Park Junghwan ends Chen Yaoye’s China Korea Tengen run

The 18th China Korea Tengen was held on Jeju Island, Korea, from September 23 to 26, 2014.

The China Korea Tengen is a best of three match between the winners of Korea’s Chunwon and China’s Tianyuan tournament.

Chen Yaoye and Park Junghwan - 18th China Korea Tengen

Chen Yaoye 9 dan (left) and Park Junghwan 9 dan – 18th China Korea Tengen.


The defending champion

A familiar face at the China Korea Tengen - Chen Yaoye

A familiar face at the China Korea Tengen – Chen Yaoye.

China’s Chen Yaoye 9p has won this tournament for the past three years (and four times in total).

This equals Gu Li and Lee Changho’s records in this event.

Another Park

Last year, Park Younghun 9p was unable to stop Chen, losing 2-1.

However, this year’s Korean representative, while also named Park, is a horse of a different color.

Park Junghwan 9p is the only person who has defeated Chen at the China Korea Tengen in the past. In fact, Chen’s run might have been a record breaking five straight wins had it not been for Park’s victory in 2010.


Chen Yaoye and Park Junghwan at the 18th China Korea Tengen.

Korea ends China’s short lived lead

After the previous China Korea Tengen, China was ahead for the first time since the tournament’s inception with a 9-8 score.

However, Park wasted no time restoring the balance to 9-9, by winning games one and two by resignation.

Game records

Chen Yaoye vs Park Junghwan


Download SGF File (Go Game Record)


Park Junghwan vs Chen Yaoye


Download SGF File (Go Game Record)


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  1. Thanks for the interesting games!
    I was a bit surprised at the end of the 2nd game that Chen resigned. I’m used to a komi of 7.5 and that would make Chen the winner. Then I saw in the file that the komi was 6.5.
    Isn’t 6.5 considered a bit low these days?

    • It depends on whether it’s territory oder area scoring. If it’s territory scoring then komi is 6.5 pts. If it’s area scoring then komi is 7.5 pts.

    • Glad you liked the games, elkine!

      I’ll ask Younggil to have a closer look at the games for us. He can probably explain Chen’s decision to resign.

    • Younggil An says:

      The komi of this match was 6.5 points because of the Japanese rules.

      The komi both 6.5 and 7.5 points are well balanced I think. The Chinese rule has two points difference because of the way of counting, so 6.5 point aren’t available. That’s why, they chose to increase the komi from 5.5 points to 7.5 points as far as I know.

      Many Korean top players prefer White under Chinese rules, but they prefer Black with 6.5 points komi.

      • Thanks a lot for the explanations!
        Of course now I wonder why a China-Korea tournament uses Japanese rules 🙂

        • Younggil An says:

          That’s a good question.

          It’s because Korean tournaments use Japanese rules. The China-Korea Tengen is playing on Japanese and Chinese rules alternately, and this year, it was held in Korea, so they used Japanese rules.

  2. thx for reporting. just a comment: the board is too small, and the little clock that shows the move number is distracting…

    • As for the clock, whether or not Glift displays features will be configured by the user via a settings window. That feature is still a little ways out

      As for board size, have you tried fullscreen?

  3. a lil peeve with the new board is that it doesnt show dead stones as well

  4. And something which tells who is which color. I guess first one is white, but you never know.

  5. Flagellator1974 says:

    I don’t understand a thing: on go4go the result of the second match is B+0,5. Here B+R (i only use go4go to print game records). So, what’s the situation? Thanks 🙂

    • Younggil An says:

      Oh, you’re right. Park won the game 2 by 0.5 point. We’ll correct the result. Thanks for your correction.

  6. I wonder, if a (pro) game ends in a 0,5 result, do pro players consider this to be lucky?

    • Younggil An says:

      It depends on the game. In this game, they both must have expected the result in the endgame, so pros wouldn’t consider this to be lucky.

      These days, top pros’ endgame and counting are very accurate compare to the old days.