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2011-12-31 Expert: Parik Stefanov Rate: (4.8)  33 ratings

The 9th Tong Yang Life Insurance Cup (Final, game 3) : "hope(P)" takes the title


            "hope(P)" is the new Tygem hero. The way he played in the third game was fantastic. He showed once again his tremendous power. It was another painful day for "idontca1", who lost the second consecutive final, after the Kings of Kings.
             Because "hope(P)" plays at such a high level, many people refuse to accept that he is in fact Tan Xiao, even if Tan is the current Chinese champion and number 3 in the Chinese ranking. There were some comments today that only Kong Jie or Gu Li can display such extraordinary strength. As usual, Gu Li is a prime suspect.
            We have the same debate about "idontca1", but here the things are more complicated. If you read the comments from the previous article, you learned that Tygem posted an incomplete picture of "idontca1", leaving us to solve and to complete the puzzle. Ok, it does not appear to be the picture of a very young Korean boy (as "pm" feared once) and "kishakyuu" does not think that he is Park Junghwan as well.
            In my opinion, if Tygem published that incomplete photo and they don't play a sadistic game with us, the next step will be to reveal the whole picture. But was "idontca1" always the same player, with so many ups and downs? At the beginning, it was a strong opinion that he must be Lee Sedol. After the King of Kings, due to a majority of commentaries from the Korean media, the general opinion headed to Park Junghwan. Shall we discover now the picture of a third player? Another possibility might be that they wanted to reveal the photo of "idontca1" only if he would have won this tournament. We shall see. So no more real pictures today.
            The crucial fight in the third and final game was on the right side. As a viewer ("theControll") pointed out, black would win if he could kill the white stones there. Well, he couldn't. He tried so hard though, that in the end it was like he committed suicide just in the name of that lost cause.
           This is my last article. I tried to choose the most beautiful games played on Tygem during the year. They speak better than any of my words. Thank you all who have spent a little time to read my posts.


                                         "hope(P)" 9D (China) : 175 - 162 (38067 p)

                                         "idontca1" 9D (Korea) : 312 - 142 (37289 p)






Comments:

kishakyuu
2013-07-05 01:07
The "secret" is finally revealed: idontca1 = Park Junghwan. http://baduk.joybaduk.com/news/news/viewpage.asp?pagec=1&seq=16509&gubun=
Parik
2012-02-02 09:02
Yes, kishakyuu, that's the news that I expected from you.
There are many interesting details in the picture: a cup of coffee, some mysterious jars, the computer desk and the second game, after black move 47 at Q8, on that pretty thick monitor. "hope(P)" himself sits there, with half of the head seen from behind. He cannot be other than Tan Xiao.
Another funny thing is that, in the first official game of 2012 (on January 7) between Park and Tan, they repeated the opening of the first game between "idontca1" and "hope(P)", this time with different colours!
kishakyuu
2012-01-31 08:01
Hello again. It has been a while since not posting any comment, but I want to share a new and interesting information with you, after "tygem" posted a "misty" photo of "idontca1", another image showing the silhouette of "hope(P)" during the second game of the final series was presented in a chinese forum: "http://bbs.eweiqi.com/dispbbs.asp?boardid=2&Id=100194441" . Eventhough the image doesn't give much hints, I'm now convinced that he is really Tan Xiao.
Parik
2012-01-08 06:01
The hater is back.
When I started writing here, he always voted as if worse articles than those could not be. Let's ignore the texts. Perhaps that my effort to post the games was also silly and useless work.
At one time he disappeared and I thought he forgot me. No way. He just came back to spoil my last article.
"Do I look like I care? Well, I don't." Keep spreading your venom, "my friend", if that helps.
Parik
2012-01-08 03:01
First of all, I have to thank once more to all those who have said that they want me to come back and write again.
It was emotional to read so many nice comments. This is my prize for all small sacrificies that I've made last year to bring those posts to life, with all the care that I have given to every single word. On the other hand, all these kind comments have made my decision to be more painful.
Now, back to you, kishakyuu. It's amazing how many details you find everywhere. You are right. It seems to be the same red (purple) pullover that Park Junghwan wears in both pictures.
The next detail is that his opponent in the normal picture is by coincidence Tan Xiao, most probably "hope(P)". Maybe it's not just a coincidence, but the correct answer to the Tygem's charade about the real names of the finalists.
kishakyuu
2012-01-07 08:01
Dear Parik, I forgot to mention about your hilarious, magnificently adapted comics, they were always amazingly funny. For instance, whenever those cats from your article " http://gosensations.com/?id=2&expert_id=52&new_id=1167 " come to my mind or if I see a big black cat, I recall those words :"Do I look like I care? Well I don't" and then I cannot hold myself and there appears a big smile on my face abruptly :))

Furthermore, I also want to share my top choices among your articles, which are all indeed beautiful. Please, forgive me if I'd overlook some of the best.
Game content and comment wise : "The Move"; " http://gosensations.com/?id=2&expert_id=52&new_id=1106 "
Story wise : "Iansy" : faster than the speed of light, better than "arrowmint" ; " http://gosensations.com/?id=2&expert_id=52&new_id=1052 "
Those were the firsts which came to my mind, I know that others are not "worse" than those ;)

And, in the end, I ask a question: Looking at the images in the page:" http://tygem.joybaduk.com/news/news/viewpage.asp?pagec=1&seq=14582&gubun= ", can you say that which player wears the same shirt that "idontca1" wears during a match in the The 9th Tong Yang Cup finals, " http://tygem.joybaduk.com/news/news/viewpage.asp?pagec=1&seq=14552&gubun= " ? ^^. Please, excuse my curiosity ...
Anatoly
2k ( US ) 2012-01-06 10:01
Thank you very much, Patric
Your articles are always very fascinating reading. From the deep of my heart, I really hope that this is not your last post.
Grunn
4k 2012-01-06 04:01
Parik, your articles were like a medicine to me.
My girlfriend read all your posts too, even if she does not play go.
Please, come back.
cbc
2012-01-05 07:01
Thank you, Parik!
cwapface
4k ( US ) 2012-01-05 06:01
thanks for the great coverage! please do more in the future
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