On November 23, 2011, Lee Changho 9p of Korea delighted his fans by defeating China’s Xie He 7p, for a chance to win his 5th LG Cup.
Lee, while undisputedly one of the strongest players on the Go circuit, has not won a major international title since the now discontinued Zhonghuan Cup in 2007.
In recent years, there has been a resurgence in Lee’s performance and perhaps this will be the start of his return to top form?
After only 117 moves, Jiang sealed Kim’s fate by killing a large dragon, which at one point seemed like it might escape.
This is Jiang’s first appearance in an international final so it will be most interesting to see how this young gun performs against the veteran, Lee.
The final will be played in February 2012. We’ll have to wait until then to see what happens…
Who do you think will win the 16th LG Cup?
Will Lee Changho add another title to his collection or is this going to be Jiang Weijie’s big breakthrough? Let me know what you think by leaving a comment below!