Wang Chenxing on a 6 game streak in the 2nd Huang Longshi Cup

The first half of the 2nd Huang Longshi Cup concluded on February 2nd, 2012. Let’s see how the teams stand.

Huang Longshi is a female team tournament between China, Japan and Korea. It uses a win and continue format and is named after an ancient Chinese Go genius from the 17th century called Huang Longshi.

A good start for China

After seven rounds, Team China, led by the legendary Rui Naiwei 9p, still has all five team members in play. Rui leads Li He 3p, Tang Yi 2p, Wang Chenxing 2p and Yu Zhiying 2p.

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Team China in the 2nd Huang Longshi Cup.

Two women left for Team Japan

Team Japan has lost three players so far – Yoshida Mika 8p, Mukai Chiaki 5p and Yashiro Kumiko 5p – while Mannami Nao 2p and Xie Yimin 6p are still in play.

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Team Japan in the 2nd Huang Longshi Cup.

Team Korea hanging by a thread

Team Korea has suffered the most casualties with Choi Jung 1p, Lee Sula 3p, Park Jiyeon 2p and Kim Hyemin 6p all being knocked out. Only Park Jieun 9p remains for Team Korea.

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Team Korea in the 2nd Huang Longshi Cup.

Wang Chenxing steals the show

China’s Wang Chenxing 2p has won six games and is undoubtedly the star of the tourment so far. After Yoshida defeated Choi in round 1, Wang accounted for Yoshida, Lee, Mukai, Park Jiyeon, Yashiro and Kim in the six subsequent rounds.

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Wang Chenxing (2 dan). Star of the 2nd Huahg Longshi Cup so far.

The next round starts in April

When the tournament resumes in April, 2012, Chen will face Mannami. Can her winning streak continue? And can Park Jieun keep Team Korea in the tournament?

Game records: 2nd Huang Longshi Cup

 

Wang Chenxing vs Yashiro Kumiko

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Wang Chenxing vs Kim Hyemin

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Comments

  1. Ah, a news article. I was getting a bit worried.

  2. Bee's Knees says:

    I don’t like these nation-on-nation formats… There is always a slight undercurrent of each nation trying to forcibly demonstrate its “inherent” superiority like Hitler tried to do in the Berlin Olympics. Then again, I don’t like the chauvinistic exercise that is the Olympics either.

    Wang did nicely though. Maybe she can be the next Rui Naiwei. I would love to see some women players contend for major titles (both domestically and internationally).

    • I think the important thing about these kinds of events is that they give up and coming players a chance to play alongside more experienced players in a team, without feeling intimidated. Otherwise it’s me against you all the time.

  3. Wang Chenxing is pretty :)

  4. Then there should be mixed international teams… but you can just feel how unlikely that would be

    • David Ormerod says:

      Yes, well nationalities are just a convenient way of forming a team, among other things… :)

      I agree with you though.

  5. Byung Soo Lee says:

    Can we ask Mr. An (or any other writer on GGG) to do a series of profiles on the top women go players when he is done with his current series on the top 20 players overall? We know almost nothing about them. We see a face here and there and maybe hear about their wins in these international team matches, but that is it.

    Also, the people of the Internet demand to know about Ms. Wang’s StarCraft skills (j/k)

    • Good idea, we’re going to try to do more interviews. Younggil is already getting ready to publish one this week.

      From reading Younggil’s top 20 players series, I think one could be forgiven for concluding that playing Starcraft would make you better at Go. Hmm… ;)

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