The 9th Jeongganjang Cup ended today with a final showdown between Rui Naiwei 9P (playing for China) and Park Jieun 9P of Korea.
Rui resigned after 160 moves, but not before plenty of middle game excitement. With this, the Korean women’s baduk team have won their fourth Jeongganjang Cup. Last week Rui stood alone against four Korean opponents and managed to fight her way to Park in a three game streak. Unfortunately for Rui she fell just short of making it four wins (in four days) and taking the Cup back for China.
A special mention needs to go to Moon Dowon 2P, who set a new record by winning seven consecutive matches in stage one of this tournament. Moon single handedly eliminated most of the Japanese and Chinese teams, setting things up nicely for Korea.
The whole story: 9th Jeongganjang Cup
There’s been quite a lot written by the Go blogging community about this particular tournament. Here is An Younggil’s commentary of the 9th Jeongganjang Cup final (this game). And here are some of Go Game Guru‘s other articles about the 9th Jeongganjang Cup.
To highlight some other Go bloggers and let you enjoy the story as it unfolded, here are some links that you might be interested in:
- Lee Hajin’s photos from her match on Saturday, March 26
- Just Play Go’s coverage of the Moon Dowon’s seven game winning streak
- Unlimited Go’s frequent reports on the 9th Jeongganjang Cup
- The 9th Jeongganjang Cup on The First Path
- David Ormerod; a condensed version of his full report on Go Game Guru