The combination of Choi’s young talent and Yu’s experience proved too good for their opponents in the final, O Junga 1p and Cho Hanseung 9p.
However, there were no regrets for the runner up pair, as the day also marked a momentous occasion for O – it was her first final in a major tournament.
Knocking out the dream team
It must help that Yu and Choi are familiar with one another’s styles of play. Choi studied Go at Yu Changhyeok’s dojo in Korea and the pair have also played against one in last three GG Auction Cups.
More pair Go coming in October
Later this year in October, Choi and Yu will take part in a three way international pair Go tournament in China.
SG Cup Pair Go
The SG Cup Pair Go tournament first started in 2011. The draw consists of 32 mixed pairs and it uses a single knockout format.
The winning team receives 30 million Won (about $25,000 USD at the time of writing) and the runner up receives 10 million Won.
Photos from the SG Cup
Cho Hanseung and O Junga vs Yu Changhyeok and Choi Jung