here is the game record:
Chen Yaoye (white) vs. Zhou Hexi (black). Result: W+4.5


(;CA[Windows-1252]SZ[19]AP[MultiGo:4.4.4]GN[Rated game]EV[25th China Tianyuan, title match game 2]
DT[2011-04-23]PB[Zhou Hexi]BR[4p]PW[Chen Yaoye]WR[9p]KM[7.5]HA[0]RE[W+4.5]MULTIGOGM[1]
;B[qd];W[dd];B[pp];W[dq];B[fc];W[cf];B[db];W[nc];B[pc];W[hc];B[fe];W[kc];B[cc];W[ci]
;B[do];W[co];B[dp];W[cp];B[eq];W[dr];B[dn];W[cn];B[dm];W[fq];B[cm];W[er];B[be];W[fi]
;B[nq];W[gm];B[go];W[ho];B[gp];W[ep];B[gk];W[el];B[dj];W[di];B[ej];W[cj];B[fm];W[fn]
;B[gn];W[fl];B[fo];W[em];B[eo];W[hm];B[hn];W[im];B[jo];W[iq];B[dk];W[ei];B[hq];W[hr]
;B[fj];W[gj];B[hk];W[ik];B[ij];W[hj];B[il];W[fk];B[jk];W[dl];B[qj];W[km];B[kp];W[rp]
;B[qq];W[qn];B[ql];W[po];B[qp];W[rq];B[rr];W[op];B[oo];W[np];B[oq];W[qo];B[pr];W[rl]
;B[rk];W[pl];B[pk];W[ol];B[no];W[qm];B[ok];W[qk];B[nk];W[ne];B[ql];W[ip];B[in];W[qk]
;B[nb];W[mb];B[ob];W[pf];B[ql];W[jn];B[io];W[qk];B[id];W[ic];B[ql];W[lo];B[mp];W[qk]
;B[mc];W[md];B[ql];W[ko];B[jp];W[jr];B[bn];W[qk];B[lc];W[ld];B[lb];W[kb];B[ma];W[lk]
;B[li];W[lh];B[mh];W[mg];B[nh];W[kg];B[jh];W[ql];B[bl];W[ck];B[ri];W[jg];B[kl];W[ll]
;B[nl];W[kk];B[jl];W[mi];B[lj];W[kj];B[ki];W[mj];B[kh];W[ii];B[sq];W[om];B[ih];W[hi]
;B[lg];W[lf];B[ji];W[jj];B[hh];W[gi];B[mk];W[lm];B[qf];W[ng];B[pg];W[og];B[bp];W[cq]
;B[bo];W[oi];B[ni];W[oh];B[pe];W[bf];B[ce];W[de];B[ro];W[rn];B[sp];W[sk];B[rj];W[ae]
;B[nm];W[sn];B[bd];W[hf];B[ef];W[gd];B[fd];W[df];B[ge];W[he];B[gc];W[hd];B[kr];W[bq]
;B[ai];W[qh];B[ph];W[pi];B[qg];W[lr];B[kq];W[ks];B[aq];W[ar];B[ap];W[bk];B[ak];W[aj]
;B[bj];W[bi];B[br];W[aj];B[ig];W[if];B[bj];W[lh];B[nj];W[aj];B[on];W[pn];B[bj];W[hb]
;B[gb];W[aj];B[al];W[ah];B[gr];W[gq];B[hp];W[mr];B[nr];W[gs];B[jq];W[ir];B[eg];W[qi]
;B[rh];W[dg];B[ia];W[ha];B[ka];W[jb];B[ja];W[sj];B[od];W[nd];B[of];W[ga];B[fa];W[dc]
;B[bb];W[ad];B[ac];W[af];B[nf];W[mf];B[oe];W[cd];B[bc];W[eh];B[as];W[so];B[mn];W[pj]
;B[cr];W[cs];B[rp];W[rg];B[rf];W[ec];B[eb];W[si];B[sg];W[en];B[fp];W[sl];B[sh];W[gf]
;B[fg];W[gg];B[ns];W[fr];B[lg];W[ib];B[la];W[jm];B[ln];W[kn];B[lp];W[js];B[ar];W[gh]
;B[fb];W[fh];B[ff];W[ls];B[ms];W[ds];B[bs];W[mo];B[mm];W[ml];B[oj];W[mq];B[lq];W[oc]
;B[hg];W[ee];B[ed];W[cl];B[lh];W[eq])

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Cho U Leads Judan

After 2 weeks break, the Judan continues with 1-1 position for botht he title holder, Cho U, and the challenger, Iyama Yuta.

The third game which was played in Omachi was a big fight since the beginning. It later turned out to be a nasty 2 steps ko for Iyama and Cho won the third game by resignation.


Cho U (left) vs. Iyama Yuta (right)

Here is the game record:
Cho U (black) vs. Iyama Yuta (white). Result: B+R

(;
KM[6.5]
EV[49th Judan title match 3]
FF[3]
SZ[19]
GM[1]
PW[Iyama Yuta]
WR[Meijin]
DT[2011-04-07]
BR[Judan]
RE[B+R]
PB[Cho U]
;B[pd];W[dd];B[qp];W[dq];B[lq];W[qj];B[co];W[dl];B[qg];W[qm];B[pn]
;W[ro];B[pm];W[rp];B[ql];W[qq];B[pq];W[qo];B[pp];W[po];B[qr];W[oo]
;B[rm];W[ol];B[pk];W[mq];B[mp];W[np];B[nq];W[mr];B[nr];W[lr];B[kq]
;W[pl];B[qk];W[kr];B[jq];W[jr];B[iq];W[ir];B[hq];W[mo];B[lp];W[hr]
;B[rq];W[gq];B[gp];W[fq];B[mm];W[ok];B[om];W[qn];B[nl];W[oj];B[pj]
;W[pi];B[qi];W[ln];B[mj];W[hn];B[jn];W[jm];B[kn];W[lm];B[km];W[ni]
;B[ph];W[oi];B[rj];W[ll];B[nk];W[kl];B[im];W[jl];B[in];W[mi];B[lj]
;W[li];B[kj];W[jh];B[ji];W[ih];B[ij];W[hk];B[kh];W[ki];B[kg];W[mf]
;B[lf];W[mg];B[hj];W[gj];B[gi];W[gk];B[hg];W[jf];B[le];W[me];B[md]
;W[nd];B[ld];W[jj];B[jk];W[hi];B[jg];W[ii];B[jj];W[gh];B[fi];W[hh]
;B[mh];W[og];B[ig];W[fh];B[of];W[pf];B[oh];W[nh];B[pg];W[nc];B[ng]
;W[lh];B[mb];W[pc];B[od];W[ne];B[oc];W[nb];B[ob];W[oa];B[pb];W[lb]
;B[kb];W[mc];B[lc];W[ma];B[lg];W[ka];B[jb];W[ho];B[hp];W[io];B[fp]
;W[fn];B[ep];W[cq];B[eq];W[er];B[en];W[dn];B[fm];W[em];B[gn];W[eo]
;B[dp];W[bp];B[ei];W[eh];B[dh];W[di];B[dj];W[ci];B[ej];W[cj];B[eg]
;W[dg];B[il];W[ik];B[gl];W[fk];B[go];W[nm];B[nn];W[no];B[oe];W[mn]
;B[nj];W[mh];B[pa];W[lk];B[nf];W[on];B[nm];W[ml];B[na];W[ko];B[hm]
)

Chen Yaoye Won Game 1 of 25th Tianyuan

Chen Yaoye was the one who ended Gu Li's six years Tianyuan title streak in 2009. Since then, Chen has defended the title once in 2010 from Gu Li (who became challenger). This year, Chen found himself head-to-head against the young rising star, Zhou Hexi (4 dan).


Chen Yaoye (left) vs. Zhou Hexi (right)

Chen who has more experience seize the game with black 193 which led white to a nasty ko fight which Chen used very well. Zhou resigned at move 259.

Here is the game record:
Chen Yaoye (black) vs. Zhou Hexi (white). Result: B+R

(;
KM[6.5]
FF[3]
SZ[19]
EV[25th Tianyuan title match 1]
GM[1]
PW[Zhou Hexi]
WR[4d]
PB[Chen Yaoye]
BR[Tianyuan]
RE[B+R]
DT[2011-04-11]
;B[pd];W[dp];B[pq];W[dd];B[fq];W[cn];B[qk];W[iq];B[lp];W[eq];B[fp]
;W[io];B[fm];W[dm];B[hm];W[ko];B[kp];W[go];B[hp];W[ip];B[gn];W[im]
;B[il];W[hl];B[fo];W[jm];B[ik];W[hk];B[el];W[hj];B[kk];W[mn];B[ij]
;W[hi];B[ej];W[nk];B[jh];W[hg];B[if];W[ig];B[jg];W[jf];B[ie];W[kf]
;B[mk];W[ml];B[nj];W[mj];B[lk];W[ok];B[oj];W[kd];B[nl];W[hn];B[gm]
;W[hq];B[do];W[co];B[dq];W[dr];B[cq];W[er];B[cl];W[fr];B[dg];W[ge]
;B[ol];W[nc];B[fc];W[fd];B[ec];W[gc];B[gb];W[hc];B[hb];W[ic];B[cb]
;W[cc];B[dc];W[ce];B[cg];W[np];B[nq];W[qq];B[op];W[qp];B[oc];W[re]
;B[rd];W[pe];B[qe];W[qf];B[qd];W[oe];B[nb];W[bl];B[bk];W[bm];B[dl]
;W[en];B[cp];W[ep];B[eo];W[bo];B[al];W[eh];B[eg];W[fh];B[dh];W[bc]
;B[pr];W[qm];B[le];W[nd];B[ld];W[lf];B[mf];W[mg];B[nf];W[ng];B[of]
;W[pf];B[og];W[me];B[ne];W[oh];B[pg];W[qh];B[md];W[ph];B[od];W[qg]
;B[mc];W[pk];B[pj];W[pl];B[mi];W[ni];B[lg];W[lh];B[kg];W[ji];B[ke]
;W[mh];B[lj];W[ii];B[ki];W[kh];B[je];W[rj];B[qj];W[rk];B[gf];W[hf]
;B[ri];W[qi];B[rl];W[si];B[rm];W[qn];B[ql];W[pm];B[rn];W[ro];B[mm]
;W[nm];B[ll];W[no];B[ln];W[lo];B[om];W[nn];B[po];W[qo];B[on];W[oo]
;B[pp];W[pn];B[ml];W[qr];B[mo];W[mp];B[mq];W[mo];B[jo];W[kn];B[km]
;W[lm];B[jl];W[jp];B[jj];W[ff];B[rh];W[rg];B[sk];W[sh];B[se];W[sf]
;B[rf];W[nh];B[li];W[re];B[ln];W[jn];B[rf];W[ck];B[cj];W[re];B[rr]
;W[rs];B[rf];W[dk];B[ek];W[re];B[ed];W[ee];B[rf];W[bj];B[dj];W[re]
;B[df];W[de];B[rf];W[ck];B[dk];W[re];B[rq];W[sd];B[sp];W[so];B[ps]
;W[qs];B[sr];W[rp];B[lr];W[sq];B[hd];W[gd];B[sp];W[aj];B[cm];W[dn]
;B[am];W[sq];B[bp];W[ao];B[sp];W[or];B[nr];W[sq];B[fn];W[ss];B[bf]
;W[bb];B[ib];W[jc];B[db];W[rc];B[cr])

China Won 1st Huanglongshi Cup

Day 3 of the 1st Huanglongshi Cup was a down between China vs. Korea and Japan vs. Taiwan.

The first game between China and Korea is between Li He and Park Jieun. Li He continued her victory and won from Park by 3.5 points.


Park Jieun (left) vs. Li He (right)

Here is the game record:

(;CA[Windows-1252]GM[1]AP[MultiGo:4.4.4]SZ[19]FF[3]EV[1st Huanglongshi Cup 3rd round]
DT[2011-04-09]PB[Li He]BR[3d]PW[Park Jieun]WR[9d]KM[7.5]RE[B+3.5]MULTIGOGM[1]
;B[pd];W[dd];B[pq];W[dp];B[qk];W[nc];B[pf];W[pb];B[fq];W[cn];B[qc];W[kc];B[lp];W[hq]
;B[cf];W[di];B[cc];W[cd];B[dc];W[ed];B[bd];W[be];B[bc];W[ce];B[fc];W[eq];B[ok];W[fp]
;B[ld];W[mc];B[km];W[qq];B[qp];W[pp];B[oq];W[qo];B[rp];W[op];B[nq];W[ql];B[pl];W[qm]
;B[po];W[rk];B[qj];W[rj];B[ri];W[qi];B[rh];W[oo];B[pn];W[pm];B[on];W[om];B[nn];W[nk]
;B[nl];W[nm];B[ml];W[ol];B[oj];W[mm];B[ll];W[kn];B[jn];W[ro];B[no];W[rq];B[sp];W[so]
;B[np];W[rm];B[bf];W[af];B[bh];W[df];B[dg];W[cg];B[bg];W[ch];B[ef];W[bi];B[de];W[ah]
;B[ei];W[ej];B[fj];W[fi];B[eh];W[ek];B[gj];W[fd];B[gc];W[pi];B[ni];W[qg];B[qh];W[gi]
;B[hi];W[gh];B[gg];W[hh];B[hj];W[ih];B[hf];W[if];B[ie];W[jf];B[lc];W[lb];B[kb];W[jb]
;B[kd];W[ka];B[he];W[lf];B[me];W[fg];B[ff];W[hg];B[gf];W[jj];B[hl];W[jl];B[ki];W[ji]
;B[gp];W[gq];B[fo];W[fr];B[jm];W[il];B[hm];W[mf];B[ne];W[li];B[em];W[ph];B[cj];W[ci]
;B[cm];W[cl];B[dm];W[bm];B[rg];W[dn];B[kh];W[kj];B[sj];W[si];B[sh];W[sl];B[nh];W[lh]
;B[qb];W[pp];B[op];W[sq];B[pp];W[pr];B[rr];W[kr];B[lr];W[qr];B[rs];W[gn];B[hn];W[go]
;B[el];W[ck];B[fn];W[gm];B[fl];W[hp];B[ik];W[kq];B[lq];W[ls];B[ms];W[ks];B[mr];W[hb]
;B[jp];W[jq];B[ic];W[ib];B[ob];W[nb];B[pa];W[hc];B[gd];W[gb];B[fb];W[mj];B[jk];W[ln]
;B[nj];W[mk];B[dk];W[dj];B[ip];W[iq];B[ho];W[qf];B[pg];W[nf];B[jc];W[oe];B[pe];W[ga]
;B[df];W[ag];B[fa];W[dl];B[ad];W[ae];B[na];W[ma];B[oa];W[oc];B[pc];W[of];B[od];W[kb]
;B[je];W[ec];B[eb];W[gl];B[fk];W[jo];B[kp];W[ko];B[io];W[eo];B[kf];W[kg];B[ke];W[jh]
;B[hd];W[pk];B[pj];W[og];B[oh];W[fh];B[qn];W[rn];B[mg];W[lg];B[mn];W[lm];B[lk];W[kk]
;B[kl];W[lo];B[mo];W[fe];B[si];W[sk];B[en];W[pl];B[oi];W[ij];B[hk];W[lj];B[eg];W[ai]
;B[ng];W[mb];B[nd];W[md];B[le];W[gp];B[ee];W[gk];B[dh];W[fm];B[ge];W[mi];B[ii];W[mh])


Park Jiyeon (2 dan) evened the situation by beating Chen Yiming (1 dan). I think black had the advantage since the fight on the left.


Chen Yiming (left) vs. Park Jiyeon (right)

Here is the game record:

(;
KM[7.5]
EV[1st Huanglongshi Cup 3rd round]
FF[3]
SZ[19]
GM[1]
PW[Chen Yiming]
WR[1d]
DT[2011-04-09]
BR[2d]
RE[B+R]
PB[Park Jiyeon]
;B[pd];W[dd];B[qp];W[dq];B[oq];W[co];B[pj];W[jq];B[cf];W[ci];B[fd]
;W[ce];B[df];W[ee];B[cc];W[dc];B[be];W[cd];B[bd];W[bc];B[ff];W[bg]
;B[bf];W[ef];B[eg];W[cb];B[fe];W[dg];B[cg];W[dh];B[bi];W[bj];B[bh]
;W[cj];B[eb];W[fg];B[eh];W[gg];B[ei];W[db];B[ad];W[gi];B[ek];W[cl]
;B[dl];W[dm];B[em];W[fj];B[ej];W[dn];B[gl];W[il];B[cm];W[bl];B[hk]
;W[ii];B[he];W[fb];B[ec];W[ac];B[ik];W[nc];B[oc];W[nd];B[pf];W[jd]
;B[je];W[ke];B[jf];W[id];B[hf];W[ki];B[jh];W[ji];B[kk];W[kf];B[hh]
;W[kh];B[jg];W[kg];B[eq];W[gq];B[dp];W[cp];B[gp];W[hp];B[fq];W[hq]
;B[fo];W[en];B[hi];W[mq];B[nb];W[mb];B[qj];W[ob];B[pb];W[na];B[cq]
;W[dr];B[cr];W[ep];B[ds];W[er];B[fr];W[do];B[es];W[dp];B[fp];W[rp]
;B[rq];W[pp];B[qq];W[pn];B[po];W[oo];B[qo];W[qc];B[qd];W[oh];B[pg]
;W[gm];B[ho];W[hn];B[io];W[fn];B[bp];W[bo];B[aq];W[ao];B[go];W[fl]
;B[fk];W[hl];B[gk];W[or];B[jp];W[kq];B[iq];W[ir];B[ip];W[hr];B[jn]
;W[jl];B[kp];W[nn];B[nq];W[lp];B[lo];W[nr];B[pr];W[mp];B[qm];W[pm]
;B[ql];W[qb];B[pc];W[pa];B[rc];W[rb];B[hc];W[ib];B[rd];W[ih];B[hg]
;W[ln];B[ko];W[oe];B[nf];W[of];B[og];W[ng];B[nh];W[mg];B[ni];W[pe]
;B[qe];W[qf];B[qg])



Tang Yi won her game from Cho Hyeyeon (9 dan) and sealed the victory for China.


Cho Hyeyeon (left) vs. Tang Yi (right)

Here is the game record:

(;
KM[7.5]
EV[1st Huanglongshi Cup 3rd round]
FF[3]
SZ[19]
GM[1]
PW[Cho Hyeyeon]
WR[9d]
DT[2011-04-09]
BR[2d]
RE[B+R]
PB[Tang Yi]
;B[pd];W[dd];B[pq];W[dp];B[qk];W[nc];B[pf];W[pb];B[qc];W[kc];B[cf]
;W[di];B[cc];W[cd];B[dc];W[ed];B[bd];W[be];B[bc];W[ce];B[fc];W[fq]
;B[bo];W[bp];B[co];W[cp];B[ck];W[ci];B[do];W[dm];B[fo];W[cl];B[el]
;W[em];B[fm];W[bk];B[hp];W[hr];B[po];W[iq];B[jo];W[lq];B[mo];W[pj]
;B[qj];W[qq];B[qp];W[ph];B[pi];W[oi];B[qi];W[mh];B[ld];W[lc];B[nd]
;W[oc];B[mj];W[kh];B[nh];W[mi];B[ni];W[lj];B[nj];W[lk];B[gl];W[ml]
;B[jk];W[ol];B[dk];W[bj];B[mg];W[oq];B[qr];W[pr];B[rq];W[ji];B[bm]
;W[bl];B[fi];W[jl];B[il];W[kl];B[im];W[qb];B[ef];W[dg];B[df];W[bf]
;B[cg];W[bg];B[hi];W[lg];B[mf];W[rb];B[rc];W[sc];B[sd];W[sb];B[rd]
;W[hc];B[gc];W[hb];B[nm];W[nl];B[nr];W[mr];B[nq];W[oj];B[oh];W[ip]
;B[ap];W[aq];B[ao];W[br];B[pl];W[io];B[ho];W[ij];B[ei];W[ik];B[hj]
;W[hk];B[gk];W[mq];B[np];W[dh];B[gf];W[ok];B[om];W[ns];B[os];W[ms]
;B[or];W[od];B[oe];W[md];B[ne];W[le];B[ie];W[hf];B[he];W[gg];B[fg]
;W[ig];B[fe];W[gh];B[if];W[hg];B[fh];W[in];B[hn];W[fa];B[eb];W[lo]
;B[ln];W[ko];B[hq];W[gq];B[jn];W[kp];B[jg];W[ih];B[kd];W[gn];B[fn]
;W[ep];B[dn])



Xie Yimin of Japan finally won her first game in the tournament. She beat Zhang Kaixin (3 dan) by resignation. The game was a big semeai right from the start!


Xie Yimin (left) vs. Zhang Kaixin (right)


(;
KM[7.5]
EV[1st Huanglongshi Cup 3rd round]
FF[3]
SZ[19]
GM[1]
PW[Zhang Kaixin]
WR[3d]
DT[2011-04-09]
BR[5d]
RE[B+R]
PB[Xie Yimin]
;B[qd];W[dc];B[pq];W[od];B[oc];W[nc];B[pc];W[dp];B[ce];W[ed];B[ci]
;W[nd];B[pe];W[jd];B[qo];W[jq];B[cn];W[fp];B[bp];W[nq];B[jo];W[no]
;B[iq];W[ip];B[jp];W[hq];B[kq];W[ir];B[jr];W[kr];B[iq];W[pd];B[qe]
;W[jq];B[le];W[js];B[lc];W[qc];B[qb];W[rc];B[rb];W[jc];B[kb];W[nf]
;B[kf];W[nh];B[ki];W[jf];B[jg];W[ke];B[kd];W[je];B[me];W[of];B[lg]
;W[ig];B[ih];W[jh];B[kg];W[hg];B[nj];W[oj];B[ok];W[pj];B[ni];W[oi]
;B[pk];W[qj];B[qk];W[mh];B[ph];W[oh];B[qh];W[li];B[kj];W[nk];B[hh]
;W[gh];B[gg];W[ji];B[ij];W[ii];B[hi];W[hj];B[gi];W[jj];B[jk];W[ik]
;B[kh];W[ij];B[fh];W[he];B[jl];W[hm];B[mk];W[nl];B[mj];W[rk];B[rl]
;W[ri];B[sk];W[sj];B[rj];W[mf];B[lf];W[rk];B[qm];W[nb];B[pb];W[ml]
;B[ll];W[lm];B[km];W[lk];B[lj];W[kl];B[kk];W[ll];B[jb];W[ib];B[hb]
;W[ia];B[hl];W[il];B[im];W[gl];B[hn];W[gm];B[gj];W[hk];B[gk];W[hl]
;B[io];W[fn];B[kn];W[la];B[mp];W[np];B[hp];W[lq];B[iq];W[in];B[jn]
;W[ip];B[hd];W[ic];B[iq];W[kp];B[gq];W[hr];B[go];W[em];B[fo];W[eo]
;B[dn];W[en];B[fq];W[ep];B[gp];W[sl];B[cq];W[er];B[dr])



Yoshida Mika finally found her match when she was paired against Hei Jiajia. Hei finally won her game by resignation.


Yoshida Mika (left) vs. Hei Jiajia (right)


(;
KM[7.5]
EV[1st Huanglongshi Cup 3rd round]
FF[3]
SZ[19]
GM[1]
PW[Yoshida Mika]
WR[8d]
DT[2011-04-09]
BR[5d]
RE[B+R]
PB[Hei Jiajia]
;B[pd];W[dd];B[pq];W[dq];B[qk];W[mp];B[po];W[jp];B[cn];W[nc];B[pf]
;W[kc];B[cf];W[dj];B[fc];W[fd];B[gd];W[fe];B[cc];W[ec];B[cd];W[cp]
;B[fn];W[fp];B[dl];W[gc];B[fk];W[ch];B[dg];W[fi];B[hj];W[be];B[bf]
;W[df];B[ce];W[cg];B[hh];W[ii];B[hi];W[eg];B[no];W[jk];B[in];W[mo]
;B[ip];W[iq];B[mn];W[ln];B[lm];W[qp];B[kn];W[pp];B[op];W[oq];B[qo]
;W[qq];B[kg];W[mg];B[nd];W[pg];B[og];W[ph];B[oh];W[pj];B[oi];W[qj]
;B[ql];W[qf];B[qe];W[of];B[pe];W[rg];B[nk];W[re];B[rd];W[rk];B[rl]
;W[sf];B[lf];W[np];B[oo];W[me];B[md];W[jg];B[le];W[jf];B[je];W[hg]
;B[ie];W[kh];B[hc];W[fb];B[mc];W[db];B[cb];W[lo];B[pr];W[nr];B[rr]
;W[io];B[qr];W[hb];B[ep];W[fq];B[ib];W[ic];B[jc];W[hd];B[jb];W[il]
;B[ei];W[ej];B[fj];W[gl];B[fl];W[ck];B[fh];W[eh];B[gm];W[hm];B[hn]
;W[go];B[gn];W[sd];B[ih];W[jh];B[hf];W[nj];B[mj];W[mi];B[oj];W[lj]
;B[ni];W[ij];B[hk];W[ll];B[kl];W[kk];B[ml];W[ki];B[rc];W[kf];B[ke]
;W[bo];B[bg];W[bh];B[or];W[nq];B[sc];W[ri];B[sk];W[se];B[bn];W[eo]
;B[co];W[bp];B[fo];W[ho];B[do];W[dp];B[lk];W[lh];B[bl];W[ca];B[ba]
;W[da];B[ab];W[mf];B[rj];W[pk];B[pl];W[oe];B[od];W[id];B[jd];W[os]
;B[ps];W[ns];B[si];W[rh];B[gi];W[bk];B[de];W[dh];B[en];W[cl];B[cm]
;W[hl];B[ge];W[al];B[bm])



Mukai Chiaki who was the hero in Korea-Japan match failed to win her game and lost to Su Shengfang by resignation.


Mukai Chiaki (left) vs. Su Shengfang (right)


(;
KM[7.5]
EV[1st Huanglongshi Cup 3rd round]
FF[3]
SZ[19]
GM[1]
PW[Su Shengfang]
WR[1d]
DT[2011-04-09]
BR[4d]
RE[W+R]
PB[Mukai Chiaki]
;B[pd];W[dp];B[pq];W[dc];B[de];W[ce];B[dd];W[cd];B[ec];W[cf];B[db]
;W[cc];B[fd];W[qo];B[qk];W[op];B[oq];W[np];B[nq];W[mp];B[lq];W[qf]
;B[qe];W[pf];B[nd];W[qi];B[ok];W[oi];B[on];W[pp];B[qq];W[qm];B[mk]
;W[rk];B[kd];W[qc];B[re];W[oc];B[od];W[nb];B[nc];W[ob];B[mb];W[lb]
;B[mc];W[rb];B[ni];W[nh];B[mi];W[jb];B[rn];W[rm];B[id];W[ic];B[hd]
;W[ma];B[mh];W[qj];B[eg];W[dh];B[eh];W[di];B[fj];W[ng];B[mg];W[kc]
;B[nf];W[el];B[cn];W[cp];B[en];W[cl];B[go];W[gl];B[fp];W[fq];B[gq]
;W[eq];B[gr];W[hp];B[gp];W[hk];B[ck];W[dl];B[bl];W[bm];B[bj];W[al]
;B[ak];W[bk];B[qn];W[pn];B[bl];W[bn];B[bh];W[dg];B[am];W[ci];B[ek]
;W[dk];B[cj];W[ei];B[bi];W[fi];B[ro];W[rp];B[qp];W[po];B[rq];W[om]
;B[lp];W[jd];B[je];W[ke];B[jc];W[in];B[jp];W[jd];B[ld];W[jf];B[jc]
;W[ip];B[jq];W[jd];B[ie];W[hh];B[ii];W[ih];B[hm];W[ln];B[ik];W[hj]
;B[ij];W[gm];B[jh];W[if];B[kf];W[hc];B[le];W[an];B[al];W[fr];B[hn]
;W[hf];B[pc];W[gc];B[ge];W[pb];B[nm];W[nn];B[mn];W[mo];B[no];W[mm]
;B[lm];W[nn];B[cm];W[bo];B[mn];W[gd];B[he];W[nn];B[hi];W[gi];B[mn]
;W[aj];B[ai];W[nn];B[ff];W[nl];B[gh];W[fh];B[gg];W[fg];B[gf];W[gs]
;B[oj];W[is];B[hr];W[hs];B[em];W[dj];B[dr];W[bq];B[ep];W[dq];B[rg]
;W[ph];B[kn];W[km];B[ll];W[ko];B[jn];W[jo];B[jm];W[im];B[jl];W[il]
;B[kk];W[hl];B[kr];W[ef];B[ee];W[ir];B[iq];W[gn];B[ho];W[io];B[hq]
;W[nk];B[nj];W[fb];B[eb];W[rf];B[sf];W[fn];B[do];W[cb];B[ae];W[be]
;B[ag];W[ad];B[ca];W[of];B[bb];W[rh])



Final tally:
1. China (7 wins)
2. South Korea (5 wins)
3. Japan (4 wins)
4. Taiwan (2 wins)

Friday, April 8, 2011

Huanglongshi Cup Day 2

Day 2 means a clash between China-Taiwan and South Korea-Japan.

Li He Female Mingren played Zhang Kaixin of Taiwan. Both developed a base on the board and then started to attack each other. The main battleground was the left side of the board. In the end, Li He came out ahead by 6.5 points.


Zhang Kaixin (left) vs. Li He (right)

Here is the game record:

(;CA[Windows-1252]SZ[19]AP[MultiGo:4.4.4]GN[Rated game]EV[1st Huanglongshi Cup]
DT[2011-04-08]PB[Zhang Kaixin]BR[3p]PW[Li He]WR[3p]KM[7.5]HA[0]RE[W+6.5]MULTIGOGM[1]
;B[qd];W[dp];B[pq];W[dc];B[ce];W[ci];B[ed];W[ec];B[fd];W[gc];B[cc];W[gd];B[dd];W[oc]
;B[pe];W[md];B[qo];W[cb];B[fc];W[fb];B[ge];W[he];B[gf];W[hf];B[gg];W[hb];B[ck];W[cm]
;B[dj];W[jq];B[lq];W[qi];B[pc];W[od];B[qk];W[qf];B[pf];W[qg];B[pb];W[oh];B[ob];W[nb]
;B[er];W[cq];B[ep];W[gp];B[eo];W[do];B[en];W[cl];B[bk];W[el];B[gn];W[jo];B[lo];W[gr]
;B[dq];W[cr];B[hl];W[fk];B[ho];W[fq];B[eq];W[in];B[fm];W[gl];B[hn];W[lr];B[mq];W[di]
;B[ej];W[fh];B[gj];W[gh];B[ei];W[eh];B[gi];W[hh];B[cg];W[dg];B[iq];W[bg];B[cf];W[ch]
;B[bb];W[hk];B[gk];W[il];B[hm];W[ik];B[bo];W[dn];B[an];W[bp];B[dl];W[dm];B[dk];W[em]
;B[fl];W[ip];B[hg];W[ig];B[ih];W[ef];B[ee];W[fg];B[fe];W[hi];B[ap];W[ar];B[co];W[cp]
;B[aq];W[bq];B[im];W[jg];B[ao];W[bs];B[jr];W[ir];B[kr];W[jm];B[ek];W[kq];B[mr];W[nf]
;B[na];W[mb];B[ok];W[bc];B[cd];W[db];B[ba];W[ll];B[mk];W[ml];B[nl];W[nj];B[nk];W[rd]
;B[rc];W[re];B[rb];W[kj];B[ni];W[rj];B[rk];W[li];B[lk];W[kk];B[nh];W[oi];B[mj];W[ng]
;B[mh];W[pd];B[qe];W[oa];B[sc];W[ma];B[qc];W[lg];B[mm];W[lm];B[ln];W[sk];B[sl];W[sj]
;B[rl];W[bf];B[ac];W[js];B[ls];W[oj];B[mi];W[hp];B[lh];W[kh];B[km];W[kl];B[kn];W[jn]
;B[kp];W[jp];B[da];W[nm];B[mn];W[pk];B[pl];W[pj];B[pg];W[ph];B[bi];W[bh];B[bj];W[be]
;B[bd];W[ea];B[ca];W[eb];B[hj];W[ij];B[df];W[ff];B[oe];W[ne];B[sd];W[rf];B[se];W[sf]
;B[ae];W[bl];B[al];W[ko];B[lp];W[fr];B[ds];W[cs];B[fs];W[fo];B[fn];W[gs];B[qj];W[ri]
;B[lj];W[ki];B[mg];W[mf];B[ol];W[es];B[is];W[hs];B[fs];W[is];B[ks];W[es];B[dr];W[ai]
;B[pa];W[af];B[ah];W[ag];B[ad];W[na];B[fs];W[fi];B[fj];W[ii];B[es];W[ah];B[ak];W[dh]
;B[am];W[fp];B[go];W[cn];B[gm])


Hei Jiajia of Taiwan met Chen Yiming of China. Chen developed a territory oriented strategy and got all 4 corners as early as move 67. Chen played carefully and the game ended with her 3.5 points victory.


Chen Yiming (left) vs. Hei Jiajia (right)


Here is the game record:

(;CA[Windows-1252]SZ[19]AP[MultiGo:4.4.4]EV[1st Huanglongshi Cup]DT[2011-04-08]
PB[Chen Yiming]BR[1p]PW[Hei Jiajia]WR[5p]KM[7.5]HA[1]RE[B+3.5]MULTIGOGM[1]
;B[qd];W[dp];B[dc];W[pp];B[cf];W[nc];B[pc];W[jd];B[hc];W[ne];B[md];W[nd];B[qg];W[jb]
;B[nq];W[lq];B[no];W[qn];B[kp];W[lp];B[lo];W[kq];B[jp];W[jq];B[ip];W[hq];B[qq];W[pq]
;B[pr];W[or];B[qr];W[oq];B[ro];W[ln];B[mo];W[jn];B[kn];W[km];B[ko];W[on];B[mm];W[rn]
;B[qo];W[po];B[qp];W[hp];B[nr];W[pk];B[cq];W[cp];B[dq];W[fq];B[eq];W[ep];B[fr];W[gr]
;B[fp];W[gq];B[bp];W[bo];B[bq];W[cn];B[dj];W[er];B[dr];W[fs];B[bs];W[fc];B[he];W[cc]
;B[cd];W[dd];B[de];W[ed];B[cb];W[bc];B[eb];W[fb];B[bb];W[ee];B[hg];W[dg];B[cg];W[dh]
;B[ch];W[if];B[hf];W[df];B[ce];W[di];B[cj];W[ej];B[jh];W[jf];B[hi];W[ek];B[jm];W[jl]
;B[im];W[il];B[hm];W[hl];B[gm];W[gh];B[hh];W[gl];B[lh];W[lm];B[os];W[pg];B[qh];W[ph]
;B[qi];W[pi];B[kk];W[jj];B[ki];W[ml];B[kg];W[lf];B[kf];W[ke];B[mf];W[le];B[gb];W[gc]
;B[ib];W[id];B[hd];W[ga];B[kb];W[ja];B[lg];W[mi];B[ij];W[jk];B[ji];W[qj];B[ff];W[hb]
;B[ic];W[jc];B[ob];W[nb];B[ri];W[ho];B[io];W[fm];B[gn];W[fn];B[go];W[mn];B[rk];W[fh]
;B[gj];W[li];B[jg];W[kj];B[cl];W[rj];B[sj];W[bk];B[bj];W[bl];B[nn];W[nm];B[qk];W[pj]
;B[ql];W[pl];B[bm];W[cm];B[ck];W[am];B[ng];W[me];B[na];W[ma];B[oa];W[mb];B[ks];W[ig]
;B[ih];W[qf];B[rf];W[rg];B[re];W[ec];B[db];W[oc];B[pb];W[sh];B[si];W[pe];B[qm];W[pm]
;B[sk];W[rm];B[rh];W[kr];B[ls];W[js];B[mr];W[lr];B[ms];W[fo];B[in];W[iq];B[dl];W[dm]
;B[nh];W[ni];B[el];W[ef];B[fg];W[ia];B[em];W[en];B[ds];W[ea];B[da];W[gp];B[es];W[pd]
;B[qe];W[pf];B[fr];W[ab];B[bd];W[er];B[oh];W[oi];B[fr];W[hk];B[hj];W[er];B[ak];W[bn]
;B[fr];W[ac];B[ad];W[er];B[ie];W[je];B[fr];W[ci];B[bi];W[er];B[fi];W[ei];B[fr];W[ps]
;B[qs];W[er];B[ao];W[so];B[sp];W[sn];B[fr];W[qc];B[qb];W[er];B[aj];W[sl];B[sg];W[rl]
;B[al];W[fr];B[np];W[oo];B[bm];W[bl];B[of];W[nf];B[og];W[mg];B[mh];W[oe];B[fa];W[ap]
;B[aq];W[ea];B[mf];W[fa];B[mg];W[an];B[ap];W[bm];B[gg];W[ge];B[fe];W[gd];B[gi];W[eh]
;B[fk];W[fl];B[bh];W[gk];B[fj])


Tang Yi (2 dan) went head to head with the new pro, Su Shengfang (1 dan). Both sides developed a moyo strategy. Tang Yi got a little trouble when her stones on M10 got attacked, but she found her way out with move 100-116. Tang won by resignation at move 238. A perfect victory for China.


Su Shengfang (left) vs. Tang Yi (right)

Here is the game record:

(;CA[Windows-1252]SZ[19]AP[MultiGo:4.4.4]GN[Rated game]EV[1st Huanglongshi Cup]
DT[2011-04-08]PB[Su Shengfang]BR[1p]PW[Tang Yi]WR[2p]KM[7.5]HA[0]RE[W+R]MULTIGOGM[1]
;B[pd];W[dp];B[pq];W[dc];B[qk];W[ce];B[nc];W[mq];B[po];W[jq];B[qe];W[cn];B[id];W[gc]
;B[mo];W[jn];B[dr];W[dq];B[er];W[cr];B[hq];W[ho];B[br];W[cq];B[io];W[in];B[jr];W[ir]
;B[iq];W[hr];B[jp];W[kq];B[kp];W[kr];B[gq];W[di];B[hn];W[hm];B[gn];W[gm];B[go];W[fm]
;B[il];W[jl];B[jk];W[kl];B[kk];W[lk];B[ll];W[lj];B[ji];W[ki];B[ij];W[im];B[kh];W[lh]
;B[kg];W[lg];B[lf];W[ml];B[lm];W[mm];B[ln];W[mf];B[kf];W[ng];B[mi];W[li];B[oi];W[nj]
;B[ni];W[pl];B[ok];W[nk];B[ol];W[oj];B[pk];W[no];B[np];W[om];B[qm];W[md];B[ne];W[me]
;B[kd];W[nd];B[od];W[mc];B[nb];W[oo];B[op];W[mp];B[lp];W[mn];B[lo];W[nr];B[jo];W[mb]
;B[kb];W[pi];B[oh];W[pg];B[ph];W[qh];B[qi];W[pj];B[qg];W[rh];B[ri];W[pn];B[qn];W[nl]
;B[mj];W[og];B[rg];W[mh];B[cg];W[ih];B[jh];W[ci];B[ge];W[ff];B[ec];W[ed];B[ee];W[dd]
;B[fe];W[df];B[ef];W[eg];B[dg];W[eh];B[de];W[cf];B[cd];W[bd];B[fd];W[eb];B[fc];W[fb]
;B[gf];W[gh];B[hb];W[gb];B[cm];W[dn];B[cc];W[db];B[ck];W[bj];B[fk];W[gk];B[gj];W[fj]
;B[fi];W[ej];B[ek];W[hk];B[gi];W[fh];B[bf];W[be];B[bh];W[bc];B[bk];W[bi];B[bn];W[bo]
;B[ao];W[ap];B[am];W[an];B[sh];W[mk];B[oe];W[ik];B[km];W[jm];B[jj];W[nh];B[qh];W[nf]
;B[ao];W[fp];B[gr];W[an];B[pm];W[on];B[ao];W[gp];B[hp];W[an];B[nm];W[nn];B[ao];W[fq]
;B[fr];W[an];B[js];W[ks];B[ao];W[hj];B[hi];W[an];B[lq];W[lr];B[ao];W[hh];B[bp];W[an]
;B[or];W[ms];B[ao];W[je];B[co];W[jd];B[jc];W[ie];B[ke];W[ii];B[ib];W[hd];B[ja];W[dm]
;B[ig];W[hg];B[nq];W[na];B[if];W[hf];B[jf];W[ic];B[mr];W[mq];B[ob];W[oa];B[pa];W[ma])


Xie Yimin found herself in a brawl with one of the strongest female player in the world, Park Jieun (9 dan). Both played very well, but Park got the lead and Xie resigned at move 257.


Xie Yimin (left) vs. Park Jieun (right)

Here is the game record:

(;CA[Windows-1252]SZ[19]AP[MultiGo:4.4.4]GN[Rated game]EV[1st Huanglongshi Jiyuan Cup]
DT[2011-04-08]PB[Park Jieun]BR[9p]PW[Xie Yimin]WR[5p]KM[7.5]HA[0]RE[B+R]MULTIGOGM[1]
;B[qd];W[dd];B[pq];W[dp];B[fc];W[cf];B[lc];W[po];B[qo];W[qn];B[qp];W[pn];B[nq];W[qj]
;B[db];W[qg];B[pj];W[pk];B[qi];W[pi];B[oj];W[oi];B[qk];W[rj];B[ni];W[ri];B[pl];W[ok]
;B[nj];W[ol];B[od];W[id];B[fe];W[cc];B[hf];W[kd];B[kc];W[kf];B[jd];W[je];B[jc];W[ie]
;B[hb];W[ne];B[le];W[lf];B[ki];W[nd];B[nc];W[oc];B[pc];W[ii];B[ng];W[oe];B[ob];W[og]
;B[ih];W[mg];B[ji];W[fq];B[bp];W[cp];B[bo];W[bq];B[br];W[cq];B[cl];W[ci];B[om];W[nl]
;B[nm];W[ml];B[pm];W[mm];B[rl];W[nn];B[rn];W[qm];B[ql];W[rm];B[sm];W[on];B[ro];W[mp]
;B[mq];W[kp];B[lp];W[lo];B[lq];W[ko];B[jq];W[mi];B[mj];W[li];B[lj];W[kj];B[kk];W[jj]
;B[jk];W[ij];B[ik];W[gj];B[gk];W[fk];B[hl];W[gl];B[hk];W[fi];B[ll];W[ip];B[io];W[iq]
;B[gm];W[fl];B[go];W[kq];B[gq];W[fn];B[jr];W[jp];B[gp];W[ir];B[fr];W[kr];B[eo];W[dn]
;B[oh];W[ph];B[nh];W[nf];B[pf];W[pg];B[fm];W[em];B[en];W[hm];B[gn];W[dm];B[cj];W[bj]
;B[bk];W[dj];B[dk];W[ck];B[qf];W[gd];B[fd];W[ge];B[cj];W[di];B[bi];W[ck];B[rg];W[of]
;B[cj];W[im];B[jm];W[ck];B[de];W[ce];B[cj];W[ib];B[ic];W[ck];B[gh];W[hj];B[cj];W[hc]
;B[gc];W[ck];B[eg];W[cj];B[rh];W[gf];B[fh];W[hh];B[hg];W[gg];B[dh];W[hi];B[ch];W[bh]
;B[bg];W[ai];B[cg];W[df];B[ff];W[pe];B[qe];W[qh];B[cb];W[bf];B[hd];W[he];B[dr];W[cr]
;B[cs];W[ar];B[bc];W[bd];B[dc];W[cd];B[bb];W[ag];B[jn];W[rk];B[sl];W[op];B[np];W[oq]
;B[or];W[pp];B[qr];W[mo];B[no];W[lr];B[mr];W[hr];B[gr];W[js];B[ls];W[hs];B[do];W[co]
;B[bs];W[ep];B[fo];W[hc];B[gb];W[pd];B[cn];W[cm];B[bn];W[bm];B[oc];W[ld];B[md];W[ke]
;B[me];W[mf];B[mc];W[er];B[es];W[eq];B[si];W[sj];B[mh];W[lh];B[lm];W[kn];B[km];W[ee]
;B[ed];W[ef];B[fg];W[hp];B[ho])


Yoshida Mika went for a duel with Park Jiyeon. Yoshida as usual played the solid way. I like the combination she played to help black group on the right side. Yoshida Mika won her second game in this tournament by 7.5 points.


Park Jiyeon (left) vs. Yoshida Mika (right)

Here is the game record:

(;CA[Windows-1252]SZ[19]AP[MultiGo:4.4.4]GN[Rated game]EV[1st Huanglongshi Cup]
DT[2011-04-08]PB[Yoshida Mika]BR[8p]PW[Park Jiyeon]WR[2p]KM[7.5]HA[0]RE[B+7.5]MULTIGOGM[1]
;B[pd];W[dd];B[pq];W[dq];B[do];W[co];B[cn];W[cp];B[fc];W[cf];B[dm];W[fq];B[ci];W[qo]
;B[qk];W[op];B[oq];W[np];B[nq];W[mp];B[lq];W[qi];B[ok];W[qf];B[oi];W[of];B[nd];W[rd]
;B[db];W[ff];B[gd];W[cc];B[kd];W[qc];B[cg];W[df];B[pc];W[qm];B[qd];W[rb];B[qb];W[rc]
;B[pg];W[pf];B[rh];W[qg];B[qh];W[ph];B[pi];W[og];B[qq];W[ri];B[qj];W[rg];B[om];W[nn]
;B[gf];W[gg];B[hf];W[cl];B[bm];W[cj];B[dj];W[dk];B[bj];W[bk];B[ck];W[md];B[mc];W[cj]
;B[ep];W[eq];B[ck];W[mq];B[mr];W[cj];B[pn];W[po];B[ck];W[lc];B[ld];W[cj];B[bf];W[me]
;B[nc];W[bi];B[ck];W[jd];B[cj];W[kc];B[ke];W[je];B[kf];W[jf];B[ne];W[hc];B[mf];W[gb]
;B[hg];W[fb];B[ec];W[gh];B[jg];W[be];B[rp];W[ro];B[gj];W[hi];B[ji];W[mg];B[lg];W[mh]
;B[hj];W[ei];B[ej];W[pl];B[ol];W[pk];B[pj];W[nj];B[ml];W[ll];B[mj];W[ni];B[rm];W[qn]
;B[oj];W[mm];B[mk];W[en];B[fn];W[bo];B[ln];W[lp];B[kq];W[lm];B[kn];W[kp];B[on];W[oo]
;B[jq];W[kj];B[jm];W[jo];B[jn];W[io];B[hn];W[ho];B[go];W[gp];B[hq];W[jl];B[kk];W[lk]
;B[jk];W[jj];B[ik];W[nk];B[nl];W[li];B[lj];W[ki];B[mi];W[nh];B[lh];W[ii];B[oh];W[ng]
;B[sh];W[sg];B[pg];W[lr];B[nr];W[ph];B[fg];W[fh];B[pg];W[rl];B[ql];W[sm];B[pm];W[ph]
;B[mn];W[nm];B[pg];W[in];B[ph];W[rk];B[rj];W[hm];B[kl];W[fm];B[em];W[fo];B[fl];W[gn]
;B[gr];W[dn];B[cm];W[fr];B[bg];W[fe];B[hd];W[cb];B[ae];W[bd];B[kb];W[jc];B[lb];W[ig]
;B[ih];W[if];B[hh];W[jh];B[gi];W[kg];B[eg];W[gc];B[fd];W[eb];B[ij];W[dg];B[ji];W[ii]
;B[eh];W[dh];B[fi];W[dc];B[jb];W[ib];B[fs];W[es];B[pb];W[gl];B[ra];W[re];B[gs];W[fk]
;B[el];W[gk];B[ek];W[il];B[ch];W[ja];B[sb];W[nf];B[le];W[sc];B[sk];W[rn];B[km];W[no]
;B[di];W[qp];B[rq];W[iq];B[ir];W[ip];B[ee];W[ef];B[ed];W[an];B[am];W[ad];B[de];W[ce]
;B[af];W[gq];B[hr];W[mb];B[nb];W[ka];B[ma];W[sp];B[sq];W[so];B[bn];W[ao];B[oe];W[ia]
;B[la];W[sl];B[sj];W[qe];B[qa];W[ge];B[he];W[sa];B[lf];W[ji];B[sb];W[jr];B[kr];W[sa]
;B[hk];W[hl];B[sb];W[ic];B[sa];W[jg];B[hi];W[jp];B[js];W[id];B[pe];W[ie];B[kh];W[fj]
;B[ko];W[im];B[lo];W[mo];B[hp];W[pp])


The biggest surprise of the day came from the match between Mukai Chiaki and Cho Hyeyeon. Mukai who was the dark horse of the match won by a slim 0.5 points margin from Cho, thanks to the 7.5 points komi. With Mukai's victory, Japan won the battle by 2-1.


Cho Hyeyeon (left) vs. Mukai Chiaki (right)

Here is the game record:

(;CA[Windows-1252]SZ[19]AP[MultiGo:4.4.4]GN[Rated game]EV[1st Huanglongshi Cup]
DT[2011-04-08]PB[Cho Hyeyeon]BR[9p]PW[Mukai Chiaki]WR[4p]KM[7.5]HA[0]RE[W+0.5]MULTIGOGM[1]
;B[pd];W[dp];B[qp];W[dc];B[oq];W[qf];B[nc];W[rd];B[ph];W[of];B[qg];W[od];B[pc];W[pe]
;B[nd];W[qc];B[qd];W[rb];B[qb];W[rc];B[jc];W[ci];B[gc];W[de];B[fq];W[dn];B[jp];W[pl]
;B[nh];W[qn];B[rf];W[re];B[qe];W[pf];B[pb];W[rg];B[rh];W[sf];B[mf];W[qi];B[pi];W[qj]
;B[qh];W[qa];B[pj];W[pk];B[gf];W[oo];B[cq];W[dq];B[dr];W[cp];B[br];W[bq];B[cr];W[nq]
;B[op];W[np];B[no];W[or];B[pr];W[nr];B[qq];W[po];B[mo];W[kq];B[rn];W[rm];B[ro];W[ml]
;B[kp];W[jq];B[iq];W[lp];B[lo];W[mp];B[ip];W[rr];B[sm];W[rl];B[ps];W[ir];B[hr];W[jr]
;B[dj];W[di];B[dl];W[ej];B[fl];W[cl];B[cm];W[dm];B[ck];W[bl];B[bk];W[bm];B[ek];W[ei]
;B[lk];W[ll];B[kk];W[nj];B[mj];W[mk];B[mi];W[hi];B[ak];W[go];B[hk];W[gq];B[fp];W[gr]
;B[fr];W[hq];B[gp];W[hp];B[ho];W[hs];B[gn];W[bo];B[fo];W[bh];B[nm];W[nl];B[hg];W[rq]
;B[rs];W[hj];B[db];W[eb];B[cc];W[cb];B[dd];W[ec];B[fh];W[fg];B[eg];W[df];B[bb];W[da]
;B[ed];W[cd];B[dg];W[cf];B[cg];W[bf];B[ra];W[sa];B[ff];W[gk];B[gb];W[ki];B[bc];W[bd]
;B[ba];W[mg];B[ng];W[me];B[ne];W[nf];B[lf];W[lg];B[le];W[kg];B[jh];W[li];B[lj];W[ji]
;B[kl];W[km];B[jm];W[lm];B[jn];W[ik];B[il];W[fd];B[ee];W[fc];B[gd];W[fe];B[ef];W[ac]
;B[fa];W[ab];B[ea];W[ad];B[om];W[ri];B[si];W[sj];B[sh];W[rk];B[jf];W[hl];B[hm];W[jg]
;B[aq];W[em];B[fk];W[if];B[je];W[ig];B[jk];W[ie];B[ge];W[aa];B[id];W[kf];B[ke];W[sl]
;B[hh];W[ih];B[bg];W[ag];B[ij];W[hk];B[jj];W[ii];B[gi];W[fj];B[fm];W[gj];B[al];W[cn]
;B[ai];W[bi];B[pp];W[kn];B[ko];W[rp];B[qo];W[so];B[qr];W[sn];B[qm];W[ob];B[oc];W[pa]
;B[nb];W[pm];B[pn];W[sr];B[sp];W[sm];B[bp];W[oa];B[na];W[ra];B[eo];W[ao];B[do];W[co]
;B[am];W[an];B[oj];W[nk];B[ni];W[og];B[oh];W[oe];B[os];W[ns];B[ql];W[he];B[hd];W[ap]
;B[fs];W[gs];B[bq];W[eq];B[er];W[mh];B[mm];W[ln];B[mn];W[qk];B[qn];W[ca];B[fb];W[ah]
;B[aj];W[en];B[gl];W[sq];B[qs];W[sp];B[ss];W[el];B[dk])

1st Huanglongshi Cup Starts!

The first ever Huanglongshi Cup started in April 7. Huanglongshi Cup is an all female international tournament. The participants are female pros from 4 countries, China, South Korea, Japan, and Taiwan. Each country made a team consists of 3 players.



Here is the line up:

China;
Li He(3d), Tang Yi(2d), Chen Yiming(1d)

Korea;
Park Jieun(9d), Cho Hyeyeon(9d), Park Jiyeon(2d)

China;
Yoshida Mika(8d), Xie Yimin(5d), Mukai Chiaki(4d)

Taiwan;
Hei Jiajia(5d), Zhang Kaixin(3d), Su Shengfang(1d)

Day 1 started with China vs. Japan and Korea vs. Taiwan.

Li He of Chna met the Triple Crowns of Japan, Xie Yimin. Xie who played black traded her group in center for bottom left corner. White (Li He) started a ko fight with white 204 and used the aji of her bottom left group well to win the ko fight. I think this is where Xie lost the game. Li He won by 6.5 points.

Here is the game record:

(;
KM[7.5]
EV[1st Huanglongshi Cup 1st round]
FF[3]
SZ[19]
GM[1]
PW[Li He]
WR[3d]
DT[2011-04-07]
BR[5d]
RE[W+6.5]
PB[Xie Yimin]
;B[qd];W[dp];B[pq];W[dc];B[lc];W[po];B[qm];W[qq];B[mq];W[pp];B[pr]
;W[ro];B[qj];W[qr];B[jq];W[ce];B[hd];W[pi];B[qi];W[ph];B[ok];W[od]
;B[pe];W[oe];B[of];W[pf];B[nf];W[qf];B[pc];W[md];B[oc];W[nc];B[pd]
;W[me];B[mf];W[ke];B[nb];W[ni];B[mh];W[mi];B[li];W[lj];B[ki];W[ie]
;B[he];W[ig];B[kj];W[pk];B[pj];W[oj];B[qh];W[nk];B[ol];W[qg];B[og]
;W[pg];B[lk];W[ll];B[mj];W[mk];B[kl];W[pl];B[nl];W[ml];B[pm];W[km]
;B[jl];W[kg];B[lg];W[kh];B[lh];W[kc];B[mc];W[gf];B[nn];W[mn];B[no]
;W[jn];B[in];W[jp];B[ip];W[io];B[ho];W[jo];B[iq];W[lp];B[cn];W[bp]
;B[ee];W[ef];B[kb];W[jc];B[jb];W[ic];B[eq];W[ep];B[fq];W[dq];B[dj]
;W[de];B[bo];W[co];B[bn];W[dn];B[dm];W[en];B[hb];W[ib];B[ia];W[hc]
;B[gb];W[gc];B[eb];W[ec];B[lq];W[im];B[hn];W[jm];B[eg];W[fg];B[df]
;W[ff];B[cf];W[bf];B[bg];W[cg];B[dg];W[ch];B[be];W[af];B[di];W[bh]
;B[bd];W[cc];B[bi];W[ci];B[bj];W[cj];B[ck];W[ah];B[dh];W[bk];B[bl]
;W[ak];B[al];W[bc];B[aj];W[bk];B[ak];W[cd];B[bq];W[em];B[ap];W[gp]
;B[hp];W[lf];B[gl];W[hk];B[gk];W[hm];B[gm];W[gj];B[fj];W[hj];B[nd]
;W[gq];B[gr];W[ne];B[ld];W[le];B[ek];W[fb];B[fa];W[ha];B[ga];W[re]
;B[fc];W[fd];B[kd];W[jd];B[rd];W[sd];B[rc];W[rk];B[rl];W[qk];B[rj]
;W[rh];B[sk];W[oq];B[or];W[nr];B[nq];W[os];B[op];W[ps];B[oq];W[db]
;B[rn];W[so];B[gi];W[hi];B[lb];W[fb];B[qo];W[qp];B[fc];W[ja];B[ka]
;W[fb];B[qs];W[rs];B[fc];W[cq];B[br];W[fb];B[qn];W[rq];B[fc];W[er]
;B[fr];W[fb];B[sr];W[sq];B[fc];W[cr];B[ds];W[fb];B[oi];W[oh];B[fc]
;W[bs];B[ao];W[fb];B[gh];W[fh];B[fi];W[ea];B[hh];W[ih];B[hg];W[hf]
;B[mo];W[sc];B[sb];W[se];B[ln];W[lm];B[hl];W[il];B[mr];W[rb];B[qb]
;W[sa];B[ri];W[rg];B[ns];W[mm];B[lo];W[kp];B[kq];W[si];B[ql];W[sn]
;B[sm];W[eh];B[ei];W[qa];B[pa];W[qs];B[mp];W[sb];B[sj];W[sh];B[nc]
;W[ra];B[ja];W[ha];B[ai];W[ag];B[nm];W[on];B[om];W[ik];B[gg];W[oo]
;B[qe];W[pn];B[kn];W[ko])


Yoshida Mika (8 dan) of Japan met runner up of the 2nd Female Mingren, Chen Yiming (1 dan) of China. Yoshida played a great game. I like her move at 126 and 128 which attacked black's group at D13. Black saved that group, but soon Yoshida found a bigger group. She attacked Chen's group at the center and eventually the whole black group was in trouble. Yoshida won the game by resignation.

Here is the game record:

(;
KM[7.5]
EV[1st Huanglongshi Cup 1st round]
FF[3]
SZ[19]
GM[1]
PW[Yoshida Mika]
WR[8d]
DT[2011-04-07]
BR[1d]
RE[W+R]
PB[Chen Yiming]
;B[pd];W[dd];B[qp];W[dq];B[do];W[op];B[oo];W[no];B[po];W[np];B[pq]
;W[dl];B[fo];W[gq];B[cq];W[cr];B[fq];W[cp];B[gp];W[hq];B[eq];W[dp]
;B[ep];W[co];B[jq];W[hp];B[ho];W[io];B[ip];W[hn];B[go];W[jo];B[lq]
;W[dn];B[fm];W[lp];B[kp];W[ko];B[iq];W[om];B[qm];W[nc];B[qf];W[kc]
;B[cf];W[df];B[dg];W[ce];B[ef];W[de];B[eg];W[fd];B[nn];W[ln];B[pb]
;W[on];B[hd];W[jd];B[hf];W[bg];B[ld];W[oc];B[lc];W[pc];B[qc];W[qb]
;B[rc];W[pe];B[qe];W[ne];B[lf];W[jf];B[ng];W[rb];B[sb];W[og];B[of]
;W[nf];B[mg];W[pf];B[pg];W[oe];B[oh];W[mb];B[lb];W[ob];B[ph];W[ih]
;B[ma];W[na];B[la];W[mc];B[ic];W[pl];B[ql];W[kh];B[ec];W[fc];B[fb]
;W[ge];B[he];W[db];B[eb];W[dc];B[bh];W[bf];B[gc];W[pp];B[qo];W[kr]
;B[kq];W[mq];B[lr];W[pk];B[nk];W[qk];B[ji];W[jh];B[lj];W[ml];B[hj]
;W[gh];B[dk];W[fi];B[el];W[di];B[ch];W[ck];B[cl];W[cj];B[dm];W[ff]
;B[gg];W[fg];B[hh];W[ii];B[ee];W[ed];B[eh];W[ei];B[fh];W[gi];B[fe]
;W[hi];B[gd];W[cg];B[dh];W[gl];B[jj];W[li];B[mj];W[mh];B[nh];W[jk]
;B[nl];W[nm];B[kj];W[ij];B[ll];W[oj];B[mi];W[lh];B[nj];W[oi];B[ni]
;W[rh];B[rg];W[pr];B[qr];W[oq];B[qq];W[qh];B[qg];W[rj];B[rl];W[er]
;B[fr];W[kb];B[es];W[kk];B[mm];W[lm];B[mk];W[mn];B[pi];W[rk])



Tang Yi (2 dan) of China met Mukai Chiaki (4 dan) of Japan. The game was full of fighting. I think Mukai got over ambitious and exchanged her group at P16 for black's group at M14. Tang Yi won by resignation and China won the match by 2-1.


Mukai Chiaki (far from the camera) vs. Tang Yi

Here is the game record:

(;
KM[7.5]
EV[1st Huanglongshi Cup 1st round]
FF[3]
SZ[19]
GM[1]
PW[Tang Yi]
WR[2d]
DT[2011-04-07]
BR[4d]
RE[W+R]
PB[Mukai Chiaki]
;B[pd];W[dp];B[pq];W[dd];B[qk];W[mq];B[fc];W[po];B[op];W[jp];B[cf]
;W[fd];B[gd];W[fe];B[ec];W[dc];B[dg];W[ce];B[be];W[df];B[bf];W[db]
;B[cj];W[id];B[ic];W[hd];B[hc];W[ge];B[jc];W[ok];B[qi];W[qc];B[qd]
;W[pc];B[oc];W[ob];B[nb];W[nc];B[od];W[mb];B[nd];W[na];B[mc];W[nb]
;B[lc];W[ql];B[rl];W[qm];B[pk];W[ol];B[no];W[qq];B[qr];W[qp];B[or]
;W[lo];B[mn];W[nm];B[fq];W[eq];B[fp];W[dn];B[hp];W[iq];B[hq];W[in]
;B[gm];W[bn];B[hl];W[il];B[ik];W[jl];B[hj];W[nq];B[ln];W[rr];B[rs]
;W[rq];B[ll];W[gn];B[fn];W[hm];B[gl];W[lk];B[jn];W[kl];B[ml];W[kj]
;B[jo];W[io];B[lp];W[kp];B[ko];W[ip];B[lq];W[lr];B[mp];W[kq];B[np]
;W[go];B[fo];W[em];B[ho];W[hn];B[fm];W[oi];B[mk];W[li];B[mi];W[mh]
;B[ni];W[nh];B[lh];W[qh];B[rh];W[kh];B[lg];W[ph];B[rj];W[jr];B[on]
;W[om];B[og];W[oh];B[km];W[rm];B[pn];W[sl];B[sk];W[rk];B[rd];W[rc]
;B[rl];W[mm];B[lm];W[rk];B[co];W[do];B[rl];W[mf];B[sm];W[oj];B[mj]
;W[ke];B[jf];W[me];B[lf];W[md];B[le];W[ld];B[kd];W[of];B[je];W[rg]
;B[cd];W[gc];B[gb];W[de];B[sg];W[sf];B[sh];W[rf];B[bb];W[eg];B[gg]
;W[bd];B[cc];W[gh];B[hg];W[ei];B[dh];W[eh];B[ek];W[ci];B[cq];W[dj]
;B[dk];W[ck];B[bj];W[bk];B[cm];W[bi];B[cn];W[cp];B[bp];W[bo];B[bq]
;W[cl];B[bm];W[dl];B[lb];W[dr];B[cr];W[sn];B[sl];W[qn];B[dq];W[ep]
;B[er];W[cg])



Meanwhile in the clash between South Korea and Taiwan, Park Jieun (9 dan) met Zhang Kaixin (3 dan). Park showed an interesting play with black 77 and trapped the whole white's group. Park won by resignation in only 107 moves.

Here is the game record:

(;
KM[7.5]
EV[1st Huanglongshi Cup 1st round]
FF[3]
SZ[19]
GM[1]
PW[Zhang Kaixin]
WR[3d]
DT[2011-04-07]
BR[9d]
RE[B+R]
PB[Park Jieun]
;B[pd];W[dc];B[dq];W[qp];B[ce];W[do];B[dm];W[fo];B[fq];W[hp];B[go]
;W[gp];B[fp];W[fn];B[io];W[ip];B[gn];W[fm];B[jo];W[jp];B[ko];W[lq]
;B[mp];W[lp];B[lo];W[mo];B[op];W[no];B[qo];W[np];B[pp];W[qq];B[pn]
;W[or];B[hr];W[ir];B[hl];W[fk];B[co];W[cn];B[cp];W[dn];B[ci];W[hj]
;B[ll];W[pk];B[ol];W[ok];B[nl];W[pl];B[om];W[qg];B[mc];W[qc];B[qd]
;W[pc];B[od];W[nb];B[nc];W[mb];B[rc];W[ob];B[kc];W[rb];B[ei];W[fi]
;B[fh];W[cd];B[de];W[fc];B[og];W[ph];B[fj];W[gk];B[oh];W[ck];B[qj]
;W[qk];B[pi];W[qi];B[ri];W[qh];B[pj];W[rj];B[rk];W[sj];B[sk];W[oi]
;B[si];W[rj];B[sj];W[oj];B[rm];W[rj];B[mi];W[mj];B[lj];W[mk];B[lk]
;W[ni];B[mh];W[qj];B[pr];W[qr];B[nk];W[rl];B[sl])



Hei Jiajia (5 dan) of Taiwan met Park Jiyeon (2 dan) of South Korea. The game looks even, but Hei Jiajia who played black couldn't pay the komi back and resigned at move 224.



Here is the game record:


(;
KM[7.5]
EV[1st Huanglongshi Cup 1st round]
FF[3]
SZ[19]
GM[1]
PW[Park Jiyeon]
WR[1d]
DT[2011-04-07]
BR[5d]
RE[W+R]
PB[Hei Jiajia]
;B[pd];W[dd];B[pq];W[dq];B[qk];W[ck];B[gq];W[do];B[jp];W[nc];B[pf]
;W[pb];B[qc];W[kc];B[po];W[ne];B[nf];W[mf];B[ng];W[oe];B[mg];W[qq]
;B[qp];W[oq];B[pr];W[op];B[pp];W[lp];B[kq];W[mn];B[lq];W[ml];B[cc]
;W[cd];B[dc];W[ec];B[eb];W[fb];B[bd];W[be];B[ce];W[ed];B[bf];W[bc]
;B[ae];W[bb];B[ci];W[pj];B[pk];W[pe];B[qe];W[of];B[og];W[qf];B[pg]
;W[re];B[qd];W[qg];B[rd];W[qh];B[qj];W[sf];B[qb];W[oj];B[pi];W[qi]
;B[oi];W[rj];B[rk];W[sj];B[nk];W[mk];B[nj];W[jm];B[hm];W[go];B[ho]
;W[gn];B[hn];W[ik];B[cm];W[bo];B[dk];W[oc];B[rb];W[sh];B[sd];W[dl]
;B[dj];W[cl];B[el];W[em];B[fl];W[kj];B[jd];W[jc];B[hd];W[lf];B[fe]
;W[gc];B[gd];W[dm];B[hj];W[bi];B[bh];W[cj];B[di];W[on];B[kn];W[ol]
;B[nl];W[nm];B[pm];W[om];B[ok];W[km];B[se];W[rf];B[fr];W[er];B[eq]
;W[ep];B[fq];W[dr];B[ic];W[ib];B[ld];W[kd];B[ke];W[le];B[hb];W[hc]
;B[id];W[ha];B[kf];W[lg];B[kg];W[lh];B[ji];W[gk];B[gj];W[mq];B[mr]
;W[or];B[mp];W[mo];B[nq];W[np];B[os];W[ns];B[ps];W[nr];B[mq];W[fk]
;B[jj];W[jk];B[hk];W[gl];B[gm];W[hl];B[il];W[im];B[fj];W[jl];B[ek]
;W[sk];B[rm];W[sm];B[sn];W[sl];B[qn];W[gp];B[hp];W[bj];B[es];W[ds]
;B[fs];W[ko];B[il];W[jo];B[io];W[ms];B[ls];W[kp];B[jq];W[in];B[ki]
;W[lj];B[li];W[mh];B[oo];W[no];B[od];W[nd];B[fn];W[eo];B[fm];W[mi]
;B[mj];W[de];B[df];W[cg];B[ee];W[fc];B[bg];W[ij];B[ii];W[kh];B[jh]
;W[pa];B[lk];W[kk];B[hl];W[ah];B[ag];W[ai];B[ac];W[ab];B[en];W[dn]
;B[qa];W[lc];B[pc];W[ob])



Cho Hyeyeon (9 dan) met Su Shengfang (1 dan). Su is a new professional who was promoted at January 2011. She is also still young, about 14 or 15 y.o (born in 1996).
Su played well, but I think Cho is still stronger and Cho finished the game in 169 moves. South Korea won 3-0 from Taiwan.

Here is the game record:

(;
KM[7.5]
FF[3]
SZ[19]
GM[1]
WR[4d]
EV[1st Huanglongshi Cup 1st round]
RE[B+R]
PB[Cho Hyeyeon]
BR[9d]
DT[2011-04-07]
PW[Su Shengfang]
;B[pd];W[dp];B[qp];W[dc];B[oq];W[qj];B[de];W[ce];B[dd];W[cd];B[ec]
;W[cf];B[qg];W[qm];B[db];W[cc];B[jd];W[ge];B[gc];W[pc];B[qc];W[oc]
;B[qb];W[od];B[pe];W[lc];B[kb];W[hc];B[gd];W[jc];B[kc];W[kd];B[ic]
;W[je];B[jb];W[id];B[hd];W[jc];B[hb];W[nf];B[cn];W[ck];B[fq];W[dn]
;B[cq];W[dq];B[cp];W[co];B[bo];W[do];B[bm];W[cm];B[bn];W[dr];B[cl]
;W[dl];B[dm];W[em];B[dk];W[cm];B[bl];W[jq];B[ip];W[iq];B[hp];W[hq]
;B[gp];W[nq];B[op];W[ko];B[im];W[gm];B[fo];W[fn];B[jo];W[jp];B[in]
;W[jn];B[io];W[bk];B[cr];W[kn];B[jl];W[kl];B[kk];W[jk];B[ik];W[jj]
;B[ij];W[lk];B[dj];W[gj];B[gi];W[fj];B[hi];W[fi];B[ci];W[ji];B[lp]
;W[jm];B[il];W[fg];B[gg];W[gf];B[fh];W[eh];B[gh];W[di];B[dh];W[ei]
;B[eg];W[ch];B[cj];W[dg];B[ff];W[np];B[no];W[or];B[pr];W[nr];B[mo]
;W[lq];B[on];W[qr];B[ps];W[po];B[qq];W[qo];B[oo];W[eb];B[kp];W[kq]
;B[jg];W[fc];B[kf];W[le];B[lb];W[ii];B[hj];W[ig];B[ih];W[jh];B[if]
;W[jf];B[kg];W[hh];B[hg];W[ih];B[ie];W[lh];B[ke];W[ol];B[pi];W[pp]
;B[pq];W[ro];B[lm];W[km];B[nm];W[qi];B[mk];W[mj];B[nk];W[rg];B[rf]
;W[pg];B[qh];W[ph];B[rh])

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Lee Sedol Won Siptan

Lee Sedol (9 dan) met South Korea's rising star, Kang Yootaek (3 dan).

At game 1, Lee who played black ended the game quickly. Lee won in 99 moves.


Kang Yootaek (left) vs. Lee Sedol (right)

Here is the game record:

(;
EV[6th Siptan final round 1]
KM[6.5]
FF[3]
SZ[19]
GM[1]
PW[Kang Yootaek]
WR[3d]
DT[2011-03-30]
BR[9d]
RE[B+R]
PB[Lee Sedol]
;B[qd];W[dc];B[pq];W[dp];B[de];W[oc];B[md];W[qk];B[qm];W[qh];B[od]
;W[ce];B[dd];W[cd];B[ec];W[cf];B[db];W[cc];B[pc];W[gc];B[gd];W[hd]
;B[fd];W[ic];B[eg];W[ci];B[he];W[ie];B[if];W[hf];B[ge];W[je];B[fq]
;W[hq];B[cq];W[dq];B[cp];W[do];B[co];W[dn];B[cn];W[dm];B[dr];W[er]
;B[cr];W[fr];B[pi];W[rj];B[jq];W[qo];B[pn];W[pp];B[op];W[qq];B[oq]
;W[qr];B[ok];W[fb];B[qi];W[ri];B[rg];W[rh];B[qg];W[ph];B[oi];W[ng]
;B[lg];W[ne];B[ig];W[mh];B[mj];W[lf];B[kf];W[le];B[io];W[jm];B[hm]
;W[gh];B[fi];W[gi];B[gj];W[hg];B[ih];W[hj];B[fh];W[gk];B[fj];W[hi]
;B[hk];W[ik];B[hl];W[ki];B[li];W[ji];B[lh];W[jg];B[of];W[pg];B[jf]
)



At game 2, Kang had the advantage, but Lee caught up during the middle game and the game was down to a very important 1 point ko fight. Lee lost the fight due to lack of threat. Kang Yootaek won the second game by 0.5 point.


Kang Yootaek

Here is the game record:

(;
EV[6st Siptan tournament final round 2]
KM[6.5]
FF[3]
SZ[19]
GM[1]
PW[Lee Sedol]
WR[9d]
DT[2011-04-04]
BR[3d]
RE[B+0.5]
PB[Kang Yootaek]
;B[pd];W[dp];B[qp];W[dd];B[oq];W[qf];B[nc];W[qj];B[qh];W[qo];B[po]
;W[qn];B[rp];W[pn];B[oo];W[fq];B[cj];W[qd];B[qc];W[rc];B[qe];W[rd]
;B[pe];W[re];B[qb];W[pf];B[oh];W[nf];B[mh];W[lf];B[kc];W[oj];B[kh]
;W[jd];B[kd];W[ke];B[me];W[pc];B[pb];W[nd];B[oc];W[md];B[oe];W[pg]
;B[of];W[og];B[ng];W[ph];B[rf];W[rg];B[mf];W[le];B[ld];W[jc];B[lb]
;W[kb];B[lc];W[fc];B[pi];W[sf];B[oi];W[qi];B[hq];W[ch];B[cn];W[bp]
;B[cf];W[ce];B[df];W[di];B[dj];W[ei];B[ed];W[ec];B[bf];W[ej];B[cc]
;W[dc];B[cd];W[dl];B[cl];W[dm];B[cm];W[dk];B[ck];W[bi];B[dn];W[fn]
;B[bo];W[cb];B[de];W[bb];B[ci];W[dh];B[ff];W[gg];B[fd];W[gd];B[ge]
;W[hd];B[bj];W[bh];B[eg];W[co];B[an];W[kp];B[ho];W[fo];B[ep];W[eq]
;B[jo];W[jq];B[cq];W[cp];B[fp];W[gp];B[eo];W[gq];B[iq];W[en];B[do]
;W[dq];B[fl];W[go];B[ek];W[em];B[gk];W[hj];B[il];W[hf];B[fh];W[gj]
;B[gh];W[hh];B[ac];W[gm];B[ln];W[nq];B[nr];W[mr];B[mq];W[lq];B[np]
;W[kr];B[ms];W[ko];B[kn];W[ir];B[hr];W[hs];B[gs];W[is];B[gr];W[lr]
;B[hk];W[ap];B[al];W[im];B[jn];W[ij];B[jl];W[fg];B[eh];W[fj];B[pj]
;W[pk];B[qk];W[rk];B[ql];W[rl];B[pl];W[ok];B[om];W[kk];B[lj];W[bc]
;B[bd];W[li];B[mi];W[kl];B[jm];W[mk];B[on];W[mm];B[mn];W[rm];B[es]
;W[cr];B[jb];W[ib];B[ka];W[jf];B[gf];W[hg];B[kj];W[jk];B[ro];W[ab]
;B[ia];W[ad];B[be];W[hb];B[cs];W[bs];B[ds];W[br];B[rn];W[lg];B[lh]
;W[qm];B[rb];W[sm];B[nm];W[ji];B[ki];W[nl];B[jr];W[js];B[hm];W[mp]
;B[nq];W[jh];B[kg];W[hn];B[in];W[hp];B[ip];W[io];B[jp];W[sb];B[mo]
;W[ha];B[ja];W[lp];B[lm];W[ml];B[nj];W[he];B[ef];W[gl];B[fk];W[sn]
;B[jg];W[so];B[sp];W[ig];B[ao];W[ls];B[ns];W[hl];B[fm];W[aj];B[ak]
;W[gn];B[ik];W[jj];B[gi];W[hi];B[mj];W[mg];B[ne];W[kf];B[ai];W[ra]
;B[sc];W[sd];B[qa];W[sc];B[im];W[ho];B[aj];W[sa];B[ae];W[ah];B[ac]
;W[fr];B[fs];W[ad];B[ol];W[nk];B[ac];W[ma];B[mc];W[ad];B[bg];W[ag]
;B[ac];W[nh];B[ni];W[ad];B[je];W[ie];B[ac];W[bm];B[bl];W[ad];B[ll]
;W[lk];B[ac];W[la];B[kb];W[ad];B[rj];W[ri];B[ac];W[pp];B[qq];W[pm]
;B[ad];W[af];B[km];W[cg];B[lo];W[dg];B[er];W[dr];B[el];W[fi])



At game 3, Kang played black while Lee got white. Both played for a big territory in this game. Lee won the game by 5.5 points and won the title as well.


Lee Sedol (left) vs. Kang Dongyun (right)

Here is the game record:

(;
EV[6th Siptan final round 3]
KM[6.5]
FF[3]
SZ[19]
GM[1]
PW[Lee Sedol]
WR[9d]
DT[2011-04-05]
BR[3d]
RE[W+5.5]
PB[Kang Yootaek]
;B[pd];W[dp];B[qp];W[dd];B[oq];W[qf];B[nc];W[qj];B[qh];W[qo];B[po]
;W[qn];B[rp];W[pn];B[oo];W[fq];B[cj];W[rd];B[qc];W[pe];B[pi];W[pj]
;B[ni];W[oj];B[nf];W[rh];B[fc];W[cf];B[cm];W[hc];B[fe];W[he];B[db]
;W[cc];B[jc];W[je];B[fg];W[ld];B[lc];W[md];B[mc];W[oe];B[ne];W[od]
;B[nd];W[oc];B[ih];W[kh];B[ch];W[ec];B[ed];W[eb];B[fb];W[dc];B[if]
;W[mh];B[kg];W[lg];B[kf];W[lf];B[ke];W[og];B[de];W[ef];B[ee];W[ce]
;B[ea];W[cb];B[hq];W[bp];B[co];W[cp];B[fr];W[er];B[mk];W[kk];B[lm]
;W[jm];B[jp];W[ko];B[kp];W[mn];B[jl];W[kl];B[km];W[jn];B[il];W[jh]
;B[ig];W[ml];B[li];W[df];B[ff];W[ll];B[of];W[ob];B[mi];W[lh];B[jj]
;W[nh];B[nm];W[nl];B[kj];W[oi];B[lo];W[ln];B[mo];W[ii];B[ij];W[om]
;B[gr];W[dk];B[ck];W[hi];B[ji];W[gj];B[gl];W[dl];B[fk];W[ei];B[ej]
;W[dj];B[di];W[eh];B[gh];W[dh];B[ci];W[dm];B[cl];W[fj];B[ek];W[dn]
;B[gi];W[fi];B[hj];W[bg];B[bo];W[do];B[bh];W[la];B[kb];W[ro];B[on]
;W[ol];B[eq];W[dr];B[nn];W[mm];B[le];W[sp];B[sq];W[so];B[rq];W[cn]
;B[bn];W[ao];B[bm];W[fp];B[pf];W[pg];B[da];W[ca];B[fa];W[ah];B[ai]
;W[ag];B[aj];W[gk];B[fl];W[hp];B[ip];W[gq];B[hr];W[fn];B[go];W[ho]
;B[gn];W[hn];B[gm];W[fo];B[nb];W[na];B[ng];W[oh];B[ka];W[mf];B[me]
;W[oa];B[nk];W[jg];B[jf];W[ok];B[cg];W[bf];B[jo];W[kn];B[an];W[ap]
;B[es];W[ds];B[fs];W[fm];B[el];W[em];B[im];W[in];B[fh];W[dg];B[hh]
;W[ma];B[hk];W[hm];B[hl];W[jk];B[nj];W[lj];B[ki];W[lk];B[lb];W[gp]
;B[mb];W[io];B[mg];W[ik];B[mj];W[eg])

Monday, April 4, 2011

Line Up At the 3rd BC Card Cup Semi-Final

The 3rd BC Card Cup is down to its semi-final. This time, 3 Korean and 1 Chinese made it to the semi-final.

Park Junghwan became the first Korean to win a seat at the semi final. He beat Zhou Ruiyang (5 dan) of China by resignation.

(;
KM[6.5]
EV[3rd BC Card Cup quarterfinal]
FF[3]
SZ[19]
GM[1]
PW[Park Junghwan]
WR[9d]
PB[Zhou Ruiyang]
BR[5d]
RE[W+R]
DT[2011-03-31]
;B[pd];W[dd];B[pq];W[dp];B[qk];W[nc];B[pf];W[pb];B[qc];W[kc];B[fq]
;W[cn];B[dr];W[cq];B[iq];W[jp];B[jq];W[kp];B[ho];W[jn];B[cf];W[di]
;B[in];W[ce];B[jm];W[oo];B[np];W[no];B[mp];W[mo];B[kn];W[pp];B[qq]
;W[lp];B[qp];W[ln];B[df];W[fd];B[cl];W[cj];B[dm];W[dn];B[gf];W[fh]
;B[eg];W[hh];B[em];W[if];B[fg];W[fj];B[gd];W[fc];B[gc];W[be];B[ic]
;W[fp];B[gp];W[ok];B[cr];W[eq];W[er];B[fr];W[bp];B[dq];W[cp];B[es]
;W[ep];B[gm];W[qj];B[br];W[cm];B[rj];W[pj];B[qi];W[ph];B[pi];W[oi]
;B[rh];W[nh];B[lm];W[mm];B[ch];W[bl];B[ll];W[qg];B[qb];W[qm];B[rl]
;W[gb];B[ig];W[hc];B[hd];W[hb];B[jf];W[ie];B[id];W[hg];B[je];W[hf]
;B[fe];W[jd];B[ib];W[ke];B[ee];W[cc];B[og];W[oh];B[kb];W[lb];B[lc]
;W[ld];B[mc];W[ka];B[jb];W[md];B[mb];W[od];W[nd];B[qn];W[om];B[pn]
;W[pk];B[pm];W[ql];B[rk];W[pl];B[rm];W[re];B[qf];W[rg];B[rf];W[sf]
;B[na];W[oa];B[rd];W[qe];B[pe];W[nb];B[la];W[qa];B[rb];W[nr];B[oq]
;W[lr];B[sd];W[se];B[ra];W[kj];B[lj];W[li];B[ki];W[ji];B[kh];W[lh]
;B[nl];W[mk];B[ed];W[ec];B[jj];W[kk];B[ml];W[ol];B[nj];W[jk];B[db]
;W[dc];B[jh];W[ij];B[mj];W[qh];B[ri];W[oj];B[mg];W[mh];B[fb];W[eb]
;B[nm];W[on];B[mn];W[lo];B[kf];W[lf])



Lee Sedol became the second Korean to hit the semi-final when he won over Chen Yaoye of China by resignation.

(;
KM[6.5]
EV[3rd BC Card Cup quarterfinal]
FF[3]
SZ[19]
GM[1]
PW[Chen Yaoye]
WR[9d]
PB[Lee Sedol]
BR[9d]
RE[B+2.5]
DT[2011-04-02]
;B[qd];W[pp];B[dd];W[cp];B[qn];W[nq];B[kc];W[cf];B[fd];W[dj];B[fq]
;W[dq];B[jp];W[pf];B[od];W[qe];B[pd];W[qj];B[rp];W[qq];B[ql];W[nf]
;B[og];W[of];B[qh];W[ni];B[oh];W[mc];B[me];W[mg];B[pj];W[ld];B[lf]
;W[kd];B[jc];W[jd];B[ic];W[id];B[hc];W[jg];B[lg];W[qg];B[qi];W[lh]
;B[kh];W[kg];B[md];W[lc];B[mh];W[li];B[mf];W[rd];B[rc];W[ng];B[nh]
;W[rf];B[sd];W[se];B[re];W[nd];B[ne];W[rd];B[ki];W[mi];B[nc];W[oi]
;B[ih];W[ig];B[kj];W[ph];B[hg];W[hf];B[gf];W[ge];B[he];W[hd];B[if]
;W[gd];B[gc];W[fe];B[jf];W[ed];B[ec];W[fc];B[fb];W[ee];B[dc];W[eg]
;B[cl];W[cj];B[lq];W[fo];B[fm];W[ip];B[iq];W[hq];B[hp];W[io];B[hr]
;W[jq];B[gq];W[ir];B[de];W[df];B[jr];W[hq];B[ff];W[ef];B[iq];W[qo]
;B[kq];W[ro];B[rj];W[dm];B[dl];W[cn];B[em];W[ek];B[el];W[gk];B[be]
;W[bf];B[bd];W[sc];B[hl];W[rm];B[nr];W[rl];B[qm];W[rn];B[nl];W[or]
;B[np];W[mq];B[mp];W[mk];B[ml];W[lk];B[ll];W[pn];B[ok];W[kk];B[jl]
;W[kl];B[km];W[jk];B[il];W[fn];B[bn];W[bo];B[dn];W[ep];B[cm];W[co]
;B[ho];


Heo Yeongho became the third and the last Korean to win a semi-final ticket by beating Zhong Wenjing of China by 2.5 points.

(;
KM[6.5]
EV[3rd BC Card Cup quarterfinal]
FF[3]
SZ[19]
GM[1]
PW[Heo Yeongho]
WR[8d]
PB[Zhong Wenjing]
BR[5d]
RE[W+0.5]
DT[2011-04-02]
;B[pd];W[dd];B[qp];W[dp];B[fq];W[cn];B[lq];W[qj];B[qf];W[qm];B[pn]
;W[ro];B[rp];W[pm];B[om];W[ol];B[nm];W[ip];B[cf];W[ch];B[cc];W[cd]
;B[dc];W[ed];B[bd];W[be];B[bc];W[ce];B[fc];W[dq];B[nl];W[ok];B[di]
;W[ci];B[dj];W[dh];B[go];W[kp];B[lp];W[kq];B[rn];W[lo];B[rm];W[nk]
;B[np];W[hn];B[fm];W[gm];B[ho];W[io];B[eo];W[dm];B[em];W[gk];B[fk]
;W[fj];B[fl];W[gj];B[dl];W[pb];B[qc];W[nc];B[ll];W[hq];B[lc];W[ne]
;B[ic];W[qb];B[qh];W[ck];B[dk];W[cl];B[dn];W[cm];B[do];W[co];B[gq]
;W[rl];B[rb];W[qn];B[qo];W[on];B[mo];W[po];B[pp];W[ln];B[lm];W[lr]
;B[mr];W[kr];B[le];W[ng];B[od];W[mc];B[ld];W[me];B[oh];W[lf];B[ri]
;W[mi];B[kf];W[lg];B[nq];W[hc];B[hb];W[id];B[hd];W[ec];B[eb];W[fb]
;B[gb];W[jc];B[gc];W[jb];B[kb];W[je];B[ie];W[jf];B[jd];W[kd];B[ke]
;W[id];B[kg];W[if];B[jd];W[db];B[fa];W[id];B[he];W[jd];B[ki];W[hf]
;B[lj];W[mj];B[gf];W[hh];B[gg];W[fe];B[fh];W[jj];B[jh];W[ih];B[kk]
;W[ra];B[rc];W[ad];B[oc];W[bb];B[cb];W[ac];B[da];W[ob];B[mb];W[nb]
;B[ik];W[gl];B[im];W[in];B[rj];W[qk];B[hr];W[ir];B[eg];W[ij];B[df]
;W[bf];B[er];W[dr];B[hp];W[fn];B[iq];W[gn];B[en];W[fo];B[ep];W[jq]
;B[hq];W[eq];B[fp];W[fr];B[jn];W[jo];B[kn];W[ko];B[cg];W[bg];B[jk]
;W[og];B[pg];W[pi];B[ph];W[mn];B[nn];W[oo];B[no];W[is];B[rk];W[sm]
;B[so];W[oe];B[oi];W[pe];B[qe];W[ma];B[lb];W[ge];B[ei];W[ff];B[eh]
;W[gh];B[fg];W[oj];B[qi];W[pj];B[cj];W[bj];B[ib];W[ab];B[ba];W[gd]
;B[hc];W[ji];B[op];W[pn];B[hk];W[hj];B[ja];W[lh];B[kh];W[ej];B[ek]
;W[mk];B[ae];W[af];B[nh];W[mh];B[ls];W[ks];B[ms];W[il];B[jl];W[hl]
;B[sk];W[sl];B[kj];W[fs];B[pf];W[of];B[fi];W[gi];B[la];W[na];B[gs]
;W[pc];B[ni];W[ql];B[sn];W[sb];B[sc];W[qa];B[hg];W[ig];B[fd];W[ee]
;B[sa];W[ia];B[ha];W[sb];B[gr];W[es];B[sa];W[qd];B[rd];W[sb];B[ca]
;W[sa];B[jm];W[nd];B[qd];W[bh];B[aa];W[ae];B[lk])



Finally a Chinese won a semi-final's seat when Gu Li beat Kim Jiseok of Korea by resignation.


Gu Li (left)


(;
RE[W+R]
BR[7d]
EV[3rd BC Card Cup quarterfinal]
WR[9d]
PB[Kim Jiseok]
FF[3]
SZ[19]
GM[1]
KM[6.5]
DT[2011-04-03]
PW[Gu Li]
;B[pd];W[dd];B[qp];W[dp];B[oq];W[cj];B[nc];W[fq];B[pj];W[fc];B[jp]
;W[lc];B[ej];W[le];B[dh];W[ch];B[cd];W[ce];B[cg];W[dg];B[eh];W[bg]
;B[dc];W[ed];B[ci];W[cf];B[bh];W[bi];B[cg];W[pp];B[pq];W[ch];B[kd]
;W[ld];B[cg];W[qd];B[ch];W[qc];B[pf];W[od];B[pc];W[pe];B[oe];W[qe]
;B[ne];W[oc];B[pb];W[ob];B[nb];W[qb];B[nd];W[pa];B[qf];W[kn];B[lp]
;W[ql];B[qk];W[qo];B[po];W[pl];B[nk];W[rp];B[op];W[qq];B[qn];W[pp]
;B[cp];W[co];B[qp];W[qi];B[pi];W[pp];B[dq];W[ep];B[qp];W[ro];B[rn]
;W[rk];B[qj];W[pn];B[pm];W[on];B[om];W[oo];B[pp];W[nm];B[rl];W[ol]
;B[rm];W[qr];B[lm];W[mo];B[mp];W[ln];B[bo];W[bp];B[cq];W[bn];B[do]
;W[cn];B[bq];W[ao];B[fr];W[gr];B[er];W[hp];B[in];W[kl];B[fo];W[jq]
;B[ip];W[gq];B[dn];W[kq];B[lo];W[ll];B[iq];W[ir];B[hr];W[hq];B[jr]
;W[hs];B[kr];W[hn];B[im];W[fn];B[dl];W[cl];B[eo];W[dk];B[hm];W[go]
;B[fp];W[eq];B[el];W[aq];B[ar];W[br];B[ap];W[ek];B[fk];W[aq];B[mm]
;W[mn];B[ml];W[km];B[lk];W[kk];B[lj];W[kj];B[ki];W[qm];B[no];W[ji]
;B[jh];W[ih];B[ap];W[em];B[ii];W[jj];B[kh];W[hi];B[ij];W[ik];B[hj]
;W[il];B[id];W[ib];B[kb];W[kc];B[jc];W[jb];B[lb];W[if];B[gd];W[ke]
;B[ic];W[gf];B[hb];W[hh];B[hk];W[fl];B[fe];W[eg];B[ee];W[df];B[de]
;W[gc];B[np];W[kp];B[ko];W[hl];B[gl];W[gm];B[fm];W[io];B[jo];W[fl]
;B[cc];W[gk];B[hd];W[bd];B[bc];W[aj];B[jf];W[fg];B[ie];W[rj];B[ri]
;W[rh];B[qh];W[si];B[sk];W[qi];B[so];W[sq];B[ri];W[na];B[ma];W[qi]
;B[nn];W[aq];B[rr];W[rs];B[ap];W[li];B[mi];W[aq];B[ri];W[as];B[pr]
;W[qi];B[rf];W[ph];B[ri];W[lh];B[lg];W[qi];B[dj];W[ck];B[ri];W[mb]
;B[mc];W[qi];B[ok];W[sr];B[sc];W[mh];B[nh];W[og];B[qg];W[mg];B[ng]
;W[mf];B[ig];W[oh];B[nf];W[oi];B[ri];W[oj];B[pk];W[qi];B[gj];W[fj]
;B[ri];W[la];B[gi];W[mb];B[fi];W[hf];B[je];W[bf];B[ma];W[mj];B[mk]
;W[mb];B[fk];W[gl];B[ma];W[qi];B[hg];W[gh])

Hane Naoki's Honinbo Hunt

It was a sad 29 June 2010 for Hane Naoki. It was the day when he lost his Honinbo title to Yamashita Keigo. The meeting result between the two was less favorable for Hane (24-12 in Yamashita's favor) and he failed to break the jinx down and lost his only title.

This time, Hane Naoki is back for a revenge. He won the last game against O Rissei (9 dan) with a slim 0.5 point margin to win the challenger's seat. He will play Yamashita Keigo Honinbo on May 11-12 and will continue in a best-of-7 series.


Hane Naoki (left) vs. O Rissei (right)

Here is the game Hane played earlier at the league:
Hane Naoki (black) vs. Seto Taiki (white). Result: B+R


(;DT[2011-03-03]EV[66th Japanese Honinbo, league]
PB[Hane Naoki]PW[Seto Taiki]
KM[6.5]RE[B+R]SO[Go4Go.net]
;B[qd];W[dd];B[pq];W[dq];B[do];W[oc];B[cq];W[qo];B[ld];W[me]
;B[od];W[nd];B[oe];W[pc];B[qc];W[le];B[jd];W[lc];B[qk];W[qg]
;B[qf];W[rf];B[re];W[pf];B[qe];W[ok];B[op];W[ql];B[fc];W[cf]
;B[pl];W[pk];B[qm];W[rl];B[rm];W[rk];B[qj];W[rj];B[ol];W[nl]
;B[pn];W[qi];B[nk];W[ml];B[nn];W[dl];B[dp];W[eq];B[cr];W[ip]
;B[gq];W[go];B[cj];W[ek];B[dg];W[cg];B[ej];W[fj];B[ei];W[fk]
;B[gh];W[fd];B[gd];W[fe];B[ec];W[dc];B[ge];W[fg];B[fh];W[gf]
;B[hf];W[hg];B[gg];W[ff];B[ie];W[ig];B[hi];W[hb];B[mc];W[lb]
;B[ib];W[kd];B[ic];W[ik];B[ij];W[jk];B[jj];W[kk];B[ke];W[md]
;B[kg];W[qq];B[pr];W[mp];B[mo];W[lp];B[lo];W[kp];B[fo];W[rn]
;B[sm];W[rp];B[rr];W[pp];B[po];W[qr];B[qs];W[oq];B[qp];W[if]
;B[he];W[pp];B[nq];W[kf];B[or];W[je];B[ch];W[bh];B[bi];W[dh]
;B[ci];W[eg];B[bl];W[db];B[eb];W[fn];B[fp];W[bm];B[cl];W[id]
;B[gb];W[jc];B[hc];W[cm];B[bg];W[bf];B[ah];W[gn];B[af];W[bd]
;B[ir];W[ko];B[lm];W[kn];B[hk];W[hl];B[nj];W[oi];B[ll];W[mk]
;B[lk];W[mj];B[kj];W[lj];B[ni];W[nh];B[mi];W[li];B[mh];W[lh]
;B[ng];W[mg];B[oh];W[oj];B[nh];W[ph];B[of];W[jh];B[lg];W[mf]
;B[jm];W[km];B[kl];W[il];B[jl];W[in];B[dk];W[dm];B[ad];W[be]
;B[ae];W[ac];B[ag];W[hh];B[gi];W[qb];B[rb];W[ra];B[pb];W[pa]
;B[qa];W[bk];B[ak];W[qb];B[ob];W[nb];B[qa];W[aj];B[al];W[qb]
;B[nm];W[kh];B[qa];W[eh];B[fi];W[qb];B[rg];W[rh];B[qa];W[am]
;B[ck];W[qb];B[sf];W[rc];B[qa];W[ai];B[bj];W[qb];B[pg];W[sb]
;B[qh];W[ai];B[aj];W[qg];B[og];W[rs];B[ss];W[mr];B[qh];W[sh]
;B[pi];W[pj];B[kr];W[np];B[no];W[rq];B[mq];W[sq];B[so];W[lr]
;B[ps];W[nr];B[qn];W[bp];B[bo];W[ao];B[cp];W[bb];B[gk];W[gl]
;B[en];W[em];B[bq])