The 9th Tong Yang Life Insurance Cup (Last 16) : "idontca1" vs. "zfwd"
Who can solve the following encoded message : "ydontca0" = "idontca1" = "idoca2" ?
It means that maybe "y(ou) don't ca(re) at all" if "idontca(re)1" is back in the tournament, but "I do ca(re) much". Most likely everybody cares, as he is a shining star. If this encoded message was quickly solved, the enigma of why is he back in business is likely to remain unsolved.
His opponent today was "zfwd", a Chinese pro (he has a P in the Chinese handle). To say that somebody is also a professional may be already unnecessary, because it is more than obvious that all those who have reached this stage are professionals. "zfwd" was somehow lucky to go through an easier passage, so this game was the first difficult examination of his real strength. Unfortunately for him, "idontca1" turned out to be with some classes better.
Still the game had some interesting moments. Look at the opening after move 13, a curious chain of symmetrical shapes in 3 corners. Was it good for "idontca1" or was another joke? Further unfolding of the game reminded me of the proverb that says not to put all eggs in the same basket. That was exactly what "zfwd" did, when he put all his hopes in only one territory top right. He broke the rules and paid the price. Maybe against someone else he would have escaped unpunished.
In the other game of the day, "Light(P)" (China) shattered the hopes of "quesques" of reaching at least the quarters.
Don't forget, tomorrow is a great game between "boss(P)" and "jiangwj" and another one between "kingater" and "wjx(P)". Then the table of last 8 will be completed.
"idontca1" 9D (Park Junghwan, 9P, Korea) : 268 - 119 (37202 p)
"zfwd" 9D (China) : 19 - 14 (35069 p)