Park is rapidly expanding his trophy collection – he took three titles last year and this is his first for 2012.
The Maxim Cup
The Maxim Cup is a 9 dan only invitational tournament in Korea.
Once again, the finals took place at the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage listed Jeju Island.
Both games featured novel openings followed by hard fighting.
Park and Choi are both very creative players and it’s a pleasure to see them play. And while Park can take or leave the fighting, it’s a quintessential and unavoidable part of Choi’s game.
Grilled by the reporters
It seems that reporters make a habit of giving the players a hard time at the Maxim Cup finals. Last year it was Lee Changho dodging the bullets…
During a post game interview, Choi was grilled by journalists about his upcoming nuptials. It seems that while a wedding date has been set for June 2, Choi has yet to ‘formally propose’ to his intended wife, Yun Jihee.
Park was not spared from the awkward questions either. Asked about his disappointing first round loss in the 4th BC Card Cup, where he started as one of the favorites, Park said that hopefully with this win, his performance will improve in future tournaments.
Expect more news on the BC Card Cup as that tournament progresses.
13th Maxim Cup photos
Park Junghwan vs Choi Cheolhan
Choi Cheolhan vs Park Junghwan