The final so far
Dang won the first game, but Baek won the second and the third games. At this point, Baek is leading the series 2-1.
Emotions are important too
Dang was upset after finishing game three. He was in a good mood in the middle game, but he made some simple mistakes in the endgame, and lost the game.
He seemed to be having trouble controlling his emotions, so he might need to learn to be more patient and calm to win important games like these.
Baek Hongseok was in good form
Baek is in very good form at the moment (going into this game), especially after winning the second game.
Let’s have a look at the game…
Commented game record
Dang Yifei vs Baek Hongseok
Baek Hongseok’s first major title
This was Baek’s first major title in his entire life. Congratulations Baek!
Unfortunately, Baek still has to join the army next year. So we won’t see him for two years.
That’s a critical problem for top Korean players like him, but it doesn’t seem easy to solve this situation at present. I’m going to talk briefly about this military service problem for Korean players when I interview Baek in the near future.
Dang Yifei will be back in the future
On the other hand, Dang Yifei missed a really good opportunity to win an international title. However, we should remember that Dang is still only a 17 year old boy, who made it all the way to the finals! We will see his face more often in future international tournaments.
I hope you can get a better feeling for this game and enjoy it more with this commentary.