The 18th China Korea Tengen was held on Jeju Island, Korea, from September 23 to 26, 2014.
The defending champion
China’s Chen Yaoye 9p has won this tournament for the past three years (and four times in total).
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.
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.
Chen Yaoye vs Park Junghwan
Park Junghwan vs Chen Yaoye