The 9th Tong Yang Life Insurance Cup
The users of English Tygem have become accustomed to their "Cinderella" status. Information in English are almost inexistent and (so often) we have to guess the events taking place. The explanation that they gave is that there are not enough employees at the English department.
Many of you probably watched these days some great games between strong players like "idontca1
", just supposing that they are involved in the qualification for the next internet tournament : The 9th Tong Yang Life Insurance Cup
, where the prize pool is 200,000,000 Won (around 130,000 Euro) and the first place takes home 30,000,000 Won (around 19,000 Euro).
More information : here
What intrigues me is the fact that the main tournament was scheduled for November and December (with a qualification period until the end of October). I would have expected these names to appear only in the final stages (last 8 or something out there). On the other hand the games look like a pure contest between Korea and China and not like qualifications from different servers.
Some results so far :
" (Won Seongjin, 9P, Korea) - "lxlx" (China) 1 - 0
" (Lee Yeongkyu, 8P, Korea) - "oneboat" (Gu Li (?) 9P, China) 1 - 0
" (China) - "Dcember(P)" (Korea) 1 - 0
" (Zhou Zhenyu, 3P, China) - "idontca1" (Park Junghwan, 9P, Korea) 1 - 0 !
" (Park Yeonghun, 9P, Korea, YHPak in the last King of Kings) - "xxoopp" (China) 1 - 0
" (China) - "kingater" (Korea) 1-0
" (Cho Hanseung, 9P, Korea) - "hua" (China) 1- 0
" (Chen Yaoye, 9P, China) - "chaos(P)" (Korea) 1 - 0
Anyway, until this mystery will be solved and we'll find out if these results count for the 9th Tong Yang Life Insurance Cup or not, let's see what happened today between "allKO(P)
" and "chaos(P)
". This is "a must see" game in my opinion, another brilliant achievement of the Chinese KO Master.
To give some sense to his handle (even if it's obvious that he doesn't play chaotically at all), the Korean looked for some trouble, with 81
, more likely to emphasize the territory to the right and above the sacrificed stone.
On the right side, "allKO(P)
" found an aesthetic tactical sequence, from 106
But the most beautiful part of the game came after white played unexpectedly 166
at R17 !
, the move that triggered a series of KO (all KO, could not be otherwise, isn't it?) and eventually led black to abandon.
" 9D (Chen Yaoye, 9P) China : 508 - 213 (37870 p)
God Hestia : 13,022,013,750 T-points
" 9D (Won Seongjin, 9P) Korea : 570 - 337 (37956 p)
Winner of the 15th GS Galtex Cup in 2010