The first two rounds of the 7th Ing Cup concluded on May 25, 2012 with some surprising results.
Another precocious teenager
The most notable was Chinese 15 year old, Fan Tingyu 3p, who defeated Lee Sedol 9p by resignation.
And a veteran
In round 2, winners of the first round played against the 8 seeds who did not play in the previous round.
American and European results
For American and European fans, Europe’s Catalin Taranu 5p lost to Xie He 9p and America’s Yang Huiren 1p lost to Park Junghwan 9p. The full results from round one were updated in my previous article about the 7th Ing Cup.
Second round results
The full results from round 2 are as follows:
- Tan Xiao 7p defeated Choi Cheolhan 9p
- Fan Tingyu 3p defeated Lee Sedol 9p
- Gu Li 9p defeated Won Seongjin 9p
- Xie He 9p defeated Jiang Weijie 9p
- Park Junghwan 9p defeated Piao Wenyao 9p
- Cho Chikun 9p defeated Liu Xing 7p
- Cho U 9p defeated Qiu Jun 9p
- Lee Changho 9p defeated Kong Jie 9p
Quarter final draw
The quarter finals (round 3) start tomorrow, with the line up as follows:
This is already shaping up to be a very interesting tournament.
Quarter final results
UPDATE: The quarter finals were played on May 27. Here are the results:
- Lee Changho defeated Cho U
- Park Junghwan defeated Cho Chikun
- Xie He defeated Gu Li
- Fan Tingyu defeated Tan Xiao.
Watch the Ing Cup live
You can watch the 7th Ing Cup at Go Game Guru on Baduk TV Live.
The official coverage for round 3 starts at:
- 1:00pm Korean Standard Time, Sunday May 27
- 6:00am Central European Summer Time, Sunday May 27
- 4:00am Greenwich Mean Time, Sunday May 27 (adjust for European Summer Time)
- 12:00am US Eastern Daylight Saving Time, Sunday May 27.
See the Baduk TV Guide for more details and future match times.
The Ing Cup
The Ing Cup is the oldest continuous international go tournament for professionals.
It started in 1988, just after the inaugural (and now defunct) Fujitsu Cup, and is held every 4 years, coinciding with the Summer Olympics.
The format is a 24 player knockout with 8 players being seeded into the second round. The semifinals are played as the best of 3 matches, and the final is best of 5.
The tournament uses the Ing Rules, which were designed by Ing Changki. Ing Rules have some unique aspects.
7th Ing Cup photos
Fan Tingyu vs Lee Sedol
Liu Xing vs Cho Chikun
Tan Xiao vs Choi Cheolhan
Lee Changho vs Kong Jie