Shin Jin-seo (21), the No. 1 player in the Korean Go ranking, advanced to the finals at Eungsi-bae, where he first appeared.
Born in 2000, competed for victory with Chinese Shaker 8th Dan
Shin Jin-seo scored a hundred and one point in 277 times in the second country in the second country of the 9th Eungsi-bae World Pro Go Championship semi-final held in Seoul, Korea and Beijing, China on the 12th. With this, the new 9th team settled in the final with a 2-0 complete victory following the 1st country victory held on the 10th. The final opponent is China‘s Shaker 8th.
Shin Jin-seo and Shaker met once in the strongest game of Lee Min-bae in 2017, and Shaker won. The two are of the same age in 2000, and this is the first time that a person born since 2000 in the final of the Major World Championships. The schedule of the Eungsibae final, held in the third season, will be decided later.
After the match, the 9th Dan made a determination, “I think it made my heart sober in the round of 16 and the 1st semi-final of this tournament, but in the final, I will show my Go with better content.” Regarding the opponent’s Shaker 8th Dan, “Go is unique and bouncing. Also, I think that he is a player to be careful because he is so strong, but I think the final should focus on the battle.”
Eung Si-Bae’s winning prize is the highest in a single competition, which is 400,000 dollars (about 440 million won). The runner-up prize is $100,000. It applies the Ngsi rule, which covers the game with points rather than home, and the bonus is 8 points (7 collections). Korean Baduk went to the finals for 9 consecutive times, including from Eung Si-bae to Shin Jin-seo. In the previous eight finals, five people, including the first winner Jo Hun-hyun, Seo Bong-soo, Yoo Chang-hyuk, Lee Chang-ho, and Choi Cheol-han, won the championship cup. In China, Chang Hao, Panting Yu, and Tang Wei Xing have reached the top.
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