Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Xie Yimin Advanced To NHK Cup's Quarterfinal

Xie Yimin the Female Triple Crowns (Female Honinbo, Female Meijin, Female Kisei) made an impressive victory at the 59th NHK Cup. She won the 3rd round against last year's NHK Winner, Yamada Kimio (9 dan) in a quick 109 moves.

Xie Yimin
Xie opened the game with a Mini-Chinese Fuseki and Yamada decided to enter Xie's influence sphere with white 20. A fight started with Xie kept on attacking white's invading stones and soon Yamada Kimio found himself in trouble. In the end, Xie killed the stones and won by resignation.

Yamada Kimio

Xie will face another tough opponent as she will play Hane Naoki Gosei at the next round.

Here is the game record:
Xie Yimin (black) vs. Yamada Kimio (white). Result: B+R

(;CA[Windows-1252]SZ[19]AP[MultiGo:4.4.4]EV[59th NHK Cup, round 3]DT[22-01-2012]
PB[Xie Yimin]BR[5p]PW[Yamada Kimio]WR[9p]KM[6.5]RE[B+R]MULTIGOGM[1]