On November 21, 2011, the quarter finals of the 16th LG Cup took place in Beijing, China.
Lee Changho proceeds to the semi finals
Chen Shiyuan 9p of Taiwan faced Korea’s legendary Lee Changho 9p and his famous poker face. Chen trained and turned pro in Korea, before returning home to Taiwan about 4 years ago, so he is very familiar with the Korean game.
Unfortunately for Chen, his opponent was too strong this time and Lee advanced to the semi finals. Lee’s next opponent is China’s Xie He 7p, who knocked out Heo Youngho 9p of Korea in his quarter final game.
The other semi final will be played between the two youngsters in the tournament, Jiang Weijie 5p of China and Kim Jiseok 7p of Korea. Jiang and Kim defeated Korea’s Won Seongjin 9p and China’s Qiu Jun 9p in their respective quarter final matches.
Opportunity knocks for three talented players
As we noted in an earlier article about the 16th LG Cup, Lee Changho is the only quarter finalist who’s previously won an international title.
For Xie, Kim and Jiang, this is a great opportunity, but they may have to fight their way past Lee to grasp it.
LG Cup semi final schedule
The semi finals will start in Beijing tomorrow (November 23), at 10:00 am Beijing time. Check the Pro Go Calendar for the dates of other important matches.