Iyama and Park have only played together once before, in the semifinal of the 24th Fujitsu Cup. Iyama was leading the game from beginning to the middle game, but Park caught up and reversed the game at the end.
Japanese Go shifts its focus
Japan has established a study group for the top players named ‘Go 碁 Japan’ (pronounced Go Go Japan) and it’s a nice start to re-establishing Japan’s competitiveness in international Go tournaments.
Japanese players already seem to be more motivated and have been showing better results in the international tournaments in just a short amount of time.