Shin Shin-seo 9, the defending champion, has reached the final of the Lanker Go for the second consecutive year.

Shin Shin-seo 9 defeated China’s Ding Hao 9 in the quarterfinals of the 2nd Quzhou Nangarbae (Lankerbae) World Go Open at the Wuxi County Cultural Center in Wuxi, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China, on Monday (June 29) with a 193-move black draw.

Shin Shin-seo was at a disadvantage in the early to mid-game, with his winning percentage dropping to single digits at one point. However, he managed to turn things around in the middlegame, and the game went back and forth from there, but Xin Xin’s lead grew significantly in the second half.

Ding Hao’s defeat came on a counterattack from Xinxin’s lower flank. Instead of protecting the center, Ding Hao tried to break the wu-ha-gui house, allowing Black to break through the middlegame.

Xinxia consistently attempted to break Ding Hao’s pawns in the center, while Ding Hao’s two moves were relatively uncomplicated, but he was badly compromised by playing an anomaly instead of a square.

Ding Hao’s form in the middlegame was broken, and the victorious Xin Xinxia continued to pressure Ding Hao with sharp moves, including invading the top side, and eventually won the game.

This is the second consecutive year that Xin Xinxue, the runner-up in the previous tournament, has reached the final, beating Zhao Tianyu 9th, Zhang Tao 8th, Yang Dingxin 9th, and Ding Hao 9th.

“I prepared a lot, but I’m happy that the result turned out well, and I will prepare well for the final,” said Shin Shin-seo 9th. In the opposite group, defending 토토사이트 champion Gu Zhihao 9th defeated Japan’s Yuta Iyama 9th in 240 moves to reach the final for the second consecutive year.

The finals, which will be held for the third time starting on August 19, will feature the Xinxin 9th and Guo Zhihao 9th, just like the previous tournament. In the last edition of the tournament, the Guzhihao 9th Team won the original tournament with two straight wins after one loss. Xinxin 9th leads the head-to-head with 11 wins and 6 losses, and has recently won four straight games.

The prize money for the 2nd Quzhou Lankerbaum World Go Open is 1.8 million yuan (approximately $340 million), while the runner-up prize is 600,000 yuan (approximately $113 million). Under Chinese Go rules, the prize pool is seven and a half moves, with a time limit of two hours and five one-minute second readings.

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