Jinseo Shin vs. Qincheng Li, Nanga Cup World Baduk Open Round of 32

The 1st Nangabae World Baduk Open Draw Ceremony
Park Jeong-hwan vs. Zhao Chun-yu, Won Seong-jin vs. Li Xuan-hao

(Hangame Baduk=Reporter Han Chang-gyu) A major world tournament that has been restored to its full form after 3 years. The 1st Nanga Cup World Go Open, a major world tournament newly established by China, was held on the evening of the 4th at Dongbang Hotel in Quzhou, Zhejiang Province. All players attended the draw ceremony.

It has been 3 years and 7 months since such a face-to-face opening of a major world competition finals. It will be after the opening of the 4th Mongbaek World Baduk Open finals in October 2019 at the Runway Hotel in Beijing (the Mongbaek Cup was then converted to an online game from the quarterfinals due to the corona situation).

The Nanga Bae final is a round of 32 system. It consisted of 8 Koreans, 15 Chinese, 5 Japanese, 2 Taiwanese, 1 North American and 1 European. In Korea, Shin Jin-seo and Park Jung-hwan received the national seed, and Byeon Sang-il, Kang Dong-yoon, Won Seong-jin, Park Gun-ho, Ahn Seong-jun, and Han Seung-ju qualified through the selection round.

In the match draw held prior to the full-scale opening ceremony, Shin Jin-seo 9th Dan’s opponent for the round of 32 match was decided to be Li Qincheng 9th Dan. Shin Jin-seo 9-dan is recording 4 wins and 5 losses in the opponent match. In the most recent matchup, last year’s Chunran Cup round of 16, Shin Jin-seo, 9th Dan, was disinherited, and the rest is before 2016. 

Park Jeong-hwan, 9th Dan, takes the first step against Zhao Chenyu, 9th Dan. They are ahead with a record of 6 wins and 3 losses. In addition, Byun Sang-il – Tang Weixing (4:3), Kang Dong-yoon – Tao Xinran (1:1), Won Seong-jin – Li Xuan-hao 스포츠토토(2:0), Park Gun-ho – Chao Xiaoyang (0:0), Ahn Seong-jun – Wi Jeong-chi ( 0:0), and Han Seung-ju – Gu Zi-hao (0:0, opponents in parentheses) matchup for the round of 32 was formed.

The lottery is conducted every round according to the rules to avoid head-to-head matches with players from the same country as much as possible. Therefore, in the round of 32, the 15 Chinese knights were placed first on the left side of each group, and the other players continued to draw for the remaining 16 spots on the right and the remaining 1 spot on the left side of the bracket.

The round of 32 will be played on the 5th, the round of 16 on the 6th, the quarterfinals on the 8th, and the semifinals on the 9th. The final, which will be held in the third round, will continue on June 14, 16, and 17 in Quzhou. The match starts at 1:30 pm Korean time.

The total prize money for this tournament is 4.08 million yuan (about 780 million won). Winner 1.8 million yuan (approximately 350 million won), runner-up 600,000 yuan (approximately 120 million won), 4th round loser 200,000 yuan, 8th round loser 100,000 yuan, 16th round loser 50,000 yuan, 32nd round loser 30,000 It’s comforting. The time limit is 2 hours (countdown 1 minute 5 times).

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