Lee prevailed against Xie and finally added Chunlan Cup to his already impressive trophy cabinet.
Déjà vu in the opening
The opening was similar to yesterday’s match (game 2), with Lee playing the same unusual pattern in the top right. Once again Lee played with white. However Xie deviated at move 29 and followed a new variation.
[Update: Here’s Younggil’s commentary of game three of the 8th Chunlan Cup]
Another feather in Lee’s cap
After this, complicated fighting ensued and Lee emerged as the winner. With this win, Lee claimed his maiden Chunlan Cup and also his 15th international championship.
Xie He still leads on head to head wins
Interestingly enough, even after the last three matches, Xie’s win-loss record against Lee is still 6-4 in Xie’s favor.
More photos from the game
Game record: Xie He vs Lee Sedol