China’s leading go player, 9th dan Xue Hao, has won five consecutive games on the Nongshim board.
Sheilhao defeated Japan’s Ryo Ichiriki 9th dan in 230 moves in game 6 of the second round of the 25th Nongshim Shin Ramen Bae World Go Championship at Hotel Nongshim in Busan on Jan. 1.
Since the second round in Beijing, China, in October, Sheilhao has won five straight games, defeating Xu Zhaian, Byun Sang-il, Shibano Toramaru, Won Sung-jin, and Ichiriki.
Taking the white on this occasion, Shenghao gained a slight advantage in the early stages.
Ichiriki turned the tide at one point in the middle game with a strong attack on the left back hemp.
However, Shenghao managed to regain the lead in the closing moves, capturing the black king on the upper left side to seal the game.
In the second game of the day, Korea’s second-ranked Go player, Park Jung-hwan 9, will try to end Sheol-hao’s winning streak.
Park holds a 4-4 head-to-head record against Sheilhao.
The Nongshim Shin Ramen Bae is a national tournament in which five players from three countries, Korea, China, and Japan, compete in a best-of-three series in which the winner stays and the loser is eliminated.
South Korea’s 8th team of Seol Hyun-joon and 9th team of Byun Sang-il and Won Sung-jin were eliminated from the tournament without a win, leaving only the 1-2 ranked 9th team of Shin Shin-seo and Park Jung-hwan.
China’s entire team, including 9-players Qiu Ze, Ding Hao, Guo Zhihao, and Zhao Tianyu, survived thanks to the performance of Xu Shehao.
Japan has two players waiting in the wings: 9th dan Yuta Iyama and 8th dan Wei Zhiqi.
In total, Korea has won the Nongshim Bae 15 times, China eight times, and Japan once.
The prize money for the Nongshim Bae is 500 million won.
A player who wins three consecutive games will receive a streak prize of 10 million won. For each additional win after the three consecutive wins, an additional 10 million won will be paid.
The time limit is one hour and one second for each player. 슬롯게이밍