Tournament Recap: With his 4th-round win over Calvin Sun (left) in the U.S. Open Thursday morning, Yuhan Zhang (right) moved into the lead for this year’s championship, his 4-0 record giving him the edge over other top players with 3-1 records like Zi Yang Hu, Cong Li and Beomgeun Cho. Latest results — and game records — are here: U.S. Open; NAMT; SPO. photo by Peter Mooyman
Seen & Heard: “Can’t believe you guys didn’t broadcast the Board 8 ko fight between Daniel Ko and Juyong Koh,” said Keith Arnold.
Pro Game Commentaries: Click here for Myungwan Kim 9P’s commentary on the US Open Round 3, Board 2 game between Calvin Sun 7d and Peilun Li 7d and Chujo Chihiro 3P’s commentary on the US Open Round 3, Board 1 game between Zi Yang (Matthew) Hu 1p and Yuhan Zhang 7d. (NOTE: this file has been corrected)
Today’s Schedule: Friday morning’s pro live game commentary on KGS will be by Mingjiu Jiang 7P and Chen Wei 3P; Friday night’s commentary — also on KGS and in the main playing area — on the NAMT and SPO finals will be by Takemiya Masaki 9P and Myungwan Kim 9P, starting around 8p. photo by Phil Straus
Madness Returns, Briefly: Midnight Madness TD Martin Lebl reports “generally improved attendance on Tuesday night,” with six boards. But by Wednesday, with “everyone feeling the strain of the Day Off fun,” Madness attendance dipped to just two boards. “More midnight than madness,” said Lebl. “More pairings available every night,” Lebl added. “Everyone is welcome.” photo by Martin Lebl