Go Commentary: Park Junghwan vs Qiu Jun – 24th Fujitsu Cup

This game is from the final of the 24th Fujitsu Cup.

Park Junghwan 9p beat Iyama Yuta 9p in the semi final, and Qiu Jun 8p beat Jiang Weijie 5p to reach this final.

Park Junghwan’s first international final

Park Junghwan (left) and Qiu Jun review the game.

This is the first time Park has played in the final of a world championship, and for Qiu, it’s the second time. In 2009, He was in the final of the Samsung Cup, but was beaten by Kong Jie.

Park Junghwan is regarded as a future Lee Sedol, and he’s the most promising player in Korea right now.

On the other hand, Qiu Jun is well known as a very hard thinker and worker. He seems to be getting stronger as time goes on.

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Park Junghwan vs Qiu Jun – 24th Fujitsu Cup


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Younggil is an 8 dan professional Go player with the Korean Baduk Association. He qualified as a professional in 1997 and won an award for winning 18 consecutive professional matches the following year. After completing compulsory military service, Younggil left Korea in 2008, to teach and promote the game Go overseas. Younggil now lives in Sydney, Australia, and is one of the founders of Go Game Guru. On Friday evenings, Younggil is usually at the Sydney Go Club, where he gives weekly lessons and plays simultaneous games.

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  1. Dear Mr Younggil

    Thank you for your great analysis.

    At our club we had the hardest time explaining why White 22 is @B13 instead of capturing a stone @B16. Eventually we agreed Black would reduce the left while being forced to live, so that it would be sort of a thank you sequence for Black. Still, we had to assume this, given the play by these pros, because we liked the variation for White.

    Our analysis is published at SL: http://senseis.xmp.net/?Fujitsu2011FinalGameAnalysis

    Thank you very much.

    • An Younggil 8p says:

      Your analysis is good enough.
      In my opinion, B could also attach on the third line for B23 instead of knight sliding. As you already mentioned, W didn’t want B to settle down easily on the left side.
      I hope your club is full of fun! 😀

  2. Hello Mr. Younggil
    Excellent analysis, how often does go game guru offer commented games? I feel that I learn a lot from this type of lesson, it would be wonderful if you can comment on more games.

    😀 thanks~ Giantcrab

  3. Very interesting analysis of quite an exciting game. As always, the charm of mystery disappears in favour of at least the appearance of understanding: curiosity makes me choose for the understanding, sacrificing part of the charm. Thank you!

  4. Mr. Younggil `s analysis is very instructive for weak players like me. Thanks a lot.