King of Kings (last 8) : "gjopok" vs. "zhoury"
The Chinese dream is over. All players remaining in the last 4 are from Korea.
Today, we witnessed a new half a point drama. The fight was so tense and complicated that I'm afraid to comment on a particular move. Instead, I try describe a bit of the atmosphere in which hostilities were developed.
Before making the first move, "zhoury" said one of the usual politeness formulas : "Let's have a good game." This time the Korean player was the one who did not react in any way. When betting opened, I was surprised to notice a huge gap in favor of "gjopok". Slightly intrigued, I checked the bet info to find out that the biggest bet, a sum of more than 100 millions T-points, was placed on "gjopok" by ... "gjopok" himself ! It was a signal that he approached the game with great confidence.
The first cry of joy came from the Korean camp, but some time later both sides claimed the victory by half a point. In the end, the Korean player was on the lucky side. He disconnected immediately, but Zhou remained in the room for a while, probably full of bitterness, no longer able to touch the mouse.
As I mentioned several times already, they say that "gjopok" is in fact Cho Hunhyun. However, I am still circumspect about this rumor. Maybe I am wrong, but I have a feeling that he could be a top player from the younger generation just as well. As you can see, he has very good results on Tygem. He loses quite seldom and, by coincidence, his last defeat was against "charisma24", who is also here in the last 4.
"gjopok" 9D (Cho Hunhyun 9P ??) Korea : 161 - 52 (38179 p)
17 - 2 last games
"zhoury" (Zhou Ruiyang, 5P) China
July 6 : "idontca1" - "charisma24"
July 7 : "YHPak" - "gjopok"
July 11 : First game of the final (2 out of 3)