Moon makes it 6 in a row in Jeongganjang Cup blitz

Moon Dowon (2 dan), a relatively ‘unknown’ player, has won 6 consecutive games in the 9th Jeongganjang Cup.

Rising star, Moon Dowon (2 dan) of Korea

“I feel much better now. People around me have been giving me advices not to be pressured by anything and to do my very best to get the greatest results possible. I think being able to stay comfortable during every match was the most important factor that made me win!” said Moon.

What might have been unbelievable has happened. The goddess of fortune has helped Moon Dowon (2 dan) remain unbeatable in six consecutive Baduk matches. No one can now suggest different opinions on the possibility of Moon’s straight victory in the first Baduk match.

On January 13, Moon accomplished her sixth successive victory after beating Song Ronghui (5 dan) – the winner of 2008 World Mind Sports Games Women’s Private Match and a Chinese representative for Asian Game – by a wide margin at the 9th Jeongganjang (Korea Ginseng Corp.) sponsored World Women’s Baduk Championship 6th final match in Hangzhou, China. Moon’s 6th successive victory is an equal record to Song Ronghui’s individual consecutive victory record. Here’s the game record:

Moon Dowon vs Song Ronghui


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Moon, who successfully shows Korean women’s spirit in her first world stage, expressed her thoughts, “I decided to participate in the Jeongganjang match in hopes of contending with other foreign professional players instead of Korean players. I am afraid possible greed for the 7th victory may bring misfortune. I will try to keep my first intention as if it was my 1st match.”

As Moon keeps winning match by match, her Baduk skills are getting in shape. Now the attention has shifted to whether Suzuki Ayumi (5 dan) will be the next sacrifice for the Jeongganjang new record for Moon’s consecutive victory in the next match.

As the prize for her consecutive victory, Moon has procured 8 sets of 20 earth grade ginseng and told reporters with a big smile on her face, “I intend to give these as gifts for my parents and my teachers who taught me Baduk.”

The 9th Jeongganjang sponsored World Women’s Baduk Championship is a win and continue tournament with 5 female professional Baduk players from the three countries – Korea, China, and Japan. Each match gives every player time limits of 1 hour and 3 lots of 40 seconds byo-yomi.

Further reading

For readers who are interested, here are the game records from Moon’s 4th and 5th wins. You can also see her first three games in our previous article: Moon Dowon on 3 game streak in 9th Jeongganjang Cup.

Moon Dowon vs Mukai Chiaki


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Li He vs Moon Dowon


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  1. Well, Koreans are the best playing meticulous games. =)