16th LG Cup quarter final results

On November 21, 2011, the quarter finals of the 16th LG Cup took place in Beijing, China.

Lee Changho proceeds to the semi finals

Chen Shiyuan 9p of Taiwan faced Korea’s legendary Lee Changho 9p and his famous poker face. Chen trained and turned pro in Korea, before returning home to Taiwan about 4 years ago, so he is very familiar with the Korean game.

Lee Changho (9 dan) - His impassive expression earned him the nickname 'Stone Buddha'.

Unfortunately for Chen, his opponent was too strong this time and Lee advanced to the semi finals. Lee’s next opponent is China’s Xie He 7p, who knocked out Heo Youngho 9p of Korea in his quarter final game.

China's Xie He (7 dan) - arguably the most talented player never to win at an international level - will face Lee Changho in the semi final.

The other semi final will be played between the two youngsters in the tournament, Jiang Weijie 5p of China and Kim Jiseok 7p of Korea. Jiang and Kim defeated Korea’s Won Seongjin 9p and China’s Qiu Jun 9p in their respective quarter final matches.

Kim Jiseok (7 dan) - A big opportunity for the Korean infighter.

Opportunity knocks for three talented players

As we noted in an earlier article about the 16th LG Cup, Lee Changho is the only quarter finalist who’s previously won an international title.

For Xie, Kim and Jiang, this is a great opportunity, but they may have to fight their way past Lee to grasp it.

Jiang Weijie (5 dan), another chance at an international title for the Chinese 'tiger cub'.

LG Cup semi final schedule

The semi finals will start in Beijing tomorrow (November 23), at 10:00 am Beijing time. Check the Pro Go Calendar for the dates of other important matches.

Game records

Game record: Chen Shiyuan vs Lee Changho


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Game record: Xie He vs Heo Youngho


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Game record: Kim Jiseok vs Qiu Jun


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Game record: Jiang Weijie vs Won Seongjin


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