The Japanese Meijin
However, Yamashita won the third game played on September 21-22, 2011 to take a 2-1 lead over Iyama.
The Chinese Mingren
This makes it one win each and the third and deciding match will be played on September 27, 2011.
The Korean Myeongin
The Korean Myongin tournament is still in the knockout phase of the main draw. On September 20, 2011, a very notable game was played.
An amateur player is awarded pro status mid-tournament
By winning this game, Cho accumulated over 100 points under the Korean Baduk Association’s new points system for amateurs.
This allowed him to become a pro under the new rules!
Under this system amateur players accumulate points by winning games in the professional tournaments that allow amateurs to qualify.
Cho is the first player to turn pro under this system. We’ll write more about Cho Insun, the new system and how it works soon.
Congratulations Cho Insun!