In a surprising turn of events at the 17th LG Cup , several favorites, including Lee Changho 9p, Lee Sedol 9p, Gu Li 9p, Park Junghwan 9p and the defending champion, Jiang Weijie 9p, fell in the round of 16.
In the only match of the round between 9 dans, Korea’s Choi Cheolhan defeated China’s Gu Li.
Going into the quarter finals
The remaining Korean players are no strangers to international competition. Even the youngster, Na Hyun, has already made quite a splash on the international stage.
In contrast, the three surviving Chinese players, while all moderately successful domestically, have yet to make their mark on the international scene.
LG Cup resumes in November
The 17th LG Cup will now pause, and games will resume later this year in mid-November. Go Game Guru will let you know when it restarts, posting game results and photos as usual.
LG Cup round of 16 results
- Choi Cheolhan 9p defeated Gu Li 9p
- Na Hyun 2p defeated Jiang Weijie 9p
- Li Kang 6p defeated Lee Changho 9p
- Lian Xiao 4p defeated Park Junghwan 9p
- Kang Dongyun 9p defeated Peng Liyao 5p
- Lee Younggu 9p defeated Xiao Zhenghao 7p
- Won Seongjin 9p defeated Choi Kihoon 4p
- Shi Yue 5p defeated Lee Sedol 9p
About the LG Cup
The LG Cup is a major international Go tournament. It started in 1996 and the prize money is currently 250 million Won.
The main draw of 32 players is part invitational, comprising of 5 Korean players, 5 Chinese players, 4 Japanese players, 1 Taiwanese player and including the previous year’s winner and runner up.
The rest of the main draw is determined through a preliminary tournament. The format is single knockout, with the final played as a best of 3 games.
The tournament is sponsored by LG Electronics, a multinational consumer electronics company whose headquarters are in South Korea.
17th LG Cup photos
Gu Li vs Choi Cheolhan
Shi Yue vs Lee Sedol
Li Kang vs Lee Changho
Jiang Weijie vs Na Hyun