Park Jeong-hwan, 9th Dan (30), was hit. Korea’s challenge for a third consecutive victory in the Nongshim Cup has been postponed for a day.
On the 22nd, at the 24th Nongshim Shin Ramen Cup World Baduk Championship, 12th country, which was held online in Korea and China, Park Jeong-hwan suffered a 100 defeat in 247 moves against China’s last runner, Gu Zi-hao, 9th Dan. It was such an empty defeat that it took only 2 hours and 48 minutes until the end of the match that day.
Considering the terrifying momentum that Park Jung-hwan is showing this year, it was a strange complete defeat. Park Jeong-hwan recorded 19 wins, 1 draw and 6 losses in 26 matches this year, including 17 matches in February alone. He is first in both the most wins and the most matches. On the 26th, Shin Jin-seo and KBS Baduk King final will also be held. Even in the match with Ke Jie 9th Dan, the ‘strongest in China’ held the day before, both sides remained calm until the end despite a big mistake, winning a thrilling half-win and succeeding in two consecutive victories, and the momentum was good. 스포츠토토
Park Jeong-hwan, who had been holding the flow in the early stages, gave Gu Zi-hao a point and took the initiative in a battle on the right side from around the 60th move. Later, as he lost another attack and defense battle in the lower left, his situation quickly slanted. Afterwards, Park Jeong-hwan tried to reverse the situation by putting excessive rainfall, but he threw a stone after failing to turn the situation unfavorable to Gu Zhao’s solid management.
In Korea, which is challenging for a third straight victory in the Nongshim Cup, only two players remain: Shin Jin-seo (9th Dan) and Byeon Sang-il (9th Dan) due to Park Jung-hwan’s elimination. In the thirteenth station, which will be held on the 23rd, the reimbursement day will come and deal with Gu Zihao. Byeon Sang-il has 3 wins against Gu Zhao in the past. All three wins were from last year, and they won important competitions such as the round of 16 at the Chunran Cup, the round of 16 at the Chinese Gabjo League, and the round of 16 at the Samsung Fire & Marine Plantation. If Byeon Sang-il loses, Shin Jin-seo will be the last runner again following the last tournament.