The 2nd Huang Longshi Cup ended on April 9th, 2012, with Team China convincingly defending the title.
Huang Longshi Cup
Meanwhile, China still had all team members in play, with Wang Chenxing 2p on a six game winning streak.
Wang Chenxing’s 8 game streak
Wang extended her winning record by two more games, defeating Mannami Nao…
…and Park Jieun!
Xie Yimin stops the runaway train
Japan’s last woman standing, Xie Yimin, eventually ended Wang’s impressive run at eight wins. Wang, for her efforts, received a promotion to 5 dan.
This meant that, for Xie to win the tournament for Team Japan, she would have to beat all four remaining Chinese players, including the legendary Rui Naiwei 9p.
Yu Zhiying steps up to bat for China
Teenager, Yu Zhiying 2p was next up for Team China. Perhaps inspired by fellow team mate Wang, Yu defeated Xie to bring the Cup home for China.
China wins the Huang Longshi Cup
2nd Huang Longshi Cup photos
Wang Chenxing vs Park Jieun
Xie Yimin vs Wang Chenxing
Xie Yimin vs Yu Zhiying