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September 2nd, 2005

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Ko slays another giant

And by Ko, I’m referring to the rising Korean star, Ko Geuntae, 3-dan. Yesterday Ko faced Cho Hun-hyeon, 9-dan in the second round of the finals of the 10th Chunwon title. (The Chunwon is the Korean Tengen tournament). In Korea, this tournament is not to elect a challenger for the title, rather the title-holder is just seeded into the final stage. Last year’s winner, Ch’oe Ch’eol-han was eliminated about 3 weeks ago by Kim Daeyong (2d), and with Ko having eliminated Yi Se-tol in the first round of the finals, Cho must have been one of the favourites for the title (along with Pak Yeong-hun Gisung). However, despite being considered by many to be the second best player in the world just a few years ago, Cho’s tournament ended yesterday when he finally resigned to Ko after he would have had to sacrifice a number of stones to save a large group he hadn’t defended adequately earlier in the game.

Posted by Steve in Pro News

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  1. Rory says:

    I agree with Jaco , these new koreans are playing so different that the other players that are set in their ways are battling to cope , no wonder Bob lost to the 1k 🙂

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