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2010-03-27 Expert: Noth1ng Rate: (5)  2 ratings

Live on KGS: Ilia Shikshin 7d vs In-Seong Hwang 8d - Shusaku Cup 2010

We would to present you a recent game between Ilia Shikshin 7d and In-Seong Hwang 8d from Shusaku Cup 2010 which is being held in Romania. The game was broadcast on KGS by EuroGoTv and attracted 450+ observers. Both players won their games in previous rounds and have perfect score 2-0. As you might have notices In-Seong is 8 dan EGF, he was recently promoted to 8 dan after he won tournament in Berlin. Being a strong insei in Korea, he is close to professional level.

This year two top Chinese professional players Luo Xihe 9p and Huang Yinzhong 7p were invited to the tournament. EuroGoTv mentioned that In-Seong played a 2-stone handicap game against Luo Xihe, but unfortunately I don't know the result.

The game turned out to be difficult for Ilia from the very beginning. White obviously got bad result after his invasion (w moves 18 and 20). in-Seong handled invasion perfectly, exploring w's weakness in shape on the right side, sealing w's group and making him live painfully on the side. Then black attacked w's weak stones on the side, becoming very thick in the center and moreover b managed to inclose top right corner and get solid territory. Later In-Seong never gave Ilia chance to start a fight, playing very solidly and steadily. Eventually black won the game +5.5.

Here is some information on other players who often play on KGS:

Hwang In-Seong (crowis) - 3-0
Taranu Catalin (TaranuC 5p) - 3-0
Shikshin Ilja (roln111 8d) - 2-1
Pop Cristian (solaris) - 2-1
Kachanovskyj Artem (artem92 7d) - 1-1
Balogh Pal (Macisajt 7d) - 1-1
Silt Ondrej - 1-1
Burzo Cornel (Cornel 7d) - 1-1
Simara Jan (BUM 7d) - 1-1
Jabarin Ali (OohAah 7d) 1-1


8 Dan ( FR ) 2014-06-03 05:06
Oh I just realized that there's a mention about my game against Luo xihe. I played with no komi even game and lost :p
It was a very nice experience!
3k ( PL ) 2010-04-01 03:04
This IS a pretty game. Thanks for posting it!
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1k ( US ) 2010-04-01 12:04
America doesn't have it either, rank only goes up to 7d. However, the rating system can award a higher than 7h rating (rank vs rating).
7k ( HU ) 2010-03-31 05:03
He was 8d in Strasbourg in 2009-05-16.
3k ( CZ ) 2010-03-29 10:03
He got 8d because there was moved the range of ranks from 100 to 50. Thanks to he had 2760 (which is more than 2750) before the tournament, he got 8d. But on any other tournament he will play usually as 7d...
2010-03-29 05:03
It is true that 8d is no official rank, but if you assume that 2700 egf rating is 7d, 2800 8d and so on, his rating makes him 8d.
2010-03-28 11:03
8d ama is only in Japan and USA. Never saw this rank in Europe or Korea
4. kyu ( HR ) 2010-03-27 11:03
Neither do I. As I know, 8ds are only WAGC winners, it is a special rank. Otherwise, 7d is top for amateurs.
2010-03-27 09:03
8d EGF? It's something new.
I don't think we have such ranks here in Europe

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