9th King of Kings - Second To None
The 9th Tong Yang
Securities Tygem King of Kings Cup started yesterday with the preliminary
rounds from groups. In order to register for the tournament you need to be a 9d
player on one of the Tygem servers. From Western countries I can see that 3
players signed up: tidymind 9d (USA, probably Andy Liu aka
bigbadwolf), cornel11 9d (Cornel Bruzo from Romania) and SexyBear 9d
(I have no info on this player). Round of 32 is announced on 14.5.2012, so
by that time best players will be decided through the preliminary stages. And
you should be in no doubt that the best players will fight for the main prize
Last year gjopok (Lee
Sedol, 9P, ?) took the title "Tygem King of Kings"
defeating 2-1 in finals idontca1 (Park Junghwan, 9P, ?). This
year tournament will be not less exciting as we have new young Chinese stars
that shook the pro world stage.
Unfortunately, there is not so
much information available in English, so if our readers have something to add,
please update us through the comments.
So far the tournament kicked off
from the game between chaos2 9d and Strive(P) 9d. I'm not sure
if it's another handle of "chaos(P)" 9D (Won Seongjin, 9P) but
his game record is really impressive. He has 39000 RG points and plays mostly
against strongest players on Tygem. However I can see that he played a game
against chaos(P) 9d in January 2012 and won it, so apparently
it's two different players with similar handle. Strive(P) 9d
won the game by resignation.
The next barrier for the Chinese
star Strive(P) 9d was no other than famous Dcember(P) from
Korea. It's worthwhile to mention that last year Strive(P) showed
tremendous performance in King of Kings Cup losing in last 19 to the future
winner of the tournament gjopok 9d. According to DanielTom's
source, Strive(P) is Mi Yu Ting, 3p, a 15 years old Chinese prodigy.
It's he who recently defeated Lee Changho 9p in 4th BC Card Cup. After The 9th
Tong Yang Life Insurance Cup, one of our readers came to the
conclusion: "Dcember(P)= gjopok = Lee
Sedol". I won't comment on this since I don't have any prove but I can see
the irony: Strive(P) losing twice in this tournament to the
same person. As you already guessed Dcember(P) won the game by
According to the Tygem web site,
top players from Korea and China were divided in two groups of 5 players in
each. And today Dcember(P) won the first game in rival
matches. Next games are to be announced in near future, if you don't want to
miss them, stay with us.
South Korea VS China
Won Seong-jin 9p (Samsung Cup holder) Jiang Weijie 9p (LG Cup holder)
gametheory 9d tryortry 9d ( Tan Xiao 5p)
chaos2 9d allKO(P) 9d (Chen Yaoye, 9P)
Dcember(P) 9d Strive(P) (Mi Yu Ting, 3p)
kirle 9d ddcg 9d (Tingyu Fan 3p)