Here is a commentary of the exciting deciding match in the 9th Jeonganjang Cup. Rui Naiwei (9d) beat three Korean female players in a row and faced Park Jieun (9d). They are both the captains of their respective national teams, so it was a real 9 dan showdown. They are both great female Go players.
There must’ve been some in the Korean camp who were nervous today. Around the middle of last week there were five remaining players in the 9th Jeonganjang Cup (an international women’s Go team tournament). Four of those players were flying the Korean standard, while one lonely player was still standing in the Chinese corner.
Moon Dowon (2 dan), a relatively ‘unknown’ player, has won 6 consecutive games in the 9th Jeongganjang Cup, extending her blitz from 3 to 6 games since our last article. Moon Dowon vs Song Ronghui. Moon Dowon vs Mukai Chiaki. Li He vs Moon Dowon.
The 9th Jeongganjang Cup started on January 8th, 2011 in Hangzhou, China. Moon Dowon is blitzing the field with a 3 game winning streak so far. The 1st round was between Aoki Kikuyo (8 dan) of Japan vs. Moon Dowon (2 dan) of Korea. Moon Dowon vanquishes Aoki Kikuyo. Lu Jia struggles under time pressure. Moon Dowon holds on in a tough game with Chinen Kaori.
There are 3 major international tournaments between Asian professional Go players in January 2011, and these tournaments are 9th Jeongganjang Cup, 12th Nongshim Cup and the 3rd BC Card Cup. This article gives a round up of the players competing in each tournament.