Dang Yifei won the first game.
Baek Hongseok is currently ranked number 8 in Korea. This is his first time in the final of an international tournament.
He won the SK Rookies’ tournament in 2006, but afterwards he only took second place, nine times in a row, in other tournaments.
So this was his 10th time challenging for a major title.
Dang Yifei’s journey to the finals was even more amazing. He defeated Piao Wenyao in the semifinal and he won the first game of the final as well.
As this game begins, Dang’s on a 17 game winning streak in international matches, and it’s really amazing. His record last year (2011) was 46 wins and 36 losses. That’s nothing special, but he’s become a totally different player this year.
Let’s see how these fresh new players go in these final matches.