Shin Jin-seo, who came out of the preliminaries for the first time in 5 years

February 9, 2023 0 Comments

2023 YK Gungi Cup 2nd Preliminary Round 1
Unsuccessful victory against Shin Jin-seo and Ryu

Min-hyeong (Hangame Baduk = Reporter Han Chang-gyu) Appearance of the qualifier for the first place in the rankings. The undisputed top ranker Shin Jin-seo, 9-dan, who has held first place for 38 consecutive months, made news just by appearing in the preliminaries.

Shin Jin-seo, 9th Dan, competed in the first round of the 2023 YK Gungi Cup 2nd qualifying round held at Korea Kiwon on the afternoon of the 9th and defeated Ryu Min-hyung, 8th Dan. The difference in the situation that began to widen in the Uha workshop was discontinued in 212 moves with the contents of a complete victory.

Ryu Min-hyung’s 8th Dan ranking is 26th. Shin Jin-seo, 9-dan, has won all 5 matches since their first meeting in 2015. The last four times, it was discontinued with black, and this time it was discontinued with white.

It is the first time in about 5 years that Shin Jin-seo메이저놀이터, 9th Dan, who has been active as a final seed in various games for a long time, has participated in the preliminary round. In the event where the preliminaries and main rounds were divided, in December 2017, he participated in the 23rd GS Caltex Cup preliminary round, and in May 2018, he started from the first round of the JTBC Challenge Match, which was held without distinction between the preliminary round and the final round.

The 2023 YK Gungi Cup, which is in its second season after its establishment last year, competes for the championship in the first and second rounds of preliminary and final league stages. Six players were selected in the first qualifying round, and top rankers Shin Jin-seo, Byeon Sang-il, Shin Min-jun, Park Gun-ho, Won Seong-jin, and Ahn Seong-jun (9th Dan) joined in the second qualifying round.

The final round is a 10-man full league. Dong-Yoon Kang, 9P, the winner of the previous tournament, and Jung-Hwan Park, 9P, the runner-up, are seeded first. In addition, 17-year-old Kim Seung-gu first team won a ticket to the finals in the rookie group preliminary round, which was held separately for young knights born after 2006.

Shin Jin-seo, 9 dan, will play against Ahn Seong-joon, 9 dan, who defeated Lee Young-gu, 9 dan, in the 2nd qualifying final, the final gateway to the final league. He is far ahead of 12th place Ahn Seong-jun, 9th Dan, with 8 wins. It is scheduled to open in early March.

In addition, Byeon Sang-il (9th dan) and Park Gun-ho (6th dan) will compete in the Group 2 Preliminary Finals, and Jung Seo-joon (5th Dan) will play the Group 3 Preliminary Final against the winners Won Seong-jin and Park Jin-sol. The winning prize for the 2023 YK Gungi Cup is 60 million won, an increase of 10 million won from the previous year.

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