Lee won the first game of the final, but Choi won next two games to lead the series 2-1. Lee fought back with a win in game 4, and this was the deciding game of the 41st Myeongin title match.
The head to head record between these two players is 31-19 in Lee’s favor. Up until this game, there had been four finals matches between these two, and Lee had won them all.
The winner’s prize in the Myeongin is 80 million Won (about $75,000 USD at the time of writing) and the runner up receives 25 million Won (about $23,000).
The final is played as a best of five match and the time limit for the games is 2 hours and 3 x 1 minute byo-yomi for each player.
Let’s have a look at the game!