This game is from the final of the 24th Fujitsu Cup. Park Junghwan (9p) beat Iyama Yuta (9p) in the semi final, and Qiu Jun (8p) beat Jiang Weijie (5p) to reach this final. Park Junghwan is regarded as a future Lee Sedol, and he’s the most promising player in Korea right now. On the other hand, Qiu Jun is well known as a very hard thinker and worker. He seems to be getting stronger as time goes on.
This is a commentary of the game between Gu Li (9p) and Iyama Yuta (9p) in the 24th Fujitsu Cup. These two also played together recently in the final of the 1st Bosai Cup, in China May 2011. At that time, Iyama defeated Gu Li and took the title. Even though Iyama’s play in that game was wonderful, lots of Go fans still thought the result was some sort of fluke. However, this time it should be different, because Iyama’s play seems to be getting even better.
On August 14, 2011, the 24th Fujitsu Cup came to an exciting finish as Park Junghwan (9p) of Korea took the title, defeating China’s Qiu Jun (8p). This is Park’s first major international title, but at only 18 years of age, it will most certainly be followed by many more. With this win, Park sets a new record as the youngest player ever to win the presitigious Fujitsu Cup.
China’s Qiu Jun (8p) is set to face off with Korea’s Park Junghwan (9p) in the final of the 24th Fujitsu Cup tomorrow. In today’s matches (August 13, 2011), Park defeated Japan’s Iyama Yuta (9p) by 3.5 points in a difficult, large scale game. On the other side of the room Qiu Jun was competing with fellow countryman Jiang Weijie (5p). Their game featured hard tactical fighting and a huge ko, which Qiu won.
We’re getting to the business end of the 24th Fujitsu Cup and places in the semi final were decided today (August 12, 2011). The last 4 players left standing are Korean youngster, Park Junghwan (9p), Japan’s Iyama Yuta (9p) and China’s Qiu Jun (8p) and Jiang Weijie (5p). Tomorrow, Park will take on Iyama and the two remaining Chinese players will play one another.
Here is a game commentary of the recent game between Lee Changho and Won Seongjin. Lee resigned this game when he was winning, but even when Lee resigned, the game was almost finished, and Won already knew he’d lose the capturing race. It’s unbelievable that Lee misread an easy move. Go fans will miss Lee’s games in the 24th Fujitsu Cup.
The qualifying tournament for the 24th Fujitsu Cup is currently taking place in South Korea. In a surprise upset on 9 February 2011, Won Seongjin beat Lee Changho. This is the first time in 18 years (since the 7th Fujitsu Cup) that “The Stone Buddha” (Lee Changho) will not appear at the international phase of the Fujitsu Cup. Many fans will be sorely disappointed.