16th China Korea Tengen
The 16th China Korea Tengen was a repeat of last year’s 15th iteration of the tournament.
Chen has now played in four consecutive China Korea Tengen tournaments.
3rd China Japan Korea World Meijin
Like the Tengen, this year’s China Japan Korea World Meijin tournament was almost a repeat of last year’s, with Yamashita Keigo 9p substituting for Iyama Yuta 9p after winning the 36th Meijin in Japan.
As usual, these three way matches are played over three rounds. The games were held from September 10-13, 2012.
Yamashita drew the bye, leaving Park and Jiang to fight for the first spot in the final.
Park was the first to progress to the final, and eagerly watched Jiang and Yamashita vie for the remaining seat (Park won this event in 2011).
After defeating Yamashita, Jiang managed to reverse the result of round 1 in the final, and added the 3rd World Meijin title to his collection.