The 4th BC Card Cup is about to enter the round of 16.
This year’s tournament has been full of upsets with favorites falling left and right in the early rounds. Here’s how things stand as of March 20, 2012.
Two young Chinese stars
Dang followed suit by accounting for ‘the other Lee’ – Lee Sedol 9p – in the round of 32.
Round of 16 line-up
Unfortunately for Japan and Taiwan, the handful of their players who made it to the round of 64 were eliminated at that stage.
Things heat up in April
The round of 16 will take place in early April, starting on the 5th.
Stay tuned to see how far Mi and Dang will go in this year’s BC Card Cup!
About the BC Card Cup
The BC Card Cup is an international Go tournament sponsored by BC Card, Korea’s largest credit card company. The inaugural tournament was held in 2009.
The format is a single knockout of 64 players: 3 from Korea, 2 from China, 2 from Japan, 1 from Taiwan, 2 wild cards (chosen by the Korean Baduk Association) and 54 players who qualify through the preliminary rounds.
Photos from the 4th BC Card Cup
Dang Yifei vs Lee Sedol
Mi Yuting vs Lee Changho
Mi Yuting vs Park Junghwan
(from the round of 64)