The 9th Tong Yang Life Insurance Cup (Last 16) : "jiangwj" vs. "boss(P)"
The games, that I have announced for Thursday, were moved to Friday. Likely that one of the players was involved in another official game. I have a special sympathy for the players who play under their real names. There are several reasons to believe that they are disadvantaged and the proof is that no one has won a Tygem tournament (as far as I know) with his real name opened to the public.
In the last King of Kings, there were 2 very strong players, "YHPak" (Park Yeonghun, 9P, Korea) and "zhoury" (Zhou Ruiyang, 5P, number 1 in China at that moment) and they both were eliminated by the mysterious "gjopok", who later turned out to be none other than Lee Sedol!
Perhaps Park Yeonghun and Zhou Ruiyang are more famous than Han Sanghoon and Jiang Weijie, but my perception is that Park and Zhou were tired and out of form, while Han and Jiang are ascending hot stars in top form. Maybe the time has come for the "real name curse " to be broken.
Until we find out if the curse will be reversed, let's check how strong is Jiang. He defeated "boss(P)" in a manner of a great master and, from afar (the "third balcony " where I stood), it has not been seen any chance for the Korean chief to turn the tide of the game.
We have spoken many times about "boss(P)" and still have no idea who he might be. I heard a rumor that he would be Cho Hanseung , 9P. I have some doubts, because Cho plays also under "charisma24" handle and "charisma24" was eliminated by "allKO(P)" in this tournament. I don't think that somebody can play the same tournament under 2 different accounts. In my mind, "boss(P)" must be a very famous player from an older generation, that's why he is invited to participate into the final stages of the tournaments, as a recognition of its merits over the years. It's just an assumption, without much tangible information.
In the second game of the day, "wjx(P)" (China) played wonderful and won against "kingater" (Lee Yeongkyu, 8 P, Korea). Now we know all the last 8 players and you can see bellow the full schedule of the quarterfinals.
"jiangwj" (Jiang Weijie, 5P, China)
"boss(P)" 9D (Korea) : 812 - 624 (36426 p)
Last 8 (the games start at 12.00 o'clock CET)
"allKO(P)" (China) - "ddcg" (China)
"HanSHoon" (Korea) - "hope(P)" (China)
"idontca1" (Korea) - "Light(P)" (China)
"jiangwj" (China) - "wjx(P)" (China)