YAMASHITA STAYS ALIVE IN KISEI: Yamashita Keigo managed to avoid a sweep by defeating Cho U by 7.5 points in the fourth round of the 34th Kisei. It will be an uphill battle for Yamashita to retain his title, with Cho U leading 3-1. Round 5 will be played on February 18th and 19th.
KONG JIE WINS ROUND 1 IN THE LG CUP: Kong Jie defeated Lee Changho by 2.5 points in the first round of the 14th LG Cup title match. This is Lee Changho’s sixth appearance, winning four of his five LG Cup title matches. The last time Lee Changho played as a finalist was in 2004. This is Kong Jie’s first appearance. The second game will be played on February 24th.
KANG, PARK & HEO ADVANCE IN CHUNLAN CUP PRELIM: Kang Dongyun, Park Yeonghun, and Heo Yeongho each won their respeective games in the preliminary tournament of the 8th Chunlan Cup and will advance to the next and final round.
LEE YOUNGGU ADVANCES IN CALTEX CUP CHALLENGER: Lee Younggu 8P defeated Park Seunghyun 6P by 1.5 points in Round 2 of the 15th GS Caltex Cup Challenger Tournament. The winner of the Challenger Tournament will face Cho Hanseung 9P, the current Caltex Cup title holder.
XIE BLANKS UMEZAWA IN FEMALE KISEI: Xie Yimin defeated Umezawa Yukari by resignation on January 28 to sweep the Female Kisei 2-0. Xie now has the distinction of holding all three of Japan’s female professional titles, the Kisei, Honinbo and Meijin, as well as the Daiwa Ladies Cup.
- based on reports on JustPlayGo