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October 20th, 2006

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Korea Prime Minister’s Cup

Today is the start of the first Korea Prime Minister’s Cup. We’d like to wish the South African representative, Leander Gaum, the best of luck! If anyone knows where to find news of the event, please post it here.

Update: Arrival is today, main tournament starts on Sunday. Information here, or here.

Posted by konrad in News, SAGA, Tournaments

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  1. Steve says:

    Update on Leander: Leander is currently on 2 wins out of 4 games. He lost his first and third games against 1-dans from Bulgaria and Lithuania, it seems, while getting wins against a 3k from Chile and a 5k from Panama. The big upset so far is that the winner of the WAGC earlier this year, Hiraoka Satoshi, missed an atari against Netherland’s Gert Groenen, thus suffering an early loss in the tournament.

  2. Steve says:

    Final result: Leander ended on 4 wins, but with the lowest SOS of the players on 4 wins. His final position was 54th of 66 players, right behind Madagascar’s representative, 1-dan Tovonony Maherizo Razafindrabe (who I believe is Manitra’s nephew). In his last four games, Leander lost to Malaysia(?)’s 4-dan representative, and to Ecuador’s 1-dan, but managed victory against a 4-kyu from Costa Rica, and provided a slight upset by beating Ian Davis from Ireland, a 2-kyu. Leander was placed third of all the kyu-level players in the tournament, finishing above a 1-dan and 3 other stronger-ranked players, as well as 3 other 3-kyus.

    Congratulations on a good result, Leander.

    As a final note, I was quite pleased with one difference between this tournament’s draw as compared to the WAGC draw. I get the impression that in this draw, players were seeded (perhaps based on rank, or previous performance in the WAGC), enabling the stronger players to meet each other earlier in the tournament, and preventing highly mismatched games in the first round. There are downsides to this format, however, but I won’t go into them here. Those interested in discussion can e-mail me 😉

  3. Steve says:

    Oh yes – a link for the results:

    Click here 😉

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