No sure thing
Lee won the first game on April 25, but Park responded by winning games 2 and 3 on April 30 and May 1, making Lee’s fans nervous.
Lee, unruffled as always, equaled the scored at 2-2 on May 5, taking away Park’s hopes of an early win.
He followed up with another win the next day to claim the Cup.
GS Caltex Cup
The GS Caltex Cup is one of the most generously sponsored Korean domestic Go tournaments, with the winner taking away 70 million Won (approximately $60,000 USD).
Until 2004, when LG restructured into LG and GS, the tournament was known as the Korean LG Cup.
Professionals play in a knockout format with the final decided by the best of 5 matches. The tournament structure has changed several times over the years.
Up until the 15th year, the tournament was played with a challenger facing the defending title holder. The challenger has been decided by both round robin and single knockout formats.
GS Caltex is a South Korean oil and energy company.
Lee Sedol and Park Younghun
Lee and Park are no strangers to the GS Caltex Cup, both having won this tournament twice in previous years.
Lee won the tournament in 2001 and 2006 and Park in 2007 and 2008.
Congratulations Lee Sedol!