Jiang takes an early lead
The final started on February 13 and Lee appeared to have a good game until Jiang ended things suddenly by killing a large white group in the center.
The tournament organizers were kind enough to give the players a day off on February 14 to enjoy Valentine’s Day, but play resumed on the 15th.
An exciting second game
Jiang was burdened with a weak group for most of the second game and it seemed like he might get into trouble against a veteran like Lee. However, Jiang managed the situation well, eventually leaving the players with a close endgame.
This being Jiang’s first international final and given Lee’s recent resurgence, Lee probably entered the final as the sentimental favorite. But, Jiang was apparently unfazed by both the event and the player.
Jiang Weijie wins the 16th LG Cup
Lee resigned after 232 moves and Jiang won his first international title.
Congratulations Jiang Weijie!
Photos: 16th LG Cup final
Games: 16th LG Cup final
Jiang Weijie vs Lee Changho – Game 1
Lee Changho vs Jiang Weijie – Game 2