Seongjin Won 9th dan
Won Seong-jin (38), 9th dan, the eldest member of the Korean Baduk national team, received a special honor for his first win and will participate in the Nongshim Shin Ramyun Cup.
Won Seong-jin will play as a leader in the second round (Korea 5 to 9) of the 25th Nongshim Shin Ramyun Cup World Baduk Championship, which will be held at Hotel Nongshim in Busan from the 30th to the 4th of next month.
In Korea, 8th dan Seol Hyun-jun and 9th dan Byeon Sang-il participated in the first round of the tournament held in Beijing, China last October, but both were eliminated without winning even a single match.
Accordingly, Korea is hoping that Won Seong-jin will definitely win in the 5th country, the first round of the second round, to be held in Busan on the 30th and turn the situation around.
Won Seong-jin’s opponent is China’s powerhouse She Erhao (25), 9th dan.
Sheerhao 9th gear
Although She Erhao is ranked 14th in China, she advanced to the finals by defeating Shin Jin-seo (23), 9th dan, in the recent quarterfinals of the Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance Cup.
She Erhao also achieved three consecutive wins over Pajuk in the first round of the Nongshim Cup.
Won Seong-jin, who has to face She Er Hao, who boasts of his recently improved skills, expressed his determination, saying, “I feel pressured because it is an important match and my opponent seems to be in the best condition, but I will prepare well so that I can win.”
The Nongshim Shin Ramyun Cup is a national competition in which 5 players each from Korea, China, and Japan participate, and the winning player keeps and the losing player is eliminated.
Korea has won the championship 15 times in total, including the recent 3 consecutive wins, while China has reached the top 8 times and Japan has reached the top once.
Korea’s Seol Hyun-jun and Byun Sang-il were eliminated early from this tournament, but Shin Jin-seo and Park Jeong-hwan, ranked 1st and 2nd, 9th dan, remain behind Won Seong-jin.
In China, where first runner She Erhao won three games in a row, Ke Jie, Ding Hao, Gu Zihao, and 9th Dan Zhao Chenyu all survived.
Japan has three players waiting to participate, including Ryo Ichiriki, Yuta Iiyama, 9th dan, and Wi Jeongchi, 8th dan.
The prize money for winning the Nongshim Cup is 500 million won.
Players who win three times in a row will receive a prize of 10 million won.After three consecutive wins, an additional 10 million won is paid for each additional win.
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