Park JiEun,7p from Korea beat fellow country lady Kim HyeoiMin by
the smallest margin to take the first Dali Cup. From all competitors
of Japan and China only Rui Naiwei made it to the semi-finals (while
one could argue Rui is half Korean as well, living and competing there
for so many years now).
07-18 41th WangWi title decided
Lee ChangHo adds another title to his long long string of crowns,
the 41th WangWi title this time. In the 5th game he beats his challenger
Yun JunSang, 4p by resignation.
07-09 20th Fujitsu Cup
Park YoungHoon, the 22 year old youngster from Korea takes
the 20th Fujitsu Cup by beating fellow countryman Lee ChangHo.
It's already for the 2nd time Park wins this prestigeous
title. In the 17th edition he beat Yoda Norimoto in the
final. The latter did well and became 3rd this time by
beating Cho U in the 3rd place playoff.
07-08 20th Fujitsu Cup
In the semi-finals of the 20th Fujitsu Cup tournament the
two Korean representatives take out the Japanese Yoda Norimoto
and Cho U (originally Taiwanese).
So Lee ChangHo and Park YoungHoon will fight it out in the
final which is planned for the 9th of Juli.
07-05 Chen Yaoye becomes the world's youngest 9-dan
By taking second place in this June's
Asia Cup, Chen Yaoye at 17 years old has become the world's
youngest 9-dan. Unlike Japan's ranking system, in which seniority and
performance in domestic tournaments determines individual ranking,
both China and Korea have in recent years switched to a system
that places greatest weight on performance in major international
competition. Even though Chen lost in the finals to Korea's Lee SeDol,
his results combined with last year's performance against Gu Li in the
LG Cup secured his immediate promotion
from 5 to 9-dan.
(source: the Chinese periodical "Weiqi Tiandi", editor: Matt Luce)