South Korea’s top-ranked go player, Shin Shin-seo 9, has gotten off to a flying start in his quest for a second consecutive Samsung Fireworks World Championship .On the second day of the round of 32 at the Samsung Fire Global Campus 2023 World Go Masters in Goyang City, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea, Shin Shin-seo defeated China’s rising star Wang Xinghao 9-dan by 188 moves on Sunday .The defending champion took the white pieces on the day, gaining an early advantage and never letting Wang Xinghao catch up. After the round of 32, the draw for the round of 16 saw Shin take on Chinese Taipei’s Hsieh Hao-hung, who lost to Hsieh in the semifinals of the individual go event at the Hangzhou Asian Games (AG) last month.
Shin leads their head-to-head record 3-1.Xu Haohong won the gold medal in the Asian Games final, defeating China’s 9th ranked Go player .Earlier in the day, Shin’s classmate, Shin Min-jun, won a thrilling half-game against Lee Chang-ho in an epic 297-move battle .Shin, a three-time winner of the tournament, was able to pull off a dramatic upset in the final move to join the round of 16. Korea’s No. 3-ranked Byun Sang-il 9th dan suffered a disappointing semi-final loss against China’s No. 1-ranked Gu Zhihao 9th dan and was eliminated in the round of 32.Hong Sung-ji, Kim Jeong-hyun, and Ahn Sung-joon 9s and Kang Woo-hyuk 7s lost to China’s Ding Hao, Xu Ziyang, Tan Xiao, and Lian Xiao 9s, respectively .Stable 7th dan was knocked out of the round of 32 by Chinese Taipei’s Hsiu Hao-Hung 9th dan in 127 moves.
South Korea, which had six players win the previous day’s round of 32, now has eight players in the round of 16.China has seven players and Taiwan one in the round of 16.Japan had all four of its players eliminated the previous day .The Round of 16 will take place on the 19th and 20th after a one-day break. On the 19th, Shin Hsin-Seh vs Hsieh Hao-Hung (Chinese Taipei), Kang Dong-Yoon 9th dan vs Xu Ziyang 9th dan (China), Shin Min-Jun 9th dan vs Gu Zhihao 9th dan (China), and Kim Seung-Jin 4th dan vs Ding Hao 9th dan (China).On the 20th, the Korean-Chinese match will be held between Kim Myung-hoon 9 dan and Huang Yun-sung 9 dan, Kim Nuri 4 dan and Lian Xiao 9 dan, Park Jung-hwan 9 dan and Tan Xiao 9 dan, and Han Woong-kyu 9 dan and Sheng Hao 9 dan. The prize money for the winner is 300 million won, and the prize money for the runner-up is 온라인카지노 100 million won. The time limit is two hours and five one-minute readings.